Time for Teams!

The annual Quality Awards Luncheon will be held in late June, and now is
the time to apply for the Continuous Quality Improvement Team
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In-Service Day is April 12

To assist the planning committee in ordering correctly, please confirm your attendance at the upcoming In-Service Day luncheon. 
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Board to consider changes to holiday week schedule, personal leave

Accepting the two-part recommendation made by the Holiday Week Cost Savings Implementation Team, President Harrison will ask the Board of Trustees at its meeting this month to approve the expanded use of Personal Business Leave for this year’s holiday week.
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Website showcases outstanding faculty

WrightThe first set of faculty profiles shows women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, starting with Adele Wright, Ph.D., of Mechanical Engineering.
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Previous Stories:

March 28, 2013

First Wednesday April 3

FOCUS training sessions

Anthropology students win essay contest

Donate to Operation Feed

Upward Bound accepting applications

March 25, 2013

CQI Team Awards time

Ideas to Go: Student Engagement

Women's Herstory Month

SAC lunch focuses on healthy eating

Business Major Fair

Volunteers needed for Cougar Challenge 5K

Students take class at Statehouse

Nominate a great Columbus State man

ITDL Seminars

March 21, 2013

Second in Performing Arts series at Lincoln Mar. 25

Women's Herstory Month event

Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

In-Service Day April 12

Sesco to present at conference

Ohio Wesleyan offers scholarships

"Teaching Effectively with Powerpoint"

Leeman to exhibit

March 18, 2013

Women in military featured March 29

Board to consider holiday week changes

Communication pieces win awards

Aviation Symposium

Women's "Herstory" Month events

CCSSE kicks off March 25, proctors needed

Kimble to retire

Spring gardening workshop

More gardening

Bowers featured in Business First

Ideas to Go

"Great Colleges" survey open

Conference to promote growth as world citizens

March 11, 2013

Performing the Arts in the Lincoln

High School Exploration Night in Delaware

Earning wellness points

Chronicle Survey coming in March

Rezin, Popovich present

Cougar Challenge 5K

Hills Market to open

Career Services news

Get a Meal-To-Go during Women's Herstory month

March ERG meetings





This week at Columbus State
Monday April 1

International Student Association Bake Sale, 1-4 p.m., DE 102

Tuesday April 2
Wednesday April 3
Thursday April 4

Great Decisions: "Iran", 12:30-1:30 p.m., Library Multimedia Studio


Friday April 5

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April 1, 2013

Women Leaders named

At the annual Outstanding Woman Leader Awards reception, ten students and employees were recognized for leadership, and the first annual Legacy in Leadership Award was named for its first recipient, Dr. Jan Rogers, Vice President for Student Affairs. At the reception, from left are award winners:  Sarah Baker, Cheryl Hay, Kimberly Brazwell, Kelly Hogan, Laura Shady, Dr. Jan Rogers, and students Sara Yurkovic,
Kristin Balmert, Rachel Rockwell, Stacie Banes, and Jovonne Abbott.

Chatting with a Major General
with students
Students chat with Major General Deborah Ashenhurst after her speech about the history of women in the military, given March 29 in honor of Women’s History Month. Maj. Gen. Ashenhurst is the first female Adjutant General in Ohio, and she gave credit to those women who had come before her to pave the way despite the many challenges for women in the military. Ashenhurst commands the Ohio National Guard, which includes the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve and the Ohio Naval Militia. You can listen to a story on her visit from WOSU  Radio’s NPR News here.

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists selected

After reviewing a record 38 portfolios from this academic year’s Distinguished Teaching Award nominees, the selection committee as has chosen ten finalists for classroom observation during the remainder of Spring Semester. Of these ten, four will be selected and honored as Distinguished Teaching Award winners during the Quality Awards Luncheon to be held in June. Please congratulate the finalists:

Selloane Asiamah, Social Sciences
Beth  Barnett, Development Education
Rick  Bartlett, Business Management
Ron  Elizaga, Psychology
Eric  Kenz, Biological Sciences
Rita  Ralph, Mathematics
Don  Ricker, Social Sciences
Peter "Bo" Riley, Humanities
Fauna  Stout, Medical Assisting
David  Tom, Psychology

Learn more about the DTA award, see this year’s nominees and past winners, and nominate a faculty member for next year’s award at http://cscc.edu/faculty/DTA.shtml.

Complete the “Great Colleges To Work For” survey
artworkWe are at the mid-point in the survey window for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges To Work For survey. On March 17, 600 randomly selected employees received an email from “surveys@modernthink.net” with the subject line “The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For 2013 Faculty/Staff Survey.” These employees should have received a reminder email from ModernThink with same subject.

If you received this invitation please complete the survey. Columbus State is participating in this study to assess our workplace quality, culture and satisfaction. Your voluntary participation and honest feedback are critical to obtaining a full and accurate assessment. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

The survey window closes on April 14 so don’t delay!

Seats available in Wednesday’s session of Hostmanship

You can still sign up to attend the April 3 session of “Introduction to Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership reframed,” offered from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  in WD 415. 

In his book Hostmanship, hospitality industry veteran Jan Gunnarsson challenges individuals to reframe their views of customer service and leadership.  At its core, Hostmanship invites us to rethink the customer service experience seeing ourselves as connected to the customer as host.  This shift transforms the interaction, creating a welcoming attitude where we are able to share ourselves and our knowledge with our guests in every interaction.

In this introduction to Hostmanship, we will discuss its foundation and principles as well as its application for personal and professional growth.   Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=433&D=2922


Get off the couch and get ready for the Cougar Challenge 5K
logoThe 2nd annual Cougar Challenge 5K (3.1 miles) is just around the corner! The race will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Bridgeview Golf Course. Columbus State’s Wellness Program and the staff at the Human Performance Center want to help you prepare for the race, even if you have no running or racing experience!  Attend a “From Couch to 5K” seminar to learn training tactics and get support on Monday, April 1, at 1:00 p.m. in WD 103 or Wednesday April 3, at 12:00 p.m. in UN 139. For more information contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator.


Reminder: First Wednesday town hall meeting is April 3

Join President Harrison for the April town hall meeting, First Wednesday, to be held April 3 starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD).  All employees are welcome to attend this short meeting where we will recognize the April Staff Employee of the Month, and chat about current events at the college.  First Wednesdays are also live streamed on a private channel for employees, so please log in at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate using the password cougars