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:

April 1, 2013

Women Leaders named

Chatting with Major General Ashenhurst

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

"Great Colleges to Work For" survey

Hostmanship class has seats available

Reminder: Cougar 5K

First Wednesday reminder

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


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April 4, 2013

Grant pays for new equipment in Mechanical Engineering labs

large machineOutside the engineering labs in the SX building, Associate Professor Shane Bendele inspects the Mazak lathe as it is delivered for installation. 

An Ohio Board of Regents (OBOR) grant of $210,000 has allowed the Mechanical Engineering Department to purchase several high-tech pieces of equipment for its machine shop lab, including a Mazak lathe, a HAAS milling machine, and a FARO 3D measuring arm.  

“This enhancement to our Machine Shop positions us to support our region’s advanced manufacturing sector needs well into the future, said Shane Bendele, associate professor in Mechanical Engineering.

Making a variety of sophisticated metal parts can be done with the speed and versatility of modern computerized lathes and milling machines. Lathes are machines that cut raw material that is spinning rapidly in a jaw through the use of tool blocks, drills and boring bars to shape parts. Computerized milling machines actually shave off small sections of the part until the final product is produced. Both machines are programmed using computer numerical controls. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and structures within production and quality assurance processes.

Bendele gave credit to his team for successfully pursuing the grant, including Dick Bickerstaff, Cheryl Hay, Sherry Layton, Darrin Albaugh, Jan Ellis, Polly Owen, Mary Vaughn, Martina Cora and Robbie Campbell.

National Student Employment Week organizers seek nominations

womanDid you know that more than 200 student employees are actively working for Columbus State right now?  The Career Services Student Employment office invites employees to join them in recognizing National Student Employment Week April 8 to April 12!  This is the third annual celebration to thank our student employees for their unique contributions to our campus and community partners.

If you supervise or work alongside a student employee, please take a moment to recognize their efforts and consider nominating them as our 2012-2013 Student Employee of the Year.  The winner and all nominees will be recognized later this month at the Student Employee of the Year Reception! For a nomination form, contact Amanda Jennings  or call ext. 2156

Also, on Thursday, April 11, Career Services will host a “Coffee with Supervisors” for those on campus who employ student workers in their office or department.  The coffee will be held from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in WD 312.  RSVPs are appreciated to Amanda Jennings.

The student employees themselves have been invited to attend a National Student Employment Week reception on Tuesday, April 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Union Hall 332. Remind your student employee today!

Caregivers Employee Resource Group is April 5

The challenges of caring for others can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health.  Share your story and network with other employees who also provide care to children, elderly family members or dependent adults.  Join the group on FridayApril 5, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Library Studio (Lower Level) for the Caregivers ERG. 

Contact Lori Thomas, Caregivers ERG Liaison, for more information.

Garage closed for cleaning by floors April 4-8

In preparation for In-Service Day and to wash down winter’s salt and grime, the Grounds Department will close alternate floors in the garage for spring cleaning.
The roof will be closed today, April 4. On Friday, April 5, the 3rd floor will be closed. Over the weekend April 6 and 7, the entire garage will be closed. And on Monday, April 8, some remaining areas of the first floor may be closed for a short while to complete the job.

Take part in student success conversations

All faculty and staff are invited to join in the following discussions:

What is Engagement and Why Does It Matter?  
Friday April 5, noon to 1:00 p.m., WD 1094  Register

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is underway as students share their perception of their "engagement" with the College.
What is “engagement?” Does engagement influence student persistence and attainment? What did we learn from the 2010 survey and could this inform other college initiatives?  Bring a lunch and join the discussion. This is part of the "Ideas To Go!" series.

Build A Student Success Story 
Friday, April 19, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., CT 107  Register

Participants build a student profile from a collection of variables that are often obstacles to learning for our students. Then participants share their ideas and experiences supporting students with these characteristics. Learn about the unique challenges for first generation college students.  This is part of the “
Academic Onboarding and Renewal” series.

Medical Assisting “Test Drive” to take place April 15

The Medical Assisting Program will offer what it’s calling a “test drive” on Monday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the Delaware Campus.  Faculty, administrators and students in the program will promote the fast-growing field to prospective students by giving them an opportunity them to talk with professors, check out the course requirements and learn more about careers in the field.  Michelle Heller is coordinating the Test Drive, if you’d like to find out more.

Heads up on April BLUEprint workshops

Columbus State Advising Services is offering a wide variety of BLUEprint Success Workshops during April, which can really help your students to be successful! Seven brand-new one-hour workshops are being offered this month, which are all listed here: Spring workshops  

Workshops for April include: What Google Can't Tell You, Transfer Planning 101, Workplace Professionalism, Advising Outside of the Box, Navigating Cashier and Student Accounting Services, Money Management for Students, and Tackling Test Anxiety. BLUEprint workshops are valuable for both new and returning students!

Colleges combine forces to Take Back the Night

Columbus State, Franklin University and Columbus College of Art and Design will partner April 15 through 19 to present the annual Take Back the Night and Day of Silence activities. 

These annual events seek to empower students and community members of the Discovery District to become a safer and more unified community for all residents, visitors and friends. Both of these national movements work to end violence against women and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals.  Through an evening march and vigil on April 15, to town hall meetings, movie screenings and workshops on multiple dates, the annual event raises awareness throughout the Discovery District for these issues.  A full schedule of events, dates and times is available from diversity@cscc.edu.

ITDL seminars coming up:
Building Blackboard Online Tests Using Respondus
This seminar is designed for the faculty members who are already familiar with the basics of the Blackboard, and are ready to start developing online quizzes, exams, or surveys. This seminar will focus on the use basic use of a software tool called Respondus.
Tuesday, April 9 (6:00 - 9:00 PM) - Register

Content Collection I - Revolutionize How Blackboard Course Content is Added, Updated, and Managed (NEW!)
Blackboard's Content Collection is a built-in virtual hard drive that allows instructors to store course materials for easy access and deployment in a course(s). Instructors can link course content items in a course to their course's Content Collection. When an Instructor changes a content item in the Content Collection, all links to the item reflect those changes.
Wednesday, April 10 (8:00 - 10:00 AM) - Register

WebEx Meeting Center Basics
WebEx Meeting Center is a virtual online meeting room which allows Columbus State employees to hold meetings online. WebEx requires participants to have internet access and a computer with a microphone and audio capabilities. All communication is done through the computer, whether a desktop pc or laptop. WebEx allows for multiple participants, up to 200, at different locations to connect online and share any document, power point, web site, or other multimedia. Although WebEx has video capabilities, the focus generally is with sharing data and information with participants.
Thursday, April 11 (9:00 - 11:00 AM) - Register

SEaL to offer Alcohol Awareness Day April 8

Join the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) on Monday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge, where they will offer special screenings,  prevention information, and local resources for help with alcohol addiction.

Cougar Challenge 5K deadline for t-shirts is April 5

Staff Advisory Council needs your help! They are looking for runners, walkers and volunteers on April 27 for the second annual Cougar Challenge 5K at Bridgeview Golf Course.  Register at www.cougarchallenge.eventbrite.com  or volunteer by contacting   Yaizmen Fayne at  yfayne@cscc.edu or ext. 5131. You need to register by Friday, April 5, to be guaranteed a t-shirt!