Arts and Sciences Spring Symposium

The 5th Annual Arts & Sciences Spring Symposium, presented by the Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Committee, will spotlight the academic work and interests of the faculty, April 23 through 25.
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Spring Commencement to move to Celeste Center

Columbus State’s Spring Semester Graduation Ceremony will take place at a new location—the cavernous Celeste Center on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center, on 17th Avenue in Columbus. 
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2013-2014 Catalog now online

coverThe new College Catalog for the 2013/2014 academic year is now online for viewing in PDF format.  The printed version will soon be available. 
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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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April 15, 2013

Arts & Sciences Spring Symposium

Webinar on First- Generation students

Employee training sessions

Win a garden clean-up

Spring Fling Apr. 24-25

Fee waiver deadline

Distance learning in Egypt

April 11, 2013

Notes for In-Service

Nominate a CQI Team

Nominate a Man of the Year

Financial Aid changes

Woodwinds to perform

Culture Jam

Webcasts to address plagiarism

OU professor to lecture on Anime

Employee Resource Group Spring Reception is April 23

What SEaL did on Spring Break

April 8, 2013

Sugar named SEOM

In-Service Day schedule

Spring Commencement to move to Celeste Center

2013/2014 catalog now online

Bookstore named to honor roll

Ideas to Go: Defining sustainability

Asbury speaks to Rotary Club

Construction Sciences/Engineering Tech hosts seniors

Leeman exhibits

ITDL Seminars

Cougar 5K

April 4, 2013

Grant pays for new equipment in Mechanical Engineering labs

Student Employment Week seeks nominations

Caregivers group April 5

Garage closed for cleaning by floors April 4-8

Student success conversations

Medical Assisting "Test Drive"

April BLUEprint workshops

Take Back the Night

ITDL Seminars

SEaL's Alcohol Awareness Day

Cougar Challenge 5K

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







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April 18, 2013

Service Awards to be given in June

The Human Resources Department has released a list of employees who have reached service milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years at Columbus State as of December 31, 2012, as well as part-time employees and adjunct faculty with equivalent service converted to semesters.  The list has been published on the Intranet (not available off campus) for your review.  If you feel that you have been included or left off the list in error, please notify Human Resources immediately at  The Service Awards reception is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

Columbus State Day to feature classes, demos, exhibits
To celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary this year, one of our activities highlights will be “Columbus State Day,” an event inviting community members of all ages to join us for educational activities, demonstrations, workshops, and 45-minute self-contained classes. Columbus State Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 12.

We’re getting some great proposals and ideas for Columbus State Day from faculty and staff, and we want to encourage you to keep them coming at  Let’s make Columbus State Day a signature event for years to come!

Students, faculty rally for health IT funding

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Professor Lisa Cerrato, center back, and Instructor Gary Clark, far right, brought their Health Information Management and Health IT students to the Statehouse April 11 to participate in the  6th Annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day.

Governor John R. Kasich signed a proclamation in honor of the day and in support of secure and efficient health information systems to improve the delivery of healthcare in Ohio. The students and faculty met with their state representatives and senators to advocate support for health IT funding for infrastructure, information exchange, and workforce development programs.

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Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
, certified business advisor in the Ohio SBDC Latino Center has been named to Columbus Business First newspaper’s “40 under 40” List. Columbus Business First has selected 40 individuals under age 40 from central Ohio each year since 1993 for recognition as up-and-comers to be watched for their business, professional and community contributions. As a SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Ulloa-Olavarrieta serves the Hispanic community by providing one-on-one counseling, training and business referrals to those seeking to start or grow their small business. Ulloa-Olavarrieta’s experience and established relationships within the Hispanic community enable her to connect her clients to valuable and relevant business development resources.

TutorTrac training sessions offered in three levels

All tutors, coordinators, chairs, and staff members who may be involved with the College Learning Assistance program are urged to participate in the upcoming TutorTrac4 training. Identified through the work of the Tutoring Advisory Committee, TutorTrac4 is the online system used to record interactions between students and tutors/SI leaders/Transfer Center staff members. In order to make the system even more accessible to chairs, coordinators, faculty, staff, and tutors, a 50-minute training session will be available each semester. Three levels of training have been scheduled for Spring Semester and will be held April 30 and May 1. Please see the schedule and register through the Columbus State Employee Training site under Title III - Academic Affairs.

Enter your team in the Cougar TEAM Challenge 5K!
It’s not too late to sign up for the Cougar Challenge 5K!  You can now enter the race as a team in the Employee Team Challenge. Register your team by 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, for a chance to win a team prize. Here is how it works:

  1. Register yourself online at

  2. Join or create a team of six Columbus State employee runners.

  3. Predict your combined finish time and send your team roster and prediction to Nichole Bowman-Glover. The team that finished the closest to their prediction will win gift cards.  

You can also create a team of six employee walkers and register your team with to be entered in a random drawing for gift cards.

So get in some fun physical activity and support student textbook scholarships in the Cougar Team Challenge 5K. Register your team by April 26!

Hemming featured in new exhibition in the Library

"Karnak", by W. C. Hemming

The Library is currently exhibiting the art of William C. Hemming to its Main and subsidiary galleries.  Hemming has exhibited earlier work with the Library and his latest works, “Maui Paintings,” demonstrate his extraordinary range and talent.  The works will hang in the Library through the month of May.

Social Sciences, students to present program on global poverty

logoThe Columbus State Students for Peace and Justice and the Department of Social Sciences will sponsor a presentation from the Global Poverty Project titled “1.4 Billion Reasons,” Tuesday, April 23, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD).

Global Poverty Project is an organization that aims to end extreme poverty within our generation. A core component of their work is education –they are spreading the word about poverty issues and building up a movement around ending it. They are currently on the road for four months for the 2013 Spring Tour, bringing their hour-long presentation on extreme poverty, “1.4 Billion Reasons,” to campuses and communities across the US. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend this event.

“1.4 Billion Reasons” explains the reality facing the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty around the world, and provides students with the information and tools they need to take effective action against extreme poverty.  Interim Chair of Social Sciences Rebecca Mobley took a student group on a travel abroad trip to Guatemala last year. Upon their return, the students formed the Students for Peace and Justice to raise awareness about global poverty. While in Guatemala, the students did several service projects in that developing country.

Ideas To Go! focuses on sustainability April 23

To coincide with Earth Day, the next Ideas To Go! conversation will be  "Can blue and white be green? Defining sustainability at Columbus State."  It will take place Tuesday, April 23, in WD 1094. Reflecting on definitions provided by U.S. and international agencies, we will discuss our understanding of sustainability, whether it can be scaled to a college-wide level, and the challenges and opportunities for doing so. We'll conclude with discussing ideas for ongoing green networking, dialogue, and action. Nichole Braun, academic advisor, and Hari Ruiz, Grants Program coordinator, will lead the discussion. Please pre-register.

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April SAC Lunch to focus on public speaking  

Join the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) at their next brown bag lunch series, Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. in the DX conference room.  The April SAC Lunch features Frank Barnhart, instructor in Communications and Theater and winner of numerous theater awards, who will share his expertise on public speaking.  All employees are welcome to attend!

Taking back the night

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Columbus State students joined others from CCAD and Franklin University April 15 to march against violence and abuse in the annual Take Back the Night rally.  The event was the kick-off to a week of shared activities that focused on ending violence against women and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals on the colleges’ campuses and throughout the Discovery District.