Budget Forums open to all faculty and staff

Budget forums will be held in May to discuss the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013. The forums have been scheduled for Thursday, May 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, May 24, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Health Rewards Briefings

Time is winding down to achieve the minimum eight health and wellness points for your United Health Care (UHC) coverage to remain at its current rate of 20 percent. Employees may maintain that rate or regain the rate by achieving these points.
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SAC election seeks nominations

The Staff Advisory Council Election will be held on Tuesday, May 7, and nominations are now being accepted through Friday, May 3.
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Students produce service learning video from experiences at LifeTown

Mary Lewis, service learning coordinator for Psychology 2340 - Human Growth and Development Across Life Span, works with the students to perform their service learning component at LifeTown, a life skills training program for students with disabilities. 
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3rd Annual Men of the Year Awards Reception May 2nd

The Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative recently announced that there were nearly 70 nominations for the 3rd Annual Men of the Year Awards.  
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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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Previous Stories:

April 29, 2013

Cougar 5K race

Gospel Ensemble to perform

Concert band to perform

Health Rewards briefings

Budget forums open to all

Voluntary Cash Separation explained

Employees present at Articulation Summit

Welcome Team summer semester

ASL club, Trent awarded

SAC seeks nominations

Med Lab student earns scholarship

Construction Sciences at Design Columbus 2013

Hines publishes 2nd book

April 25, 2013

First Wednesday held May 8

Men of the Year award reception May 2

Eisele publishes three-book series

Students produce video on LifeTown

Welcome Team Summer Semester

Peace Garden volunteers

April 22, 2013

Special Board Meeting

Reynoldsburg Center open house

Theatre Columbus State at Lincoln

Students retrace Civil Rights Trail

Columbus Crossroads update

Cougar Challenge 5K

Public Safety tips

FOCUS training sessions

April 18, 2013

Service Awards given in June

Columbus State Day

Students, faculty rally for Health IT funding

Ulloa-Olavarrieta named to 40 under 40

TutorTrac training sessions

Cougar Challenge 5K

Hemming featured in exhibition in Library

Social Sciences, students to present on poverty

Ideas to Go: sustainability

April SAC Lunch to focus on public speaking

Taking back the night

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








This week at Columbus State
Monday April 29

Performing Arts Series at Lincoln Theatre
Gospel Vocal Ensemble
Historic Flashback of Great Gospel Choirs
, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 30
Wednesday May 1
Thursday May 2

3rd Annual Men of the Year Awards, 6-7:30 p.m., WD Ballroom


Friday May 3

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View Thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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May 2, 2013

Planting success in Reynoldsburg!
tree plantingAt the Reynoldsburg Learning Center Open House April 30, Columbus State joined with Reynoldsburg schools, Eastland Fairfield Career & Technical School, and Mount Carmel Hospital to officially open their joint services to the community. Planting a tree together outside the building to commemorate the occasion are the Reynoldsburg Raider mascot; Andy Swope, President, Reynoldsburg Board of Education;  Steve Dackin, Superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools; Clawdette Cougar; and President David Harrison.

Multimedia expert puts clients at ease

Tom CristTom Crist spends a lot of time making people feel comfortable in front of a camera, according to Jason LaMar, his supervisor in Instructional Technology.  “He has great video production skills and his personality helps people relax so that their video recordings are a success,” says LaMar.

Crist was given the Part-time Staff Employee of the Month award by President Harrison on April 29, nominated by LaMar.

“Tom videotapes students’ mock counseling sessions and skits for Mental Health, speeches in the classroom for ESL students, graduation ceremonies for the college, and major campus events like MLK Day,” LaMar says. “He even videotaped a whole quarter of classes by an instructor who was leaving the college, to ensure that the course material was not lost.”

Some faculty comments about Crist include: “Thank you for videotaping my students last week and posting their videos to Blackboard so quickly!”

“Thank you Tom for your time and expertise in videotaping the HIMT professional practice experiences at Grant Medical Center. It was a fun learning experience for all involved!”

“You are most helpful and put the students at ease in an anxiety-filled assignment.”

“All my demonstration videos have been completed. Tom’s assistance has been immensely appreciated.”

LaMar says “Tom gets along with everyone, is dependable, holds up his end of a team effort, never complains and is always a pleasure to work with. He is one of our true ‘workhorse’ employees!”

Reminder: First Wednesday to be held May 8
The “First Wednesday” gathering for the month of May has been rescheduled to the second Wednesday, May 8, from 8:15-9:00 in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD). In addition to the important recognition of Staff Employee of the Month, Dr. Harrison will use this time to provide an overview of the college budget for 2013-14. Dr. Harrison will provide some context, talk about where we're headed, and give you a chance to ask questions.

Freeman earns Award of Distinction from OSU

FreemanMabel Freeman, special assistant to President David Harrison, received the Award of Distinction April 19, from the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University.  

According to officials at the university, Freeman helped drive Ohio State’s transformation from “an average state school into one of the nation’s most respected public universities. Because of her efforts in Admissions and the First Year Experience, each incoming class is ever more prepared and assured of success. Nationally, she made a profound impact on higher education administration by roles with the College Board, American College Testing Service and others.”

The awards were made at the annual College of Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame induction ceremony at The Ohio State University.

Call for presentations for Faculty Idea Exchange - Summer Conference 2013

Attention full-time and adjunct faculty!  Please join us for the Faculty Idea Exchange - Summer Conference 2013 on June 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Columbus State campus.  The goal of the conference is to learn about ways to teach and reach our students by improving instructional strategies.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Karen Muir, associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The conference is also an opportunity to serve as a presenter on any of the Idea Exchange topics such as learning communities, technology in the classroom, adjunct connectivity, student diversity awareness and more.  As a reminder, to provide feedback, or to express interest in presenting, please complete a brief survey located here by Friday, May 3: https://app.e2ma.net/app2/survey/1403611/213019038/f48f34e789/?v=a

Cougar Challenge 2013 raises $6K for book scholarships

Staff Advisory Council’s second annual Cougar 5K Challenge was a big success as more than 100 staff, faculty, students and area residents turned out for last Saturday’s event. Finishing with a time of 19:05, the overall winner was 15-year-old Steve Popovich, son of Assistant Professor Jack Popovich. Jack finished in a respectable 33:40.

Dylan Canter (5th place, 20:48) and Evan Jablonka (8th place, 21:15) were respectively the top finishers for faculty and staff while the fastest student was 22-year-old Michael Zerrien (3rd place, 20:25).Michael Walsdorf’s son, Jaden, 9, won the Little Cougar Fun Run before the start of the 5K.

Proceeds from the day go to the Mike Stancil Employee Book Scholarship and the Staff Advisory Council Student Book Scholarship. While the race raised about $3,500 last year, this year the total nearly doubled. When everything is tallied up, SAC estimates it will total nearly $6,000."
All race results can be viewed at http://www.secondsoleracing.com/. Plans are already underway for next year’s race! With the golf course closing, Staff Advisory Council members are looking at other locations in Columbus to hold the event.
Teleperformance of Columbus was the principal sponsor this year. Additional sponsors included Franklin University, White Castle, WMNI AM 920 Radio and Snowville Creamery.

Admissions Systems “cross training” offered

Processing applications in Colleague, posting events in Hobson’s, working with the VIP system, moving students through admissions—the processes and programs used by our Admissions staff are countless, and can be confusing!

Now, you can clear up any confusion and get your questions answered on the first Thursday of each month, at an Admissions Systems Cross-Training Session.
Admissions Systems Program Coordinators Liz Wyles-Smith and Tisha McGlaughlin will hold sessions each month. (Please note that July’s session will be on Wednesday due to the holiday)

There is no need to register for the sessions as they are open forums and all are welcome.

Admissions Cross-Training Sessions are held in Madison Hall 103 at 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:
June 6, July 3 (Wednesday), August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7,  and December 5.

HoganHogan and Math Bridge program featured in Community College Times

Kelly Hogan, professor in Developmental Education, and the Bridge to College Math program at Columbus State, were featured in the latest issue of Community College Times. The goal of the program is to help students through development education classes quickly so that they don’t waste time or money on credits that won’t apply toward graduation requirements. Read the whole article here!

Honoring TRiO students

group photoTrio Student Support Services staff members Stacey Rogers, Kia Woodward, Julie Sullivan and Director Stephanie Albrecht recently attended the Scholarship Opportunities for Success (SOS) banquet where eight current members of Trio/SSS and two recent graduates were honored.  The students were awarded items including computers and computer accessories, gas cards, gift cards to the Bookstore and money for tuition.  At the banquet are, front from left: Amy Cunningham, Karen Davis, Della Reese, Yvonne Williamson and Julie Sullivan.
Back row: Kia Woodward, Melissa Leach, Cynthia Hudson, Elizabeth DeLano, Christa Phillips, Bonita Harding, and Stacey Rogers.

SBDC at Columbus State helps keep business talent at home

The Small Business Development Center at Columbus State was recently mentioned in an article titled “Brain Gain: Keeping Fresh Talent on Home Turf” by Hi Velocity Media.  A company called Libre Clothing was assisted by business advisor David Rivers from the SBDC, who helped company founders with initial financing and developing their business plan. The client said that having SBDC services available was a deciding factor in them staying in the Ohio area. You can read about Libre Clothing’s unique, award-winning product online here.

Employee training sessions offered through end of May
Employee professional development opportunities for May are available at the training registration site, http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp.  Seating is limited so register today!

Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership Reframed: The Art of Serving Others:  May 10 and May 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  "Hostmanship in the art of making people feel welcome. In this introduction to Hostmanship, we will discuss its foundation and principles as well as its application for personal and professional growth. 

Career Decision-Making Using the MBTI:  May 23, 9 a.m. - noon.  When selecting, transitioning, or growing your career, understanding personality type can help explain why some careers feel like a good fit and others are a challenge. Your MBTI results can help you understand past careers and select a future career that best suits your personality.

CPR Recertification for Healthcare Providers:  May 14,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  This course covers Adult and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), use of a Bag Valve Mask (BVM), and care to relieve a foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) for the professional audience. This course fulfills the required CPR certification for healthcare providers and is only available to healthcare providers needing recertification.