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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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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May 2, 2013

Planting success in Reynoldsburg

Crist named Part-time SEOM

First Wednesday May 8

Freeman earns award

Faculty Idea Exchange

Cougar Challenge raises 6K

Admissions Systems "cross training"

Hogan and Math Bridge program featured

Honoring TRiO students

SBDC helps keep talent at home

Employee training sessions


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







This week at Columbus State
Monday May 6

Final week of Spring Semester

Tuesday May 7
Wednesday May 8
Thursday May 9



Friday May 10


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May 6, 2013

Exchange your best practice ideas - Call for Presentations deadline extended!

The call for presenters for the Faculty Idea Exchange - Summer Conference 2013 has been extended!  If you are a full-time or adjunct faculty member and have scholarship, insight, or ideas to share on the main exchange topics (Learning Communities, Technology in the Classroom, Adjunct Connectivity, or Student Diversity Awareness), please consider presenting at this conference.  The Faculty Idea Exchange is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Workforce Development.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 Please submit proposals for presentation to Melissa Logue (mlogue@cscc.edu) or Tracy Koski (tkoski@cscc.edu) by Thursday, May 23

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.

Open Enrollment meetings begin May 8

The Human Resources Department will host Open Enrollment meetings for full-time benefit- eligible employees. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in WD Room 409 (Delaware Campus video conference DA 129), Monday, May 13, at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in WD Room 409 (Delaware Campus video conference MO 243) and Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in WD-407.

The Open Enrollment period is for medical, dental, vision, life and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2013. The Open Enrollment period ends on May 31, and all changes to your benefit elections must be received in HR by 4:30 p.m. Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective on July 1, 2013.

Spring Semester Graduation is Friday, May 10

The Spring Semester Graduation will be held at a new location, the Celeste Center at the Ohio Expo Center/State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17thAvenue—on Friday, May 10 starting at 10 a.m.  The Commencement Address will be given by Tanny Crane, president and CEO of the Crane Group. 

The 2013 Bike Challenge Is On!
Columbus State is participating in the 2013 National Bike Challenge. The Challenge started May 1 and runs through September 30, 2013. You can sign up for the Challenge and join the Columbus State team to earn trip and distance points for Columbus State in a friendly competition with other local organizations, colleges and business.

Go to nationalbikechallenge.org and click "Join" to become a new user, or join via your Facebook profile. Students and employees should select or enter "Columbus State Community College" for your "workplace" to have your rides counted in the Columbus State's. A handy mobile app makes ride-logging easier. Each month prizes will be given away to reward Challenge participants. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning (and the better the prizes) will be! 


"Difficult Students" discussed at next Academic Onboarding and Renewal

Befuddled by inappropriate student behavior in your classroom? Looking for strategies to diffuse and redirect bad behavior toward a focus on the class discussion? Join Carolyn Kaufman, associate professor of Psychology, on Thursday, May 23, as she shares how to understand and influence challenging students to motivate them to do what they need to do in the classroom. This session takes place in at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107, and is open to all employees. Please register in advance.  For more information contact Rich James at ext. 2175.