Lincoln Exhibit coming to Library June 19

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,”
a traveling exhibition opening in the Library
mid- June, examines how President Lincoln
used the Constitution to confront three intertwined
crises of the Civil War. 
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Faculty Idea Exchange Conference

graphicThe OAA Instructional Success Committee cordially invites all full-time and adjunct faculty members to attend the Faculty Idea Exchange – Summer 2013 Conference, Friday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center, 4th floor WD.
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Six faculty recognized by "One Professor" program

Six Columbus State faculty members were recently honored by their students in Pearson's "One Professor" movement.
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June 3, 2013

Lincoln Traveling Exhibit

Five promoted to assistant professor

Voluntary Cash Separation meeting

Faculty Idea Exchange conference

Several departments change hours

Student email to be down June 14-19

Elementary students visit Delaware

Wellness Warriors recognized

Hay invited to White House

Caregiver ERG to meet

OCTA conference held

ITDL Seminars

FOCUS training sessions

Disability Services announces outstanding support awards

Strongman Competition

May 28, 2013

Open Enrollment meeting at Delaware

Services for Mandy Gollhofer

Six faculty recognized by "One Professor"

Employee training classes

First Wednesday to be held at Delaware Campus

Children's Hunger Alliance

Services for Nesbitt

Faculty, students in NAMI Walk

HPC summer seminars

Builder's Exchange scholarships

Weight Watchers

Join the Summer Slim Down Challenge

Tornado warning information

May 20, 2013

Welcome to Summer Semester

Employees honored as Men of Year

Academic professional development classes

Bike rentals coming to campus

Cougar golfer to compete at nationals

Service Awards to be given in June

May 16, 2013

Budget Forums open to all

2013 Quality Awards

High School is in session this summer!

Reynoldsburg Center makes Governor's newsletter

Student accompanies Museum director to DC

Columbus State, Ohio State Open House May 28

Purchasing deadline near

Fitness Center summer hours

May 14, 2013

Largest graduation to date held at Celeste Center

Disability Services advocate named SEOM

CQI: New Systems Portfolio due Nov. 1

SBDC Growth Summit

"Quantitative Team" wins Cougar 5K

Summer Book List available

Open Enrollment meetings

DiPietro's work performed May 19

Construction students to learn about Rush Creek

Author visits Basic English class

Help Desk's Stailey named Support Tech of the Year

New options for food service

May 6, 2013:

Faculty Idea Exchange call for presentations deadline extended

Open Enrollment meetings begin May 8

Spring Semester Graduation

2013 Bike Challenge

"Difficult Students" to be discussed at Academic Onboarding





This week at Columbus State
Monday June 10

Walking Club kick off, 12 p.m., Columbus statue

Tuesday June 11
Wednesday June 12
Thursday June 13

Staff Advisory Council Retreat, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., WD 353

HPC: Get" Tank Top Arms" 12 p.m., DE 080


Friday June 14


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Christopher's is closed until Summer Semester

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June 6, 2013

Time to complete Annual Reviews

Full-time employee Annual Reviews are due to Human Resources by July 31 and part-time employee Annual Reviews are due to Human Resources by August 30.  Check with your manager to find out when you need to turn things in to him/ her.  For more information, or copies of forms, check out the Annual Review webpage.  You can also read the global email that was sent out with deadlines and details on the site.
For additional information, or assistance, please contact your Human Resources business partner at ext. 2408.

logoAchieving the Dream proposal needs feedback
The Achieving the Dream Implementation Proposal is ready for your review. Please read the document and provide feedback to by Thursday, June 12.  More about Achieving the Dream can be found online here.


Summer numbers in

sunThe preliminary Summer Semester 2013 headcount and Full Time Equivalent numbers, as of the census date June 3, stand at 18,008 paid students, with an FTE of 8,492.47.   

To see the total census-day headcounts and FTEs by college, campuses, distance learning, and regional learning centers, go online here. The information is on the Intranet and not available off campus.

A more detailed report with department summaries will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Hamberg.

Testing together

group photoThe new Testing Center team took a moment for a photo at the recent Ohio College Testing Association Conference held at Columbus State last month. Dean of Advising and Student Support Services Desiree Polk-Bland recently announced that the Columbus State Testing Center and the Testing and Talent Assessment Center in CEWD will merge.  Michelle Teasley, center, will serve as director, with Jim Kalna, left, and Sydni Howard, right, serving as assistant directors of the merged unit. The changes will be effective July 1.
“After over fifteen years of testing experience, I welcome the opportunity to strategically lead the college as the face of testing continues to change and grow within central Ohio,” said Teasely.  “More details will be communicated across campus within the areas that may be impacted through this reorganization.”  

brushesSpecial Bookstore supply needs for Autumn Semester?
If you have specific supply needs for your students during Autumn Semester classes, please notify the Columbus State Bookstore as soon as possible to ensure the required items are available.  Some examples may include Sports & Exercise Studies apparel and equipment, special office or medical supplies, and art supplies.

Financial aid students expect to have course-required supplies available before the start of classes.  Please email the general merchandise buyers a copy of your course supplies requirements or syllabus, or contact: 
Sandra Zeller, ext. 3695, or Johanna Pierce, ext.2352,

Construction Sciences faculty in the news

Alden Jenkins, adjunct faculty in Civil Engineering Technology, was recognized and honored at the 30th anniversary gathering of the Columbus Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Jenkins is a charter member of the organization and was the second President of the organization from 1983 – 1984.

Instructor Jon Link completed his exams to earn his State of Ohio Professional Surveyor license. Jon coordinates the Surveying program for Columbus State.

Carringer earns doctorate
CarringerColumbus State graduate and associate professor in the Integrated Media and Technology Department Paul Carringer was awarded his Ph.D. by Colorado State University, School of Education May 18. Carringer majored in Education and Human Resource Studies with a specialization in higher education leadership.

Carringer's dissertation is titled "The Community College President: Working with and Through the Media to Advance the Institution." It is a study of successful media relations cases across North America. The study focused on community college presidents and marketing communication lead executives. The dissertation will be published and available in the summer of 2013. The findings of his research were presented at the American Association of Community Colleges annual convention in April.

Ferguson to sing National Anthem at Crew July 20

FergusonDr. Jeannette Ferguson, instructor in Biological and Physical Sciences, will sing the National Anthem at the Saturday, July 20 Columbus Crew soccer game, as part of a fundraiser for the Joan Bisesi Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology Research.  Joan’s Foundation partner and a 10-year oral cancer survivor, Ferguson has been named a “Home Town Hero”  by the Foundation.  Tailgate and game packages supporting the Foundation can be purchased for $30 each online here:

volleyballGet your game on this summer!
The new Downtown Sand Volleyball Court is open and ready for play in the Discovery District!  Check out the new court on Grant Avenue across from Hills Market Downtown on the CCAD campus. Weekly leagues and Meet-up Nights are forming now! To register, visit

Wellness Initiative to host 50th Anniversary Walking Club

Are you participating in the Summer Slim Down Challenge? The Columbus State Wellness Initiative wants to help you meet your wellness goals! Join the new 50th Anniversary Walking Club, which kicks off Monday, June 10. Walkers should meet at the Christopher Columbus statue in the center of campus at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.*

The Club will walk one mile each day with the goal to reach 50 miles by Columbus States 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 30. Every time you walk with the Walking Club, you can enter your name into a prize drawing that will take place at the Birthday Celebration on September 30.

The Wellness Initiative also needs employees to help lead some of these walks. If you would be willing to lead one or more of these walks during the week, or if you have any questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989. *Walks will not take place if it is raining.