Early Alert System results in student success

The college’s Early Alert Steering Committee is excited to report that after a one-year pilot, more Columbus State students completed their classes and succeeded with a “C” or above when their instructors utilized the Early Alert system.
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Quality Awards celebrate Continuous Improvement

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The 2013 Quality Awards—Staff Employee of the Year, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Full Professor Awards, and Quality Team Awards—were named at a luncheon ceremony held June 20.
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Employee Annual Reviews due July 31

If you have not already completed your Self-Review, you can find the form and directions on the Annual Review Webpage. 
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Previous Stories:

July 1, 2013

Early Alert system results in student success

"Music of the Civil War"

Former minor league player tapped as new basketball coach

Bicycle at twilight

July Matrix Monitor

June 27, 2013

Campus closes at 4:30 on July 3

New view of account information coming

Chorus to perform

Advising Services hosts "Out of the Box" event

ESL Afterschool students run 5K to raise awareness

Mobile Mammography screening

Malloy to ride Pelotonia in honor of father

June 24, 2013

Quality Awards celebrate continuous improvement

Lincoln exhibit opening

SAC to support two charities

Tutoring at alternate locations

Watrous serves Zoo 30 years

Health Rewards sessions

Employee Reviews due July 31

STRS pension change

June 20, 2013

Lincoln exhibit opens

Mosca's electric car

Onward Action Projects!

Change of office address form

June 17, 2013

Food Fight 2013

Health Reward points due June 30

Cultural Competency

Required training for employees who handle credit cards

Employee training courses

LaForrests host exchange student

June 13, 2013

Continuous Quality Improvement Awards given June 20

Career Quest: new web tool

Christopher's opens

Mobile Mammography Screening

Vayntraub, Harley earn certificates

Blackboard training

CS student to compete nationally

Faculty Idea Exchange

Bridgeview Golf to auction equipment

Child Development Center holding tag sale

June 11, 2013

VP "rewiring, not retiring"

Neutzling named June SEOM

OSU transfer deadline

Foundation scholarships aid student success

Graduate Reports available

Employee training classes

Smart Money conference

June 6, 2013

Time for Annual Reviews

Achieving the Dream needs feedback

Summer numbers in

OCTA conference

Bookstore supply requests

Construction Sciences faculty in the news

Carringer earns doctorate

Ferguson to sing National Anthem

Get your game on this summer

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This week at Columbus State
Monday July 8

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aerobics, 4-5 p.m., DE 158

Zumba, 5:15-6:15 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday July 9
Wednesday July 10
Thursday July 11



Friday July 12


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Christopher's is now open for lunch on Thursdays

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July 8, 2013

Delaware librarian a whiz at research and more!

Dana Knott

Dana Knott can multi-task with the best of them, finding articles and resources for students’ research papers, while simultaneously helping them with computer issues and signing out laptops for their use! 
That’s according to student Jill Palmer, who nominated her for Staff Employee of the Month, after being very impressed with the service she received at the Delaware Campus recently.

Knott was given her award at the July First Wednesday meeting, held July 3 at Delaware. 

“Dana was instrumental in assisting me find resources and information for a research paper,” said Palmer in her nomination. “I am impressed with her ability to multi-task and continue to remain upbeat and supportive to the many people who rely on her for information!”

“Dana has been extraordinarily helpful to my classes in her introductions to library resources,” says faculty member Virginia Duym. “She makes the academic research required by Columbus State less intimidating for students, and more manageable for those students whose main research tool is Google.”

Supervisor Tracy Kemp says that Dana has been “the heart and soul of Library Resources at the Delaware Campus since 2010—even before opening day.”
“Whether it’s teaching students research skills, creating a welcoming space in the Learning Center, or organizing and participating in activities like Final Stretch, Poetry Month, World Book Night, and the Woodward Elementary “Bigfoot” presentation, Dana’s willingness to help whenever and wherever needed has won her the appreciation of coworkers, faculty, students and administrators.”

Note: Miss the live stream of First Wednesday on July 3?  You can view the archived version here http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate using the password: cougars.

Lincoln Exhibition Lecture Series continues July 10
engravingThe Library is pleased to announce the second in its lecture series supporting the national exhibition currently on view, "Lincoln, The Constitution and the Civil War."  The lecture is titled, "Slave Health, Disability, and the Process of Emancipation."  This lecture will be given by Humanities Instructor Dea H. Boster on Wednesday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Studio of the library on the 1st floor.  The lecture is free to attend and all are welcome!

Learn about course assessment and more July 12

How does Columbus State’s course and program assessment process work? How does this relate to learning in the classroom? At this month's Academic Onboarding and Renewal session, learn about General Education Outcomes and Program Outcomes, collecting meaningful data, and analyzing effectiveness through Validation and Assessment Reports.  Faculty Fellows for Assessment, Adam Moskowitz and Lisa Cerrato will lead the discussion on this and more related to the assessment process. Join us Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107. Please register in advance. All are welcome.

Di Pietro to perform concert July 18
RoccoRocco Di Pietro, adjunct faculty in the Humanities, will perform a concert Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the OSU Urban Arts Space, located at Town and High in the former Lazarus building. The concert is part of the “Marotta Hour,” an electro-acoustic music series curated by Larry Marotta featuring unexpected sounds from free jazz to electronic and free-form improvisation. Marotta Hour was routinely performed at the Urban Arts Space from 2008-2011,and is now returning for a special performance by Di Pietro. The performance is free and open to all.

DiPietro will perform his own works: "Convolutions with Lear” and “Lilith Aria" and a new work by David Nelson Tomasacci and Anthony Vine. You can read more about this concert at the OSU Urban Arts website.

“Ideas to Go” focuses on business communication

The Ideas to Go series invites employees to share knowledge and ideas so we can work together more effectively. In upcoming sessions, Communication Professors Frankie Hale and Susan Moran tackle common workplace communication challenges. Sessions take place at noon. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please register in advance.

Session 1- Tuesday, July 16: Rules of Successful Business Communication
Have you ever received a memo or *Important* email message that left you scratching your head and wondering what the sender meant? Or hit the Send button on a message you copied the entire department and then moments later realize you left out critical information? If so, join the ranks of us who have been either the victim or perpetrator of poor business communication practices. This session will focus on the 5 C's of good business communication.  Bring your lunch and your stories as we look at how to apply the 5 C's to communication at Columbus State. A checklist with the 5 C's will be given to each participant at the completion of Session 1.

Session 2 – Tuesday, July 30: Case Studies in Successful Business Communication
Can these examples of policy statements really have been issued? Because they are negative, condescending, and unclear. In short, they are unprofessional.  On July 30, let's review a number of errant communications and discuss ways they could have been made more diplomatic, positive and clear. Have lunch, a few laughs (at the expense of our sample unprofessional writers), and some lively discussion.

BakerReception planned for Dr. Jonathan Baker
The Mathematics Department will host a goodbye reception for Chair Jonathan Baker, who is leaving Columbus State after 15 years of service, to take a new position at The Ohio State University.

The Math Department invites you to thank Jonathan for his service and to wish him well in his new job on Tuesday, July 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Davidson Hall Room 412.

Barnhart honored as “superhero”

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Organizers of the Superhero Soul Music & Comedy Spectacular recently honored eleven “heroes” who champion the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Columbus. Benefit organizer, Dale Gregory (right) said, “These folks are so deeply engrained into the framework of the community, LGBT progress and the city of Columbus at large, that they often times go unnoticed by us who benefit from their hard work.  They are the reason Columbus is recognized as a national and state leader in equality for the LGBT community.” Frank Barnhart was recognized for his work as founder and festival director of Columbus National Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival, as founder of Act Out Productions, co-founder of Reality Theatre, and producer/director of numerous LGBT productions.

Caregivers Employee Resource Group to meet July 12
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 Friday, July 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio (lower level) for the Caregivers ERG.  Contact Lori Thomas, Caregivers ERG liaison, for more information.

Upcoming traffic impacts for Mound St. Connector construction

On each overnight, Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11, construction in the area will impact some traffic patterns:
At 8 p.m., I-70 west will be reduced to three lanes from Miller- Kelton to 4th Street.
The entrance ramp from Miller-Kelton to I-70 west will be closed.
At 9 p.m., I-70 west will be reduced to two lanes from Miller-Kelton to 4th Street.
At 10 p.m., I-70 west will be reduced to one lane from Miller-Kelton to 4th Street.
The ramp from I-70 west to I-71 north will be closed.
By 5 a.m., each morning, all lanes of I-70 west and all ramps will be open.

Once the work is complete on Friday morning July 12, there will be two lanes for I-70 west from the 18th St. Bridge to 4th Street.

Did you know? A partnership with privileges at OSU!

Need an incentive to get in shape?  Take advantage of Columbus State’s partnership with Ohio State at the Recreational Sports facilities at Ohio State.  You and your family are eligible for discounted memberships to all of OSU’s sports facilities and classes!

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New! Daytime (Monday - Friday Open - 3 p.m. only)*




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OSU Rec Sports is family-friendly with family changing rooms and free babysitting.  Click here for complete details.

“Affiliates” are members of the following organizations with appropriate identification: Ohio State Alumni Association, Faculty Club member, President's Club member, Battelle Memorial Institute staff, Chemical Abstracts staff, and Columbus State Community College faculty and staff. Daytime and Weekend Only memberships are limited to certain days/hours and do not include membership benefits such as family hours, member pricing for community programs, Camp Recky, Outdoor Adventure trips/equipment, and massage. 

students in labLast chance for new freshmen to apply for Future Scientists!

If you know a new freshman who will attend Columbus State this fall, and study in one of the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering or math—alert them to the deadline for the Future Scientists of Ohio scholarship!   The scholarship is for $1,000 over two years and the benefits are many. The deadline to apply is July 15. You can read more about the scholarship program here.