Delaware librarian a whiz at research and more

Dana KnottDana 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!
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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 8, 2013

Knott named July SEOM

Lincoln Exhibition Lecture Series continues

Course assessment and more

Di Pietro to perform

"Ideas to Go" focuses on business communication

Reception for Jon Baker

Barnhart honored

Caregivers ERG to meet

Construction updates

Partnership with privileges at OSU

Apply for Future Scientists

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

Staff Advisory Council (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., WD 409


Friday July 12


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Christopher's is now open for lunch on Thursdays

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July 11, 2013

Update Extra: Board of Trustees presented with draft resolution for Master Plan

At today's Committee of the Whole meeting of the Columbus State Board of Trustees, President Harrison presented a draft of a resolution approving the College's Master Plan. You can see the resolution draft and a PowerPoint presentation about the Master Plan, online at the website:

Dual enrollment numbers on the increase

students in labAttendance in Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs hit record numbers last year. More than 500 students from area high schools signed up for Dual Enrollment, Early College or PSEO, (post-secondary enrollment option) classes.  Dual enrollment courses are taught at the local high school, while PSEO and Early College courses are offered online and at Columbus State’s Regional Learning Centers.

At Columbus Africentric Early College High School, 40 students are enrolled for this upcoming Fall Semester, which is quite an increase over the three students of last year.  Other participating school districts include Bexley, Big Walnut, Canal Winchester, Delaware, Dublin, Hilliard, Licking Heights, New Albany, Olentangy, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Tolles Career and Technical Center, and Westerville. 

A provision in the recently passed HB 59 will require Ohio colleges to report Dual Enrollment/Early College data for the first time to the Ohio Board of Regents.

Qualified instructors can teach College Success class 
Columbus State faculty or staff who are interested in teaching sections of the COLS 1100/ 1101 First-Year Experience seminar can now register for one of the July 2013 training sessions. Two dates are coming up soon: Thursday, July 25 (2:45- 5:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 30 (9:00- 11:30 a.m.).  Autumn Semester begins August 21.

To teach the class, instructors must hold a master’s degree or higher and complete the training to be considered for future section assignments. Interested employees may register for the training through the Human Resources Training Site at:

Reception for Kim Brazwell today!

BrazwellThe Department of Student Life will host a goodbye reception for Kimberly Brazwell, manager of Diversity Initiatives. She is leaving Columbus State after six years of service to take a new position within the Bexley School system. 

The campus community is invited to thank Kim for her service and to wish her well in her new job TODAY, July 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Room on the first floor.


Seats available in Hostmanship class

There’s still time to register for the employee development class “Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership reframed: The Art of Serving Others" which will be held Friday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Register here:


Patterson joins Counseling Services Department

Jennifer Patterson

Counseling Services recently welcomed a new clinical mental health counselor, Jennifer Patterson, MS, LPCC, LICDC-CS.  Patterson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and earned her master’s in counseling from the University of Dayton.

Patterson has worked in a variety of clinical counseling settings over the past 13 years, including addiction treatment facilities, dual diagnosis programs, and the juvenile prison system.

"My goal is to establish a personal connection with students that helps make change possible," says Patterson. Counseling Services is excited that Patterson has brought her wealth of experience in diverse areas of clinical mental health and substance abuse counseling to the college. 

Annual Reviews due July 31, August 30

Full-time employee Annual Reviews are due to Human Resources by July 31 and part-time employee reviews are due by August 30.

All the information you need to complete the Annual Reviews can be found on the Annual Review Webpage:
For additional information or assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at ext. 2408.

Counseling Services announces cancellation policy
Due to the growing demand for clinical services at the college, Counseling Services has implemented a new 24-hour Cancellation Policy.  The new policy will allow clinical staff to meet the increasing needs of students for clinical services at the college.  The policy is reviewed with all students during the intake process and with all returning students at their sessions. The policy can also be found online at Counseling Services’ webpage.

Time to join the Welcome Team!

Autumn Semester 2013 is just around the corner—classes begin August 21. The Welcome Team would like you to join them to offer assistance to our new and returning students on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Your service is vital, appreciated, and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State!    

RSVP to Barbara Allen, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work.  She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Also recommended for new and returning Welcome team volunteers is a training session with special topics including a discussion of Hostmanship, the Reframing of Customer Service.  Hostmanship shifts the traditional customer service mindset to a host and guest relationship.  The training sessions will also review some key changes and services provided at the college.  Register at the links below:

Program closes gaps in teen employment

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Thirty TRiO Educational Talent Search students participated in the “Getting Ahead Professionally: Mentoring for Excellence in Employment (GAP MEE) career exploration and job readiness program last month. Students not only discovered their aptitudes and used the information to develop an education and career plan, they also learned and practiced the nuts and bolts that are essential to land—and keep—a job.

The students also participated in a week of service learning and volunteer work, providing approximately 1,000 volunteer hours which benefitted the Homeless Families Foundation’s Dowd Center and the Highland Youth Garden.  Thanks to the generous grant provided by the Gap Foundation, GAP MEE students learned, had fun, and earned a $300 stipend for their participation in the program!


graphicYou don’t have to be 50 to join this club!

The Columbus State 50th Anniversary Walking Club takes off on foot every Monday through Friday at noon from the statue, at 1:00 p.m. from the TIC, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the cool hour of 7:15 a.m. (also from the statue). Why not join them for a brisk half-hour walk to get your metabolism moving and burn a few calories? Contact Nichole Bowman Glover for more information if you need it.




You DO have to be 50 to join this club!
As Columbus State nears the 50th anniversary of the very first day of classes—September 30—we’d like to play a little game with employees of the college who are at least 50 years old!  Do you have a photo of yourself from 1963?  Send it to so we can make a photo collage and have a little fun with it!

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This is what Aquinas Hall looked like before we moved our college into it in 1965.
Where were you?

Clawdette and SAC collect for hunger

If you see Clawdette Cougar in your office Monday, July 15 or Tuesday, July 30, be ready to donate to the Children’s Hunger Alliance! 

Clawdette and her Staff Advisory Council (SAC) handlers will prowl campus between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to sell raffle tickets and collect donations for the cause. Each dollar you donate earns you one raffle ticket for various prizes, or donate through payroll deduction and earn five raffle tickets.

Have questions? Contact Susan Thomas at ext. 5534.  To learn more about Staff Advisory Council, go to their webpage