Meditation room opens

The Office of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (formerly Diversity and Study Abroad Programs) announces the opening of a new meditation room, in Union Hall Room 139. 
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Entrance at Grove and Cleveland to close August 2

The Columbus Crossroads Project has announced that Cleveland Ave. northbound between Mt. Vernon Ave.  and Jack Gibbs Blvd. will be reduced to one lane beginning at 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 2. 
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Board of Trustees presented with Draft Resolution of Master Plan

Last Thursday the Columbus State Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole heard President Harrison present a draft of a resolution approving the College's Master Plan.
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Dual Enrollment numbers rise

More than 500 students from area high schools signed up for Dual Enrollment, Early College or PSEO, (post-secondary enrollment option) classes.
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Previous Stories:

July 29, 2013

Lincoln exhibition, lecture series continue

Meditation room opens

August Matrix Monitor

College entrance to close Aug. 2-16

Annual Reviews due July 31

Fee waivers deadline

July 25, 2013

Join our "Pelaton"

Entrance at Grove and Cleveland to close Aug. 2

Annual Reviews due July 31

10TV Health Expo

Taste the Future 2013

50th Anniversary photo

Parking safety reminders

July 22, 2013

It's almost time to Taste!

Were you there?

Discover your true calling

Fee Waiver deadline

Summer sale at bookstore

July 18, 2013

Emergency test to be conducted

Fee waivers deadline

Summer sale at bookstore

Meyers publish new book

Nichols named women's golf, Hall of Fame Chair

July 15, 2013

Board presented with draft of Master Plan

"Career Pathing", "Discovering your Calling" workshops

Title III symposium










This week at Columbus State
Monday July 29

Lincoln Movie Series: "Lincoln", 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Library Media Studio

Tuesday July 30
Wednesday July 31
Thursday August 1

Lincoln Lecture: "Gettysburg; the Battle, the Address and the Meaning" 1-2 p.m., Library Media Studio

Friday August 2


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Christopher's is now closed until Autumn Semester

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August 1, 2013

College mourns passing of Lori Rich
Lori Rich
Lori A. Rich, 49, of Grove City, passed away July 25. She was born in Columbus on September 17, 1963. Lori was an office associate in the Computer Sciences Department.

“Lori was an important and long-time member of this department and she will be sadly missed,” said Department Chair Mary Vaughn.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Rich and mother, Nancy J. Seese. Lori was a loving and devoted mother to daughter, Abbie A. Rich. Memorial contributions for Abbie may be given at any Fifth-Third Bank in memory of Lori.

Title III symposium registration now open

Register now to attend the 3rd Annual Title III Professional Development Symposium, Friday, September 20 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Columbus State.  Three different tracks are offered as shown on the registration form. The event is supported by Columbus State’s United States Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant.

50th anniversary group photo changed to August 30

shirtMake sure to put the anniversary group photo on your calendar for Friday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. by the statue!  We will be passing out 50th Anniversary “Make History” t-shirts to everyone who comes out to form the numerals “50” on the mallway, and a poster-sized commemorative print will be available to everyone who participates. Ten years ago when we did this, it was snowing.  We will go out on a limb to guarantee this will not be the case for our 50th anniversary souvenir photo!

Reminder: Lincoln Exhibit Lecture Series is today!

Don’t miss the second-to-last in a series of faculty lectures in conjunction with the Lincoln Exhibition in the Library. Today’s lecture is by Robert Brugler, titled “Gettysburg; the Battle, the Address and the Meaning,” at 1:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Studio.  The final lecture will be on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Marilyn Howard speaking on “Lincoln and the African/American Community.”

Franklin University calls for abstracts

Franklin University has extended the abstract submission deadline to August 30 for its inaugural Scholarship Forum: From the Classroom to the Field and Beyond: Poster Presentations.  The forum, which will be held on Franklin’s main campus on September 25, will showcase the innovative and important scholarly contributions from a variety of fields and disciplines by students, faculty, alumni, and community partners.

Capturing the essence and importance of holding this forum, keynote speaker John Carey, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, will share his insights on the “Vision for Higher Education.”

Community partners, faculty, and students are encouraged to illustrate their work and research in a poster-style session that will disseminate knowledge and discoveries beyond the individual and program in order to benefit the entire university community. Abstract solicitation is currently underway and will run through August 30. 

Faculty and students may submit abstracts of projects, capstones, thesis projects, or any research or substantial project in which they analyzed information in a manner that generated synthesized conclusions or hypotheses.  All presentations must be in poster formats and presenters must be available for comments and questions during the September 25 poster session.

Excellence in several categories will be recognized including, Outstanding Student Submission, Faculty Adjunct Submission, Faculty Submission, and Excellence in Scholarship.  Accepted abstracts will appear in a booklet distributed during the event.
Providing enhanced exposure for all accepted presentations, a post-event news release will be distributed that includes links to all of the accepted abstracts. In addition, a $100 raffle will be held for those participating during the poster presentation segment.

For more information, interested participants are encouraged to visit for guidance on abstract writing and poster development, as well as to submit an abstract.

Hills Market Downtown offers employee discount
Did you know that the new Hills Market downtown gives Columbus State employees and students a 10 percent discount on their purchases and also on catering?  All you have to do is show your college ID!  Learn more about Hills Market online here. Located at 95 North Grant Avenue, between Long and Gay Streets, The Hills Market Downtown is right across from CCAD.


Ramp closure south of campus starts Aug. 12

The Main St. ramp to enter I-70/I-71 will close temporarily on August 12 for two months so it can be rebuilt as part of the Mound Street Connector Project. An alternate way to get to I-70 westbound will be to enter from Third St.