New enrollment process for DACA students detailed

Because of recent action by the Board of Regents and the Attorney General's Office, there is a new process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students who wish to enroll at Columbus State. 
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50th Anniversary group photo CHANGED to August 30

shirt Note change: Make sure to put the anniversary group photo on your calendar for Friday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. by the statue! 
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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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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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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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August 12, 2013

Taste promoted on 10TV

50th photo moved to Aug. 30

Part-time TIC Rep can't be distracted

Delaware Campus librarians receive national recognition

Heart Walk is Aug. 24

August 8, 2013

Richardson named August SEOM

Construction Sciences win award at fair

SAC's Hot Dog Day

Welcome Team 2013 needs volunteers

Fidelibus presents at OSU Institute

Third Annual Chat and Chew

August 5, 2013

First Wednesday meeting

New enrollment process for DACA students

Columbus State C.A.R.E.S. to offer training

Respiratory Care scholarship awarded

SAC employee picnic

Rhyan named to Ohio Reach Board

August 1, 2013

College mourns passing of Lori Rich

Title III Symposium

50th Anniversary group photo

Lincoln Exhibit Lecture series

Franklin U. calls for abstracts

Hills Market Downtown offers employee discount

Ramp closure starts Aug. 12









This week at Columbus State
Monday August 19

Semester break, August 5-20

Walking Club, 12 p.m., Columbus Statue

Tuesday August 20
Wednesday August 21
Thursday August 22



Friday August 23


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Christopher's is now closed until Autumn Semester

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August 19, 2013

Pedaling for Pelotonia!

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, senior vice president for Business and Campus Services, and Tim Malloy, systems administrator in IT, roll down the road in custom 50th anniversary bike jerseys at Pelotonia, the annual fundraiser for cancer research at The Arthur C. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.  Also riding was Dr. Jeanette Ferguson, instructor in Biological Sciences.  Volunteer members for the team were Beth Bates, Nichole Bowman-Glover, Rod Harris, Rich James, Karen Riley, Aletha Shipley, Sarah Thomas, Susan Thomas, and Darla Van Horn. Overall, the Columbus State team raised $5,435 for cancer research!

Taste the Future kicks off anniversary celebration

It was pretty much wall-to-wall celebrants at the 25th annual Taste the Future held under clear skies and cool, autumn-like temperatures August 13! 

The fundraising event was also the kick-off of Columbus State’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, bringing back some of the original participants of the 1989 Taste—our “history makers”— including chefs Cameron Mitchell, Sue Doody, Hubert Seifert, Paul Panzera, Kamal Boulos, and Kent Rigsby.  

The day began at 2 p.m. with a special reception for Columbus State retirees, followed by a VIP reception for sponsors and honorees. 100% of Proceeds for the event go to supporting support student scholarships and special projects at Columbus State. 

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     At Taste 2013 -Looking east over the mallway.

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    At the Retiree Reception, Jay Benedict greets Mike Snider while Ted Hopple mingles

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    At the Retiree Reception, Jean Baker and Marty Nesser pose with Cindy Hood.

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    Everyone had time to catch up with old friends at the Retiree Reception.

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    Wayne Cocchi and Renee Hampton enjoy hors d'oeuvres.

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    Retirees Lou Ann Carman, Sandy Bush and Gil Fiertag enjoy the photo collage of past employees.

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    Linda Landis, Harold Brown and Al Simmons say hello.

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    Dr. Harrison talks with Larry Lance, Carol Kizer, John Falk.

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    President Harrison chats with the Student Ambassadors.

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    Honorary Host Cameron Mitchell, center, addresses the VIP reception, along with (from left) Hubert Seifert, Kent Rigsby, Sue Doody and Kamal Boulos.

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    Honorary hosts and History Makers pose with Dr. Harrison at the VIP reception. Retired Chair of Hospitality Management, Carol Kizer is at center.

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    Carol Kizer, one of the originators of Taste the Future, receives special recognition during the VIP reception.

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    The Ken Reynolds Band performs their mix of jazz.

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    Retiree Lenore Schneiderman stopped by for a Taste!

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    Checking out what the Refectory has to offer.

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    Under the watchful eye of Chef Hubert Seifert, a chef at Spagio's arranges a platter.

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    Trying something delicious at the 2013 Taste.

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    President Harrison opens the event with the traditional Taste the Future toast.

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    Sue Thomas smiles as her friend Kari Kittrel takes their photo.

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     The band serenades the crowd as the shadows lengthen.

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    A beautiful evening for a beautiful event, seen from Franklin Hall's second floor.



logoReminder: 50th anniversary group photo moved to August 30
Due to the busy schedule of the first week of Fall Semester, the 50th Anniversary group photo will move to Friday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard near the statue.  We will distribute anniversary t-shirts to all, then stand in the outline of a large “5-0” to take the photo! (Photographer will shoot from the roof of Union Hall.) A commemorative poster will be printed featuring the photo, so please take a moment on August 30 to stop out to the courtyard, get your anniversary t-shirt, and join in the photo fun!

Be ready for a parking change and a temporary crosswalk closure this semester

As Autumn Semester begins there are several important changes to be aware of. One quarter of parking lot 12-S will be closed off this year. It’s the section at the corner of Cleveland Ave. and Long St.  Those spaces have been leased by the neighboring Columbus College of Art and Design. The spaces will be clearly marked and won’t be available for staff or students at Columbus State.

(CCAD needs a little extra parking due to a sort of domino effect from the current expansion of the Columbus Museum of Art. That project is cutting into CCAD’s parking. So, as a good neighbor, we’re helping out CCAD.)

This is only a temporary lease for the academic year. The revenue generated from the lease agreement will offset the money Columbus State pays to lease parking lot 32-S. That’s the lot east of the parking garage that was added a couple of years ago. The property is not owned by the college but it has become a popular lot for students because of its close proximity to many campus buildings on the east end of campus.

Another change to be aware of is the crosswalk on Cleveland Ave. at Grove St. It’s the one without a signal. There’s been significant road and sidewalk construction at that spot for several weeks during the break. When classes begin, work crews will still be putting the final touches on that project. For the first two weeks of classes the crosswalk will be closed. That means students and staff will have to walk down to the crosswalk at Cleveland and Mt. Vernon Avenues, at the Bookstore.

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It won’t be a long closure. The crosswalk at Grove St. should reopen in early September. In addition, a long-awaited crosswalk signal is scheduled to be added there by the end of this calendar year.

One other note for staff and faculty who use parking lot 1-E between beside Union Hall: You will not be able to turn left onto Edward St. from Cleveland Ave. That’s the small alley that stops at the loading dock behind Union Hall. To alleviate traffic congestion, cones will be placed in the middle of Cleveland Ave. to prevent left turns into, and out of, Edward St.

New academic partnership with Columbus Division of Fire and Police announced
When Fall Semester begins on Wednesday, the cadets in the current Columbus Division of Fire Academy will be among the registered students at the college.
The city and the college are partnering in a new program that puts all incoming firefighters on a direct path toward an associate degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A similar program is also designed for Division of Police cadets and our Law Enforcement program.

Details of these unique programs will be announced at a news conference today at Fire Station One, 300 N. Fourth St., Columbus.

“We are especially proud of Columbus State’s long history of helping to prepare more than 2,300 first responders in this community,” said President David Harrison.  “Joining with the city’s emergency divisions is a natural partnership that helps Columbus firefighters and police officers enhance their skills, earn their degrees, and build a stronger career path.”

Part-time employee reviews due Aug. 30

Part-time employee Annual Reviews are due to Human Resources by Friday, August 30.  All information needed to complete the Annual Reviews can be found on the Annual Review Webpage: For additional information or assistance, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

ESL Afterschool Communities program receives $1.7 million in grants

girls with booksThe Ohio Department of Education has awarded Columbus State’s ESL Afterschool Communities two new 21st Century Community Learning Center grants totaling $1.7 million for the next five years.  The grants will help at least 100 new students with additional sites at Southpark Apartments and at Prairie Norton Elementary School.

The ESL Afterschool Communities programs are an outreach initiative that introduces Columbus State to the immigrant and refugee community and helps underserved students discover that college is a possibility and that exciting opportunities lay ahead through education.

To learn more about the programs go online to:

Former Cougar Jerrell Sanders to play in Germany

SandersFormer Columbus State and Ferris State University basketball player Jerrell Sanders has received an opportunity to play professionally and continue his basketball career. Sanders recently signed a contract to play professional ball overseas in Germany with the BG Bonn Meckenheim club in one of the country's top leagues.

The 6-6 forward initially joined the Ferris State program at the semester break during the 2009-10 campaign.  Prior to playing at FSU, Sanders spent two seasons at Columbus State where he led the Cougars to a 29-4 mark and a trip to the national tournament.  Read the whole article here.