Attendance Reporting Procedures changing

Beginning this Semester, the college will change when and how faculty report class attendance/participation for financial aid students (as required of Columbus State by the U.S. Department of Education).
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 Day of Service

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If you hadn’t yet heard, in honor of Columbus State’s 50th anniversary, our Fall In-Service Day will become the 50th Anniversary Columbus State Day of Service.
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Columbus State Day to be a "Learning Free-for-All"

logo Columbus State’s 50th anniversary gift to the community will be Columbus State Day, to be held Saturday, October 12, on the Columbus Campus. 
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Taste the Future kicks off anniversary celebration

thumbnailIt 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! 
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Previous Stories:

August 29

Chatting with the Chancellor

Day of Service

Helms writes book on diversity

Managing with Strengths workshop

Caregivers ERG is Sept. 6

New security tip: "No Vishing"

Lloyd presents at Lakeside Chautauqua

August 26

First monday of semester

First Wednesday Sept. 4

Part-time employee reviews due Aug. 30

Crites earns master's degree

50th Anniversary group photo

August 22

Autumn Semester begins

Day of Service

50th Anniversary group photo

Columbus State Day

Disability Services' new procedure

Attendance reporting procedures changing

Career Pathing Workshop

Children's camp celebrates 25 years

New hours, classes for Fitness Center

Fourman teaches in China

Officers earn bike patrol awards

Night Out at Crew Stadium

Time for fall Weight Watchers

August 19

Pedaling for Pelotonia

Taste the Future kicks off anniversary celebration

"50" photo moved to Aug. 30

Parking change, crosswalk closure

New academic partnership with Columbus Division of Fire and Police

Part-time employee reviews due

ESL Afterschool program receives $1.7 million in grants

Former Cougar Jerrell Sanders to play in Germany

August 12

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







This week at Columbus State
Monday September 2

Labor Day, all campuses closed

Tuesday September 3
Wednesday September 4
Thursday September 5

Dublin Week of Welcome, 5-7 p.m., Dublin Regional Learning Center


Friday September 6


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Christopher's is now closed until Autumn Semester

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September 5, 2013

Thanks for Making History!

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Nearly 500 employees and student employees donned anniversary t-shirts and arranged themselves on the plaza in the shape of a “5-0” for the Anniversary Group Photo Friday, August 30.  Pro photographer Larry Hamill was tethered to the top of Union Hall and snapped this great shot, which will be made into a souvenir poster for all participants.  Thanks to everyone who braved the late summer heat to help us create this awesome photograph!

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Helping to pass out the anniversary t-shirts on Friday were Business and Campus Services employees Linda Merritt, Betty Sugar, Beth Bates, Karen Miller, and Emily Cox.  Also helping but not pictured was Cindy Klimek.

Tethering LarryOn the roof of Union Hall, Safety Coordinator Tim Butcher and Maintenance Repairperson 1 Robert Osgood fasten the safety tether for the photographer.
Larry on the roof
At the dizzying height of six stories, safely tethered photographer Larry Hamill takes some test shots of the group photo. Campus Police also provided two bullhorns for ground-to-roof communications!

Day of Service registration draws to a close next week

The September 26 Day of Service—which is taking the place of In-Service Day in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary—is going very well, with many of the volunteer opportunities already filled to capacity.  The deadline to choose your Day of Service opportunity is next Friday, September 13, in order for organizers to assign team leaders and create packets for all participants.  Of special note: If you were able to attend the 50th anniversary group photo and got a t-shirt, then you are all set for Day of Service because they are the same shirts we’ll be wearing to volunteer! 

If you have not  yet registered for an activity, or have questions about Day of Service, go online here, where you’ll find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the description of all volunteer activities, and the registration form!

Note: Columbus State’s Wellness Initiative will offer employee flu shots later in October, on a date TBA.

Library kicks off partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library

bannerOn August 28, as part of the college’s “Weeks of Welcome,” the Library officially kicked off its partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) by issuing public library cards to students.  Working alongside Columbus State librarians, Angel Gondek, Tracy Kemp, Derek Zoladz, Jennifer Casteen, Julie Zavaloff, James Castrillo, and Ryan Scott at our Welcome Back table were Rick Catrone, Circulation Manager at CML and Christopher Pizzo, Supervisor in the Circulation Department.

Students, faculty and staff were able to register for their new CML cards directly at the table (after Welcome Week, the Library will continue to offer this service at the Circulation Desk.)  Columbus State Library staff will be adding a "CSCC" code to the online application as well so that CML staff can activate the card within 24 hours. 

This is the start of a very exciting partnership that will offer many collaborative opportunities for both Columbus State and Columbus Metropolitan Library as new services are developed to benefit both of our institutions.


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Carringer publishes dissertation
Associate Professor Paul Carringer, Integrated Media & Technology, has his dissertation published and available through OhioLink and the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. The dissertation, titled "The community college president: Working with and through the media to advance the institution," presents a set of cases from community college presidents and marketing lead professionals that were noted for success in communications with key target audiences important to the institutions.

Carringer was awarded his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University, School of Education, in May of this year. He presented his study to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in April at the annual convention. He will also be presenting his study to the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, a special interest council of the AACC, at several district conferences and the national conference in 2014.

Popovich presents at distance learning conference

JackJack Popovich, assistant professor and program coordinator in Finance, co-presented with Drs. David Stein and Constance Wanstreet from Ohio State, at the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, a premier research conference on Distance Learning.  The presentation was titled "E-coaching for Quality Discussions: A Rubric for Instructors" and summarized research conducted at The Ohio State University related to student-led synchronous chats.  The research was based on the question, "Can students achieve levels of higher-order thinking without teacher presence during the chat if they are coached?"  Popovich is pursuing his Ph.D. in Education and Workforce Development at OSU.

Discover your true calling

Are you still struggling to find an answer to the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you interested in learning more about the concept of vocational identity? Would you like to learn more about your vocational design? If so, then this class is for you. Discover Your True Calling is a highly interactive class to help you better discern your vocational design and understand how vocational identity fits into your life plan. It is offered on Friday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

paintingLeeman to exhibit

Stacy Leeman, adjunct instructor in the Humanities, will have a painting on display at the Art Center in Blue Ridge, Ga. as part of the 2013 Southern Appalachian Art Guild's National Juried Show.  The show opens Oct. 9 and runs through Nov.8.


Leeman will exhibit her painting “Upstream W#13.”


Security tip of the day: How to spot a phishing email
You may have received a “phishing” email if:

  • There are misspelled words in the email or it contains poor grammar

  • The message is asking for personally identifiable information such as credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, PINs or Social Security Numbers

  • There are "threats" or alarming statements that create a sense of urgency.  For example: "Your account will be locked until we hear from you" or "We have noticed activity on your account from a foreign IP address."

  • The web address in the message isn't the one you're used to seeing. It's usually close to the web address but not exact. For example:

Phishing website:  “(www)”
Real website: (www)

As a reminder, Columbus State will never call or email you asking for your login name, password, or Social Security Number. If you receive a phone call or email asking for this information, do not provide it and immediately call the Help Desk at ext. 5050.  If you have any security questions, send an email to or call Rob Clifford at ext. 3686.

Group enters Heart Walk

A Columbus State team walked in the Central Ohio Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on August 24. Pictured at the walk are, from left, Daryl Brown, Autumn Altizer, Nichole Bowman-Glover, Stacey Raymond, and Chelsea Raymond. Not pictured are Susan Thomas and Jessica Allen.

Summer Slim Down is complete
logoIt’s time to get measured again for the Summer Slim Down post-summer measurements.

Let’s see how your summer went!

Measurement Days will be Thursday, September 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in RH 114 or Friday, September 6, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in RH 232. If you have any questions about Summer Slim Down, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.

Chef apprentice wins national award 

studentChef Apprentice Matthieu Henry, who will graduate this semester, recently won the Maple Leafs Duck National Recipe Contest with his recipe for Savory Chèvre Bread Pudding, Chinese Five-Spice Smoked Duck and Vanilla-Port Poached Asian Pear.  He received $500 for his winning recipe. The recipes were judged on accuracy, creativity and innovation. 

Matthieu works as an apprentice at the Westin Hotel in downtown Columbus.  The recipe remains the property of Maple Leaf Farms, sponsor of the contest.