LIbrary kicks off partnership with Delaware County District Library

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The Columbus State Library/Learning Center officially opened its partnership with the Delaware County District Library September 5 with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Moeller Hall. 
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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. 
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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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Previous Stories:

September 12

Registering for Day of Service

Student photo bloggers want to visit you!

Holiday week approaching

Fire alarms to be tested

IT announces Classroom Tech Help line

High School visit day

BLUEprint workshops

Security Tip of the Day

September 9

College mourns loss of Carolyn Kaufman

Library kicks off partnership with Delaware Library

Nine tips for students

Gruber given FAA award

New Print Request Form released

Hostmanship classess offered

September 5

Thanks for making history!

Day of Service registration to close next week

Library kicks off partnership with CML

Carringer publishes dissertations

Popovich presents at conference

Discover your true calling

Leeman to exhibit

Security tip of the day

Heart Walk

Summer Slim Down complete

Chef apprentice wins national award

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






This week at Columbus State
Monday September 16

Walking Club, Meet at Christopher Columbus statue at 12 p.m.

Tuesday September 17
Wednesday September 18
Thursday September 19

Introduction to Hostmanship, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., WD 435


Friday September 20


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Christopher's is now closed until Autumn Semester

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September 16, 2013

“Great Colleges” survey results set benchmarks

Columbus State thanks employees for their participation in both the 2012 and 2013 “Great Colleges to Work For” survey, sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Modern Think LLC.  Collecting two years of data enables us to establish a baseline measure for improvement in a number of areas as well as celebrate our most positive attributes.

Our survey results remained consistent over the two years.  The college was rated "Good to Very Good" in the Pride category and we were rated "Good" in the areas of Professional Development, Compensation, Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Supervisors/Department Chairs, Teaching Environment,  and Job Satisfaction/Support.  Areas identified as "Warrants Attention" include Communication, Shared Governance, Senior Leadership, Faculty, Administrator and Staff Relations, and Collaboration.  Employees can view summary results of the Great Colleges To Work For survey on the intranet:

An element of what makes Columbus State a great place to work is the commitment to quality improvement that all employees share.  Later this year, employees will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions about the survey findings in order to identify what works well and what can be improved. Together we will continue to make Columbus State a great college to work for.

“Great Teaching” to be discussed by panel

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Dr. Rick Barlett, Eric Kenz, Beth Barnett, and Fauna Stout, Distinguished Teaching Award winners.

Join the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award winners for an afternoon of conversation about outstanding teaching on Tuesday, October 8, at 3:00 p.m. in CT 107.

The panel of Distinguished Teachers will share what they have found to be the secrets to their teaching success, and then we will open the conversation to all. All four winners will on the panel including Fauna Stout, assistant professor, Medical Assisting Technology;Beth Barnett, professor in Developmental Education;Eric Kenz, instructor in Biological Sciences; andDr. Rick Bartlett, associate professor, Business Management. Please register in advance.  For more information contact Rich James at ext. 2175.

Gospel Ensemble to perform Sept. 21

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, directed by Emma Easton, will observe Gospel Music Heritage Month Saturday, September 21, with a concert in the Columbus State courtyard.  Special guests will include Edwin Channels, gospel jazz; Lady Pearl, gospel rap; the Serenity Dancers, and more!  “Gospel Music Heritage Month” is an occasion to help educate and entertain diverse audiences with the rich history and legacy of gospel music.  The concert is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Employee flu shots scheduled
Flu shots will be given to employees on Tuesday, October 29, at a time and location to be determined. Please mark your calendars for this important preventative immunization.  All employees, regardless of health care provider, are eligible to receive flu shots.

suppliesIt’s Intranet cleanup time!

Many departments have old, unused sites on the Columbus State intranet. If you’re one of those departments, please contact Web Content Coordinator Tony Goins to talk about deleting that site. An intranet cleanup will help us prepare to redevelop the intranet. Thanks for your help.


latest drawingLeeman to exhibit in Maryland
Stacy Leeman, adjunct faculty in the Humanities Department, will participate in the Shades of Pastel 2013 Exhibit at the Delapaine Visual Arts and Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, November 2 through December 1.

Drawing #27 by Stacy Leeman


Christopher’s open for Fall Semester lunches!

photo of dishCrème Brulee is for dessert Thursday!

Christopher’s, the Hospitality student-run dining experience in Eibling Hall 05, will re-open for Fall Semester on Thursday, September 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  To see the week’s menu, visit Christopher’s.




Working with new Columbus State students?

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Photo by student photo blogger LaRae Scheurell

The Columbus Campus Registration Workshops are now LIVE in the Hobsons system, and on the Events search page.

New students in “Ready to Register” status, who have completed the COMPASS Placement Test and/or the ACT, should be referred to these sessions. More details may be found on Step 4 of the Get Started Guide.

If you are working with a new student, please ask him or her to use the same login username and password that they used when they created an application to the college, scheduled an event (tour, GSI, etc.), or created a VIP page.