"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. 
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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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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 23

Day of Service

Anniversary featured in Dispatch

Landscape club wins Community Stewardship award

Testing Center needs help scheduling

Columbus State birthday party

Emeritus among us

September 19

Vision of future and Master Plan shown

New FAQ's about Day of Service

September SEOM

Community College Partners Game at OU

Cappella University offers grant

SAC Lunch Sept. 25

DEIS seminars

September 16

"Great Colleges" survey results set benchmarks

"Great Teaching" to be discussed by panel

Gospel Ensemble to perform

Employee flu shots scheduled

It's Intranet cleanup time!

Leeman to exhibit

Christopher's open for Fall Semester

Working with new Columbus State students?

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 classes 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








This week at Columbus State
Monday September 30

Columbus State Birthday Celebration, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Columbus campus and Delaware Campus


Tuesday October 1
Wednesday October 2
Thursday October 3



Friday October 4


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Christopher's is now OPEN for Autumn Semester!

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September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Columbus State!

logoA lot has happened in 50 years, and we’d like to take some time to celebrate with our history makers—students, faculty, and staff. But it’s not all about the past. Let’s celebrate how we ALL make history every day!

Join us today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the courtyard for an afternoon of music, contests and fun. The party will also be going on at the Delaware Campus in Moeller Hall!


Columbus State Day Book Drive reminder

booksDon’t forget to donate a book or two to the Columbus State Day Book Drive!  As part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebration, the English Department is coordinating a Free Book Room on Columbus State Day, Saturday, October 12.  Those attending the “Learning Free-for-All” will be invited to stop in and select a book to take home. All employees have been sent a bookmark to enclose in their donated book, telling the recipient why this book was one of their favorites.  Please donate today!  Book collection boxes have been placed in offices and lounges across campus.

If you have questions, or need additional bookmarks, they are available at the front desk in the President’s Office, or you may contact Nick Lakostik, at ext. 5784.


Columbus State Day of Service a rousing success!

The first-ever Columbus State Day of Service was a huge success, with more than 650 volunteers working in our community at churches, non-profit organizations, schools, parks, food pantries, community centers and more on September 26. Some great highlights of the day can be seen in the video produced by Mark Van Horn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm7J-hRvR6Q&hd=1

Columbus State student photographers and videographers were following the action all day, and in the next issue of Update, we’ll publish a photo gallery by our student photo/video bloggers, where you can see where even more of your friends and coworkers spent their day last Thursday!

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Walking dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter are, from left, Nicole Brown,
Lisa Schneider, Lindsey Lee
and Tonja Morgan.

Doing service learning in class?

Do you incorporate service-learning in your teaching?  If so, you may apply for an “S-designation” for your Autumn 2014 classes. 

According to the organization Learn and Serve, service-learning is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning process, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” 

New, beginning Autumn Semester 2014, Columbus State sections of existing courses that meet the criteria for service learning may be offered in the course listing with an “S” suffix.  The S-designation makes it easier for students to locate service-learning classes and provides standards for class design across the college.

All S-designation requests will be handled through the Office of Academic Affairs Service-Learning Committee.  For guidance on this process, please contact the committee co-chairs Lisa Briggs and Nancy Pine.

To submit your S-Designation application for approval, please email the committee chairs or servicelearning@cscc.edu to receive a proposal form. The deadline to submit proposals for Autumn Semester 2014 classes is November 1, 2013.

Learning Management System (LMS) Faculty Forum demonstrations offered

Attention faculty! Are you interested in learning more about the latest learning management system (LMS) software from Blackboard and Instructure (Canvas)? If so, please join us for these LMS Faculty Forums:

The New Blackboard Learn 9.1 - 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in CT 107
Instructure Canvas – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in CT 107

All are welcome to attend these software demonstrations and Q&A sessions.

First Wednesday coming Oct. 2
October's First Wednesday town hall meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, starting at 8:15 a.m., in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  A live stream will be available at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate, where you can log in by using the password:  cougars.

First Lego League Robotics Competition returns to Columbus State

This year Columbus State will again sponsor the Regional First Lego League Robotics Contest on Saturday December 7, in the Columbus State Conference Center.  This year’s challenge is called “Nature’s Fury.”  Many volunteers are needed for this fun event, so please save the date to volunteer!  If you are interested in being a part of the fun, please contact volunteer coordinator Gene Sprang.

Caregivers Employee Resource Group is Friday, October 4

The challenges of caring for others can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health.  Share your story and network with other employees who also provide care to children, elderly family members or dependent adults.  Join the group on Friday, October 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in WD1094 (near the elevators) for the Caregivers ERG.  Contact Lori Thomas, Caregivers ERG Liaison, for more information.

Distinguished Teachers to present Oct. 8

What makes a teacher great? What successful teaching practices work across disciplines? How can we help our time-crunched students be successful?

These are some of the questions we can explore together with the recent Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) winners. Join this year’s DTA winners Fauna Stout, Beth Barnett, Eric Kenz, and Rick Bartlett for an afternoon of conversation about outstanding teaching.  The event is open to all employees and will take place on Tuesday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. in CT 107. A live stream (URL announced later) will also be available to view at other locations.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  For more information contact Rich James, at ext. 2175.