Columbus State Day makes news

logo Beautiful fall weather and an all-out effort by Columbus State faculty and staff made for an excellent Columbus State Day October 12—our 50th anniversary gift to the community. 
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New Transfer Partnership with Miami University

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Miami University in Oxford is now partnering with Columbus State to offer students a new transfer option. In a press conference held Oct. 4, the partnership between the two institutions was outlined.
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October is Disability Awareness Month

Throughout the month of October, Columbus State’s Disabilities Services Department will offer a number of special events and resources for students, faculty and staff.
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Columbus State Birthday Party

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Columbus State celebrated the anniversary of its first day of classes on Monday, September 30—the first day that the Columbus Area Technician School opened for business in the basement of Central High School in 1963. 
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Previous Stories:

October 14

Columbus State day makes news

Feedback requested on VP Candidates

Christopher's now online

Health Rewards briefings

Learning Management Systems campus evaluation

Birthday babies, then and now

October 10

Feedback requested for VP Candidates

SEOM for October

Celebrate Faculty excellence

Hay named new Deputy Chancellor

Transfer Fair

G.I.Bill office moves to Union Hall

New OSHA training

Service Learning Designations due

Mobile mammography screening Nov. 6

October 7

One week left until Columbus State Day

In-Service survey

Open Forums

Government shutdown affects some veteran benefits

College presidents speak to Metropolitan Club

Landscape students host fundraiser

Miami U. transfer partnership

Inaugural Alumni Basketball game

Flu shots Oct. 29

Summer Slim Down results

DEIS class offerings

October 3

Columbus State birthday party

City Council honors Columbus State

Open Forums for VP position

Mental Health Fair Oct. 9

October is Disability Awareness Month

Harrison to serve on committee

LMS Faculty Forum

Second Portfolio nears deadline

C.A.R.E.S. training

FAQ 's about STAR Forms

Online course assessment begins

Banks recognized by PTK, Trustees

College Completion Coaches volunteer at car show

Library endorses "Banned Books Week"







This week at Columbus State
Monday October 14

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday October 15
Wednesday October 16
Thursday October 17

Learning Management Systems: Instructure Canvas, 2:30 - 4 p.m., CT 107


Friday October 18


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Christopher's is now OPEN for Autumn Semester!

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October 16, 2013   UPDATE EXTRA

Columbus State Foundation receives $5 million from American Electric Power Foundation

The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation is funding a new pilot initiative with the Columbus State Community College Foundation to launch a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) dual enrollment program at Columbus City high schools.

The Credits Count SMprogram is expected to begin in fall 2014 at West High School and will expand to four additional high schools over the next five years. AEP will provide $1 million per year over five years to fund the program.

The announcement was made today at West High School in Columbus by President Harrison and Nicholas Akins, President and CEO of AEP. They were joined by Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent of Columbus City Schools and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.

“Credits Count expands access to a college credential, ensures affordability for Columbus students and families, and aligns with regional career opportunities,” said President Harrison. “This partnership will eliminate uncertainty by providing a planned pathway to college and career success.”

Dr. Harrison speaks to audience
Dr. Harrison addresses guests at today’s announcement of the Credits Count program at West High School, which will be the first school to test the program.

“This college and career success initiative will introduce middle school children to STEM experiences, improve college readiness through academic support services in high school, and engage prepared learners for college credit course work prior to graduation,” said Kelly Hogan, professor in Developmental Education. 

“The program will prepare graduates for the workforce with certificates targeted toward the regional job market, removing financial barriers for those who make the decision to pursue higher education and a more economically sound future.”  Hogan will coordinate the program at the West High School pilot.

“Far too often, we hear of barriers such as the cost of tuition that keep our students from moving on to higher education and reaching their career aspirations,” Akins said. “Our goal is to help students become fully prepared to graduate from high school ready for a career or with a significant number of credit hours toward a college education.”

“AEP Foundation's $5 million investment is the largest gift ever made to Columbus State,” said Pamela Bishop, executive director of the Columbus State Foundation.  “The impact of AEP's generosity will change kids' lives and aligns perfectly with Columbus State's mission.  We are grateful for AEP's support and excited to get to work on Credits Count.”

Major components of Credits Count:

Dr. Harrison with students
President Harrison and Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, (back at left) greet students at West High School after the press conference.

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AEP Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Akins explains the Credits Count program at the press conference.