AQIP Action Projects for 2014 submitted

Q logoThree AQIP Action Projects have been approved by Cabinet and the Accreditation Committee, and have been posted on the Higher Learning Commission website for 2014. The projects are the Early Alert, Institutional Reporting, and Reverse Transfer projects.
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CCSSE 2013 results now available

Are students engaged in their learning—and with the college—as much as we hope they are? How does engagement affect student learning? Answers to these questions and more may be found in the results of the 2013 Community College Survey Student Engagement (CCSSE) and Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE).
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Project 365 nears launch

Columbus State faculty and staff will soon have a powerful email, web, and collaboration tool that can help you work more efficiently.
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Previous Stories:

October 31

Revisiting the Columbus State ghost story

Systems Portfolio submitted to HLC

Financial Planning workshop

Concert Band and Ensemble to perform

International student Thanksgiving Dinner

Distance Education and Instructional Support Seminars

Volleyball Cougars win OCCAC, head to regionals

Need student employees?

Health Rewards briefings

Mobile mammography screening

SAC Brown Bag Lunches

October 28

AQIP Action Projects for 2014 submitted

Veterans' Week activities

Academic assistant helps athletes excel

Disability Services and Humanities lecture

Join GEM-C to critique writing

Last week for feedback on Day of Service

Academic Onboarding sessions

Safety Council works for secure campus

Employee workshops

October 24

CCSSE results available

New grants coordinator

CS to host international Education conference

Metropreneur features SBDC

Concert Band fall concert Nov. 5

SAC Lunch on medical benefits Oct. 30

Caregivers Group Nov. 1

Vote for Fear Factor!

Landscape students offer raffle

October 21

Project 365 nears launch

"Hybrid" is now "Blended"

Disability Services offers workshop on autism

Make plans for December holiday week

October 17

Campus invited to anniversary presentation

Missed Columbus State Day?

Students collect for military care

Financial Planning seminar

Di Pietro to perform

DEIS seminars

Bookstore customer appreciation program

Connect your students to FOCUS

October 16

Columbus State receives $5 million from AEP

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







This week at Columbus State
Monday November 4

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

Financial Planning Workshop, 2-3 p.m., WD 404

Tuesday November 5
Wednesday November 6
Thursday November 7

Phi Theta Kappa Relay for LIfe Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., DH 100


Friday November 8


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Christopher's is now OPEN for Autumn Semester!

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November 6, 2013  

Wil Haygood, author of The Butler, to speak Nov. 12

Wil HaygoodAuthor and prize-winning journalist Wil Haygood will speak and read from his book The Butler: A Witness to History at a special free public event on Tuesday, November 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.

The book, which developed from a 2008 Washington Post article by the same name, is a portrait of Eugene Allen's career in the White House under eight presidents. It's a New York Times bestseller and has already been translated in to six foreign languages.

The book was released in tandem with the award-winning motion picture Lee Daniel's The Butler—for which Haygood served as associate producer. The film spent three weeks as number one at the box office and is already generating Oscar buzz.

After his presentation, Mr. Haygood will sign copies of The Butler. You may bring your own, or copies will be available for sale at the presentation. The event is free, but ticketed to reserve your seat, so please Register Here and bring your ticket with you on November 12!

Online demos offered for Learning Management Systems
If you haven't had a chance to attend on-campus demonstrations of the new Blackboard or Canvas LMS software, please join us from the convenience of your home or office with upcoming webinar demonstrations. The schedule is:

Canvas - TODAY -Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Blackboard - Friday, Nov. 8, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Blackboard - Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Canvas - Thursday, Nov. 14, from 2:30 - 4 p.m.

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Marketing materials win regional awards

marketing materalsSeveral Columbus State advertisements and publications earned Medallion Awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Conference, held Nov. 3-5 in Columbus. NCMPR is an affiliate organization of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) serving marketing and communication professionals from two-year community and technical colleges.  District 3 serves Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario community colleges. 

Columbus State’s 2012 Report to the Community won the Gold Medallion in the annual report category; the recent “Careers Start Here” integrated billboard/web campaign won Gold in the Successful Recruitment Marketing category; the college recruitment publication for high school-age prospective students won a Silver Award in the viewbook category, and the 2013 series of TV commercials also won a Silver Award.

Also during the conference, Paul Carringer, associate professor in Integrated Media and Technology, presented a roundtable discussion for members titled “Working with the News Media to Advance the Institution: A Study of Successful Leadership Teams.”

Nominations sought for Distinguished Teaching Awards
Award nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award are collected throughout the year, and may be submitted by students, staff members, and faculty. Nominees are reviewed by faculty peers and four winners are selected each spring. Submit your online nomination at any time. You can also drop off your nomination in the Human Resources Department in Rhodes Hall.  Learn more about the Distinguished Teaching Award online here. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 awards is December 31, 2013.

Desktops to be upgraded to Acrobat 11 Pro

Columbus State employees’ desktops will be automatically upgraded to Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro on Friday, November 8.  All versions of Acrobat Reader or previous versions of Acrobat Pro will automatically be upgraded to Acrobat 11 Pro, giving employees the ability to create, edit and save PDFs.  

Reminder: Have you made your Holiday plans?

xmas storyDuring the period from December 25 through January 1, there will be no in-person or telephone services available to students. (They can still register for classes and pay their fees during this period via CougarWeb.) The Delaware Campus and the Regional Learning Centers will be closed during this period and the college anticipates that very few employees will report to work on the Columbus Campus. Here is a link to the FAQs and once we know the number of employees who will be working during the period, we will provide additional information about work locations.

Lactation room now available

In an effort to support our employees and students who are nursing mothers, the college has secured a lactation room in Nestor Hall, 019B. The room is available upon request for the employees and students to express breast milk for their nursing children. We are happy to provide this room to help promote life balance for our campus community.

The room will be available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended room availability beyond 5:00 p.m. is dependent upon staffing availability and the Public Safety Department. To reserve the room, employees should contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator at ext. 3989.

Symphony to host free event
Music and appetizers are on the house this Thursday, November 7, at the Ohio Theatre courtesy of the Columbus Symphony.  The free concert features works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Torke.  Gregory Vajda will be the guest conductor.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Leeman wins award for artwork

paintingStacy Leeman, adjunct instructor in the Humanities, recently was awarded the Donni Dingman Memorial Award, at the Shades of Pastel National Exhibit, Delapaine Visual Arts and Education Center, in Frederick, Md., for her work titled Drawing #27.