Welcome Team Spring 2014 Needs You

Spring Semester 2014 is just around the corner—classes begin January 13. The Welcome Team would like you to join them in offering assistance to our new and returning students.
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November SEOM shows team spirit

Van HornDarla Van Horn was nominated for the Staff Employee of the Month by Disability Services coworkers Marie Potts and Jerrilyn Heine.
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Library participates in "Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries"

What is your favorite library resource? How has the library helped you or someone you know? Have you had a chance to see the 50th Anniversary exhibit, or the library's permanent art collection? 
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Migration of email messages begins Nov. 15

Information Technology will begin migrating (moving) GroupWise email messages into the new Microsoft Outlook (Office 365) accounts beginning Friday, November 15
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Previous Stories:

November 21

"A Friday in November" now playing through Saturday

Testing Center needs help

Concert Band's holiday concert

Holiday Week and Year-end payroll deadlines

SAC's Toys for Tots drive

Do you RAVE?

Gospel Ensemble to perform

November 18

Barnhart play recounts Kennedy assassination

Faculty name readers needed

Christopher's open Nov 21

Dental Hygiene students protect Basketball Cougars' teeth

Welcome Team Spring 2014 needs volunteers

This holiday, maintain, don't gain

Poinsettia Sale ends Nov. 22

Discovery District's "Holiday Stop-Around"

November 14

November SEOM shows team spirit

ODOT thanks Columbus State

Woodwinds to perform

New Compliance and Equity Office administers Title IX

United Health Care November newsletter

Landscape students selling poinsettias

November 12

Rally supports troops

Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries

Payroll information for holiday week

Humanities/Disability Services lecture

Online demonstrations continue for Learning Management Systems

November 8

First Wednesday Nov. 13

Migration of email begins Nov. 15

Clark receives service award

Chuck Pritchard to retire

College Goal Sunday

Weight Watchers at Work

Health Rewards briefings offered

November 6

Wil Haygood to speak Nov. 12

Online demos offered for Learning Management Systems

Marketing materials win awards

Nominations sought for DTAs

Desktops to be upgraded

Have you made Holiday plans?

Lactation room now available

Symphony to host free event

Leeman wins award for artwork






This week at Columbus State
Monday November 25

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

Tuesday November 26
Wednesday November 27
Thursday November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday, all campuses closed


Friday November 29


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Christopher's is now OPEN for Autumn Semester!

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November 25, 2013  

Bowers, Ulloa-Olavarrieta promoted in Workforce Development

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Director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, Michael Bowers, has been promoted to Director of the Center for Workforce Development, taking over from Cheryl Hay, who is on loan to the Ohio Board of Regents for a year. Hay is serving as Deputy Chancellor for Higher Education Workforce Alignment at the OBOR.

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The SBDC, a Columbus State program supported by federal and state grants, provides free consulting and training to small-business owners. The Workforce Development center helps train displaced workers and others with skills demanded by regional businesses. Bowers will continue to lead the Ohio Growth Summit, a convention on entrepreneurialism held on campus each June.

Meanwhile, Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta has been promoted to director of the SBDC, having been director of its Latino Center since 2009. Ulloa-Olavarrieta also has her own business, starting organic baby food company Bebo Naturals in 2010. That experience has helped her “practice what I preach” in advising small business, she said in her profile as a Columbus Business First Forty Under 40 honoree this year.


More Testing Center requests—Disability Services
The Disability Services Testing Center needs faculty assistance during Finals Week, which falls directly after the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28 through December 1.

Because there is no additional week to process test administration requests before finals begin on Monday, December 2, the Disability Services Testing Center is asking for faculty to help by submitting ALL Test Administration Request Forms two business days in advance. For instance, if a student is scheduled to take their final on Monday, December 2, 2013, instructors should submit the Test Administration Request Form and exam by Tuesday, November 26, 2013. This will allow our office time to fully process the request and accommodate student needs.

For more information about Disability Services Testing Center hours and policies, please call ext. 5089.

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coverMimi Chenfeld, long-time adjunct in the Early Childhood Development and Education Program, presented at the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) 2013 Annual Conference and Expo, November 20 through 23, in Washington D.C.  Each conference attendee received a copy of Chenfeld’s latest book, “Still Teaching in the Key of Life,” recently published by Redleaf Press and NAEYC.  At Columbus State, Chenfeld teaches a one-hour course called Playing with the Arts each semester.

Pepsi makes donation to student success

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Pepsi’s contract with Columbus State includes $75,000 that the college can use at its discretion. In prior years the funds were used to support the Child Development Center. This year, the monies will be used for student scholarships.  Mable Freeman, (left) Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Marty Maliwesky, (right) Dean of Enrollment Services, received the $75,000 check Nov. 21 from Sloan Harl, Pepsi Business Development Representative.

Pono Learning Community admitting members
The Pono Learning Community is a learning initiative designed to provide a space for open dialogue of diversity and social responsibility issues. The purpose of Pono is to serve as a multi-level learning community, provide a platform of collaboration between faculty, staff, administration and students, and improve understanding of diversity concepts.

Employees who wish to join the Pono Learning Community this year must obtain the endorsement of their supervisor and attend a total of eight meetings through April 2014. 

For more information about Pono Learning Community, please contact Sarah Baker, specialist in Global Diversity and Inclusion, or call ext. 2861 for an application.

designBookstore Sale runs through December 6

Lots of savings are available at the Bookstore’s holiday sale running through Friday, December 6, including 50 percent off all clearance items.  Employee discounts are not applicable to sales items.


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Notes on smoking and women’s health

ash trayThe Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, was held November 21. Smoking is still the single largest preventable cause of death. Each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely as a result of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. 

The Office on Women’s Health publishes a blog  where you can read an interview about smoking and how it affects women. Did you know that two weeks to three months after she quits smoking, a woman’s heart attack risk begins to drop? To learn more, read the full interview with Dr. Howard Koh, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.