Holiday Break work areas determined

For those employees who intend to work all or part of Columbus State's Holiday Break, plan to do your work in the two designated open buildings, Delaware and Rhodes Halls.
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Bowers, Ulloa-Olavarrieta promoted in Workforce Development

Director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, Michael Bowers, has been promoted to Director of the Center for Workforce Development, and Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta has been promoted to director of the SBDC
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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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Previous Stories:

December 16

Mark Van Horn named December SEOM

Groupwise "retirement" reminder

New licensing agreements allow at-home purchase of software

Save the Date for MLK 2014

Student Success Council seeks proposals

Mail service closed during Holiday Break

Fitness Center to get new equipment

HPC to offer training

New items in FOCUS

Parking lot closures during break

Heart of Scioto Trail opens

Troop Care Package Drive great success

Thornton hired in Counseling Services

Leeman to exhibit

Academy grad recognized

Retirement benefits video online

A few Wellness notes

December 5

Holiday Break work areas

Email changes coming over Holiday Break

Employee Fee Waivers due Jan. 2

Wayne named to Dean's Advisory Council at OU

Fire alarms to be tested

Capella grant extended

Workplace injury and accident reporting

December 2

Judge Jamison to address grads

Miller leads students to "Wholesome" excursion

Award for aesthetics of the Master Plan

Welcome Team reminder

Bawden to present at Game Developer Expo

Knapke noted for environmental awareness

Payroll reminder

November 25

Bowers, Ulloa-Olavarrieta promoted

More Testing Center requests

Chenfeld presents at national conference

Pepsi makes donation to student success

Pono Learning Community admitting members

Bookstore sale

Smoking and women's health

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






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December 19, 2013  

Randall displays head-to-toe style in Women’s Book

RandallRegina L. Randall, Columbus State Registrar, was featured in the “In Her STYLE” section of the December 2013 issue of The Women’s Book magazine.  “She has a regal demeanor and polished head-to-toe look,” states writer Dionna Carter. Randall explains how her fashion choices have evolved over the 20 years she has worked in education.  She talks about her now-classic style, and reveals that her favorite power color is royal blue. The writers go on to detail Randall’s role at Columbus State in opening doors to higher education to thousands of students. 


Statehouse provides anniversary resolution

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State Rep. Mike Stinziano, second from left, presents a Resolution honoring Columbus State’s 50th anniversary, to Vice President Will Kopp, center, and students Nick Hager and Samuel Seelbach. Joining them is David P. Corey, far left, of association management firm PACA, Inc.

Vardhan featured in Elle Décor
platesCynthia Vardhan
, Graduation specialist in Records and Registration, was featured in the December 2013 issue of Elle Décor magazine.  Her handmade designer porcelain plates are the Global Initiative item for the “What’s Hot” section of the magazine. Learn more about Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics at her website:


Faculty: Textbook Updates from the Bookstore

To reduce confusion for students, the Bookstore will now use "All Sects" as the section identifier for all courses that share the same requirements (whether the student is attending the class traditionally or as a distance learner). Any courses with differing requirements will still be listed as In-Class, Web, or Hybrid respectively. You can view our current book list online. If you have any questions or concerns about this change please contact Textbook Supervisor, Phil Sanders, at ext. 5127 or

IRS decreases mileage reimbursement rate Jan. 1
cartoonColumbus State's travel procedure 9-06(A) ties mileage reimbursement rates to the IRS guidelines.  The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that business mileage rates will be decreased from 56.5 cents per mile to 56 cents per mile effective January 1, 2014.

Travel forms are available on the Intranet and will be updated to reflect the new rates.  Reimbursement forms that are in-transit will have the mileage rate adjusted by the Travel Office for travel that occurs on or after January 1, 2014.  Questions regarding the new rates should be addressed to Betty Sugar in the Travel Office at ext. 2421.

Staff Advisory Council collects Toys for Tots

Abubakr Farah, coordinator of this year’s Staff Advisory Council Toys for Tots drive, announced that more than 200 toys were collected this year at a value of $1,855.

bagSAC Brown Bag Lunch scheduled for January

Join Staff Advisory Council for the January Brown Bag Lunch, Wednesday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Human Performance Center (lower level of Delaware Hall).  The session is the popular “Couch to 5K” training schedule that gets you ready to run in the annual Cougar Challenge 5K—even if you are not a runner now!

Special basketball double header Jan. 25
Columbus State will host a basketball double header against Edison Community College on Saturday, January 25, with the women’s team playing at 1:00 p.m. and the men’s team at 3:00 p.m. in the Delaware Hall gymnasium. Admission is free for all Columbus State employees and students, as well as children age five and under. 

Veteran Services to offer orientation Jan. 7

The Office of Veteran Services will host an orientation session for veteran and military students enrolled for Spring Semester.  "Mission Ready Orientation" will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 in Madison Hall 103.  The event will expose veteran and military students to available college resources and give them an opportunity to connect with their military peers at Columbus State.  During this orientation students will learn about the Columbus State services that will assist them with their transition from the military to college life.  Presenters from Counseling, Disability, Career, Advising and Veterans Services, as well as Student Engagement and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will speak.  Students can find out more by emailing to