Monday, January 8, 2007

What is time?The Division of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series will present "What is time?" at noon Wednesday, Jan. 10, in NH Seminar Room C. The lecture is free and open to the public.

"Time" is a common word in our language, yet it is nearly impossible to define. Individuals and institutions refer to and understand time differently. Each academic discipline has its own unique way of defining it. Does it have a beginning or end? Does it exist at all? Is time travel possible? What is this riddle we call time?

Dr. Garry Fourman, chairman of Modern Languages, and a recent inductee to the International Society on the Study of Time, will share some of the research he has done in this area over the last 10 years.

Timeka Rashid
Meet the new Director of Student ActivitiesThe Office of Student Activities and Athletics would like to invite students and staff to meet and greet the new director, Timeka Rashid, on Thursday, January 18, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall 116. Bring your lunch, ask questions, give feedback, and provide suggestions for programs and events.

Rashid joined Columbus State January 2. She previously worked at OSU Newark-Central Ohio Technical College, where she served as assistant director of student affairs.


Art benefactor visits ERC Distinguished benefactor, Mrs. Ursel White-Lewis, visited the Educational Resources Center (ERC) January 4 to view the ERC permanent collection.  Many pieces in the collection have been donated by Mrs. White-Lewis over the years including the latest work by Aminah Robinson, "Life and Times of Alonzo Jackson," presented to the ERC on December 2. Mrs. White-Lewis expressed appreciation to Director Bruce Massis for the establishment of the ERC permanent collection and to Columbus State for providing a platform in which these important works may be seen by all.

READ tutor joins Writing Center staffThe Writing Center and the Office of Disability Services have collaborated to bring a new tutor to the Writing Center staff to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Dayna Moebius from Columbus Literacy Council's Reading Enhancement for Adult Deaf (READ) program will tutor in a grant-funded position at the Writing Center on Friday mornings, starting January 12.   Moebius has seven years experience in sign language and ten years in adult literacy.  

"Dayna will be a terrific addition to our staff," said Deborah Bertsch, Writing Center coordinator. "In addition to being a skilled and experienced tutor, Dayna brings great enthusiasm to her work."

Writing Center tutors provide free one-on-one tutoring for Columbus State students, faculty and staff.   Tutors work with writers on a variety of writing tasks, such as essay assignments, resumes, lab reports, poems and job applications. Tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to drafting and revising.

The Writing Center is open Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, call ext. 5717, email, or visit the center in 246 Franklin Hall.