Thursday, November 6, 2008

Columbus State and Capital University sign transfer agreement today

The signingCapital University president Denvy A. Bowman and President Moeller sign the new articulation agreement.

Capital University and Columbus State Community College signed an articulation agreement today that will help ease the transition for Columbus State graduates hoping to transfer to Capital, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Capital President Denvy A. Bowman and Dr. Moeller signed the agreement at a ceremony at 9 a.m. at Columbus State. The articulation agreement, which will take effect immediately, will blend advantages and resources of both institutions to benefit students and help them plan a complete undergraduate degree program from the beginning of their college careers.

Capital University is the oldest university in central Ohio, founded in 1830 by the Lutheran Church. The university has 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and their main campus is located in Bexley. The university offers 60 majors and 39 minors, master’s degree programs in business, nursing, and music, and a law school. Columbus State and Capital first signed an articulation agreement in 1986.

Capital will guarantee admission for students who earn Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees from Columbus State and who meet the academic and social transfer admission requirements at Capital. Columbus State students admitted to Capital will get the same consideration for admission into selective programs as all other Capital students.

Columbus State students who transfer before they complete their associate degree will also be guaranteed admission if they meet Capital’s admission requirements. Also, Capital will award merit and/or need-based aid to all admitted full-time traditional transfer students from Columbus State according to federal, state and institutional policy.

Columbus State and Capital will continue working together to establish pathways for students to transfer more easily in specific majors.

“Art of Recovery” event features artwork, food, music and moreLenore Schneiderman, chair of MH/CD/MR, is on the planning committee of a very special event tomorrow called “Art of Recovery,” and you are invited to attend. The event is Friday, November 7, from 5:30– 9:00 p.m. at Design Market Place, 1800 E. Fifth Ave, Columbus.

The Art of Recovery, hosted by Southeast, Inc., features original artwork from more than 75 artists, and benefits the Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) Gallery. Food will be catered by Barcelona, and there will be live music, live and silent art auctions, art demonstrations and an interactive art display. Tickets are $75 each or 2 for $135. Please call (614) 225-0980 to purchase tickets.


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Yes, you can win! YES logoColumbus State’s concert promotion “Education that Rocks” has six pairs of tickets to the upcoming “Yes-In the Present” concert on Wednesday, November 12, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. The first six employees who email with the very simple subject line: “Yes” will win a pair of general admission tickets to relive their youth in a Roundabout way! And even if you’re the Owner of a Lonely Heart, we’re sure you’ll be able to find someone to go to this concert with. It Can Happen, you know! I’ve Seen All Good People win contests every now and then. And if you win, we won’t send you on a Long Distance Runaround; you can just pick up the tickets here on campus. Hurry and email now!   

Important notice about prescription drug coverage for Medicare-eligible participants bottles of pillsColumbus State is required to send a Medicare Part D Notification to all participants of our health insurance. This does not require any action on your part unless you or your dependents are age 65 or older, or are disabled. 

Medicare Part D, the Medicare prescription drug program, imposes a higher premium on beneficiaries who delay enrollment after initial eligibility unless they are covered under an employer plan that provides equivalent or better (creditable) coverage. Employers that provide prescription drug benefits to Part D-eligible participants are required to notify these individuals annually as to whether the employer-provided benefit is creditable so that these individuals can decide whether or not to delay enrollment in a Part D plan.

The United Healthcare insurance plans currently offered to our employees and their eligible dependents does offer creditable prescription coverage.  Therefore, if you are Medicare eligible and delay enrollment in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you will not be subject to a higher premium upon enrollment to the Medicare plan.  For additional information, please review this notice.

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New exhibition in the ERC Main Gallery features “possibilities”A new exhibition by noted artist Wilfred Calvo-Bono has opened in the Main Gallery of the Educational Resources Center (ERC) in Columbus Hall. Based on the concept that painting can be executed as “a profession for the improvement of human social conditions,” the artist has created two series of paintings and constructions. First, the “Possibilities” series formed by abstract geometric pieces with striking colors done with alkyds, oils, canvas, and plywood, is able to generate reflective thoughts in the viewer. Second, “The Bad, Sad, and Ugly” series constituted of paintings and constructions done with realistic forms which emphasize the environmental problems that affect all levels of society. The exhibition will be on view until November 30.




graphic of toysHuman Performance Center to coordinate holiday food and toy driveSome of you will be making resolutions for the New Year that include becoming more fit, healthy and happy. Get started in the right direction while making the difference in a family’s holiday season. The Human Performance Center will be accepting non-perishable food items and toys for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Toys for Tots throughout the upcoming holiday season. Each item you bring in will earn you free fitness assessments and personal training in the Human Performance Center, but you do not need to “work out” to donate—the HPC welcomes all donations, whether you accept their free gifts or not!

The Holiday Food and Toy Drive will begin on November 7 and end December 17. Bring your items to the HPC in Delaware Hall, Room 029 (lower level).

Cancer Support Group to meet todayWellness logoThe Columbus State Wellness Initiative will present the Cancer Support Group today (Nov. 6), at noon in the DX Conference Room on the third floor. Two cancer survivors who hope to make a difference and lend support to other cancer survivors and their families will host the first meeting of the group.

Cancer survivors Terri Miller of Human Resources and John Nestor of Public Safety will coordinate the group’s function, purpose and activities along with the other attendees. This is an opportunity for employees affected by cancer to come together and help define how such a group might be helpful to them and others. For additional information please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.

Veterans to receive free flu shots, gift cardsThe Franklin County Veterans Services Commission and the Franklin Co. Commissioners will offer qualified veterans the opportunity to get a free flu shot and a $50 gift card to purchase a holiday meal on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15, and Dec. 12 and 13 at Veteran’s Memorial, 300 West Broad St. Veterans will need to provide photo ID, qualifying household income and DD214 forms to receive the shots and gift card.

Blood drive logoBlood Drive scheduled for November 19 The Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lobby on Wednesday, November 19. The Blood Drive features a special call out to minority donors, because blood phenotypes are specific to ethnicity, and minority donors are especially sought to help patients in need.If you last donated on or before September 24, you may be eligible to donate. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weight at least 110 pounds and have a photo ID.  To schedule an appointment to give blood on November 19, email Timeka Rashid, or call ext. 3656.



Sustainability Committee Completes First Year of Work

Sustainability committee members
Sustainability Committee members: Tony Belleau, Jeff Bates, Jim Beidler, Brad Farmer, Barbara Smith-Allen, Stacey Rogers, Jim Spencer, and Terri Gehr. Other committee members include Mike Ryan, Alesa Mansfield, Stacy Drake, and student representatives Perry Meyer and Paige Kobe.

In Autumn 2007, President Val Moeller chartered the college’s first Sustainability Committee. This past year the Committee has engaged in a variety of activities, including learning about the college’s existing commitments to sustainability and the work that has been done and is being done on campus to reduce energy consumption, pollution and solid waste.

In July, the Committee shared its first annual report with the President. A copy of the report and other information related to the Committee’s work can be found at at

In this academic year, the Committee will continue raising awareness on campus and encouraging engagement in the work of sustainability. Watch for regular updates in future issues of Update about the work.

If any campus department or group would like to hear about the college’s work on sustainability, please contact Beth Bates at x2642 or ebates and she will arrange for a presentation.