Monday, December 15, 2008

Water in Union and Delaware off during breakDue to construction in Delaware and Union Halls, the water will be shut off on Friday, December 19.

Javadi and student present research at Miami UniversityReel logoMort Javadi, Ph.D., associate professor in the Biological and Physical Sciences, and his capstone student Joshua Grant participated in the 2008 Research Experience to Enhance Learning (REEL) Symposium hosted by Miami University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation in early November.

Grant presented the result of his work titled “Elemental Concentrations in Soil Solution as Affected by Centrifuge Speed and Duration.” The research initiatives and activities of faculty in the Biological and Physical Sciences Department have resulted in recognition of Columbus State by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of the REEL Institutes. NSF’s goal is to foster undergraduate research in theses institutes. According to David Hodge, president of Miami University, the REEL project will undoubtedly increase the retention and graduation rates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are so critical for the state of Ohio and the nation.

Rocco DiPietro
Rocco DiPietro

DiPietro to serve as composer in residence at Stanford

Rocco DiPietro, adjunct instructor in Humanities, will travel to sunny California for the winter quarter to join the Stanford Initiative for the Creative Arts as Composer in Residence. When the weather goes back to normal in Ohio, he will be returning! At Stanford, he will undertake a variety of projects in a campus-wide initiative including writing his orchestra piece "Finale." As artist in residence working across disciplines he will write a new piece for the "Wired Sound" ensemble, and as a guest composer he will write a new section of "The Comedy of The Real" for Ge Wang and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra at the Center for Computing, Research, Music and Acoustics. He will also perform in a public concert and seminar of his music.

cigarette buttsReminder for smokersSmokers are reminded of the city law prohibiting smokers from gathering at entryways. Proximity to an entrance or exit cannot cause smoke to drift into the building or cause nonsmokers to walk through secondhand smoke to enter or exit. The Columbus Department of Health and Columbus State’s Department of Public Safety are responsible for enforcement of this city law. Your cooperation is appreciated.



Holiday blood drive to take place December 29Red Cross logoRadio One and the American Red Cross will host a Holiday Blood Drive on Monday, December 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Red Cross Headquarters, 995 E. Broad St. The theme is “Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve – Your Last Chance to Do a Good Deed in 2008.”
      There will be gifts and prizes for donors including:        

  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers food and coupons

  • Panera Bread food and coupons

  • Free Red Cross T-shirt

  • Assorted gift cards

  • Enter to win $100 gas cards

  • Enter to win a $2,000 travel package from AAA

  • Sign a card to donate a toy to Children’s Hospital

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to .You can help keep your wait time as minimal as possible by scheduling an appointment to donate.  Those with appointments will be taken first.