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Graduation Friday is at the Aladdin
A reminder for those attending or participating in the Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony on Friday, March 21: The ceremony will be held this quarter only at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., beginning at 10 a.m. Those participating in the processional should plan to arrive at 9:30 a.m. in order to dress in academic attire and line up. Questions should be addressed to Suzanne May.

Fee waivers due ThursdayEmployee/dependent fee waivers for Spring Quarter 2008 must be submitted to the Human Resources office by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, to guarantee that they are processed before late fees are assessed.

Learn about Continuous Improvement Tools

Stan Jensen
Stan Jensen

Learn how continuous improvement tools can make a positive impact on your work. Tools such as the Relations Diagram, Matrix Diagrams and Control charts can help you streamline processes that you touch daily.

During the hour-long session, Stan Jensen, systems expert, will share how to use one or two tools. He will also apply the tool to an actual Columbus State system. Jensen is a dynamic and fun speaker, and you will enjoy his sessions.

The session is offered from 8–9 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, in Nestor Hall Seminar B.

Students form new Korean Student Association Korean templeColumbus State has formed an association for our Korean students, which will kick off with a few activities including a “conversation partner” program for the students. Many Korean students struggle with the English language, and because of the difficulties speaking in English, they may feel inadequate in making friends or conversing with native English speakers, according to Amy Burrell, International Enrollment Advisor. If you would like to become a conversation partner for the Korean students, please contact Burrell.  

The students also wish to reach out with other students on campus, participate in other activities and volunteer for community events on and off campus. They have already committed themselves to volunteer at the Science Fair and Asian Festival, and they will participate in Spring Fling with a booth to introduce their club.

Faculty Advisor to the club is Steve Kaczmarek, and Staff Advisory is Burrell.

student ambassador giving a tourNew Student Ambassadors being recruited nowDo you know a student who would be a great Student Ambassador? The Student Activities and Athletics Department is beginning recruitment for 2008–2009 ambassadors. If you know students with great leadership skills who would represent Columbus State well, let them know about this great opportunity.

What is the Student Ambassador Leadership Program? SALP is an elite group of students chosen to participate in a leadership enhancement program at Columbus State. The many benefits include:

  • Enhancing leadership abilities
  • Increasing communication skills
  • Participating in outreach programs that encompass community and campus.
  • Completing a minimum of 130 hours of service between Summer 2008 and Spring 2009 quarters earning $8.94 per hour.

Requirements of the program include:

  • At least two quarters of attendance before applying.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one class for each quarter.
  • Must maintain a 2.7 GPA to remain in good standing.
  • Must attend and participate in the required activities that include weekly training sessions, new student orientations, community service projects, leadership retreat, Welcome Center tours, and more.

Information sessions will be held daily April 7–April 23. For more information, students can contact Heather Borland at ext. 3621.

pink ribbonJames Mammography Unit on campus June 11

The James Mobile Mammography Unit will be on our campus June 11 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. To make an appointment for a mammogram, call mammography services to schedule an appointment at (800) 240-4477 or (614) 293-4455. Please call at least three weeks in advance to schedule your appointment.

The American Cancer Society guidelines state that women over 40 should have an annual mammogram. Take advantage of this quality, convenient service being offered this month. Eligibility criteria: not pregnant, not nursing, asymptomatic, no breast implants, no previous breast cancer. You must be at least 35 years old to have a mammogram. Women between the ages of 35–39 must have a written prescription from their doctor.