Monday, June 2, 2008

Arts Fest set-up begins June 5The Columbus Arts Festival begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning, June 6, and the set-up, including closures of some roads and parking lots, will start on Thursday, June 5.

art sculpturePlease remind your students that if they plan to come to campus Friday after 4 p.m., Saturday or Sunday, in order to park free they will need to park on the west side of campus, across Cleveland Avenue, or in the parking lots at Ft. Hayes High School. All of these lots will remain open to students only with a Spring Quarter parking sticker. On Friday prior to 4 p.m., students and employees may park anywhere on campus except in 11-S, 12-S and the parking garage, where a $5 parking fee will be assessed. Road closures can be seen here.

Proceeds from Arts Festival parking on campus will go to the Development Foundation for student scholarships.

audition poster

Theatre Columbus State offers auditions to summer production of “Recent Tragic Events”The Columbus State Theater Department will produce the play “Recent Tragic Events” by Craig Wright, directed by Nancy Kephart, on August 20-23. Auditions for the cast will be held today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.  The play is about the aftermath of September 11. There are five cast positions available, as well as numerous production team positions, including assistant director. Cast members must be enrolled in Theater 180 for Summer Quarter. Cold readings and prepared monologues are both welcomed.


Departments earn grants totaling quarter million  Susan D. Stumpp, grants coordinator and IRB administrator, reports that several departments have recently earned grants, including the Human Services Department (Chair Lenore Schneiderman) with $25,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental Health for a project titled “Training for Motivational Interviewing.” 

The Integrated Media Department (Chair Mary Vaughn) will receive $165,554 from the Ohio College Access Network for a program called “Internship Development at CSCC.” This project will allow the Computer Science and Business Management programs to develop internship positions with business and industry in central Ohio.

Enrollment Services (Dean Marty Maliwesky) has received $55,000 from the University System of Ohio through the Ohio Learning Network to Columbus State Community College for development of the new Associate of Applied Technology degree.



Final LGBT meeting June 9The final LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender) Advocacy meeting for the 2007-2008 academic year will take place Monday, June 9, from noon–1 p.m. in FR 308-A. Please feel free to bring your lunch and be prepared to give your feedback on the LGBT initiatives and events being planned for the 2008-2009 academic year.

“Train the Trainer” fundraiser turns tables on workouts Trainers in the Sport & Exercise Studies Human Performance Center raised over $450 for the Dr. Dave Litt Memorial Exercise Science Scholarship fund on May 20 by working out all day under the watchful eyes of their own clients. Human Performance Center associates Don Laubenthal, Amber Barnstable, Andrew Hargus, Zac Holmes, Anne Justice, Teresa Browning, Tim Davis, Dawn Skedell, Amy Kanuth, Mandi-Helfrey-Cecil, and Dave Aleshire were all “trained” by their clients to raise funds to support the scholarship. Although the staff was exhausted at the end of the event, everyone was proud of the effort.


Diane Kinser
Diane Kinser

Adjunct, former employee publish novels

Diane Mechem Kinser, an adjunct faculty member in Communication Skills, recently had her novel “I Owe My Soul: The Black Diamond Covenant” published by Publish America.

Kevin May
Kevin May

The novel is set in the coal-rich hills of southeastern Ohio during the early 20th century and traces the lives of three diverse women who score major victories for equality. The book is available for purchase at

Also recently published is former employee Kevin May’s first novel, “Eden,” a story about Daniel, a successful businessman seeking to escape the tragic reality of a post-9/11 world by taking a pleasure-filled weekend vacation. His journey takes an unexpected detour. May’s book has been published by Outskirts Press and is available on



Volunteers needed for Junior Track & Field Championshipstrack and field logoVolunteers are needed at the 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 20-22 at the Jesse Owens Memorial stadium at The Ohio State University. This prestigious event is being organized by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.

Approximately 800 of the best track and field athletes from the United States will compete to be selected to represent the United States in international competition, including the World Junior Track & Field Championships and the Junior Pan American Games.

As host city, Columbus will roll out the welcome mat for athletes, coaches, officials and fans. To create a world-class atmosphere for this event, we need more than 500 volunteers. A wide variety of volunteer positions and shifts are available. To register as a volunteer, go to  and click on “Volunteers.”

Please contact Aaron Motley at or call 614-221-6174 for more information.