Monday, June 23, 2008

You’re invited!rendering of Delaware campus
. . .to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the second campus at Delaware, Academic Center “E,” on Wednesday, July 9 starting at 10:30 a.m.  We have hired a 55-passenger tour bus to take. .  .well, 55 people up to the ceremony!  The first 55 people who respond to with a reservation will be able to attend without spending precious gas money! (Please put “Groundbreaking” in your subject line in the RSVP email.)

The Groundbreaking Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at an accessible area on the 108-acre site of the new campus, off Winter Rd. at the corner of Rte. 23.  The bus will depart main campus at 9:30 a.m.  Tents for shade and refreshments for cooling off will be on site.  Delaware County, business and school officials are invited, as well as the whole Columbus State family and friends.  We hope to see you there!


B&I Department receives grantThe Business and Industry Training Department recently earned an award of $65,000 from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for their project, Ohio Skills Bank, Region 1. This project supports Ohio’s economic development by identifying existing educational and training programs, industry employers, and related jobs.

More information on the Grants OfficeInformation about the Grants Office and its services is now available on the KRP website.  Go to the CSCC Intranet and click on “Departments.”  From there choose “Knowledge Resources and Planning” and click the “Grants” tab.  Information includes links for funding searches, how to write measurable objectives, and general Q&A about grants.

Information session rescheduledThe Columbus State Board of Trustees approved a new policy on performance management at its last board meeting. The Human Resources Department will hold an information session to discuss the implementation of the broad-banding pay system on:
Monday, June 23
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Franklin Hall - 110



Community Care Day coming soongraphic of calendarCentral Ohio’s largest one-day volunteer outreach event hosted by United Way of Central Ohio will be held September 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 2007, more than 5,000 volunteers from over 200 companies, government agencies and labor unions, completed a variety of tasks. Some of these tasks include painting, clean-up, construction and repair work for United Way agencies, schools, churches and neighborhoods.
Who participates?
Teams of employees from organizations throughout Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox and Pickaway Counties will join forces to help make a difference in their respective communities.

Who benefits from Community Care Day?
United Way of Central Ohio Community Care Day volunteers experience first-hand the needs in our community and learn how one day of work can make a positive impact on people’s lives.

As a result of Community Care Day, agencies, schools, churches and neighborhoods save thousands of dollars in manpower, channeling these resources directly back into programs and services for the community.
How to I get involved?
You can join the Columbus State Community Care Day team by contacting Barbara Smith-Allen and volunteering to use a half day or whole day of your vacation time.  The deadline to join the team is coming soon: July 11!  So email today and volunteer!

DX wins Wellness Initiative Body Challenge III The Third Wellness Challenge is over and the results are in. Congratulations to the DX Warriors: Tony Belleau, Ben Botte, Charles Braithwaite, Sherita Golden, Stacey Mulinex, Phil Sanders, Gary Shepherd, Preston Smith, Mitchell Thompson and Michael Walsdorf, team captain. Each team member will receive a Dick’s Sporting Goods Store gift certificate.
The Team point totals are:

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1.   DX Warriors


2.   Mission Control 


3.   Darla’s Darlings


4.   HR Knockouts


5.   HR Terminators


6.   The Splatters 


7.   Information Overloads 


8.   Physically Pfft


9.   Brains & Brawn


10.  Darla’s Darlings 2


11.  A-Team


12.  Sassy Samurai’s


13.  Advising Services


14.  Magnificent 10


15.  Eating PI


16.  The Nightingales


17.  Nightingales 2


“We commend everyone who participated,” said Nicole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator. “These Challenges, as well as other wellness activities, are sparking a greater interest in employees taking a more active role in their wellness. We are preparing for the next challenge, which we will kick off at the beginning of fall quarter.”
For more information about Wellness Challenge, contact Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.


From left are Connie Feeney, Carla Ardinger and Candice Spangler, who each earned master’s degrees on June 7.

Three earn master’s degreesCarla Ardinger, Connie Feeney, and Candice Spangler each earned a master's degree with honors in Computing Technology in Education from the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. The three graduates traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where they graduated with their class on June 7. During their three years of study, the three have integrated their newfound knowledge into both their classroom teaching and their respective jobs at Columbus State.



Human Resources office closed June 27The Human Resources Department will be closed on Friday, June 27, for a retreat. The office will reopen on Monday June 30.