Thursday, June 26, 2008

RSVP for Groundbreaking bus trip Don't forget to RSVP to with the subject line "Groundbreaking" to save your seat on the tour bus going up to Delaware for the July 9 Groundbreaking ceremony for the second campus!  We have 55 seats on the America Interstates bus, which will depart campus from the Nestor Hall "arch" at 9:30 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. Groundbreaking ceremony.  Save gas, don't worry about directions, and go as a group to the new second campus--it will be fun!


Marchers to attend Columbus PRIDE parade Saturdaygay pride flagOn Saturday, June 28, members of the Columbus State campus community will gather to march together in the Columbus PRIDE Parade. This effort is due to the dedicated members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Advocacy Committee. You can join them Saturday and show your support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of central Ohio, by meeting the group at noon on the north side of the tennis courts on the corner of Dennison Ave. and Goodale Blvd. Please contact Kimberly Brazwell at ext. 2426 or with any questions. Thank you for supporting diversity at Columbus State.


IRS increases mileage rate effective July 1Columbus State’s travel procedure, 9-06(A) ties mileage reimbursement rates to the IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that mileage rates will increase from 50.5 cents to 58.5 cents per mile for all business miles driven beginning July 1, 2008.

Travel forms are available on the intranet and will be updated to reflect the new rates. Reimbursement forms that are in transit will have the mileage rate adjusted by the Travel Office for travel that occurs on or after July 1.  Questions regarding the new rate should be addressed to Betty Sugar in the Travel Office at ext. 2421. 

Education that Rocks for employees only!Band members performingJust for you 70s rockers, Update has some free tickets from PromoWest Productions for the Thursday, July 3, concert at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion to Blue Öyster Cult! To win two tickets, be one of the first five to send an email to with the subject line “Blue Oyster Cult.”  The first two entries will get the VIP tickets; the next three entries will get regular tickets.

Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in New York in 1967. The group is best known for the 1976 single "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from the album Agents of Fortune. The band is a pioneer in heavy metal music both for its hard-edged musical assault and its use of sci-fi and occult imagery.

Update also has tickets for the inspirational performer, Matisyahu, on Tuesday, July 1, also at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Matisyahu is known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae and rock sounds. He was named Top Reggae Artist of 2006 by “Billboard.” To win a pair of these tickets, send your email to, with the subject line “Matisyahu.” Bonus points for spelling it correctly!

Colleague courses open to all employeesThe Colleague Quality Assurance Program has developed a series of courses for all Colleague users. The courses serve as a refresher for current employees, while new employees can learn how to utilize the Colleague system to complete essential job functions.

Please visit the CSCC Training Web site at:
to review and register for July 2008 courses. New dates are added once a month.

Contact India Ashley, training coordinator, at with questions.

SAC members attend summer conference

SAC members
Columbus State's OSCHE team this year included (L-R) Teresa Lister, Mandy Gollhofer, Sue Thomas and Elizabeth Yount.

Representatives from around the state gathered at the Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education (OSCHE) Summer Conference held at Lorain County Community College. OSCHE founder, Bob Kreienkamp, spoke about the history and foundation of OSCHE. The conference hosted a number of leadership training presentations as well as reports from each represented college. Topics for discussion included the current economy and its effects on higher education, short-term disability, and four-day work weeks. OSCHE President Tim Howard recognized Mandy Gollhofer for his work and long history with OSCHE. During the Summer Conference Gollhofer was appointed chairperson of the newly formed OSCHE Presidents Advisory Committee.


graphic of fireworksVolunteer for BOOM! July 3Red, White & BOOM! is in need of your help. More than 350 volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting annual event and display of fireworks. Jobs range from Parade section leaders to helping with the various Entertainment venues that are at Red, White & BOOM!

All volunteers will receive a shirt, and a $25 gift certificate to the Refectory Restaurant as well as the chance to win other great prizes in the volunteer raffle. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the volunteer application (one for each applicant) and fax it to: Aaron Motley, Volunteer Coordinator, Red, White & BOOM! Fax: (614) 299-9211.