Thursday, July 31, 2008

Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie

Win free tickets to Arlo Guthrie Aug. 10Columbus State’s concert promotion with PromoWest Productions, “Education that Rocks,” offers two free tickets each to the first eight employees who respond to with the subject line “Arlo Guthrie.”  The concert will be held Sunday, August 10 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion downtown at 7 p.m.

Most of these concert tickets we give away to the “kids” in the student newsletter Splat, but THIS golden oldie is just for YOU, dear employees! 







Self defense course offered Aug. 6self defenseThe Human Performance Center (HPC) will offer a free Wellness Seminar on Self Defense at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, in the Discovery Exchange Bookstore conference room on the third floor. Come find out how to defend yourself and keep yourself safe.


Small Business Center offers new blogThe Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State has developed, "Ideas to Deals," a business blog designed to help people start, develop and grow businesses in central Ohio.  According to Michael Bowers, regional director of the SBDC and the blog's author, the site will provide content and videos on topics of interest to entrepreneurs as well as links to many cutting-edge business development sites, educational and networking opportunities. “Ideas to Deals” can be found at

Poll workers needed for the November election
political signpolitical signFranklin County needs 5,000 civic-minded individuals to work the polls for the Tuesday, November 4, general election. Columbus State employees who wish to work the polls would be asked to use vacation time to do so. Poll workers earn a minimum of $123. You must be a U.S. citizen and registered to vote in Franklin County, attend a three-hour training course, and have transportation to the polls. Work hours are 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. Call the Franklin County Board of Elections at (614) 462-5393 or register online.

Wilson named director of Humor MonthSteve WilsonPsychologist Steve Wilson has been selected as successor to the Executive Director of National Humor Month (April). Humorist, comedian and best-selling author Larry Wilde was the first and only executive director since he founded National Humor Month in 1976.

The decision was made almost 10 years to the day of Wilson's founding of World Laughter Tour, Inc. Wilson was chairman of the Mental Health/Mental Retardation Technology in its earliest years at Columbus Technical Institute.  He also founded a scholarship for students in the program in his name, which is funded each year with proceeds from the Humor Workshop.

Known as The Joyologist, for his philosophical credo, "Don't Postpone Joy," and as the Cheerman of the Bored, for being CEO of World Laughter Tour, Inc., Wilson has devoted himself to promoting the benefits of humor, laughter and mirth since 1984. "It must be part of my life's purpose," he says, "because I've been telling jokes and entertaining people since kindergarten."

July 12 AIDS walk a successTen Columbus State staff members walked in the AIDS Walk Central Ohio 2008 on July 12, and the team efforts to raise money were very successful, resulting in the CSCC Team raising the 7th highest amount, $1,751. The money goes to agencies such as the Columbus AIDS Task Force, which does free and anonymous HIV testing. Team captain Anthony Muncy has more information for those who were unable to participate but would like to make a donation.