Monday, August 4, 2008

tv commercialCheck out the new commercials!The new Columbus State commercials being running this week on TV and radio. You can preview them here first:

The college’s new advertising campaign features the tagline, “Columbus State, it’s where the world is going.” The campaign message reflects the changing landscape of higher education, the growing need for higher education to succeed in the marketplace, and the affordability, convenience, and high quality of Columbus State’s academic program.

Television and radio ads will run through the first week in September and will be supplemented by advertisements on electronic billboards and Web sites.


Orientation begins today at Columbus State for Columbus City Schools’ “Seniors to Sophomores” participantsseniors to sophmores

Initiative to offer full-time college for 25 high school seniors
A group of Columbus City Schools (CCS) students will be preparing to complete their senior year requirements in high school—and their freshman year in college—in a special orientation program at Columbus State for the state's new Seniors to Sophomores program. The orientation program will give the students tools to help them transition from high school to becoming successful college students.

The program answers the challenge from Governor Strickland to create more dual enrollment options for high school students. Working with six area higher education institutions, CCS won a $97,000 state grant to be an "early adopter" of the program.

The week-long orientation program, which takes place at Columbus State in the CT building, includes four days of workshops and one day visiting the higher education institution they'll be attending.

The week-long orientation program, which takes place at Columbus State in the CT building, includes four days of workshops and one day visiting the higher education institution they'll be attending.

The 25 CCS students in the Seniors to Sophomores program come from 10 area high schools. They will attend six area institutions full time during their senior year while also completing the courses required for high school graduation. Seven of the 25 students will be enrolled at Columbus State this fall quarter—more students than from any other single institution. Other participating institutions are Capital, Franklin, Ohio Dominican, Ohio State, and Ohio University at Pickerington.

Each of the institutions is a member of the Columbus City Schools Higher Education Partnership, a coalition formed in 2002 to improve access, retention and competition of postsecondary education for CCS students.

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, parents will attend an orientation dinner at Columbus State with Chancellor Eric Fingerhut, CCS Superintendent Gene Harris, Capital University President Denvy Bowman, and Columbus State Senior Vice President and CFO Terri Gehr.

Historically, a number of programs have enabled high school students to take college courses during their senior year. Last year, 2,000 CCS students earned college credits through a variety of post-secondary enrollment options at seven area colleges. The new Seniors to Sophomores program goes beyond traditional offerings of a single class or two to full-time college enrollment.

Participating students are choosing to skip their senior year in high school to advance a year in college. For the seven students attending Columbus State, it means classes begin Sept. 24 instead of Aug. 27.

New travel procedures to become effective September 1scene of airport terminalColumbus State’s travel procedure 9-06 (A) has been revised and approved by both councils of Shared Governance and the President. The new procedure will be effective on September 1. The changes were a result of employee feedback, as well as comparisons with State of Ohio and other Ohio colleges’ procedures. Some of the changes include: a new process for requesting a rental car, a new allowance for time spent waiting at a transportation terminal, clarifying language on meal reimbursements, and changes to in-state hotel reimbursement rates. 

Columbus State’s Travel Office is hosting a series of one-hour forums to explain the new travel procedures. Employees are encouraged to attend one of the sessions below:

August 12: 10-11 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room B
August 12: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room B
August 26: 10-11 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room B
August 27: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room A
September 5: 10-11a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room B

Additional forums will be held after the start of Autumn Quarter. Questions regarding the new travel procedures should be addressed to Betty Sugar at ext. 2421 or Brad Farmer at ext. 2641.


Young Eagles take to the sky August 9 at Bolton Field

young eagle participant

Area youths age 8–17 will have an opportunity to take to the skies on Saturday August 9  as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 9 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Columbus State’s Aviation Facility, Bolton Field Airport, 5355 Alkire Road.

The EAA Young Eagles Program was created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.3 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” says Chuck Hoisington, spokesperson for the event. “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”

Co-hosting the event is Columbus State’s Aviation Maintenance Technology. The Bolton Field facility will be open for tours and aviation maintenance activities. Refreshments will be provided. 

Following the flight, each young person will receive a color photo and a certificate making him or her an official Young Eagle. Their names will then be entered into the “world’s largest logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. The logbook is also accessible on the Web at

For requirements and more information visit and
The event will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with registration for flights closing at 2 p.m. Asigned parental consent and waiver is required, which is also available at the Web site.

Openings for employee’s children at CDCThe Columbus State Child Development Center has immediate openings available for toddlers and preschoolers.  Columbus State offers child care for students and employees at its state-of-the-art Child Development Center, located adjacent to the Center for Workforce Development, on Grant Avenue.  Discounted rates are available for Columbus State employees. For more information, call the center at ext. 3600.