Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fourteen earn Continuous Improvement Trainers CertificationAQIP trainers
Congratulations to the 14 Columbus State employees who recently completed the Continuous Improvement "Train the Trainer" course. The trainers attended sessions over Spring Quarter taught by Stan Jensen, master trainer of Total Quality. The training focused on applying quality tools and implementing successful continuous improvement projects. Completing the course are, from left: Jim Kalna, Business & Industry, Sandra Kellam, Human Resources, Marlon Dixon, DX, Terry Rockwell, Telecommunications, Mokie Steiskal, Chair Hospitality, Sports and Exercise Studies, and Massage Therapy, Tonja Morgan, Grants Contracts and Loans, Libby Daugherty, Assessment for Student Learning, Sunday Zidonis, Knowledge Resources and Planning, Mary Galentine, Grants Contracts and Loan, Charlie Boltwood, Business & Industry, Elizabeth Yount, Records and Registration, Cathy Hatfield, Knowledge Resources and Planning, Jim Wyant, Business and Administrative Services, and Bruce Massis, Educational Resource Center.

ERC features historical exhibit of campus neighbor Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church
Shiloh Baptist Church

Columbus State’s Educational Resources Center (ERC) has installed an exhibit that will run through August celebrating the 140th anniversary of campus neighbor Shiloh Baptist Church.

The church was designed and built by African Americans in 1869 and has remained as an institution of worship and services for the community for more than 139 years



The exhibit includes a timeline of the past 11 ministers and their contributions to Shiloh, as well as a photos, artifacts, DVDs and the uncut version of the oral history documentary, produced by the Ohio Humanities Council and the Oral History Institute. Also on closed reserve are many Shiloh Journals and articles. 

The exhibit has been funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council. 

In 2004, Shiloh was accepted for recognition on the National Registry of Historical Places. The church was designed and built by African Americans in 1869 and has remained as an institution of worship and services for the community for more than 139 years.

A reception in the ERC will be held Sunday, August 10, from 2-5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call the church office at (614) 253-7946.

Colleague Quality Assurance Forum offered for supervisorsA Colleague Quality Assurance Program Forum for administrators (supervisors, managers, deans, chairs) who would like to know more about the program will be held Friday, August 8, from noon-1:30 p.m. in EB-201. 
The agenda will include:

• Colleague access procedures
• Request for additional/changes in access
• Colleague courses
• Security class assignments

Space is limited.  Please email India N. Ashley if you plan to attend. 

Meyers collaborates on book to be published Aug. 11book coverDavid Meyers, fiscal specialist in the Business and Industry Training Division, has collaborated with three other local writers to write a book titled “Columbus, The Music Crossroads,” published by Arcadia Publishing and available next week.

According to the publisher, “Columbus has long been known for its musicians. Unlike New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, or even Cincinnati, however, it has never had a definable ‘scene.’ Still, some truly remarkable music has been made in this musical crossroads by the many outstanding musicians who have called it home.”

Meyers collaborated with his friends Arnett Howard, James Loeffler, and Candice Watkins, who have been actively researching and documenting the history of music in Columbus for more than 25 years. Among the other books they have collaborated on are “Listen for the Jazz, Volumes I and II,” “More Columbus Unforgettables,” and “Columbus Unforgettables, Volume III.” They also contributed to the Jazz Ohio Exhibition for the Ohio Historical Society and provided materials for the Roots of Rock ’n’ and Roll exhibit at the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

These blue boilers are “green”

new boilers
The new boilers stand at the ready outside Aquinas Hall.

As part of the college’s ongoing effort to keep our buildings running efficiently, the boilers in Aquinas Hall are being replaced after many years of reliable service. These boilers supply space heating and hot water to Aquinas, Rhodes, Madison and Eibling Halls.

The project involves the replacement of the existing boilers, associated water pumps/piping, controls and chimney. The new boilers have been certified as green equipment by the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification of the equipment ensures optimization of building energy performance and appropriate use for LEED certification.

According to Jim Spencer, Assistant Director, Facilities Services, because the equipment has been designed to operate at efficiencies up to 97 percent and are controlled by a state-of-the-art microprocessor, a 10 percent to 14 percent reduction in energy usage can be expected.

The project is scheduled to be completed in late August. 


REO Speedwagon

Who remembers REO Speedwagon?If you do, hurry up and email to with the subject line “REO Speedwagon” and you can win two tickets to the upcoming concert, Saturday, August 16 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. We have six sets of two tickets each to give away courtesy of Columbus State’s “Education that Rocks” concert promotion.  And not to say that our employees are “old” but this band has been rocking for 40 years! They started as college students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill.