Val’s Book Club to read Geoff Colvin bookThe President’s book club for Autumn Quarter will read “Talent is Overrated—What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” by “Fortune Magazine” editor and columnist Geoff Colvin. The first 25 Columbus State staff or faculty to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive a free copy of the book and meet on Wednesday, November 18, at noon to discuss it.
About the book, the publisher writes, “Expanding on a landmark cover story in “Fortune,” top journalist Geoff Colvin debunks the myths of exceptional performance.”
“Colvin offers new evidence that top performers in any field—from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch—are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.”
Media tour new Delaware Campus
Glenn Smith, Facilities Planning, center, and David Wayne, Institutional Advancement, right, guide members of the media through the new academic center under construction at the Delaware Campus. Wayne organized a “Media Hard Hat Tour” on September 29 for reporters to get a sneak preview of the facility.
The 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of LearningJoin the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation for a keynote presentation and be among the first in Ohio to learn about an exciting forecast related to teaching and learning. The presentation will be held Wednesday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning describes six drivers of change that are fundamentally and systemically recreating our relationships with our bodies, organizations, systems, societies, and economies, as well as with information itself. Presented by the Institute for Creative Collaboration at KnowledgeWorks, this keynote will examine the role that innovation can play in creating the future of learning.
The keynote speaker will be Katherine Prince, Director of Operations, from the Institute for Creative Collaboration at KnowledgeWorks.
Lunch will be provided to all attendees. You can register here.
Geology professor to present at national meetingAssistant Professor in Physical Sciences, Jeffrey Richardson, will present a session titled “Takin’ It to the Streets: A Successful, Innovative Model for Online Geology,” at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 18-21, in Portland, Ore.
Disability Awareness Month features art exhibitIn recognition of October being Disability Awareness Month, VSA (Vision, Strength, Arts) of Ohio (http://www.vsao.org/) has installed an art exhibit in the ERC titled “Accessible Expressions Ohio,” displaying artwork by people with disabilities. It will run through October 30.
Brown-bag webinar to discuss the greening of higher educationThe Sustainability Committee will host a brown-bag webinar on Tuesday, October 13, from noon– 1:00 p.m. in CT 107 called “Greening Higher Education: Sustainability Initiatives in the University Environment.”
Speakers will be Dr. Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature, a nonprofit sustainability foundation; the Sustainability Office from the University of Washington; John Kelly, vice president, Education Market, Xerox Corporation; and Marlon Miller, marketing manager for ColorQube.
Come learn the best practices in sustainability from the experts.
A college-wide influenza coordination team with more than 20 members is meeting weekly to keep on top of developments and to promote flu prevention at the college and in the community. Each week some additional measures are added to the plan.
ERC presents historical exhibit of audio/videoStop by the ERC second-floor gallery to see a history of video and audio over the years, presented by Media Services in recognition of AV Week, October 18-24. Think of all the students on this campus who probably couldn’t even identify an 8-track tape, a vinyl record, or a ¾” video tape—remember those huge video decks that played the giant tapes? Reminisce at the A/V Week exhibit!
Hanson at Newport Music Hall anyone?The Education that Rocks promotion has tickets for the Hanson/HelloGoodBye concert at the Newport Music Hall on Wednesday, October 7, for the first six employees to email email@example.com with the subject line “Hanson.” MMMBop!
Isaac, Zak and Taylor Hanson today—all grown up!