January 30, 2012
Reminder: Meet the Dean candidate at open forum
The Office of Human Resources and Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs will host an Open Forum for Arts and Science Dean Candidate Maria "Mary" Marron TODAY, January 30 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in WD Room 404. She will be available to answer questions and provide her vision for the Arts and Sciences and Columbus State. You can view the candidate’s biography here.
Library Open House is today!
Don’t forget to stop by the Library from 4-6 p.m. tonight to take a tour of the newly renovated facility and participate in the dedication of Columbus State’s permanent art collection! Refreshments will be served.
Encourage a love of reading on World Book Night
Columbus State’s Bookstore will participate in a special event that was launched last year in the U.K called World Book Night.
On World Book Night, April 23 (William Shakespeare’s birthday) thousands of people across the country will be going out into their communities to hand out free paperbacks to light or non-readers.
The goal of World Book Night is to give books to new readers, to encourage reading, and to share your passion for a great book. The entire publishing, bookstore, library, author, printing, and paper community is behind this effort with donated services and time.
Go to the website to see a list of the 30 titles available for World Book Night.
Book-loving Columbus State volunteers can sign up to hand out books at this online site. The deadline to sign up has been extended to Monday, Feb.6, so hurry and sign up today! Once you are signed up, you will be given 20 free copies of a book to take to a location in your community and hand out. You will be able to pick up your books at the Columbus State Bookstore on April 16.
OBOR report shows Columbus State as tuition “winner”
A recent report from the Ohio Board of Regents details the 10-year trend of tuition data for Ohio's public institutions. The report includes a version shown in current dollars and one in dollars adjusted for inflation. Using the adjusted version, Columbus State students actually pay 3 percent less now than they did in 2003 and 8 percent less than they paid in 2008.
Since 2007, Columbus State’s tuition has not increased. The increases at a few other colleges since 2007 include:
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - 10.1%
Cuyahoga Community College - 13.3%
Owens Community College - 29.1%
Sinclair Community College -27.1%
Stark State College of Technology 10.6%
Ohio State University-12.3%
Ohio University - 12.3%
Kent State University - 10.9%
Read the full report here.
Continuing closures on the Columbus Crossroads Project
The exit ramp from I-670 east to Cleveland Avenue along with a block of Cleveland Avenue will close nightly at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Thursday, February 2. The closures are necessary to allow crews to complete the bridge demolition work. Cleveland Avenue will close to traffic between McCoy St. and Jack Gibbs Blvd., but remain open to COTA buses and pedestrians during those hours.
English Department to host Read-In Chain
The Columbus State English Department invites the campus community to participate in the 23rd National African American Read-In Chain, a Black History Month Celebration. The event will be held Tuesday, February 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Study Lounge. Students, faculty, staff and community members may sign up to read a selection of their choice by sending their information to Robyn Lyons-Robinson by Friday, February 3.
Free online training available to employees
Free classes are offered through Mindleaders for all Columbus State employees. The courses are online and available 24/7. To log in, use your Novell user ID and password. The courses include:
Microsoft Office Related: Word and Excel 2007
Managing within the Law
To read more about free online training through Mindleaders, go here:
International students create "Reading Restaurant" at Huy Elementary
Community College Initiative (CCI) students, from left, Sajeel Shahid, Aryo Permono, Soha Fiaz, Pir Momin, Malekgotla Motloung, and Dimas Samudra display the books they read to second grade students at Huy Elementary last week as part of their community outreach program.
The students shared folk tales, food, and fun from each of their home countries with the elementary students. Their stories were even signed by a translator for hearing impaired students. The Global Leadership Development program is facilitated by Vanessa Kumar, Diversity and Study Abroad.
Reminder: Town meeting on Delaware Campus coming Feb. 6
President Harrison invites you to attend an upcoming Town Hall meeting at the Delaware Campus. The meeting will be an open format question and answer session with the President, so gather up your questions, concerns and comments and attend the meeting on Monday, February 6, from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. in Moeller Hall, Room 112.
Join the Humanities Department for “An Evening in Byzantium”
The Humanities Department will offer a special event called An Evening in Byzantium on Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.
Byzantium was an ancient Greek city, founded by Greek colonists in 667 BC and named after their king Byzas. The ancient city lies within the borders of modern day Istanbul, Turkey.
Employees and students are invited to the free event, which will feature creative and imaginative presentations about the Byzantine civilization.