April 9, 2012
Volunteer for the annual Columbus State Read-In!
Join Columbus State students, faculty and staff reading to elementary students in both Columbus and Delaware city schools on Tuesday, May 8. The Read-In takes place during the National Right to Read Week, May 7-11 and in cooperation with the I Know I Can program. We will be reading to first- and second-grade students in 15 Columbus City Schools and to second-grade students in Delaware City Schools. Readers will work in teams of 2-3, and the time commitment is expected to be approximately 1-2 hours. Columbus State will also be donating age-appropriate books to each school that participates in this project.
You may be able to receive community service hours for the project, and you will receive a letter of recognition from President Harrison. To sign up to volunteer, go online here.
This Friday, April 13, is the early bird deadline for the Cougar Challenge 5k. If you intend to register, do so before the entry fee increases from $25 to $30 for employees and the general public. Remember, employees can register at the Cashier's Office in Rhodes Hall or at Frontrunner on Lane Avenue (cash or check only) to avoid the online registration processing fee.
Register this week and you can still be included in the early bird drawings for two pairs of tickets to the Taste the Future culinary showcase at Columbus State August 21. You will also be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Complete race information can be found online at the Cougar Challenge 5K website.
Sponsored the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Through their activities students can speak out against harassment and organize for change for their schools and communities. Columbus State participated in its first Day of Silence in four years ago.
Some activities happening at Columbus State are:
Ally posters: Display of names of faculty, staff and administrators who want to be identified as allies to the LGBT community. You can sign one at various locations on the Columbus or Delaware Campuses or Regional Centers.
Silent Sounding Board: A silent space in the Nestor Hall Lobby to post comments, questions, thoughts, names of those remembered, etc. in support of LGBT identity and in remembrance of those who have been silenced due to anti-LGBT bullying.
SafeZone training session: SafeZone is a program designed to create a safe and embracing environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. SafeZone members are Columbus State employees who have received training to educate themselves about issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Members are committed to being open, accepting and providing resource information for LGBT individuals.
Become a SafeZone member by attending the training session Wednesday, April 18, from 2-4 p.m., CT 107 and DA 129. The Diversity Office will facilitate the training session. To register or for more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell, manager of Diversity Initiatives.
Former Trustee Napoleon Bell with Jerry Revish at the 2011 Men of the Year Awards.
Last year the MAN Initiative recognized nearly 40 amazing and diverse men--students and employees--as well as the program’s first Bell award recipient, 10TV’s Jerry Revish at the inaugural Men of the Year Awards Reception. The 2nd Annual Men of the Year Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435.
Has a Columbus State male faculty or staff member made a positive difference in your life? Do you know a male Columbus State student who has proven all of the at-risk male stereotypes wrong? Help the MAN Initiative honor them! Today through April 30, contact the MAN Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name(s) of those you would like to nominate for recognition. Please include your name, email address and contact number so that we may follow up with you for additional information.
And save the date to join the MAN Initiative in recognizing the great men who are right here in our campus community!