June 1, 2012
Salute to the Bicentennial
The Columbus State Concert Band, directed by Thomas Lloyd, performed their Spring Concert Tuesday evening in the Conference Center Ballroom. A number of the pieces were by Columbus composers, and about Columbus institutions, in a tribute to the Columbus Bicentennial Celebration!
On Monday, June 11, Columbus State is finally getting rid of the www2. Columbus State’s website will return to www.cscc.edu.
The college used the www2 server while building the current website. Employees recently finished moving websites from the old server, which means Columbus State is ready for the switch.
The server switch will cause two issues:
Bookmarks to www2.cscc.edu will no longer work
The site search may be disrupted while Google re-indexes the website.
Internal links within the site should continue to work during the transition. Utility links at the top (Blackboard, Email, CougarWeb) should not be affected.
Friday, June 1, is the final day to submit a nomination for the Continuous Quality Improvement Team Awards, to be given at the Quality Awards Luncheon on August 1. To nominate a team for a 2012 Quality Team Award, please read through the judging criteria, and then fill out the application and submit it by Friday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m.
The MAN Initiative is pleased to announce that there were more than 30 nominations for the 2nd Annual Men of the Year Awards. Columbus State is proud to have a community of men with outstanding character and we are pleased to recognize them. At the Men of the Year Awards Reception, the MAN Initiative
will join President Harrison, college members and community partners to recognize all of the nominees and then will award two students, two employees and one community leader the Men of the Year awards. Please come to celebrate the hard work and achievements of great men on our campus and in the community. You may RSVP for this event at email@example.com. The awards reception will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435.
The 2012 Columbus State Men of the Year nominees are:
Employees: Charles Pritchard, Ralph Harris, Jr., Terrence Brooks, Korie Jenkins, John Mosca, Paul Rehg, Tywan Banks, George Chatters, Charles Dawson, Joel Nelson, Angelo Frole, Michael Hailu, Martin Maliwesky, Jonathan Baker, Jack Cooley, Steven Bailey, and Brian Dean.
Students: Jacob Wheeler, Justin Fields, Ryan Gunderson, Max Callahan, Spencer Gardner, Jason Reckner, De’Ja Johnson,Robert McFarland, Pierce Freshwater, Albert Wu, Jagdish Kapoor, Dimas Samudra, Jay Schnell, William White, and Sharif Gray.
The mission of the MAN Initiative is to provide engagement and attainment tools to enrolled, at-risk male students in their pursuit of lifelong success. The MAN Initiative is a retention program that focuses on character-building and leadership development. This initiative is a partnership between the Diversity and Study Abroad Programs Department, the Department of Student Conduct, Sports and Exercise Studies, and the I Know I Can Program, housed within TRIO Programs.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 2426.
May 17, 2012 marked the end of the first "Job Skills for America's Future" Scholarship Opportunity, a Gap, Inc. and Columbus State Initiative.
The program consisted of three professional development seminars that were held during Spring Quarter, with the final session held on May 17. The ten participants were awarded certification and a scholarship to assist in their future education at Columbus State. A special thanks to the Development Foundation and Knowledge Resources & Planning at Columbus State for their assistance in making this project successful.
At the final certification session for Job Skills for America’s Future are Jeff Longwell, Gap, Inc. Field HR Manager (far left) Shane Kirby, program coordinator for Internships (far right) and participants (from right) Andrew Harbarger, Barbara Eaton, Connie Robinson, Ellis Jennings Jr., Julia Hall, Matthew Rayburn, Roberto Soto, Ryan Moore, Susan Jones, and Thao Le.
At the Board of Trustees meeting held May 21, Susan Thomas, of the Staff Advisory Council, presents President Harrison with a $6,160 check for textbook scholarships--the proceeds from the first annual Cougar Challenge 5K run, held April 28 at Bridgeview Golf Course.
For a 5th year in a row, Columbus State will participate in Stonewall Columbus’ Pride parade, held downtown on Saturday, June 16 at noon. Led by Columbus State’s LGBT student group, CSCC Pride, as well as Spectrum, Columbus State’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Employee Resource Group, the college will have a walking group in the parade. Marchers will meet at the northeast corner of Broad and High streets, at 10:30 a.m.
If you are interested in joining the Columbus State walking group for Pride, please contact Kim Brazwell. If you cannot walk in the parade but want to get involved, volunteer to sit at the Columbus State table at Pride!
In addition to participation in the parade, Columbus State will be hosting an LGBT Poetry Showcase at the pride events, beginning at 3:00 p.m. following the parade. This event will feature nationally-recognized poets from Detroit and New York City.
Just a reminder to everyone who needs to do the Online Health Coaching to get their last Health Reward point--online Health Coaching takes at least 5 weeks to complete.
After employees sign up for Health Coaching on myUHC.com, they can do the first Health Coaching session immediately. But there are four more sessions, and you can only do one every seven days. All Health Reward points are due August 31, so it is a good idea to get started on that soon!
Health Rewards is a program of UnitedHealthcare to help control costs and get employees more engaged with their health. Employees who complete 8 points retain their 80/20 health care contribution; otherwise it goes to 70/30.
One more note for employees who need a routine dental screening to get one of their 8 points: Those points probably won't appear on your account until September, due to delays in processing.
For more information on Health Rewards, visit the Health Rewards page under Faculty & Staff. http://www2.cscc.edu/about/faculty-staff/health-rewards.shtml.
Health and safety training sessions will be offered to employees during Safety Week, June 11 – 15. Faculty and staff exposed to occupational hazards, such as bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials at clinical sites or other workspaces, are responsible for understanding safety-related policies, procedures and practices. Sessions are offered on: Bloodborne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Extinguisher, Hazard Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Confined Space Entry and Lockout/Tagout. Space is limited so register now for Safety Week sessions here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp
Audiometric testing will be offered at no cost to employees on Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The audiometric screening is used to set a baseline prior to occupational noise exposure and the annual check is to make sure that hearing protection is maintaining the employees hearing. Register now for audiometric testing: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp
CPR Recertification for Healthcare Providers
CPR recertification will be offered June 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This course is available for healthcare providers only and is based on the guidelines and standards set forth by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. 2010 Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care are presented and practiced
in the class. This course fulfills the required CPR certification for healthcare providers. Contact Norm Jones (email@example.com at ext. 3855) for more information. Space is limited so register now: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp