March 18, 2013
Women in military to be featured March 29
Major General Ashenhurst
Be sure to join the Office of Veterans Services Friday, March 29, when they welcome Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst to discuss “The Challenges and Triumphs of Women in the United States Military” in honor of Women’s History Month.
The free lecture will take place from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD). Women's History Month celebrates the commitment and contributions by women to our society throughout history. Columbus State is planning a full slate of Women’s History Month activities throughout March.
Appointed by Governor John Kasich in January 2011, Maj. Gen. Ashenhurst serves as the 81st Adjutant General for the Ohio National Guard and holds the distinct honor of being the Guard’s first female Adjutant General. As a member of the governor's cabinet, she commands the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve and the Ohio Naval Militia.
Accepting the two-part recommendation made by the Holiday Week Cost Savings Implementation Team, President Harrison will ask the Board of Trustees at its meeting this month to approve the expanded use of Personal Business Leave for this year’s holiday week, and beginning January 1, 2014, to eliminate Personal Business Leave in exchange for four holiday leave days each year between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
See the Implementation Team’s final report here.
If approved by the Board, this year’s holiday week will begin on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, and end on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014. Personal business leave and vacation leave can be used by staff and administrators who would like to take off on any or all of the four business days between these two holidays. Leave without pay is an option for employees who have no personal or vacation leave available but would like to take off during the holiday week.
As was the case this past holiday week, Columbus State will not serve students in person or by phone, and most college buildings will be closed to save energy. Beginning with the holiday week in December 2014 and thereafter, Columbus State will be closed, and only essential employees will be scheduled to work as necessary.
Communication pieces win national, district awards
Columbus State has just received several awards from The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) following the organization’s annual meeting. NCMPR is comprised of marketing and public relations professionals from hundreds of technical and community colleges in the United States and Canada.
For 2012, Columbus State won two awards in the College Video category for The Biggest Learner web video reality series. It won the Gold Award in the District 3 Medallion competition and the Silver Award in the national Paragon competition.
At the District 3 level, our series of highway videos and maps showing how to navigate the many interstate ramp closures near campus picked up a Gold Medallion Award. In addition, Columbus State earned a Bronze Medallion for Media Success. That award recognized last February’s extensive news coverage of the cakes decorated by our culinary arts students for the Columbus Bicentennial celebration. You’ll recall that each cake was designed to resemble city landmarks.
Save the date for Saturday, April 27, when the Second Annual Cougar Challenge 5K will take place. The location for the race has changed to the Bridgeview Golf Course at 2738 Agler Rd.
Help the Staff Advisory Council raise money for book scholarships by running or walking in the 2013 Cougar Challenge. The race fee is $25 in advance or $35 on race day. You can register three ways:
Register online through April 26. No additional fee added for online registration!
Register and pick up your packet at Second Sole, 1245 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, April 24 through 26 during store hours.
Register on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m.
T-shirts for the first 150 registrants! For more information and registration, go online to: http://www.cscc.edu/community/5k.shtml
Columbus State’s Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 22nd annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 13 and 14, at Bolton Field. Over the two-day event, approximately 415 aviation maintenance technicians and students attended recurrent training. For certificated mechanics holding the Inspection Authorization designation by the FAA, the training is required for their annual renewal. The Symposium featured 25 speakers and 39 vendor displays, which were set up in the hangar at the Columbus State Bolton Field Facility.
Mark Harden, FAA Safety Team Ohio Program Manager, presented Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology with the Gold Award for a 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) Program. Associate Professors Gene Sprang and Jeff Gruber, and adjunct faculty member Mike Kent were awarded the Bronze AMT Award for
2012. The Gold AMT Awards are given by the FAA for colleges that have 50
percent of employees who earn the AMT Award. The Bronze AMT Award is given
to Aviation Maintenance Technicians who complete a minimum of 12 hours of
FAA recurrent training.
Women’s “Herstory” Month events continue after Spring Break!
Columbus State is telling “her” story during March, national Women’s History Month. We will honor women who have made their mark in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—the STEM fields. The theme is Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Throughout March 2013 – STEM women at Columbus State
Watch www.cscc.edu during March for profiles of Columbus State women who work in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Cheryl Vaughn teaches chemistry at Columbus State. Read her story here!
Wednesdays, March 20 and 27 – “Meals to Go” with AVI
Pick up a pre-packaged dinner on your way home from a busy day! Each meal is only $6 and must be ordered in advance to be picked up in Franklin Hall 223 on March 20 or on March 27. Meal pick-ups are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 223.
Wednesday, March 20 – Meditation Seminar
Join one of four 30-minute guided meditation sessions with wellness professional Jenifer Long.
Every half hour between 12:00 -2:00 p.m. – Delaware 158
Friday, March 22 – “The Vagina Monologues”
Guest performers from central Ohio will perform monologues about the feminine experience.
7:00 p.m. – Nestor Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, March 26 – Women’s Wellness Fair
Community businesses and campus departments will offer information on women’s health topics and provide screenings.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Nestor Hall Lounges
Wednesday, March 27 – Women Leader Awards Reception
Celebrate the leadership achievements of 10 Columbus State women, with a keynote address by Tasha Lebow, past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Friday, March 29 – “The Triumphs and Challenges of Women in the Military”
A special presentation by Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, hosted by Columbus State Veterans Services.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Friday, March 29 - Women’s HERstory Month Pasta Night
Bring your loved ones to an informal dinner with Columbus State, and honor the “sheroes” in your life!
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Columbus State’s non-profit partner for the 2013 Women’s History Month activities is Dôma: Embracing and empowering vulnerable women and children.
For more information on any Women’s History Month event, email email@example.com, call (614) 287-2426, or come to Franklin Hall 223.
Volunteer proctors are still needed to help administer the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE).
The student opinion survey rolls out to classrooms on Monday, March 25 and continues through Monday, April 15. Students in 130 sections will evaluate the college’s faculty, staff and overall learning environment.
Results from the 2010 survey were helpful in redesigning student orientation, the student engagement office and career advising.
Call Laurie Johns at ext. 5998 to help with this important activity!
Kimble to retire
Join the entire campus on Wednesday, March 20 to wish Luther Kimble a happy retirement! The reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) 407. Luther has worked as Mail Services Clerk for 22 years!
Helping Hands in the Garden, an organization made up of Columbus State alumni, students and faculty who assist cancer patients with their landscaping projects, will offer a Spring Gardening Workshop at the Delaware Campus April 6. The workshop will raise money for future Helping Hands projects.
Spring is a very busy season in the garden. Learn how to approach the garden with a plan, a trowel, and a really big smile! Participants should bring their favorite hand pruners, soil knives, and gloves, and dress for the weather including comfortable shoes or boots (for safety reasons, no open-toed shoes). The workshop will go on regardless of weather.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting in Moeller Hall Room 111 and 112. Registration is only $15 and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will include continental breakfast, handouts, and door prizes. Please register by March 29. Contact Elaine Euwer to register or for more information at (614)476-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Friends of the Topiary Park this Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for “Mulch Madness,” and help them spread mulch, rake and clean-up for spring! Volunteers are greatly needed to help this important neighborhood landmark look its best as spring approaches. Just bring your gardening gloves and the Friends of the Topiary Park will provide the rest!
Michael Bowers, director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State was recently profiled in a section of Business First newspaper titled “20 People to Know in Education.”
Reminder: Ideas to Go
Attend the upcoming Ideas to Go session “Supporting Students’ Basic Needs So They Can Learn.” Bring a lunch and join the discussion on Tuesday, March 19, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in WD 1094. Judah Gartman, former Student Ambassador, and now Ohio Benefit Bank coordinator, will lead the discussion.
Reminder: Academic onboarding session
All employees are welcome to attend the next Academic Onboarding and Renewal program, Friday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107, featuring winners of the Distinguished Full Professor award. The panel will include professors Greg Goodhart, Mathematics; Tom Habegger, Sport and Exercise Studies; Bob Fitrakis, Social Sciences; and Jackie Miller, Nursing.
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