April 15, 2013
Arts & Sciences Spring Symposium scheduled for April 23-25
The 5th Annual Arts & Sciences Spring Symposium, presented by the Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Committee, will spotlight the academic work and interests of the faculty, April 23 through 25. The Symposium will be held from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. each day in the Multimedia Studio in the Library. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, April 23
12:30 - Dr. Laura Podalsky, guest speaker from The Ohio State University, “What Can Contemporary Latin American Films Teach Us?”
1:40 - Brent Funderburk, Social Sciences, “Oscar Wilde, Deviance, Heterosexism and the Molding of Morality in Victorian Society”
2:10 - Julie Hallas, Developmental Education, “Pythagoras, Proofs, and Presidents”
2:40 - Dr. Tracy Little, Social Sciences, “The Anthropology of Zombies: From Folklore and Voodoo Practices to Contemporary Pop Culture”
Wednesday April 24
12:30 - Dr. Phyllis Gorman, Social Sciences, “Exploring Theoretical Connections Through a Gendered Lens: The Case of Male-on-Male Sexual Assault and Suicide in the U.S. Military”
1:00 - Dr. Matt Adkins, Humanities, “Representing Agency in Intellectual History: How does Speculative Realism Transform Our Understanding of the Role of Ideas in History”
1:30 - Dr. Myung Han – Biological and Physical Sciences, “Carbon Budget, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, and Climate Change”
2:00 - Dr. Ratan Lal, guest speaker from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lal is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of soil, carbon and agricultural sustainability. He will deliver a talk on his current work.
Thursday, April 25
12:30 - Frank Barnhart, Communications, “The Federal Theatre Project: Ground-Zero for Artistic Expression”
1:00 - Clayton Kie, Social Sciences, “Notes From The Rustbelt”
1:30 - Julie Grawemeyer, Modern Languages, “Poetry in Public Spaces in Paris and Montreal”
2:00 - Don Ricker, Social Sciences, “Operation Cease Fire Columbus”
2:30 - Dr. Adam Keller, Biological and Physical Sciences, “STEM Education for Associate of Arts and Sciences Students at Columbus State”
Webinar offered on First-Generation College Students
Have you ever wondered how the needs and experiences of first-generation college students differ from those of students who were raised by college graduates? Do you wonder if you, and we as a college, are providing these students with enough of the right kinds of support? Join Columbus State's TRiO programs and the Generation One Trailblazers (GOT) on Wednesday, April 24 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 312 to view a pre-recorded PaperClip Communications webinar titled "First-Generation Students: Critical Considerations.”
Employee professional development opportunities for the remainder of April are available at the training registration site, http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp. Seating is limited so register today!
Discover Your True Calling: Friday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.
– 12:30 p.m. Are you still struggling to find an answer to the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you interested in learning more about the concept of vocational identity? Would you like to learn more about your vocational design? If so, then this class is for you. Discover Your True Calling is a highly interactive class to help you better discern your vocational design and understand how vocational identity fits into your life plan.
Career Pathing: Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Career Pathing is a process used by an employee to chart a career course within an organization for his/her career development. Join us for an interactive session on self-assessments, exploring opportunities and creating an action plan for your career path!
Teambuilding Using Strengths: Tuesday, April 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The best teams achieve success by welcoming, valuing, and leveraging each member’s talents. Participants will focus on the 4 domains of Strengths to understand team dynamics and increase collaboration. Prerequisite: Complete the StrengthsFinder assessment and attend the Win with Your Strengths workshop.
The Columbus State Landscape Association will raffle off a garden renovation complete with edging, mulching, pruning, and planting—all done by Columbus State landscape students who also work professionally in the industry. For only $10 per ticket, or $25 for three tickets, you get a chance to win
this great spring prize!
The drawing will be held on April 22, and the work will be done on Saturday, April 27. You can even buy your tickets by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a student will come to your office to pick up your entry. The students are currently fundraising for their trip to the national landscaping competition which will be held at Colorado State University in 2014. Call (614) 359-4799 or email for more information.
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will hold the annual Spring Fling for students on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Columbus Campus, and on Thursday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Delaware Campus. Spring Fling features live music from WTHM Radio, local vendors, games, treats and balloon artists.
Deadline for Summer fee waivers is May 1
The deadline for employee and dependent fee waivers for Summer Semester is Wednesday, May 1, in Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. You may also first pay your fees and be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the term by completing the Request for Fee Waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt into Human Resources by June 20. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Thompson at ext. 2406.
Teresa Lister, site specialist at the Dublin Regional Learning Center, holds a Columbus State banner at the Luxor Temple in Egypt on her recent visit. The massive temple is on the east bank of the Nile River, and was built during the 14th century B.C.