June 17, 2013
Food trucks on campus June 25 to kick off Food Fight 2013
Food Fight is an event held to fight hunger in our community. In partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the Central Ohio Restaurant Association (CORA) organizes a group of member restaurants that generously volunteer to donate a portion of one day’s sales receipts to help those in need. All proceeds benefit Operation Feed, Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s annual community-wide food and funds campaign.
Food Fight 2013 will kick off with the first annual Food (Truck) Fight on Tuesday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Columbus State campus. Several food truck vendors will station themselves in a parking lot at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Cleveland Avenues to offer their fare to our campus and the community—for a great cause. Five percent of your purchase at the food trucks will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed campaign. Each dollar raised provides three meals for a child, senior or other community member in need. Food trucks will include Pitabilites, Dan's Deli 41, Los Jalapenos, Blu Olive and That Food Truck. Don’t miss it!
UHC Health Rewards points due June 30
Time is winding down to achieve the minimum eight health and wellness points for your United Health Care (UHC) coverage. Remember, employees with UHC coverage can maintain or regain their 20 percent contribution by achieving eight points. The points are tallied between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. All activities must be completed by June 30, 2013.
If you need a refresher course or are having trouble navigating the UCH website, check out this web video http://welcometomyuhc.com/healthandwellness/tour/. There’s a pull-down menu in the upper right side that says “Jump to Topic.” That menu will allow you to select specific areas that you want to view.
If you have questions, please contact Wellness Coordinator Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.
The phrase “cultural competency” has recently emerged as a theme through focus groups associated with Achieving the Dream. What is cultural competence and what role does it play in student learning? Differences in culture and experience affect how students learn. Their expectations for how to behave, study and communicate may not be what you expect.
Join Kim Brazwell, manager of Diversity Initiatives, and Tywan Banks, instructor in Multicompetency Health, for exercises and a discussion to explore these potential gaps in understanding. Cultural Competency, the next Academic Onboarding and Renewal program, will be held Friday, June 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in CT 107.
Required training for employees who handle credit cards
All employees at Columbus State who handle credit cards or are exposed to credit card information are required to take a PCI Compliance training session annually. If you have taken the class previously, you are required to take a refresher class annually as well.
The Columbus State procedure states that to be in compliance with CSCC procedure 9-12 (C), all department personnel assigned to process payment card transactions must receive training on the process to report and include those transactions in the College’s financial system. Department personnel who accept and process payment cards must receive training on understanding the requirements of and compliance with the PCI-DSS standards.
Six training sessions offered in July to meet this requirement. Sessions will be held in
Madison Hall Room 217 – the Student Assistance Center Conference Room. They are:
July 9, at 9:00 a.m.
July 11, at 2:00 p.m.
July 15, at 10:00 a.m.
July 17, at 3:00 p.m.
July 22, at 3:00 p.m.
July 25, at 11:00 a.m.
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp
Career Pathing II - Wednesday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in WD 415.
Career Pathing II will focus on your Career Action Plan. We will discuss roadblocks encountered and progress you've made in assessing yourself, exploring opportunities at CSCC and documenting your goals. Bring your Action Plan with you (even if you haven't yet started it!) and be prepared to share your accomplishments and frustrations. Prerequisite: Career Pathing workshop. Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=470&D=3048
Win With Your Strengths – Tuesday, July 9 from 12:30 to4:30 p.m. in WD 402.
Everyone has strengths. Recognizing and tapping into them to reach larger goals can lead to increased job satisfaction, performance, productivity and success.
In this course you learn the Introduction to strengths-based language, learn more about your own strengths, and learn more about others strengths. You’ll also take an online StrengthsFinder assessment and determine your top five “Signature Strengths.” Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=302&D=3072
Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership reframed: The Art of Serving Others – Friday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in WD 435N.
Hostmanship in the art of making people feel welcome--meetings where genuine hospitality is present and has its origin in that person, that organization or that place that has invited you. Good Hostmanship means understanding the art of serving and realizing how much it enriches our lives.
In this introduction to Hostmanship, we will discuss its foundation and principles as well as its application for personal and professional growth. We will take an hour "on your own" lunch break from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=433&D=3056
Al LaForrest and his family recently were awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Education First Foundation for Foreign Study for hosting an international high school student during the 2012-2013 school year. The awards are issued annually on behalf of President Obama to honor the “commitment of America’s most dedicated volunteers.” Magdalena arrived in August 2012 when she was 15 years old and turned 16 while she was in the U.S. She will return home on Tuesday. From left are Al LaForrest, Magdalena, Al’s wife Rita, and daughter Mary.