August 8, 2013
Help Desk specialist is team leader
Betty Richardson is a person willing to take the lead on projects
both large and small. Richardson, a Help Desk specialist who recently became
an Asset Management technician, is a member of Staff Advisory Council, and, in addition to her regular duties, often takes the
initiative in promoting and organizing SAC fundraisers and donation collections.
“Betty is always willing to step up and take the lead on all events held by Staff Advisory Council,” says Sue Thomas, representative in the Telephone Information Center, who nominated Richardson for Staff Employee of the Month (SEOM).
“She chaired the Activities Committee for many years by herself, and because of her continued efforts, Columbus State has been able to give back to our community through donations to Mid-Ohio Food Bank and many other charities.”
“Betty is very helpful and customer-service focused,” says Monalisa Mawalkar, supervisor in IT. “She uses her knowledge to make sure CSCC gets the best pricing for even small items. She started working for our group by volunteering to help out when the Asset Management area was severely understaffed. I was very happy to have Betty in our group officially since then!”
“Betty was very patient while walking me through steps to resolve the problems I was experiencing in GroupWise,” says John Shawkey, adjunct faculty in Criminal Justice, who also nominated Richardson for SEOM. “She knew what was needed immediately, which reflects very positively on her department. She is friendly and professional, encouraging me to call back for more help if needed!”
Construction Sciences win award at Ohio State Fair
David Busch, Dean Bortz, and Dr. Margaret Owens, faculty in the Construction Sciences Department, won the 2013 Best Technology Exhibit award at The Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association's (OTEEA) annual Showcase, July 28 at the 2013 Ohio State Fair.
More than 2,500 fairgoers had a chance to spin the wheel and answer questions related to sustainable construction and engineering topics to win a prize. The exhibit included contact information, plans of study, and displays from the programs and department, as well as prizes and giveaway items.
David Busch constructed the "wheel" and Elena Noriega, from the Landscape Design program, created the graphic art for the wheel and the exhibit.
A fairgoer is stumped by the question: "What is the state wildflower of Ohio?" The answer: White Trillium!
Dr. Margaret Owens, Dean Bortz, and David Busch at the Fair with the Wheel of Questions.
An estimated 500 employees stopped by throughout the day August 7 to enjoy a picnic put on by Staff Advisory Council to thank them for their work. Bradley Beck, BAS accountant, and Douglas Rellick, IT Support Services, worked the grills from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. cooking up hot dogs for everyone. “Staff Council is always looking for ways to let employees know that their hard work does not go unnoticed,” said Sue Thomas, of Staff Council. “Thanks to all the SAC members who turned out throughout the day to help with this event!” A similar event will be held at the Delaware Campus on Wednesday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Don’t miss it!
Welcome Team Fall 2013 still needs you!
Autumn Semester 2013 is just around the corner—classes begin August 21. The Welcome Team would like you to join them to offer assistance to our new and returning students on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Your service is vital, appreciated, and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State!
RSVP to Barbara Allen, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Also recommended for new and returning Welcome team volunteers is a training session with special topics including a discussion of Hostmanship, the Reframing of Customer Service. Hostmanship shifts the traditional customer service mindset to a host and guest relationship. The training sessions will also review some key changes and services provided at the college.
Register at the link below: Tuesday, August 20, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp? C=496&D=3136
Dianne Fidelibus, assistant professor, MH/AS/DD program coordinator, presented at The Ohio State University's Addictions Studies Institute on August 1 at the Columbus Convention Center. More than 800 individuals from across the country attend the event each year. Her presentation was titled "Impacting the Future of our Profession" and focused on working with students in field practicums.
Calling all readers to the Third Annual Chat and Chew Book Discussion
Columbus State’s Preferred Pathway Program, in conjunctionwith Ohio State’s First Year Experience’s Buckeye Book Community, will be exploring the book The Submission by Amy Waldman.
This Autumn Semester, Columbus State faculty, staff, and students are invited to meet informally to discuss the issues explored in this book such as diversity, religion, and loss. We currently have a few books available to those who can commit to attending the book discussion which will be taking place Wednesday September 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at a location TBA.
These talks will be similar to those that current first year Ohio State students will be attending on their campus. Our hope is that through these informal discussions, students will be given the chance to explore learning outside the classroom and connect with the Columbus State community. Columbus State students are also welcome to attend the author visits scheduled at Ohio State.
The Submission is “a wrenching panoramic novel about the politics of grief in the wake of 9/11.” You can read more about the book online here. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to join the discussion, please contact Janet McDermott, academic advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.