January 27, 2014
Nominate students for Society of the Compass
The Society of the Compass is a prestigious student award developed to foster academic success. This new award was launched in honor of the college’s 50thAnniversary, and will become an annual recognition announced at the end of each academic year, at the spring semester Commencement.
This distinction will allow faculty and staff to recognize students who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements during their time at Columbus State. The award was aptly named the Society of the Compass because, like the compass, Columbus State is often instrumental in helping students find and follow their direction.
Membership in the Society of the Compass represents the successful achievement and navigation of the four points that serve as the foundation of the Society’s creed: Nobility (N), Excellence (E), Service (S) and Wisdom (W).
All faculty and staff are welcome to nominate students who meet the following criteria:
Nominees must have completed at least 30 credit hours at Columbus State.
Nominees must be recent or current students graduating by the spring of 2014.
Nominees must be Columbus State students who, in your experience and professional opinion, have performed and behaved in a manner worthy of this exclusive group of students according to the Society of the Compass creed.
Meet new staff in the Cashier’s Office
Business Services would like to introduce the new staff members in the Cashier’s Office.
Jaclyn Smith (back right) is a fulltime senior cashier. Rachel Steiner, (back left) Mollie Newsome, (front left) and Kyle Kelly (front right) are part-time cashiers and will be working shifts in the morning, midday and afternoon. Stop in and say hello!
Celebrate new fitness equipment with free circuit training!
The Max Rack is not an instrument of torture, but rather a weight-lifting device with many safety features and more than 20 different lifting exercises.
The Department of Athletics and College Recreation would like to thank John Mosca and members of the Physical Plant Department for assisting in the cleaning, maintenance, and installation of the new fitness equipment over the holiday break. New fitness machines include two treadmills and a “Max Rack.”
Spring Semester Fitness Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on the weekend.
The Fitness Center is also offering two free circuit training classes to all employees and students. The sessions are offered on Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m. and again from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Theoretically, if you were so inclined and had that much energy, you could work out for a solid hour at the break of dawn in the Fitness Center!
Help students find success with BLUEprint Success Workshops
Did you know that students can now earn a new type of recognition by attending an Advising Services’ BLUEprint Success Workshop?
Not only do attendees get extra help on student success topics for free, but now they also earn a non-credit notation on their student record after completing a workshop. In addition, students who would like their own documentation after completing a workshop can request a Certificate of Completion for their own student portfolio. Many competitive programs at four-year colleges, as well as graduate programs, require students to be involved during their studies. These certificates can be a great way to keep track of academic and extracurricular involvement while at Columbus State.
Columbus Sate students are encouraged to attend at least one new workshop each semester. Workshops cover a variety of topics such as library services, money and time management, transfer planning, student services, test anxiety, degree audits, and more. This Spring Semester, BLUEprint will unveil ten new workshop topics focused on goal setting, returning adult students, “apps” for college success, the Honors Program, selecting a lifestyle/major, reading comprehension, critical thinking and communication, healthcare careers, and more!
In addition, BLUEprint will continue to partner with the Ohio State Preferred Pathway Program to offer new workshop topics presented by OSU faculty and staff. Advising Services posts a full schedule of workshops online for students here.
For those students who don’t have time to attend a full workshop, Advising Services also offers Table-Top Info-Stops, which are presented on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Students can pick up a hand-out or chat with a presenter about certain topics there. The Table-Top subjects are also listed on the schedule.
So join Advising Services in promoting BLUEprint to our students so they can get information, enhance their skills, and just be awesome!
Still room to register!
The Financial Wellness Seminar Series-“Retirewise,” has something for everyone! This is a retirement planning program for employees and their spouses (optional). It doesn’t matter where you are in your life—you should plan for retirement now. Retirewise is a four-part series offered by MetLife. Sessions will be held Thursday evenings February 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in WD 409. It is important to attend all sessions to obtain the full information. For additional questions contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.
To register, go online here www.metlifeplansmart.com and enter CSCC.
Brown bag book study on autism offered
A brown bag session titled “Autism as Context Blindness” by author Dr. Peter Vermeulen, Ph.D., of Autisme Centraal in the Netherlands, will be offered during February, culminating with a live Skype session with the author.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about autism to better support your students or further developing your own professional skills, organizers hope that you’ll join them in reading and discussing the interesting perspectives offered by Dr. Vermeulen. The book study is sponsored by Columbus State’s Developmental Education, Psychology and Disability Services departments.
Copies of the book are available in the Columbus State Bookstore for $20. The book discussion sessions are as follows:
Week one- Chapters 1-3: Wednesday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. – noon, WD 415 or
Thursday, February 6, Noon -1:00 p.m., WD 415
Week two – Chapters 4-6: Wednesday, February 12, 11:00 a.m. – noon, WD 415 or Thursday, February 13, noon – 1:00 p.m., WD 415
Week three – Chapters 7-8: Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. – noon, WD 415 or Thursday, February 20, noon – 1:00 p.m., WD 415
Final Group Session with Dr. Vermeulen: Wednesday, February 26, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., in the Library Multimedia Studio.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Matthew Wilson, at ext. 2050.