Piper Tomahawk donated to Aviation Maintenance Dept.

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Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology recently received a Piper Tomahawk airplane from Columbus State alumnus Dan Krumlauf, who graduated from Columbus State in 1988.
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Polly Owen named "Alumni Transformer" by Ohio State

OwenDr. Polly Owen has been selected as one of 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing & Healthcare by The Ohio State University College of Nursing during its Centennial year.
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Otterbein, Columbus State announce systems engineering pathway

Otterbein University announced February 6 that it will offer a new major in systems engineering beginning in fall 2015, including a pathway program being developed in partnership with Columbus State.
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February 27

Special First Wednesday

Last days to donate to Charitable Campaign

Join SAC and support Cougar basketball

Desirable difficulties and cheat-proof assessments

C.A.R.E.S. advocacy training

OHIOREACH Liaison training

2nd annual Goodwill drive

Bookstore sale continues

Weiser to perform in "The Producers"

Bid Dr. Querry adieu

Kudos and Welcomes

February 24

Special First Wednesday

Open Forums for Dean candidates

Grossman completes doctorate

Sternberg to tell stories Mar. 8

SBDC client success story

Weight Watchers at Work to begin Mar. 4

SAC Brown Bag lunch

February 20

Campus forums for Dean of Arts and Sciences candidates

Piper Tomahawk donated to Aviation Maintenance Dept.

Concert and Jazz bands to perform Mar. 4

Nominate an outstanding woman

Poets in Black Feb. 27

Foundation scholarships available

Road work and painting on Cleveland Ave.

February 17

Polly Owen named "Alumni Transformer"

Nominate outstanding women by Feb. 28

Upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 coming

Outlook email tip: How do I retract an email?

Serving up a community birthday party!

Combined Charitable Giving continues

February 13

Jessica Allen named Feb. SEOM

Pearson named Part time employee of the month

Catching students before they fall

Student Success workshop Feb. 25

College Goal Sunday a success

Author Lang to speak on college cheating

Mike Ryan to retire

Bookstore specials

"Retirewise" series offered

Brennan appointed to national board

Outlook email tip

February 10

Otterbein, Columbus State announce systems engineering pathway

Local companies meet with students

Beck earns CPA

Outlook email tips

Combined charitable giving continues

Career-Tech team now on Facebook

February 6

Donate to Charitable Giving Campaign

Student Success grant proposal deadline extended

Volunteers needed for Science Day

Help "Cougars for the Community" throw a birthday party

Black History Month read-in

Deadline for Service Learning designation

Don't forget your Valentine!

February 3

Massis receives award

Students and alumni cast in Sound of Music

Jablonka earns master's degree

McClain appointed to Mayor's committee

Landscape students to sell Valentine flowers

Briefing on Health Rewards Program












This week at Columbus State
Monday March 3

Open Gym, 9 a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Zumba, 5:15-5:50 p.m., DE 075A

Tuesday March 4
Wednesday March 5
Thursday March 6

Reception for Dr. Mark Querry, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., EB 201C

Friday March 7


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Christopher's is open  every Tuesday and Thursday during Spring Semester

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March 3, 2014  

Candidate forum to be rescheduled
The Open Campus Forum to meet Arts & Sciences dean candidate Allysen Todd, originally scheduled for today, Monday, March 3, will be rescheduled at Dr. Todd’s earliest convenience.  On Tuesday, March 4, the Open Forum with dean candidate Dr. Linda Schoen Wolf will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.  

Reminder: March's First Wednesday will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  A live stream will be available at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate using the password cougars.

Nominations for Woman Leader awards extended to March 7

March is Women’s Herstory Month at Columbus State, and there’s still time to nominate an outstanding woman for the annual Outstanding Woman Leader Award by completing and submitting a nomination form. Multiple winners will be named at the Women’s History Month Awards Celebration to be held Wednesday, March 26.
Nominations are also being sought for a faculty or staff member who has worked at Columbus State for at least five years and demonstrates a legacy in leadership. You can complete and submit a nomination for the Legacy in Leadership Award online here. The deadline for both award nominations has been extended to Friday, March 7.

Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

receiving award2013 Distinguished Full Professor Dr. Brenda Johnson accepts her award from President Harrison at last year’s Quality Awards ceremony.

Nominate a full professor to be recognized for his or her excellence in service, innovation, leadership and scholarly work at Columbus State and in the community! Please submit your nomination (name and department of nominee only) to Carmelita Boyer in Human Resources. Nominations should be sent via email by Wednesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. You can read more about the Distinguished Full Professor Award online here.

Past Distinguished Full Professors have been:
2011 – Steve Abbott, Jackie Miller, and Dr. Greg Goodhart 
2012 – Dr. Robert Fitrakis, Gerald Mueller, Dr. Thomas Habegger, and James Taylor, CEC
2013 – Dr. Jeffrey Bates, Dr. Brenda Johnson, Steven O’Neal, Darrell Minor, and Kelly Hogan


2013 Distinguished Professors to speak at Onboarding session

All are welcome to join the next Academic Onboarding and Renewal program featuring four 2013 winners of the Distinguished Full Professor Award. The panel will include:

Each has been recognized for exemplary "service, scholarship, innovation, leadership, and other professorial achievements." They have been through the entire promotion and tenure process, provided leadership in many capacities, have been recognized for excellent teaching and have a historical perspective on Columbus State. This is a great opportunity to learn from the wisdom of their experience. Please register in advance

For more information contact Rich James, ext. 2175.

Introducing new employees in Advising Services

new employeesNew employees in Advising Services are, from left Jamel Chamberlain, Yolonda Kelly, Sarah Goff, Zach Rost, Kacy Gaddis, and Joe Santangelo.

Columbus State’s Advising Services would like to introduce six staff members who have joined the department since August.

Jamel Chamberlain, advisor, earned two degrees from Kent State University; a B.A. in Psychology and his M.A. in Sports Management. Upon finishing his time as a student at Kent, he served as an intern in several capacities before beginning his work as an academic advisor at Eastern Gateway Community College and Belmont College.

Yolonda Kelly, advisor, is from Dayton and completed an M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs at Wright State University. She was employed in advising at OSU from 2001-2012 before returning back to Wright State as an advisor in 2012. She began working at Columbus State in September 2013. She enjoys helping people live up to their potential – her life’s theme is to be in service to others.

Sarah Goff, advisor, has worked in higher education and academic advising for more than 25 years, and while she has tried retirement a few times, she has found that she is happiest when working part time. She has been married for 53 years, has two adult children, three grandchildren, and is a Delaware County Master Gardener.

Zach Rost, advisor, earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management from Cedarville University and has a master’s in Sports and Fitness, Leadership and Coaching from the University of Central Florida. He loves being at Columbus State, having the opportunity to work with such a diverse student body, and finds that his daily interactions with students are very rewarding.

Kacy Gaddis, specialist, has been with Columbus State for two years with the Telephone Information Center and the Advising Services office. Gaddis began her college education at Columbus State, transferred to Kent State to complete her bachelor’s degree, and is graduating in May with her master’s degree in higher education from Ohio University. She interacts with students daily and feels that a single interaction can inspire a student to make a positive contribution to the world.

Joe Santangelo, advisor, comes to Columbus State as a recent graduate from the Masters of Education program at the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Santangelo completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He has experience working with international students as a residence hall director and knows seven languages! His eighth will be American Sign Language, which he plans to start learning this summer at Columbus State!

Advising Services is thrilled to have such a talented, energetic group of student-focused individuals joining the team. Say hello and introduce yourself if you see them on campus!

Columbus State Auto Tech hosts Regional Skills USA competition

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Associate Professor Mark Mitchell, center, announces the winners of the Regional Skills USA Competition hosted by Columbus State’s Automotive Technology February 22. Twelve of the top local high school automotive vocational students competed to identify the best and brightest technicians. The three top finishers and one alternate now move on to the State Competition in April. There they will be judged by industry professionals including Columbus State faculty.  The top finisher from Ohio will then compete at the Skills USA Nationals. Pictured from left are John Wiseman, Ohio Department of Education, fourth-place finisher Michael Harville, Eastland Career Center; Mark Mitchell, third-place finisher Chad Higginbatham, South Western Career Center; second-place finisher Scott Snapp, Delaware Career Center; and first-place finisher Jon Frost, of Grant Career Center.

Despite record cold, CoGo bikes continue to roll!

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Despite Polar Vortexes and double the usual amount of snow this winter, Columbus is still riding strong on CoGo bikes. In the latest report card, tracking data from launch date to January 1, Columbus CoGo riders have traveled enough miles to go around the world more than three times; offset 52,000 pounds of carbon monoxide (that's 26 tons. The average car emits 6 tons a year, to give you some perspective); and burned 3.3 million calories. That's roughly 6,000 Big Macs.  High fives all around! Columbus State has its very own CoGo bike station, just across from the Bookstore, so even if you’re not adventurous enough to brave single digits right now, spring riding is just around the corner!

Outlook email tip: Are you buried under hundreds of sticky notes?  
sticky noteOutlook 2013 has built-in notes that work the same way as sticky notes with one tremendous improvement: they are available from any location with access to the Internet! To create a note, click the ". . ." indicator in the lower left corner of the Outlook screen, select Notes, and click New Note. You can also create a new note by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. Type your text in the note box, click the icon in the upper left corner, and select Save and Close. Notes that you create within the desktop version of Outlook can be viewed through the Outlook Web App, but cannot be edited. The Web App does not allow new notes to be created.