Arts & Sciences Series to host happiness researcher

MyersLearn about the scientific pursuit of happi-
ness with Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology at Hope College and author of several books on psychology, faith, and happiness.
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Quality Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 17

The annual Quality Awards ceremony recognizing our Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Full Professor Award, Staff Employee of the Year, Part-Time Staff Employee of the Year, and Quality Improvement Team Award winners will be held Tuesday, June 17
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New Brand Launched

The campus community was the first to see Columbus State’s new brand campaign, complete with the first new logo for the college since 1987, when we re-chartered from Columbus Technical Institute (CTI) to Columbus State Community College! 
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Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

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!
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March 17

Quality Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 17

Get Covered America insurance workshops

Hospitality Management program featured

Latin American film series

Arts & Sciences Lecture Series to host happiness researcher

Poverty Summit

Women's Herstory Month activities

Do you know a student who'd make a great ambassador?

March 10

March Staff Employee of the Month

Part-time employee of the month

Instructors invited to encourage student submissions

Mumps reminder

Radiology student selected for national program

Student Leadership Awards

March 6

New brand launched at First Wednesday

Latin American film series

Harper answers Channel 6 phone lines on "Monday Money"

Time warp in Delaware Gymnasium!

Health Rewards Briefings

March UHC newsletter

March 3

Woman Leader awards

Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

2013 Distinguished Professors to speak

New employees in Advising Services

Auto Tech hosts competition

CoGo bikes continue to roll!

Outlook email tip

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












This week at Columbus State
Monday March 17

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

Tuesday March 18
Wednesday March 19
Thursday March 20

Latin Film Series: "The Next Door Man", 3:30 p.m., FR 110


Friday March 21


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March 20, 2014  

Ohio University breaks ground in Dublin, partners with Columbus State

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At the Ohio University groundbreaking ceremony in Dublin, Columbus State and OU officials gathered: (from left are) Terri Gehr, Michael Flowers, OU Board Chair Sandra Anderson, OU President Roderick McDavis, Valoria Hoover, and Rich Rosen.

Columbus State Board of Trustees Chair Rich Rosen was among the speakers at an outdoor groundbreaking event for Ohio University’s Dublin Extension Campus. Once completed in 2015, the building on Post Road will be used primarily for health-related programs and classes. Columbus State will share some of the space for classes.

Initial Columbus State programs will include associate degrees in Surgical Technology and Health Information Management. Certificate programs will include Sterile Processing, Massage Therapy and Medical Assisting. More programs for the site will be considered.

Columbus State began a program six years ago allowing our students to attend classes on our campus and complete a Bachelor of Applied and Technical Studies degree from Ohio University.

In his remarks yesterday, Chair Rosen said, “This new partnership is significant for us. We’ve had a presence in Dublin since 1979 offering classes in a Regional Learning Center nearby.”

More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking. Fellow trustees Michael Flowers and Valoria Hoover and Sr. Vice President and CFO Terri Gehr were also on hand to represent the college.

Parking and driving news updates
Due to a special event, approximately 60 parking spaces in the 27-S lot will be reserved on Monday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 25, all day.  The remainder of the lot will be open and available for student parking.  Students have been notified of this closing.

Also starting on Monday, March 24, at 7:00 a.m., the Long Street Bridge will close for one week from Jefferson Avenue (by St. Paul A.M.E. Church) to Hamilton Avenue (by Diehl Whittaker Funeral Home).

American Electric Power crews will be installing new power lines along the bridge. Motorists will be able to access the King-Lincoln neighborhood at the intersection of Broad Street and 17th Avenue. The bridge is expected to re-open by Saturday, March 29.

Future Scientists deadlines approaching

high school kidsThe deadline is rapidly approaching for high school students and current students who plan to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at Columbus State, and who may be able to attend tuition-free with the Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship! 
High School seniors, as well as current students in the Associate of Science program, who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM field at any four-year university, are eligible to apply.  The deadline for high school seniors is Tuesday, April 1. The deadline for current Columbus State students is Thursday, May 1.   The requirements and application can be found online here.

Nominate a student employee today!
straight on shot of studentDid you know that more than 200 student employees work for Columbus State?  The Career Services Office and Student Employment staff invites employees to join them in recognizing National Student Employment Week April 14 to April 18.  This is the fourth annual celebration to thank our student employees for their unique contributions to our campus and community.

If you supervise or work alongside a student employee, please take a moment to recognize their efforts and consider nominating them as our 2014 Student Employee of the Year.  The winner and all nominees will be recognized in April at the Student Employee of the Year Reception! For a nomination form, contact Amanda Jennings  or call ext. 2156.

All student employees will also be invited to attend one of two Student Employee Appreciation Events on Monday, April 14, or Tuesday, April 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Departments are encouraged to participate in Student Employment Week by planning their own appreciation efforts; providing lunch, a DX gift card, or simply a “Thank You” card are all great ways to show your student employees how much they are valued.

Blackboard to undergo upgrade

Because Columbus State is committed to creating an innovative, reliable and student-centered Learning Management System, the college will be upgrading the Blackboard system on Wednesday, May 14.

Because this is just an upgrade, existing course content will not be affected and faculty will not be required to relearn how to use Blackboard. Most features will function as before, however there will be online directions for the most important new functions and features. The improved version of Blackboard will provide a modern, user-friendly experience for instructors and students, including:

* Upgraded browser support
* A global navigation menu that is always available
* An improved content editor with Video Everywhere capability
* Online assignment grading
* An automatic “re-grade” feature to identify and correct ineffective test questions
* Resolution to many of the current course copy issues for faculty
* A redesigned calendar that automatically updates due dates throughout the course

The upgraded Blackboard also integrates with existing systems, such as Starfish and Kaltura, to create connection and innovative opportunities for students and faculty. Training and implementation information will be provided in upcoming announcements and emails.

SAC Brown Bag lunch to offer retirement savings presentation
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) 2014 Brown Bag Lunch Series March presentation will be “Thinking through Retirement Options as a Columbus State Employee,” with Ed Mobley, ING. Mobley will discuss some of the supplemental retirement options such as 403(b) and 457, which are U.S. tax-advantaged retirement savings plan available for public education organizations. The session is free and open to all employees on Thursday, March 27, at 12:00 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) 011.

Advisors present at Great Lakes Region conference

Parsons and StewartAcademic advisors Allen Parsons and Cassi Stewart were selected to present at the Great Lakes, Region 5 National Academic Advisor Association (NACADA) Conference March 6 in Madison, Wisconsin. Their presentation was titled “Unfortunately, I Do Not Work in Financial Aid; How One Team Connected the Dots between Advising and Financial Aid.” To create the presentation, Parsons and Stewart, along with Marcy Leeds, advisor and Marisa Vernon, assistant director in Advising Services, partnered with Suzanne VonAhn, Erika Hill, and Regina Harper in the Financial Aid Office. This collaboration has strengthened the relationship between the two offices, and helped advisors master basic financial aid principles to integrate into everyday advising.

Human Performance Center offers nutrition seminar
Join the staff of the Human Performance Center (HPC) for “Healthy Food Substitutes” on Tuesday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Delaware Hall 080. The seminar will discuss methods to make substitutions to your favorite meals to give an added nutritional value without added calories.  Please bring your questions and favorite recipes and we will help you make easy, successful changes!

Columbus State students earn math scholarships

Two Columbus State students were awarded $300 scholarships from the Ohio Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (OhioMATYC). Mavis Kamadi earned the Ohio MATYC Student Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement, based on a combination of courses taken and grades earned. Mitchell Johnson earned the Rudy Sattler Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding developmental mathematics students.

shoesCougar Challenge 5K is April 26
Trade in your snow boots for your running shoes and enjoy the sunshine at the 3rd annual Columbus State Cougar Challenge 5K, hosted by Staff Advisory Council. All proceeds go to fund book scholarships for students and employees.  April 26 is only five weeks away, so register now! Read more or register at the Cougar Challenge 5K website.

Reminder: Employees can purchase software for home use at discount

Under the college’s licensing agreement with Microsoft, employees interested in purchasing Microsoft Windows, Office or Visio products for home use can do so from under a new, extended license available from Microsoft.
Each product is now available to employees for work and home (personal) use for a one-time processing fee of approximately $10 per product. Additional fees may apply for physical media (DVDs) or for extended digital download rights. Details on the products and program, including additional products from Adobe, are available at 

You can login using your Columbus State network login and password to view the available options. Please note that the college does not provide any technical or licensing support for the products purchased under this program. Purchase and licensing support is however available directly from Kivuto at, and end-user product support is directly available from software manufacturer’s support services.

Questions about this program can be directed to the IT Support Center at ext. 5050 or

Recovery Residence dedicated to graduate of MHAD program

group photoDianne Fidelibus, (center) program coordinator in MH/AS/DD, holds photos of the late John S. Riley II, a graduate of the program who passed away in 2012. From left are program graduate Daniel King; Carolyn Ireland, executive director, House of Hope; Steven Rendina, adjunct faculty; and graduate Jeff Love. The group was on hand at the dedication of the John S. Riley II Recovery Residence. Riley was a beloved counselor who had attended Columbus State for many years as he pursued his degree. Columbus State also offers a scholarship in his memory, funded by four special training events the department hosts each year. According to Fidelibus, the scholarship currently has nearly $8,000 to offer students hoping to pursue degrees in addiction studies.