CSEA Faculty Excellence Awards to be given April 29

The 2014 CSEA Faculty Excellence Award ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
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Ohio University breaks ground in Dublin, partners with Columbus State

Columbus State Board of Trustees Chair Rich Rosen was among the speakers at an outdoor groundbreaking event for Ohio University’s Dublin Extension Campus.
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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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Previous Stories:

March 27

Survey of initial student engagement

The Reverse Transfer Action Project

IRS guidance on adjunct hours

Learn about FOCUS

Still time to order new business cards

New Opportunities

March 24

Academic Integrity Week

First Wednesday

Chorus offers spring concert

CSEA Faculty Awards to be given April 29

Concert Band to perform April 29

Can you dig it?

Art studio to present exhibit April 5

Latin American Film Series continues


March 20

Ohio U. breaks ground in Dublin, partners with Columbus State

Parking and driving updates

Future Scientists deadlines approaching

Nominate a student employee today

Blackboard to undergo upgrade

SAC Brown Bag lunch to offer retirement presentation

Advisors present at Great Lakes Region

Human Performance Center offers nutrition seminar

Columbus State students earn math scholarships

Cougar Challenge 5K

Employees can purchase software for home use

Recovery Residence dedicated to MHAD grad

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?










This week at Columbus State
Monday March 31

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

Tuesday April 1
Wednesday April 2
Thursday April 3

Christopher's restaurant, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Friday April 4


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March 31, 2014  

Reminder: First Wednesday is April 2
First Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  Staff and Part-Time Staff Employees of the Month will be announced, as well as the latest news and happenings on campus.  As always, the event will be live streamed on the employee channel:  www.livestream. com/columbusstate, where you will be prompted to enter the password cougars.

Orientation program for new students to begin in June

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At Columbus State, helping students reach their goals is at the heart of what we do.  One of Columbus State’s current student success initiatives is the development of an orientation program for new students.  A steering committee and work group have been formed and have been working to design a day-long pilot program for up to 500 new (2014) high school graduates.  While the details of the pilot program are still being finalized through the office of Student Affairs, here are a few things you should know as the team prepares to invite students:

More information about these orientation events will be available soon.  Questions or requests to schedule information sessions for groups or staff meetings may be directed to Stephanie Albrecht, director of TRiO programs.

“Transferology” is the new name!

Do you or your students use www.transfer.org to find information about transferring courses to Columbus State, or transferring Columbus State courses to another college?  If so, starting March 31, you will notice some big changes.  The site has been redesigned and is now called “Transferology.”  All users will need a login to access transfer information. 

  • Students can create a Transferology account and login at:  www.transferology.com.  

  • College employees will access information through the Transferology Lab.  Get started at www.transferologylab.com and select the “Request lab account” option.

A user guide and video tutorials for advisors, administrators, and transfer specialists is available here.

125 nominated for Distinguished Teaching in 2013

During 2013, Columbus State students submitted 146 Distinguished Teaching Award nominations for 125 faculty members. The nominees are given the opportunity to submit a portfolio for consideration for this award cycle. Up to 10 finalists are then observed in class during the semester. Four winners will be recognized during the Continuous Quality Improvement Awards ceremony, June 17. You can read more about the Distinguished Teaching Award online.  

Last year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards winners were Dr. Rick Bartlett, Associate Professor, Business Management; Eric Kenz, Instructor in Biological Sciences; Beth Barnett, Professor in Developmental Education; and Fauna Stout, Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting Technology.

Please join the DTA committee in congratulating each of the nominees for the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award:

Melanie Adams
Cheryl Allaire
Barbara Allen
Eric Anderson
Sharon Barnewall
Jeffrey Bates
Rita Bova
Marcia Brandt
Lisa Briggs
Jill Cadotte
Philip Carpenter
Donald Casadonte
James Clark
Aaron Coey
Teresa Colapietro
Allen Coleman
Sally Cooper
Lynn Cox
Thomas Crawford
Crystal Danley
Cynthia Davidson
Renee Deveaux
Amy DiBlasi
Shelia Dickson
Kyriakoula Drakatos
Bill Dross
Thomas Duda
Emma Easton
Terry Eisel
Brian English
Allison Fagan
Jeanette Ferguson
Dianne Fidelibus
Robert Fitrakis
Daniel Foor
David Foor
Scott Gano
Lisa Gibbs
David Gilg
Julie Hallas
Daniel Hare
Michelle Heller

Brian Hill
Tamera Jackson
Kevin James
JoAnn Jones
Nicolas Jordan
Dennis Karem
Theresa Kegley
Teresa Klein
Larry Kleinhenz
Wai Lam
Stephen Levas
Steve Levin
Sonda Lewis
Melissa Logue
Susannah Longenbaker
Karsten Look
Robert Markin
Peggy Mayo
Betsy McCall
Todd McGonigle
Edna McQuestan
Brenna Michelis
Mark Mitchell
Robert Morris
Dennis Murphy
Eddie Nash
Eric Neubauer
Alice Norman
Dana Ogrodowski
Terrence Olive
Eleanor Opitz
Margaret Owens
L. Brian Patterson
Jonathan Penny
Tina Perry
Mark Pifer
Nancy Pine
Mark Polifroni
Jeremy Porter
Julie Posey
Cheryl Prusinski
John Reed

Mark Reed
Mary Reiter
Gary Rensi
Jeffery Richardson
Donald Ricker
Peter “Bo” Riley
Catherine Ritterbusch
Rachael Romain
Courtney Ruppert
Matthew Saelzler
Keith Sanders
John Schultz
Marjorie Schwartz
Thomas Shanahan
Elaine Sheppard
Indra Sindhu
Chanpathana Siriphokha
Felicia Smith
Seth Smith
Felicia Smith
Diane Souza
David Stevens
Sharon Stickley
Gene Strickland
Gerald Tankovich
Helen Taylor
Chris Thomas
Kathy Thompson
Heather Thompson Gilles
David Tom
Sabrina Vallery
Edgar Velez
John Wetzel
Chuck Wilson
Sia Wong
Frederick Woodley
Adele Wright
Aaren Yandrich
Jill Yocum
Myra Young
Rose Zuber

Ohio State offers free lecture on sustainable development
The Ohio State University will offer a free lecture and panel discussion titled “The Age of Sustainable Development” on Friday, April 4, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High Street. The keynote will be given by Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General on Millennium Development Goals. 

Panelists will be Professors Elena Irwin and Ian Sheldon, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State, and the moderator is Michael Neblo, associate professor of Political Science. The lecture is part of The Ohio State University Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecture and The Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS).

Helms presents two sessions

Les Helms, instructor in Business Management, recently presented a session on “Generational Culture” for the Ohio Council on Aging. He also did a presentation on “21st Century Skills” for the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Nursing Department to offer career exploration event

Columbus State nursing students—potential, current, and graduates—will be able to learn more about nursing employment and bachelor degree options beyond Columbus State at an event called “Nursing: Explore Columbus State and Beyond,” Friday, April 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall Lobby and East Lounge.

headerColumbus State congratulates our new fulltime hires and promotions:

Nicholas Tice, Accountant, Business and Campus Services
Vanessa Langurst, Librarian
Renee Haro, Office Associate, Financial Aid
Paul Rusinko, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Abby Peterson, Accountant 1, Business and Campus Services
Kathleen Hensel, Financial Analyst, Business and Administrative Services
Debra Hitch, Coordinator, IT Support Services
Joan Cook, Coordinator, Human Resources
Jason Clever, Coordinator, IT Support Services