Writers Conference to be held April 26

speakerThe 2014 Writers Conference will feature novelist, essayist, and editor Roxane Gay as keynote speaker.
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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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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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Previous Stories:

April 10

Registration for In-Service

Writers Conference April 26

Cougar Challenge 5K

Last in Latin American Film Series changed to April 24

President Harrison published in This Week

Scholarship recipient presents at NASA event

"Share the Road" survey

April 7

Testing Center coordinator goes the extra mile(s)!

Transfer Fair Organizer displays daily Hostmanship

Job Ready Internship Program extended by OBOR

Di Pietro to perform with students April 25

Student employees recognized at reception

Cougars for Community host bake sale

Join upcoming Relay for Life

Health Rewards briefing is April 10

Weight Watchers offers open house

April 3

Spring In-Service right around the corner

Students spend Spring Break in service

Digital Arts Festival

Landscape alum featured in magazine

Meyers' play to be performed

Gospel Ensemble performs

Woodwinds to perform

Job database gives students access to career opportunities

Bookstore sale

New Opportunities

March 31

Orientation program for new students


Distinguished Teaching nominations

Free lecture on sustainable development

Helms presents two sessions

Nursing Dept. to offer career exploration

Kudos and Welcomes

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











This week at Columbus State
Monday April 14

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

Tuesday April 15
Wednesday April 16
Thursday April 17

In-Service Day - Offices closed, no day classes


Friday April 18


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April 14, 2014  

Arts & Sciences Symposium starts today

The annual Arts & Sciences Spring Symposium, a three-day schedule of faculty presentations, begins today with a noon presentation by Ohio State professor Dr. Terrell Morgan.  All the presentations will take place in the Multi-Media Studio in the Library on the first floor. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 14
12:00 p.m.- Dr. Terrell Morgan, Ohio State University,  Department of Spanish and Portuguese – Okra and Columbus: Doing Historical Linguistic Research in Our Own Backyard 
1:00 p.m. - Kristina Bardos, Art History, A Constructed Ruin: Haussmann’s Paris and the Salpetriere Madwoman
1:30 p.m. - Dr. Matt Adkins, Humanities, Lost Opportunities: Translating the Intercepted Franco-Cherokee Preliminaries of 1756 
2:15 p.m. - Dr. Phyllis Gorman, Social Sciences, Trans * Activism:  A Preliminary Review of Claims Making, Membership and Tactics 
2:45 p.m. - Dr. Doug Gray, Communication, Frankenstein’s Monster as Hero of Consciousness
3:15 p.m. - Chris Higgins,  Humanities,   FEMA at Pompey: Emergency Management and Disaster Response in the Roman Empire 

Tuesday, April 15
12:00 p.m. - Dr. Tracy Little, Social Sciences, Green Skin, Flying Monkeys, Magic Potions and Pointy Hats: An Overview of the Anthropology and Popular Culture of Witches 
12:30 p.m. - Jeremy Baker,  Social Sciences, Messaging Choices and the Christian Right:  A Study of  Chick Tracts
1:00 p.m. - Dr. Ben Trotter, Humanities,  A World of Paper: Information and Jean-Baptiste Colbert de Torcy (1696-1715), Louis XIV’s Last Foreign Secretary 
1:30 p.m. - Jonathan Racster, Social Sciences, The  Changing Definitions and Dialogs Surrounding Family in the 21st Century  
2:15 p.m. - Dr. Ron Elizaga, Psychology, Eyes on the Prize: Stereotype Threat, Abstract Construals, and Helping Students Overcome Obstacles Beyond Their Control 
2:45 p.m. - Dr. Michael Taylor, Humanities, Emmanuel Levinas and “the Palestinian” Question
3:15 p.m. - Matthew Wilson, Autism College Transition Program, Autism and Higher Education: Theory into Practice
3:45 p.m. - Dr. Adam Keller, Biological and Physical Sciences, Future Scientists of Ohio: “Choose Ohio First” STEM  Programs 

Wednesday, April 16
2:30 p.m. - Rocco Di Pietro, Music and Humanities, Imaginal Listening in the New Works of Rocco Di Pietro
3:15 p.m. - Brent Funderburk, Social Sciences, Psychotherapy in China: Exploring Social Change and Social Science in East Asia
3:45 p.m. - Teddi Lewis-Hotopp and Megan McWilliams, Academic Affairs, Early Alert:  FOCUS, Powered by Starfish - Student Success and Our Title III Grant 

Still time to register for In-Service Day presentations, lunch

There is still time to get your registration in for the Thursday, April 17, Spring In-Service Day Break-Out Sessions and the luncheon, which will be held in two sessions in the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD.  Registration  Please note that you can register for either (one) two-hour break-out session, or (two) one-hour break-out sessions. 

Donate artThe Wellness Fair will also be held during the 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. time slot, in the Nestor Hall Lounges and the lower-level seminar rooms.  There will be two raffle drawings for prizes at the end of each session! 

Don’t forget to bring your donations for Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Goodwill Columbus to In-Service Day also.  The information about what to bring and where to drop it off (7:30 to 9:30 a.m.) is online here:  Donations

Nominations sought for Men of the Year

For the past three years, the Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative has been honored to host the Men of the Year Awards Reception. Nearly 120 phenomenal male students, employees and community leaders have been recognized for showing everyday leadership.

Do you know someone who has been a great male role model? Has a male faculty or staff member positively impacted your life? Do you know a male student who works hard make good choices every day?

Please send your Men of the Year nomination(s) to Sarah Baker, Global Diversity and Inclusion, by Friday, April 18. Include the nominee's name, as well as your own name, email address and contact number so that we may follow up with you for additional information.

The program is also asking for nominations for the Napoleon Bell Award.  This award is presented annually to a central Ohio community member who demonstrates aspiration, persistence, integrity and support of Columbus State values – qualities embodied by the award’s namesake. Nominations may also be sent to Sarah Baker.

The Fourth Annual Men of the Year Awards Reception will take place at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  The event is free and open to the public.

Quality Matters Consortium to host free conference
The Ohio Quality Matters Consortium Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14, in the Columbus State Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   It will be a day of hands-on information sessions focusing on distance learning initiatives. Quality Matters is a widely adopted quality assurance program for online learning, serving more than 800 organizations involved in e-learning in the U.S. Columbus State is a member of the Consortium and this event is open to all  faculty and staff. The keynote speaker is Dr. Deborah Adair, managing director of the organization. For more information about this conference, contact Suzanne Patzer, supervisor in Distance Education and Instructional Support (DEIS).

Mayor’s office sends commendation

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman recently sent a commendation letter to the organizers of the Prevail-Respect Annual Tell it Like it Is Conference, held March 29 at Columbus State.  The conference pairs the Department of Student Life with the Columbus Academy for Urban Scholars, offering a program of healthy living, positive relationships and education for attendees. Faculty members Dr. Rhunette Diggs, Brigitte Cobbs-Christmon, and Lois  Sellers worked on this year’s conference along with organizer Terrence Brooks, program coordinator in Student Life.

Purchasing deadline is June 9

In a continued effort to allow as much time as possible for the expenditure of Fiscal Year 2014 funds, the Purchasing Department will retain a June cut-off date for purchases. The last day to purchase goods and services for the year ending June 30, 2014 is June 9, 2014.

While the budget for capital equipment was significantly reduced for FY 2014, some mission-critical items were approved. If these items have not yet been ordered and are still essential, please contact Karen Riley in the Budget Office to confirm the budget and pertinent due dates for requisitions, payments and potential carryovers.

Purchasing deadline for FY2014
May 23- Last day to submit technology requests (software, hardware) to IT. itam@cscc.edu
May 23 -Last day to submit for custom products at the Bookstore for end of year delivery.
June 8 -Last day to create requisitions.
June 9 -Last day to place orders with vendors. Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and Darrin Albaugh, Purchasing Supervisor.
June 23 -Last day to place office supply orders with OfficeMax. 
June 30 -Date by which all goods and services must be received in order to be charged to FY 2014 budget.
June 30- Last day to complete and submit Bookstore requisition for stock items in the Bookstore.
July 31- Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2014 budget.  Invoices received after July 31st will be charged to FY 2014 budget.

Related issues:
Technology Purchases - FY14 technology purchases must be submitted to IT (itam@cscc.edu) by May 23, 2014.  Requests requiring a contract must have the executed contract packet submitted along with the request by the requisition deadline; please allow ample time for contract processing prior to the deadline.  Regardless of submission date, FY14 requests will only be processed if the vendor is able to deliver the goods or services by June 30, 2014 to ensure payment can be completed by the payment deadline.

Grant Accounts - Grant accounts will follow the same deadline as the college. The only exception to the purchase order deadline is if the grant does not end on June 30.  Please contact your Grant Accounting representative if you have questions or require additional processing time for grant invoices.

Payments -Please continue to process (approve for payment) invoices received from vendors.  Do not hold invoices received during June or those received in July for goods received or services rendered on or before June 30, 2014, in anticipation that they will be paid from next year’s budget.  Please continue to receive goods using PORC in Colleague.

Travel and Tuition Reimbursement – Travel-related reimbursement requests must be submitted pursuant to college procedure within 30 days upon return from travel, or by July 31,   if travel occurs in late June.  Tuition reimbursement payments are not subject to this deadline and can be processed per guidelines established by Human Resources.

Remember, the expense for goods or services is charged to the year the goods are received and/or the services are rendered.  Goods received or services rendered on or before June 30, 2014 are charged to the FY 2014 budget. Goods received or services rendered in July 2014 or after will be charged to the FY 2015 budget.

Your full cooperation is essential to continuing a June cut-off date.  Please follow-up with vendors to ensure goods and/or services will be received by June 30, 2014.  Also, please be prompt in receiving goods in Colleague. This will allow the proper recording of expenses in the appropriate year’s budget and in the correct period for audit reporting purposes. Please share this information with others in your department who may assist you in requisitioning and receiving goods and services.

Please contact the IT Asset Management office at extension 2035 or via e-mail at itam@cscc.edu if you need assistance with technology purchases. Please contact the Purchasing Office at extension 2641, 5600, or 2443 if you need assistance expediting the delivery of any goods or services ordered.

The college congratulates our new fulltime hires and promotions:
Jason Dutro
, Specialist in Admissions
Lynn Rausch, Advisor in the Student Assistance Center

Account Clerk in Business and Campus Services (Requisition 3089)
Office Associate in Business and Campus Services (Requisition 3090)
Assistant in I.T. Support Services (Requisition 3080)