June 19, 2014
Tobacco-Free Campus forums open to all employees and students
Two Tobacco-Free Campus forums will be held this month to discuss the Draft Summary of Findings and Recommendations for establishing a tobacco-free campus. The forums have been scheduled for Monday, June 23, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, June 27, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., both in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD).
You do not need to preregister to attend one of the forums. Everyone is welcome to attend, and each forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session. If you would like to watch remotely, the forums will also be live streamed at www.LiveStream.com/ColumbusState. You will be prompted to enter a password, which is: cscc2014. You can also ask questions via the chat feature which will be enabled on the live stream.
Microsoft OneDrive coming July 1
Microsoft OneDrive for Business is coming to all Columbus State employees on Tuesday, July 1, which will provide employees with 25GB of cloud-based storage for sharing, collaborating, and synchronizing business files. Microsoft OneDrive for Business will also be rolled out to Columbus State students, and will provide 25GB of storage space to store, share, and collaborate files with others. To learn more about the potential for this new addition to the Office 365 suite, check out information from Microsoft online here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/what-is-onedrive-for-business-HA102822076.aspx.
Faculty Idea Exchange to again take place in July
Following its successful debut last summer, the Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX): 2014 Summer Conference will return on Friday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center. Once again, faculty will be able to engage each other talking about ways to teach and reach our students by improving instructional strategies.
The OAA Instructional Success Committee cordially invites all full-time and adjunct faculty members to attend this free professional development event created by faculty for faculty. Check-in and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided. And back by popular demand is the White Elephant educational gift exchange!
HPC and City of Columbus partner for employee wellness
At the Front Street Fitness Center, City of Columbus and Columbus State officials kick off the new fitness program for city employees. From left are: Danielle Smith, HPC Exercise Specialist, Dr. Tom Habegger, Dean of Health and Human Services, Jen Morel, City of Columbus Wellness Coordinator, Mandi Cecil, HPC Coordinator, Chester Christie, City of Columbus HR Director, and Dustin Iacavone, HPC Exercise Specialist.
The Sport and Exercise Studies Human Performance Center (HPC) and the City of Columbus have joined together under the Healthy Columbus Initiative to provide fitness programs and education to more than 6,000 city employees. Healthy Columbus provides wellness opportunities for city employees in a variety of ways. Human Performance Center Exercise Specialists will manage the City’s first employee fitness center, and provide fitness and wellness services that enable successful behavior change, enhancing the health of city employees.
Not only will the partnership benefit city employees, but the experience gained by Columbus State’s Sport and Exercise Studies students will be priceless. SES students will get hands-on opportunities to work with a diverse clientele, the freedom to show their creative ideas in designing new programs and education materials, and the chance to network. This environment is allowing our students to apply their skills to a professional setting, refining and strengthening their abilities, and preparing them to enter the workforce with confidence.
In the first two months of this partnership, the city has seen a large number of participants and the SES Department expects the numbers to increase with the start of new programs at the fitness center in July. HPC Coordinator Amanda Cecil says “We are looking forward to all the experiences that our SES students and the city will gain, and the success that will be achieved over the next several months!”
Please join the Telephone Information Center to celebrate the service of Sue Thomas as she heads into retirement. During Thomas’ 10 years of service in the TIC, she has had many accomplishments that include being awarded 2013 Staff Employee of the Year. As a representative of Staff Advisory Council, she was instrumental in several college initiatives such as Part-Time Staff Employee of the Month. The reception will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio.
Discovery District news:
The Discovery District has some "cool" events to perk up your week:
Replenish – The Spa Co-Op offers the “Calm before the Sunset Yoga and Meditation” in the Topiary Park, Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., and the Summer Harvest Open House, Sunday, June 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 124 S. Washington Ave. There will be local bites to eat, local vendors and tours of the spa and carriage house.
Don't forget to stop by your local library and sign up for a Summer Reading Club. Summer reading is not just for your kids, there are programs and prizes for you too, and who doesn't need a good break from reading at work? Grab your kids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc. and sign up together to show them that you never stop reading. While you're at it, pick a book that you can read together and then see the movie later, or start your own mini book club!
The Bosco Center, 80 S. Sixth St., will host a flea market event in their parking lot on Saturday, June 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be booths as well as some delicious food trucks. Grab your reusable shopping bags and hit the streets. Also, their cafe is open for breakfast and lunch now and you can reserve their bowling alley. Discovery District bowling tournament anyone?
Professional development opportunities offered to employees
Professional Development and Retention will offer the following workshops to Columbus State employees in July. Space is limited, so register early! Please contact Susan Thompson at ext. 2406 if you have questions.
Win With Your Strengths – Thursday, July 10, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Everyone has strengths. Recognizing and tapping into them to reach larger goals can lead to increased job satisfaction, performance, productivity and success.
Note: Completion of the Strengthsfinder online assessment is required prior to the course.
Managing With Strengths – Tuesday, July 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This workshop will explore ways managers can use their strengths and the strengths of their employees to impact employee loyalty and productivity. The session will study managers who effectively use strengths to hire, focus, motivate and develop employees and ultimately impact employee engagement and performance. Participants will develop strategies for managing employees using a strengths-based approach.
Prerequisite: Have completed Win with Your Strengths and are currently a supervisor/manager/ administrator at Columbus State.
Put Your Strengths to Work – Wednesday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Now that you know your top five Strengths, what’s next? “Win with Your Strengths” taught us that we will grow most in our areas of greatest strength. In this half-day class, you will gain a deeper understanding of the strengths-based philosophy as you continue along your journey of self-awareness and personal growth.
Prerequisite: Win with Your Strengths
The college congratulates our new hires and promotions:
Effective June 16: Julio Moreno, Analyst in Institutional Effectiveness
New fulltime career opportunities are now listed:
Instructor with engineering-physics emphasis, Biological and Physical Sciences – Requisition# 3130
Annually Contracted Faculty in Chemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences – Requisition# 3131
Annually Contracted Faculty in Fire Science, Justice and Safety Programs – Requisition# 3115
Program Coordinator for Outreach, Justice and Safety Programs – Requisition# 3132
Director 1, Student Conduct – Requisition# 3135
Graphic Designer in Business and Campus Services – Requisition# 3134
Accountant I in Grant Accounting and Reporting Services, Business and Campus Services – Requisition# 3136
Advisor in Financial Aid – Requisition# 3121
Specialist in Fitness and Academic Support, College Recreation and Wellness – Requisition# 3127
Specialist in Wellness and Health, College Recreation and Wellness – Requisition# 3128
Specialist in Fitness and Athletic Conditioning, College Recreation and Wellness – Requisition# 3124
Specialist in Fitness and Recreation, College Recreation and Wellness – Requisition #’s 3125 and 3126