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October 17, 2016


Dodge in step


Dodge recipient of Marathon’s Spirit Award

Columbus State police officer Jeff Dodge was among 10 participants selected as a Nationwide Children’s Hospital “Spirt Award” recipient this past weekend at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. Dodge says a 2015 health scare caused him to take charge of his health for himself and his family. “I changed my diet and added exercise to my life—first walking, then biking and finally running,” says Dodge. He participated in his first 10K in June. Dodge says there are many health and wellness services available here at Columbus State that can help anyone wanting to create a healthier lifestyle like he did.







Ohio AQIP Coalition meeting held at Columbus State

More than 35 attendees participated in a day-long semi-annual meeting of the Ohio AQIP Coalition.  Held in the Columbus State Conference Center, the meeting was attended by 11 Ohio colleges and universities who have chosen the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) pathway to regional accreditation. 

Headlining the event was Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Director of the AQIP Pathway, Dr. Linnea Stenson.  The agenda included discussions of recent policy changes in the accreditation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities adopted by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Topical conversions regarding expectations by all institutions whose oversight is governed by HLC were given center stage at the meeting.  Also, each institution in attendance shared their experiences with the AQIP pathway, and questions and answers provided great support for those institutions in their various stops along the accreditation highway. 

The Coalition meets twice a year and will prepare for its next meeting at the annual conference of the Higher Learning Commission scheduled for April in Chicago.  The meeting was led by Chair of the Coalition, Bruce Massis, Accreditation Liaison Officer, and Dr. David Tom, Faculty Fellow for Accreditation.


Upcoming events reminders

Courageous Conversations in Action, featuring Richard “Duarte” Brown and Donte Woods-Spikes, will be held Wednesday, October 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.

Health Rewards briefing session Wednesday, October 19, at 12:00 p.m. in DE 215.

Flu shots, Columbus Campus - Wednesday, October 19, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in WD 205. Register:

Flu shots, Delaware Campus - Thursday, October 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Administration Building room 134. Register:

Hispanic Heritage Month Coffee and Conversation, Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Madison Hall 103.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Film Series IV, Wednesday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall 106

Achievement Analytics training, Delaware Campus, Friday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Register here 

Staff Convocation will be held on Tuesday, October 25, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.

“Power Blackboarding,” Friday, October 28, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in CT 1080. Register here

Food Services Information SessionFriday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio.

Bookstore closed, Friday, October 28, for the annual autumn inventory. 


Melissa and Rick with their awards

Logue, Miller recognized by OATC

Melissa Logue, associate professor of Spanish, and Rick Miller, adjunct faculty in Humanities, were each recognized at the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges (OATYC) 49th Annual Conference at Rhodes State College for their respective nominations for the 2015-2016 OATYC Teacher of the Year and Adjunct Teacher of the Year.







Society of the Compass seeks nominations for 2017 award

Compass logo

The Society of the Compass is a student award established in 2013 in honor of Columbus State’s 50th anniversary. The name of the award signifies that our students often find their life direction while in college, and the distinction allows faculty and staff to recognize graduating students who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement during their time at Columbus State. Acceptance to the Society of the Compass represents success in the four “compass points” that serve as the foundation of the Society’s creed: Nobility, Excellence, Service, and Wisdom.

Nominations are currently being accepted for students to be considered for the 2017 Society of the Compass award. All faculty and staff are welcome to nominate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at Columbus State; have graduated since Summer Semester 2016 or will graduate by Spring Semester 2017; and who have performed and behaved in a manner worthy of the award.

Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 for consideration to this year’s induction. For more information and instructions for nominating students to the Society of the Compass, please visit the Society of the Compass website, where you can also see a video about the award.



Video teaches feedback techniques

Each week, Professional Development and Retention will feature a video from “Magna 20- Minute Mentor,” anon-demand digital library of teaching and student support solutions. This week’s video is “How Can I Give Negative Peer Feedback That Leads to Change?” The video described strategies and specific practices you can use to make critical feedback conversations successful. Explore models, principles, and concrete actions to manage negative feedback effectively.

Go here to read the instructions on how to create your own account and use the College’s Authorization Code (CSCC257RJ) to enable access to the video.

To discuss the video with others, go to Yammer and find the discussion thread for the current video. Read about how to access Yammer through Office 365. Questions? Contact Rich James.



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Are you hosting a special event for students, starting a new class next semester, offering a workshop or seminar of interest, or would you like to share a special student success story? Send your news to Campus Life, the weekly online publication for Columbus State students. Send student news to by Tuesday at noon for inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Campus Life. Campus Life headlines are sent to students via email each Wednesday during the semester.