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Campus Life September 17


Planning to graduate in December? Petitions to Graduate due Friday

happy graduateIf you are planning to complete your degree and graduate at the end of the Autumn Semester on Friday, December 12, you must turn in a Petition to Graduate, signed by your advisor, to the Office of Records and Registration in Madison Hall, by Friday, September 19, at 4:30 p.m.



What’s your major? Two more “Major Fairs” are coming up
The Office of Career Services will host two more Major Fairs this Autumn Semester. Major Fairs are a great opportunity for you to speak directly with faculty and staff from the various programs of study offered at the college, and talk about your career goals and interests that might align with those programs. The upcoming Major Fairs are the Information Technology Major Fair, which includes Associate of Arts and Associate of Science majors, on Wednesday, September 17, (TODAY) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lounge; and the Engineering Major Fair, also including AA and AS majors, on Wednesday, October 1, also from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Lounge.


 Today (Sept. 17) is Constitution Day

image of parchment

Join Columbus State in the celebration of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, this day in 1787! Get a mini constitution and participate in an interactive game to answer questions about the Constitution and win prizes. The event takes place today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Columbus statue. You can also sign up for the Columbus State Day of Service, September 24, while you’re there.

Free car wash this Saturday when you register to vote!

students at car wash

The members of Phi Theta Kappa and the Political Science Club will hand wash your car for free Saturday, September 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the 11-S parking lot at Columbus State—when you register to vote! The 11-S lot is at the corner of Cleveland and Mt. Vernon Avenues. The event is completely nonpartisanPTK and the Political Science Club simply want all Columbus State students to vote!


New safety app available from Rave 

Now that classes are back in session, there’s a new safety app for your cell phone from the same company – Rave Mobile Guardian - that provides text alerts for Columbus State students, faculty and staff.  This free app does not take the place of the text alerts for emergencies, but rather, it adds new features. For instance, it allows you to send anonymous crime tips to Columbus State Police. It also features a panic button with GPS location and personal profile information. To get your free app just go to the App store for Apple or Android and search under “Rave Mobile Guardian.”

Here’s a link with more information about the app: If you have not yet signed up for the Rave text alerts, go online to register.


Are you looking for flexible, part-time work for Autumn Semester?

Columbus State’s Student Employment Office has a variety of positions open, including these positions that have been recently posted:

Clinic Student Assistant (Faith Mission)

Volunteer Services Student Assistant (Faith Mission)

Nursing Skills Lab Student Assistant (Federal Work Study)

Health Records Office Student Assistant (Federal Work Study)

Admissions Ambassador

Service Learning Assistant (Federal Work Study)

Visit and select the “Student Employment” category to view and apply for open student positions.  To learn more about student employment requirements, including Federal Work Study (FWS) eligibility, visit the Student Employment Office in Nestor Hall 113.


Student Success workshops coming up soon:

BLUEprint - Cite It Right
This workshop focuses on how to locate and use citation tools found online, in apps, and in many of the Library’s research databases. It is offered (TODAY) Wednesday, September 17,  from 11:00 a.m. – Noon,  in Moeller Hall 129, on the Delaware Campus; and again on Monday, November 24, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Library, room 111, on the Columbus Campus.

BLUEprint - The Pathway to Miami University
Join Miami University for a short presentation highlighting transfer options to Miami University, featuring different plans for visiting campus while a student at Columbus State on Wednesday, September 17, (TODAY)  from Noon – 12:45 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint - Transfer Planning 101
Do you know how to transfer to another college? Do you know where you want to go? Get tips for transitioning to a four-year institution on Monday, September 22, from 1 – 2 p.m., in Moeller Hall 150, on the Delaware Campusand Monday, September 29, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint - Exploring Columbus State’s Health Programs
This workshop provides an overview of Columbus State’s allied health programs. An advisor will recommend schedule options for undecided health students, on Monday, September 22, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the Library 111.

BLUEprint - DARS: Mapping Your Path to Graduation
Monday, September 22, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., in Madison Hall 225.

BLUEprint  - Critical Thinking and Communication
Explore communication and critical thinking skills to help you in the college classroom and beyond. It is offered Tuesday, September 30, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the Library 111.

BLUEprint: The Pathway to Ohio State
Join OSU and Columbus State advisors as we explain the transfer process for students interested in transferring to Ohio State on Wednesday, October 1, from 12 – 12:45 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint: College Success for Veterans
This workshop will focus on how veterans can be successful in their college pursuits and how they can properly apply for and retain their veteran grants on Thursday, October 2, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Campus Involvement Workshops:
Connecting Your Goals to Your Dreams
We all have some type of dream or wish. Would you like to see yours come true? It’s time to turn those hopes and desires into S.M.A.R.T. goals. Learn how to configure goals that will lead you directly to your ultimate destination. Open to all currents students and alumni on Wednesday, September 17, (TODAY) from 1 – 2 p.m., in Nestor Hall 116, and Thursday, September 18, from 1 – 2 p.m., in the Library 111.

The DREAM Network
This workshop will provide helpful information for students who have DACA status, are undocumented, or have an interest in immigration reform. Topics that will be covered include DACA renewal, scholarship opportunities, academic advising, overcoming career roadblocks, transferring to a four-year institution, and more on Wednesday, September 17, (TODAY) from 1 – 2:30 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Career Planning Workshops:
Choosing a Major
Don’t have a major yet? This session will help you find ways to connect your interests with career pathways. We will feature activities and library resources that will show you a variety of options that fit with your skills and abilities on Thursday, September 18, from 11 a.m. – Noon, in Eibling Hall 201C.

When I Grow Up…
Choosing the right career and the right transfer college are two of the most difficult decisions to make. Learn which library research databases and websites are useful in this search for a career that suits you on Tuesday, September 23, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Workplace Professionalism
Presenting yourself in a professional way is an important part of today’s workplace. Come and learn about professionalism and get some business etiquette tips on Thursday, September 25, from 4 – 5 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Community Service:
The Good Neighbors Picnic for the Homeless at Goodale Park
This event works to build bridges of understanding in our community by reaching out to the homeless annually and helping them prepare for winter. Good Neighbors, with local support, offers a day of fun, food, and entertainment for our guests, volunteers and supporters in Columbus’ most historic park. Your help and support are always welcome! Event is Saturday, September 27, in Goodale Park. Email for times and directions.

Blood Drive
Serve our community and give the gift of life at one of Columbus State’s Blood Drives. The Red Cross accepts both appointments and walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, please visit: and type in Sponsor Code: cougars. For more information call (614) 287-5092. Next Blood Drive will be held in the Nestor Hall Study Lounge on Monday, September 22.

For lots more Student Success Series workshops coming this semester, bookmark this link!


Join Columbus State for ‘Day of Service’

In Service day volunteers

Day of Service participants at Habitat for Humanity.

Come meet new people, support your community, build your resume and have some fun on Wednesday, September 24, at the Columbus State Day of Service!

On Day of Service, more than 500 faculty, staff, administrators and students will fan out in the Columbus and Delaware communities to perform service activities of all types—building, painting, weeding, planting, organizing, crafting, packaging, reading, chatting, and much more at 46 different charitable agencies in both communities.   And we need you! 

To participate in Day of Services, go online here and sign up for the activity you’d like to join! Sign-ups will close on September 17, so hurry and sign up today!


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