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Campus Life October 29


Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 2

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Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, which means you will get one extra hour of sleep. WebMD has some information on how our bodies react to time changes:


Veterans Week salute is Nov. 5

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Columbus State will salute our student veterans at the third annual ceremony to support the troops and military veterans at the college. The event takes place Wednesday, November 5, at noon in the courtyard. The Ohio National Guard will provide the Color Guard.

Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman, Assistant Adjutant general of the Ohio National Guard (Air Force) will be the guest speaker. He is an Ohio State University graduate and is a pilot who has taken part in 29 combat operations.

More than 1,000 military veterans take classes at Columbus State this semester. Additional events:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4: Veterans Employment Support Day.  City, county, state and federal agencies along with private employers will be on the Columbus Campus for a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 the Center for Workforce Development.
  • Thursday, Nov. 6: Veterans Resource Day. VA Mobile Healthcare Enrollment Van and other VA support offices and organizations will be on the Columbus Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 7: Columbus Veterans Day Parade. Several Columbus State staff and student veterans will meet at Nationwide Blvd. where the annual parade forms at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11: Columbus State campuses and Regional Learning Centers are closed.


Please take a Tobacco Free College survey

Columbus State is developing a plan to become a tobacco-free college in 2015.  To understand the impact this will have, the Tobacco Free College Committee is asking students to complete a very short survey.  The information you provide will be kept strictly anonymous.
Take the Tobacco Free College Student Survey.


Theatre Columbus State to perform Nov. 12-15

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“Spring Awakening” a play by Frank Wedekind, directed by Frank A. Barnhart, and performed by Theatre Columbus State, will be offered Wednesday through Saturday, November 12 - 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. A matinee at 3:00 p.m. Nov. 13 will also be performed. All performances are free and open to the public.

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind’s controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth century, Wedekind’s intense body of work was largely unpublished and rarely performed. Yet the play’s subject matter—teenage desire, suicide, abortion, and homosexuality—is as explosive and important today as it was a century ago. Spring Awakening follows the lives of three teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, and Wendl, as they navigate their entry into sexual awareness.  The play is for mature audiences.


American Sign Language club to host movie Nov. 21

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Columbus State’s ASL Club will host the movie “No Ordinary Hero” on Friday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

No Ordinary Hero marks the first time that a movie has been produced by deaf executive producers and a deaf director. The movie is a family drama about a deaf actor who plays a superhero on a TV show who must look beyond the cape to inspire a deaf boy to believe in himself.

The film is open captioned making it fully accessible to deaf, hard of hearing and “signing impaired” audiences. 


Healthy life coaching free for students through Dec. 23!

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“Get REAL” healthy life coaching is a 50-minute, one-on-one session during which you will discuss your health history, diet, and lifestyle with a Healthy Life Coach to develop practical, short-term steps for reaching your goals. This initial session is usually $15, but will be free for all Columbus State students through December 23. 

Follow-up sessions with a Healthy Life Coach throughout the semester are then encouraged. These one-on-one meetings will provide you with guidance and support to reach your goals and make sustainable changes for improving your health and happiness. The follow-up sessions cost between $30 and $95 per semester, based on the number of sessions selected. 

Get started with your Health Life Coach today by calling or emailing Jenna Long in the Human Performance Center (HPC) at (614) 287-2445.


SES student featured in Dispatch

After three seasons on the Bishop Ready High School football team, Anthony Herrmann changed his tune.

“I decided to switch over and try something new,” said the West Side native, now 20 and enrolled at Columbus State studying Sport and Exercise Studies.  “I’ve always had a creative niche in the back of my mind.”

His postgraduate efforts, which began as a duo with friend and drummer Jordan McVey, spawned a pop-rock foursome known as Personal Public that now records and performs in between other pursuits.  Read the full article in The Columbus Dispatch.


Head to Hills Market on Friday!

three women in old fashioned clothingThese people in the Kelton House are actually GHOSTS!

Hills Market Downtown, at 95 N. Grant Ave., has the perfect Halloween day activities this Friday. From 12-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, there will be nothing but sweet treats for everyone. They will have caramel-apple making, a hard-cider tasting, a costume contest where you could win a $100 Hills Market gift card, and of course tons of free samples. Head over there after class on Friday for lots of Halloween fun!

Plus, did you know that the Discovery District is extremely haunted? Find out more by stopping at the Kelton House for a tour on Saturday or Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to hear about their ghosts, and then head over to Thurber House to read about theirs! (They have bunches.)


Movie “A Girl Like Me” to show Nov. 1

Join Columbus State and the Frederick Center for Professional Development on Saturday, November 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a special screening of the movie “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story,” in Delaware Hall room 121.  The movie is free and open to the public. This special event is hosted by the college in recognition of Transgender Awareness Month.


Bookstore closed Oct. 31

The Bookstore will be closed for inventory on Friday, October 31. The Bookstore will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3.


Red Cross Blood Drive is Nov. 3

Serve our community and give the gift of life at the Monday, November 3 Blood Drive. 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.


Success workshops coming up soon:

BLUEprint: Take Note!

Learn the three-step process of note taking to help m you remember information from your class lectures and reading. Get strategies to apply these skills to any course at Columbus State on Monday, November 3, from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint: Overcoming Math Anxiety
Does math seem like a foreign language? Get tips to overcome your fear of math and succeed in class on Monday, November 3, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the Library room 111..

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 Tuesday, November 4, from 11 a.m. – Noon, in Eibling Hall 201C.

BLUEprint: Navigating Cashiers and Student Accounting Services
Learn about payment options, debt collection, and the financial impact of schedule changes. Save yourself hassle and money by understanding Columbus State’s system on Tuesday, November 4, from 1-2 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint: Money Management for Students
Need to start a budget? Come to this session to learn about the financial building blocks: savings, budgeting, managing debt, credit, and more on Tuesday, November 4, from 2-3 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Paying for College at Columbus State
Does paying for college seem overwhelming? Come to this informative session and learn about the different ways to finance your education and pay your tuition at Columbus State. Topics will include: the Financial Aid process, searching for scholarships, how to see your account balance and pay your fees on CougarWeb, and Extended Payment Plan options. Offered Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Moeller Hall 111 and 112, on the Delaware Campus.

SafeZone: Understanding Gender Variance
Understanding gender variation builds on SafeZone 101 and includes conversation and activities that focus on gender identity, expression, and biological sex. Special attention will be given to identities, expressions, and physical traits that defy societal norms and expectations. Participants will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to be an ally to transgender individuals and other gender variant populations. Offered Wednesday, November 5, from 2-4 p.m. in WD 407.

How to Start a Student Club or Organization
Columbus State’s clubs and organizations provide students with a valuable opportunity to get involved in campus life by participating in various organizations geared to your specific interest. Student Engagement and Leadership offers a range of organizations from career, academic and recreation, to special interest. Students are required to attend this workshop if they are interested in starting or reactivating a club. Offered Wednesday, November 5, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the Library room 111.

BLUEprint: The Pathway to Ohio Dominican University
An excellent opportunity to ask ODU admissions representatives questions from the comfort of Columbus State. This one-hour presentation will present an overview of transfer options and information available for students interested in transferring to ODU. Offered Wednesday, November 5, from Noon-1 p.m., in the Library, room 111.

Building Teamwork and Success
This interactive workshop will feature fun ice breakers and group energizers for those meetings or activities that need some spice. Team-building activities help teams and organizations to understand each other better with a goal of improving collaboration and overall success. This is no ordinary workshop--you’ll be playing along! Required for club officers and open to all Columbus State students and alumni. Offered Friday, November 7, from 1 – 2 p.m., in the Library room 111.

Express Holistic Wellness and Lead the Way
To lead is to encounter stress; to manage stress is to practice wellness! Creative expression is a powerful tool for students to develop and maintain personal, academic, and professional balance. During this workshop, participants will learn to recognize stressors, use creative expression, and lead resiliently through personal reflection.  Offered Monday, November 10, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Library room 111.


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