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Campus Life October 22


Chicago’s top chef is a Columbus State graduate

Accolades are still mounting for a Columbus State graduate who was honored at this year’s Taste the Future. Curtis Duffy, who graduated in 2000, was among the alumni chefs who returned to campus to be recognized for career achievements. Now living in Chicago, he’s become one of that city’s top chefs. Duffy is profiled in this new Columbus State video.


Tobacco Free Policy notice and comment period open through Nov. 3

The Board of Trustees will review a proposed Tobacco Free Policy at their November meeting that would establish July 1, 2015 as the date that Columbus State will become tobacco free. The administration encourages all students to review the draft policy. Please submit your comments and proposed edits to  The notice and comment period will remain open through Monday, November 3.


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Cheer on the Volleyball Cougars on Friday night

Come see the last home game for the nationally ranked Columbus State Women’s Volleyball Team on Friday, October 24, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium! The games are free for Columbus State students and employees.

Screening of ‘Out in the Night’ offered Sunday

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A special screening of the film “Out in the Night,” will be shown on Sunday, October 26, at the Drexel Theater, 2254 E Main St., starting at 7:30 p.m.  A reception will precede the film, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The film follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who run into trouble during a night out in New York City. After a confrontation, a fight ensues and the four young, queer women of color become unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

This event is presented by Columbus Urban Pride and is an Early Bird Screening of the Stonewall Columbus LGBTFEST and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, in partnership with Columbus State’s Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion. All Columbus State students are invited to attend.


Final film in month’s series is today

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the final film in a series titled “Tracing Latin American Migration to the States.” View the film Abused: The Postville Raid, Wednesday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 121. The film is subtitled in English.

The movie tells how almost 400 undocumented workers were arrested in 2008, chained and humiliated by 900 armed U.S. agents. They were sentenced to five months in prison followed by deportation.

The Hispanic Heritage Month film series was sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department.


Theater program celebrates 25 years

stage photoA scene from the 2007 Theatre Columbus State production of “Dysfunct.”

The 2014-15 school year marks the 25th Anniversary of Theatre Columbus State. Founded in 1989 as a readers’ theater program, Theatre Columbus State has developed into a fully staged production program that has performed over 100 productions throughout its history, received numerous awards, and featured hundreds of Columbus State students on its stage.

On Saturday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m., Theatre Columbus State will celebrate its accomplishments with, From Page to Stage: 25 Years of Theatre Columbus State. The program will include readings from several of the plays performed over the years. Twenty or more former students will return to read along with faculty and administrators who have appeared on the Theatre Columbus State stage. The program is free and open to the public.

In addition to the Oct. 25 event, a display of former costumes, props, and photographs is on view in the Nestor Auditorium lobby, and the full 25-year archive of playbills and posters is currently on display in the Communication Department in the lower level of Union Hall. For more information call Frank A. Barnhart at ext. 2235.


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.

Cultivate Creativity Every Day
The path to creativity is a zigzagging road and in some cases, creativity requires the decision to dig deep and forge a new path. It takes courage to create because there are no rules; there are just opportunities to explore solutions. The activities will focus on being present in the moment to foster creativity through intentional daily practices while cultivating a creative spirit. Offered Monday, November 3, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in WD room 407.

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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