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February 10, 2016


Parking note: Columbus State will host the Spring 2016 High School Visit Day on Monday, February 15, in WD.  Parking Lot 27-S will be reserved for visitors from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. so plan accordingly if you have a class in that area on that morning!


Presidents Day is Friday!


Don’t forget that Columbus State will celebrate Presidents Day on Friday, February 12, no classes will be held, and all campuses and Regional Learning Centers will be closed. Stay home, stay warm, and study all day!


Black History Month kicks off with Read-In tomorrow


Join Columbus State in celebrating Black History Month, which kicks off tomorrow with the annual African American Read-In Chain, Thursday, February 11, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lobby.

Next week, on Wednesday, February 17, Columbus State will welcome Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine, to give the keynote address at the Black History Month Celebration, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. The event also features videos, readings, and special performances by local artists and groups.

“Poets in Black” returns onThursday, February 18, from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio (CO 111). And the final event of the month will be a panel discussion on “Debunking Myths of African American Politics,”Saturday, February 27, 4-6 p.m., in the WD Conference Center Ballroom. 

All events are free and open to the public.


Have you been to Christopher’s Restaurant?

If you’d like to treat yourself to a gourmet meal every now and then, you should visit Christopher’s Restaurant, which is run by students in the Hospitality Management Department, and open for lunch every Thursday—starting February 18—from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the lower level of Eibling Hall.  Later in the semester, the students will add a dinner service from 6-7 p.m., too, so check the Christopher’s link every week to view the menus!


Summer semester scholarships available now from Foundation

The Columbus State Development Foundation has announced the availability of summer semester scholarships now open for application online here.  These scholarships are for summer semester only and have varying qualifications—some are need based, some academic, and some degree specific. Take a look at the list and apply by Monday, March 14, for consideration for the Summer Semester 2016, which begins May 30!


‘Cougar Crew’ applications open

Columbus State’s Center for Advising, Support and Exploration (CASE) is now accepting applications for the 2016 “Cougar Crew,” a group of student employees who serve as Orientation Leaders, providing guidance and support to new students.  CASE is looking for individuals who are responsible leaders and role models.  

The position requires a great deal of dedication and hard work. Students will be expected to learn the most important aspects of the college to facilitate a positive experience for families and first-year students. As representatives of Columbus State, Cougar Crew members are expected to be able to fulfill varying and diverse roles while serving as a friend and mentor to new students, communicating and upholding Columbus State policies. These part-time student employment positions pay $10 an hour.

Read more about the position or apply online here.


Keep your eye on the Student Success Series

book coverLots of great workshops and seminars are coming up soon, so keep checking the Student Success Series Spring Workshops schedule online here.

For example, on Wednesday, February 24, on the Delaware Campus, you can find out how to deal with test anxiety so you can ace your exams in “Tackling Text Anxiety,” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Moeller Hall. On Tuesday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, you can find out about “Choosing a Major,” in the Library, room 111. 

And start planning now to participate in the “Alternative Spring Break” March 14-16, when groups of students will participate in service projects around the city!  Applications are available on The Hub.


Cougar Challenge 5K scheduled for May 7

logoRegistration is now open for the 5th Annual Cougar Challenge 5K run and walk in support of student textbook scholarships. This year’s race will be held at the beautiful McCorkle Park in Gahanna, Saturday May 7, at 9:00 a.m. Register here:

So get training and join the fun on May 7 in Gahanna!


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

Lots more activities and events can be found on the Columbus State Activities Calendar:


Spring Semester 2016 Issues:

February 3

January 27

January 19

January 4



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