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Campus Life March 25


Alternative Spring Break offers fun and service

students in lineParticipants in the 2015 “Alternative Spring Break” learn how to plant seedlings at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cleveland. The students prepared more than 3,000 plants for the park.

A total of eighteen students participated in Alternative Spring Break, contributing 288 hours of service at five different Ohio non-profit organizations last week. The community partners this year were Genesis of Good Samaritans, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cleveland, Franklinton Gardens, and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Over the course of the week, students prepped a local job fair, gave away 1,000 items of clothing, made 19 coffee tables for families in need, prepared over 3,000 seedlings of 7 different varieties, completed the high-tunnel greenhouse at Franklinton Gardens, and cleaned and organized thousands of dry goods to go local food banks. Students who participated in this program will be recognized for their service at the Annual Student Leadership Awards on April 23.


Final Women’s History Month event is Saturday


In celebration of Women’s “HER-story month” register today for the first Women's Connection Leadership Summit, Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD. The Summit is designed to build connections through conversation and the sharing of stories.

This year’s theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” will act as a baseline for all presentations and activities. The Summit includes workshops to empower students, employees and community members, including three summit tracks: affirmation, social justice and wellness. To register, go to OrgSync:


Self Defense class offered April 15

The Department of Recreation and Wellness will offer a self-defense class to teach you the basics of keeping safe, how to be aware in your environment, and techniques to help fight back when it is necessary. The session will be held Wednesday, April 15, at 12:00 p.m. in The Conditioning Center (DE 083). Spots are limited, so reserve yours today by contacting Mandi at


Personal training available this summer

Are you interested in bettering your health, looking for some new ideas to incorporate into your fitness routine, or trying to find a way to have more fun with exercise? Then look no further than personal training conveniently right here on campus with the Department of College Recreation and Wellness.  Summer Semester 2015 Personal Training scheduling will begin on Monday, April 13, so make sure to contact the DCRW (287-3843) to schedule your assessment today so you can schedule and start your summer off on the right foot!


Meet Chase at Columbus State!

Learn about job opportunities at JP Morgan Chase in customer service, collections, and fraud protection at the Meet the Business event, on Tuesday, March 31, in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) 404 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Please register at  


Calling all future BGSU Falcons and Ohio State Buckeyes


Destination Days for Bowling Green and Ohio State will be held on Wednesday (TODAY) and Thursday, March 25 and 26, when you can get information about transferring to the two institutions, about their programs of study, scholarships and more.  Read more about each event on the flyers below:
Bowling Green State University, March 25 from 10am - 1pm

The Ohio State University, March 26 from 10am - 2pm


Learn Basic Chinese this summer

You can learn to speak more than just “Ni Hao” by signing up to take a non-credit summer course in Basic Chinese this summer!  The course is offered by the Language Institute on Mondays and Wednesdays, from noon to 1:00 p.m., April 13 through June 3.  The cost of the course is only $75.  For more information or to register, contact the non-credit registration department at


Are you doing some spring cleaning?

The annual Goodwill donation drive includes clothing, household items, and electronics recycling on Thursday, April 16, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. This is In-Service Day, so no classes are held that day. To see what types of donations are accepted, and what kind of electronics can be taken for recycling, go to the Columbus State Hub to view a flyer:


African Celebration Week offered March 30-April 3

headerAfrican heritage and tradition will be celebrated through fashion, art, dance, film, discussions and serviceduring African Celebration Week, March 30 through April 3. The activities are hosted by the Global Diversity and Inclusion department. All events are free and open to the public and take place on the Columbus Campus.

African Celebration Week activities:
Monday, March 30
: African drummers will perform and you can get an authentic henna tattoo (temporary) from a henna artist from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard by the Columbus statue.  

Tuesday, March 31
:  An African Fashion Show will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. There will also be traditional African and ethnic food dishes at this event, as well as a table fair open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1:
  Join Global Diversity and Inclusion and members of the Social Sciences faculty for a special panel discussion about African Celebration and current culture, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 106.         

Thursday, April 2
: African Movie Day will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library first floor media studio. Several movies will play continuously throughout the day.
Also April 2: Umoja Karamu, meaning “Unity Feast” in Swahili, is an African American celebration that began in 1971. This event honors and celebrates generations of African American history, as well as looking to the future through musical and dance performances as well as selected readings. Umoja Karamu will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.

Friday, April 3:
  Join Global Diversity and Inclusion for a special community service day volunteering at Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, 1060 Mt. Vernon Ave. ( Volunteers will renovate a space to create a small museum celebrating African heritage. Visit the Columbus State Hub: GDI Events Page to register for any of these events.


Be a student ambassador this fall!

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If you are interested in having a great campus job, gaining invaluable job experience, networking with people from colleges across Ohio, and setting yourself up for future success, then you should join the program for 21st Century leaders—the Student Ambassador Leadership Program!

Student Ambassador is a paid position on campus that equips students with the knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes for leadership. The program is currently recruiting for the 2015-2016 academic year. Interested students can apply online after attending an Information Session, which are being held throughout March.

Stop into Nestor Hall 116 to sign up for one of the Information Sessions, or sign up online on The Columbus State Hub.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

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


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