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July 20, 2016



Join PONO for fall or spring semesters

logoPONO is a diversity learning community that provides opportunities for students to learn about different identities and experiences through an eight-week cohort (group) experience. Applications are now being accepted for the autumn 2016 and spring 2017 PONO cohorts. Topics for the groups include race and ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, religion and faith, and more. This is a great chance to connect with and learn more about others at Columbus State. The autumn cohort begins September 16. Apply online here. For more information please contact Sarah Baker.


Wellness workshops offered

College Recreation and Wellness will offer the following free one-hour workshops for students and employees on the Columbus Campus and Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center. Mark these dates on your calendar today:

Functional Circuit Training Workshop: Find out why functional training is essential for living a healthy life. You will see how easy it is to functionally train through the exercises we will introduce in this workshop, and get ideas to build your own training circuit.
Columbus Campus, Delaware Hall 158 - Wednesday, July 27, at 12:00 p.m.
Reynoldsburg RLC  - Wednesday, August 10, at 12:00 p.m.

Self-Defense Workshop: This workshop is open to all students to offer a perspective on environmental awareness as well as basic self-defense strategies and skills to empower and build confidence in your ability to stay safe. It is offered at the Reynoldsburg RLC beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.


Empowerment Day needs volunteers

Columbus State will host Empowerment Day, Wednesday, July 27, and we need your help! The event provides Franklin County residents with information about job opportunities, education and training options, parenting resources and community programs. The event is free and open to the public. In 2015 more than 500 people attended Empowerment Day, and many more are expected to attend this year. Additional information can be found at

The event will be held in the Center for Workforce Development from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer at the event, visit The Hub to read more and register: You will receive a confirmation email with your time and volunteer area for the event. Additionally, there will be a brief volunteer meeting scheduled to ensure all volunteers are well prepared for the event. If you have questions, please contact Terrence Brooks at (614) 287-2815.


MAN Initiative has 50 spots open for fall

logoThe Male Access Network (M.A.N.) Initiative is a support program for male -identifying students interested in getting involved on campus, having a mentor, and connecting with a brotherhood of other men through social and informative opportunities. Participants are also eligible to receive a scholarship in the autumn and spring semesters. There are only 50 spots available for the upcoming school year. To reserve your spot, apply here. For more information contact Brett Welsh.



Pharmacy Tech Certificate offers info sessions


Did you know that Columbus State offers a pharmacy technician certificate for students who complete just 10 credit hours of classes?  Students take MULT 1500 Concepts for the Pharmacy Technician; BMGT 1008 21st Century Workplace Skills; MULT 1525 Basic Health Care Analytical Concepts; and MKTG 1230 Customer Service and Sales. The certificate can be applied toward an associate degree in Multi-Skilled Health as well.  This certification can get you into the workplace and earning in just one semester! To learn more about the program, attend an upcoming information session on Monday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m. in UN 542; or Friday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m. in UN 542. RSVP to attend the session of your choice by emailing


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

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