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Campus Life January 21


Microsoft OneDrive to be added to all student Office 365 accounts


Keep your eyes on your student email account as Columbus State IT will soon be adding OneDrive to your account!  When the OneDrive is added to your account you will see the OneDrive show in the top bar when you log into your student email account, as shown below: 

The OneDrive gives you with up to one terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) of storage file space to use for your class work. If you graduate or are not enrolled or registered for classes, your Student OneDrive account will be automatically deleted. If you have files you wish to retain when you have left school you will have to store them in another location.


Final MLK Day event is Jan. 21

King statue

A Global Café titled “Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now” will be held on Wednesday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. The event is free and open to the public, and will help inform attendees about how to promote social justice and become engaged citizens.


Counseling Services to begin recovery support group

Columbus State’s Counseling Services will launch an Alcohol and Other Drug Recovery Support Group in February. Students who seek support for substance use issues and who are committed to living a recovering lifestyle are invited to participate. The group will meet weekly beginning Tuesday, February 3, and will be facilitated by a licensed addictions specialist from the Counseling Services Department. For more information, contact Counseling Services at ext. 2818 or come by Nestor Hall Room 010.


Do your Columbus State work . . . from your local library branch!

Don’t forget that you can log onto the desktop icon labeled “Columbus State Virtual Computer Commons” at any branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library with your Columbus State user name and password, and receive all of the functionality, applications, security and management policies of the Columbus State network—from any branch library in the system! This service was new last semester, and offers great convenience, high-speed connections, and a safe, quiet environment to do your homework, research, write papers, or work on group projects when you can’t get down to campus. 


Columbus Public Health updates flu information

The latest numbers indicate that flu activity continues to increase in the United States and is widespread in 43 states, including Ohio. The number of confirmed influenza hospitalizations for Columbus and Franklin County residents this season (536) has surpassed the total for the entire 2013-14 season. The number is also approaching the total for the 2012-13 season, which had the highest seasonal numbers since hospitalizations became reportable in 2009.

Influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been the most common flu viruses so far in the United States. This type of virus is associated with more severe illness and mortality compared to H1N1-predominant seasons, especially in older people and young children.

Columbus Public Health recommends these steps this flu season:

  1. Take time to get a flu vaccine.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Stay home if you are sick, and cover your cough and sneeze to avoid spreading flu and other respiratory viruses to others.
  4. Take antiviral drugs for flu treatment if your doctor prescribes them. These work best when they are started within two days of getting sick, so contact your healthcare provider when symptoms begin.


Join the choir for a Black History Month performance!

Columbus State students are invited to join Columbus State’s Black History Month Umoja Choir. This community choir will perform at the college’s inaugural Umoja Karamu Celebration on Thursday, February 19, in the Conference Center. Choir rehearsals started January 13, but you can still join in the fun on Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Summit on 16th UMC, located at 82 E. 16th St. near the OSU campus. For more information about this choir, email Robyn Lyons-Robinson.


Meditation Room moves to Nestor Hall

Columbus State’s Meditation Room has moved to Nestor Hall 028. The room is open to all Columbus State students between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily. The Meditation Room is a great place to take a few minutes out of your day to participate in meditation, prayer, or quiet reflection. Contact Global Diversity and Inclusion at (614) 287-2426 for more information about the space or to make reservations for group events.


Healthy Life coaching available from Conditioning Center

The Conditioning Center, formerly called the Human Performance Center, located in Delaware Hall 083, will continue to hold their low-cost fitness assessments, personal training and Get R.E.A.L. Healthy Life coaching throughout the Spring Semester. The Conditioning Center is open Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For additional information regarding assessments and personal training, please contact the Conditioning Center at (614) 287-3843 or email Mandy Cecil. For information regarding Healthy Life Coaching, please contact Jennifer Long at (614) 287-2445.

The Conditioning Center also offers the following activities, free to all employees and students:

“Wednesdays at Noon” presented in the DX Lounge (first floor Bookstore)
February 4 - The Benefits of Essential Oils
March 2- Strengthening Your Core
April 1- Stress Management Techniques

Recreation Classes:
Mondays - Kettlebell Conditioning at 12:00 p.m. in DE 158
Tuesdays - Get R.E.A.L. Nutrition at 11:00 a.m. in DE 075B, and Yoga at 5:30 p.m. in DE 158
Wednesdays- Bootcamp at 6:30 a.m. in DE 083, and Total Body Conditioning at 12:00 p.m. in DE 158
Fridays - Bootcamp at 6:30 a.m. in DE 083, Total Body Conditioning at 11:00 a.m. in DE 158, and Yoga at 12:00 p.m. in DE 158

Self Defense Series:
30-minute Basics of Self-Defense will be held on February 11, and April 15 in DE 083 at 12:00 p.m.

woman working out

Don’t miss the Conditioning Center’s 30-Minute Free Fitness Classes for students only, held every day at 11:00 a.m. in Delaware Hall 082.  The classes are:

Mondays - Total Body Conditioning
Tuesdays- Core Workout
Wednesdays- Bootcamp
Thursdays- Kettlebell workout
Fridays- H.I.T. (High Intensity Training)

Last but not least are Spring Semester Intramurals, offered Monday through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. Offerings include badminton, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and more! Just stop by the gym during the above mentioned hours to get additional information from the gym attendant.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

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


Spring Semester 2015 Issues:

January 12



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