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Madison Hall main level closed for construction until February

The upper level of Madison Hall has been closed for construction Thursday, Oct. 1.The area is being renovated into a new One Stop Center slated to open in late February 2016. Signs have been posted to direct pedestrian traffic. The Office of the Registrar will continue to serve students at the temporary location in the lower level of Madison Hall. 


Guided meditation series offered for students


Are the daily stresses of class, schoolwork and life weighing you down? Join a four-week guided meditation series, hosted by the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center, and introduce calm back into your life!

Twelve spots are available on a first-come, first served basis.  By registering here you're committing to attend twice-weekly classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Meditation Room, Nestor Hall 028. Please direct any questions  

Guided Meditation Series Schedule 

Week 1: Mindfulness of Breath
Tuesday, October 6 - 4:00-4:25 p.m. or 4:30-4:55 p.m. and
Thursday, October 8 - 4:00pm-5:00 p.m.

Week 2: Mindfulness of Breath 
Tuesday, October 13 - 4:00-4:25 p.m. or 4:30-4:55 p.m. and
Thursday, October 15 - 4:00 -5:00 p.m.

Week 3Mindfulness of Sensations
Tuesday, October 20 - 4:00-4:25 p.m. or 4:30-4:55 p.m. and
Thursday, October 22- 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Week 4Loving-Kindness Meditation 
Tuesday, October 27 - 4:00-4:25 p.m. or 4:30-4:55 p.m. and
Thursday, October 29 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.


National Student Day is October 8 at the Bookstore

Make a donation to support a local food bank, animal shelter or school in honor of National Student Day October 8. Donations will be accepted at the Columbus State Bookstore, Delaware Campus, and Regional Learning Centers. Items needed include canned/boxed food items, cat/dog food and toys, and children’s books and school supplies.

You can also snap a selfie and win! In recognition of National Student Day, take a selfie at the Bookstore, up until October 22, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #GIVEME5NSD, and you’ll be entered to win $500 to spend at the Bookstore.

For every entry received, National Association of College Stores will donate $1 to Reading is Fundamental (up to $5,000)!


Learn to budget your finances

Attend a three-week series dedicated to teaching you to make financially smart decisions during college. You will learn how to build a basic budget, use a simple process for short-term and long-term financial planning, what a credit score is, and why it is important early on in your financial journey. The sessions are free, with prizes and giveaways. The sessions are held at noon in the Bookstore student lounge, on:

  • Wednesday, Oct 6: Build a Better Budget
  • Wednesday, Oct 13: Five-Step Financial Planning
  • Wednesday, Oct 20: Credit Scores for College Students

Contact Dawn Skedell at (614) 287-2445 for more information and/or to register.


Verizon campaign puts domestic and dating violence under discussion

two women

Columbus State is teaming up with Verizon to spread awareness of domestic violence, including how to recognize the symptoms, how to be a better partner, and how you can help others.

"Amy's Story" is a video on the website that honors a Verizon employee who was murdered in a domestic violence incident. Two panel discussions featuring the film will be held on the Columbus and Delaware Campuses to spread awareness on October 14 and 20.

The college is also collecting used cell phones and accessories for survivors of domestic violence through October 19. Donation boxes will be placed in various locations on the downtown campus including the library, bookstore, and police station as well as the Delaware campus.

(Data will be wiped clean from phones before use. Instructions for deleting cell phone data)

Columbus State will be competing against several other colleges to see who can donate the most phones. The winning college will receive $10,000 from Verizon for a local domestic violence charity.

Boxes have been delivered to the Columbus Campus, Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers. You can find donation boxes here:

Advising Services (AQ 116)
Athletics (DE 135)
Library (all 3 floors)
Counseling Services (NH 010)
EMS (GA 05)
Health & Human Services (Union Hall 230)
Police Department
Student Conduct (WD 1099)
Student Engagement & Leadership (NH 116)
TRIO/Diversity (FR 223)
Veteran & Military Services (Delaware 156)


Did you enjoy the Transfer Fair?

scene at transfer fair

Now that you’ve had a chance to visit with the dozens of university representatives that came to the Transfer Fair this week, keep in touch!

The University Transfer Center is in Aquinas Hall 126, where you can connect with four-year institutions, meet with four-year advisors and representatives, and get more transfer information.  Students can also connect with four-year institutions at scheduled information tables across campus in Delaware, Franklin, Nestor and TL buildings. 

Find out when a university rep will visit Columbus State next:

Search for transfer options in the University Transfer Database:

Browse for transfer information on the University Transfer Wiki:

If you are unable to connect, want more information, or have questions, email:


October is Disability Awareness Month

Please join the staff in Disability Services to celebrate Disability Awareness Month. A few key offerings include:

  • Read & Write Gold software training for faculty, staff, and students
  • An introductory American Sign Language class for faculty, staff, and students
  • Academic Advisors offer walk-in advising appointments in the Disability Services office during the week of October 5-8 for students registered with Disability Services
  • An author-led discussion based on the soon to be released book, The Debut of Diversity: The Emerging Conversation about Autism and Higher Education, with Matthew Wilson.

A complete list of events and registration information is available on the Columbus State Hub. (Sign in to The Hub, Browse Organizations for “Disability Services” and click on “Events.”) Keep an eye on the Disability Services Facebook page for additional offerings.


Nursing accreditation site visit scheduled for Oct. 14

The Columbus State Nursing Department will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree program in Nursing by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, on the Columbus Campus in Franklin Hall 104.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or email: All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 6, 2015.


Join the CMAX Conversation Online

busIf you missed the public open house meeting held in early September for COTA’s CMAX Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit / Enhanced Bus Service project, there’s still time to participate online! COTA is currently hosting an online open house that is available 24 hours a day through September 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Join the conversation from the comfort of your home by visiting The convenient online open house provides the same information as presented at the in-person meeting including a video featuring COTA staff, opportunities to comment, and visuals of the exciting improvements involved with the enhanced service.



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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