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Campus Life April 22


Earth Day message:Gum—It’s better stuck in the can

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When July 1 rolls around and the new Tobacco Free policy goes into effect, our campuses are sure to look a whole lot cleaner without so many cigarette butts littering the ground. Now it’s time for you non-smokers to do your part to clean the environment, and quit spitting gum on the ground! 

Have you ever taken a good look at the concrete or brick surfaces of campus? Those black splotches everywhere are gum, and they are difficult—if not impossible—to remove. The only way those blobs of gum are going anywhere is when they attach themselves to your SHOE and travel home with you.

So when your chewing gum loses its flavor and you can’t wait to spit it out, just take a second and put it in a trash can instead.  It’s a lot more attractive and earth-friendly than spitting it on the ground!


Theatre Columbus State presents ‘The Crucible’

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Theatre Columbus State will perform Arthur Miller's Tony-award-winning play, "The Crucible" April 22-25. Admission is free.

The play takes place in Salem, Mass., where the lives of a young farmer and his wife are disrupted as a young servant-girl maliciously accuses the wife of witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and becomes implicated along with a host of others.

The 1952 play is widely seen as an allegory for the "red scare" of the 1950s, most notably Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous witch hunts. Johnathan Williams, who portrays John Proctor, said the play was a history lesson as well as an acting challenge.

The Crucible will be performed in the Nestor Hall Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. nightly through April 25. There's also a 3:00 p.m. matinee on April 23. Admission is free.


Music in the air this spring!

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble will present a concert titled, "Amazing Joy" on Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. in the Library Amphitheater.  Special guests are the youth dancers and step team from Barnett Recreation Center.  In case of rain, the concert will be held in Nestor Hall.

The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will present a 30-minute concert on Tuesday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The program will include dance music from the Renaissance and Classical eras, a popular tune from Civil War times, a work by African-American composer William Grant Still and a Sousa March.

And finally, Chorus Columbus State will hold its Spring Concert at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday, May 3, starting at 3:00 p.m. The Chorus will perform works including Schubert’s “Mass in G” with strings and soloists, American folksongs, folksongs by Brahms, and Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia.” 

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Diversity and Inclusion Survey online until May 8

Columbus State invites you to participate in the 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Survey. This survey seeks to gather perceptions and insights from students, staff and faculty on the diversity and cultural dynamics at Columbus State Community College.

Your responses to the survey will be anonymous and held in the strictest confidence. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your answers will be extremely valuable to establishing the College’s strategy for embracing and cultivating a culturally inclusive institution. Please use the following link to take the survey:


Plan to eat barbeque on April 30!


AVI will host a “Smokin’ BBQ Day” in the courtyard Thursday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with all kinds of goodies including beef brisket, brats, and barbequed chicken, so don’t miss it! You can see the whole menu and prices online here.


Fun and ghosts in the Discovery District

Ever wonder if there is any truth to ghosts or having loved ones talk to you from beyond? Join Thurber House for their Evenings with Authors featuring Janis Heaphy Durham on Thursday, April 30, when she will discuss her book, The Hand on the Mirror: The True Story of Life Beyond Death. The book is an account of what happened to Durham after the untimely death of her husband, including clocks randomly stopping at 12:44, the time of her husband’s death. Using her journalism background, she interviewed scientists as well as spiritual practitioners, and developed a new perspective and understanding of life, death and beyond. For more information, click here.

And BalletMet is wrapping up their amazing 2015 season with what looks to be the most fun and energetic display yet! Their American Masters performances only runs for one weekend, May 1-3, so don’t delay. There are three World Premiere ballets set to music by Aaron Copland and more, plus the classic ballet “Fancy Free” set to music by Leonard Bernstein. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

New coffeehouse opens on Long Street
logoThe Roosevelt Coffeehouse held its Grand Opening event this weekend, and is now open at 300 E. Long St., only a few minutes’ walk from Columbus State. Owner Kenny Sipes says “We are a coffee shop built to fight the injustices of unclean water, hunger, and human trafficking. Our profits will go to organizations fighting those injustices. We do this by serving the highest quality of product so we can make the greatest impact.” 

You can read more about the shop at their website.


Student leadership opportunity available


The Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion is looking for students to join the Diversity Peer Educator program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Diversity Peer Educators are a team of paid student leaders who help foster a greater appreciation for diversity on campus and provide welcoming and inclusive opportunities for their peers of all identities. This is a great opportunity for students interested in obtaining leadership experience, learning about program coordination, and getting involved on campus. 

For more information please attend the upcoming information sessions on Friday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Library Media Studio. You can also contact Brett Welsh to learn more.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

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