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July 29


Have questions about financial aid?


Don’t stand in a line or wait on the phone.  Get answers quickly with a series of short videos available at Financial Aid TV. The Financial Aid Office has a new service called FATV that offers 238 videos and counseling options to help you better understand the financial aid process. 

The videos are a great resource if you have specific questions about your financial aid or are unable to attend a FAFSA workshop. The videos are embedded throughout the Financial Aid website and are also on Cougarweb and through mobile devices.


Dev Ed news for fall - Open House and learning communities

New students this fall may want to Save the Date for the Developmental Education Department Open House on Thursday, August 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall. You will be able to meet instructors, learn about tutoring, see classrooms and prepare for success! Have you considered taking part in available learning communities?  The Developmental Education Department offers two:

If you placed into DEV 0114, Pre-Algebra, and DEV 0155, Basic Composition, consider taking those courses with the Developmental Education Block Program. The Block Program is a learning community designed to assist first-semester students in forming strong peer and academic support networks within a team setting.  There is also a greater emphasis on advising and cross-disciplinary activities, including a film project. Students in the block program are enrolled together in the same sections of DEV 0114, DEV 0155, and COLS 1101.

If you placed in DEV 0145, Advanced Reading, and plan on taking PSY 1100 the same semester, consider enrolling in the Paired Program. Students in the Paired Program are enrolled together in the same sections of DEV 0145 and PSY 1100. Students learn cross-disciplinary reading strategies that can be applied immediately to their work in PSY 1100.  Besides highlighting the connections between the two courses with combined assignments and coordinating assignment schedules, the Paired Program also assists students in forming strong peer and academic support networks. 

For more information on either the Block Program or Paired Program, contact Nicole Clark, Advisor, Aquinas 240, at (614) 287-5360.  Additional information about both learning communities is also available online here.


Get paid while getting help with your STEM studies


If you are interested in earning your degree in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) but want a little help, consider joining the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. 

Join a quickly growing career field. Minorities are under-represented in STEM careers, yet these careers provide the opportunity to close the wage gap between genders and races.

In the LSAMP program, you will get paid for getting tutored. Participants will earn about $8.00 per hour but must commit to three hours per week over the course of two semesters (fifteen weeks each). You will receive tutoring from instructors and mentoring from both instructors and your peers.

If you have additional questions or would like to apply, please contact Dr. Maia Randle.


Gospel Ensemble to perform at the Bookstore Thursday
Enjoy a performance by the Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, Thursday, July 30, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Bookstore! Stop in to hear some great music, and to purchase the Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble’s new CD Amazing Strength. Also, take 50 percent off all GVE t-shirts, which are regularly $13.99.

Also: Last chance for Bookstore Job Fair!
The Columbus State Bookstore is now hiring seasonal associates for the Autumn Semester 2015 peak period, which is August 17 through September 11. You can apply for a job on Wednesday, July 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Positions available include cashier, stocking, floor support, and web order fulfillment. The pay is $8.10 an hour.


New Dublin Regional Learning Center to open Aug. 31

One of Columbus State’s oldest regional learning centers—the Dublin Center on Shamrock Court—will close after Summer Semester finals week August 8, and reopen for business August 31 on the new Dublin campus of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM).

The new Dublin Regional Learning Center will be housed in HCOM’s Integrated Education Center, located at 6805 Bobcat Way. The HCOM campus is just off U.S. 33 at Post Rd./161. It's easy to get to from both the east and the west, by taking the Post Rd. traffic circle right onto University Parkway.There's plenty of parking on the campus and it's all within sight of the Integrated Education Center. Because the facilities are so new, Google Maps hasn't quite updated some of the building addresses, but don't worry because once you get to the location, it is easy to find your way around.
Dublin RLC

Columbus State’s classrooms and labs in the Integrated Education Center are located on the third floor of the building.

The partnership with Ohio University HCOM will focus on innovation in healthcare education, as well as coursework in all areas leading to the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. 

Associate degree and certificate programs can be completed at the Dublin RLC in Health Information Management, Medical Coding, Nurse Aide, Patient Care Skills, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy, while traditional courses in psychology, English, communication, mathematics, humanities, computer science, biology, chemistry and even classical mythology and art history are also offered this fall.

For more information and directions to the new Dublin Regional Learning Center at the OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, call (614) 287-7050, or visit the Dublin Regional Learning Center webpage.


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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