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September 28, 2016



Going the Distance at Delaware

Ortega running at Delaware course Alexandria Ortega strides out on the new cross country course at the Delaware Campus last weekend, at Columbus State’s first-ever home invitational meet. On the men’s team, freshmen Cody Null and Adam Glass finished 10th and 11th in the 8K, and the women’s team placed Laura Hill in 13th place, with Ortega and Elizabeth Finley finishing close behind in 15th and 16th places. Top men's finisher was Mike Matuzsak, running unaffiliated, and in the women's 6K, Mackenzie Meyers of Capital University won with a time of 24:02.


Gospel Vocal Ensemble presents ‘Rejoice and Shout’ today

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble will present excerpts from the movie "Rejoice and Shout" TODAY, Wednesday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio. The movie reflects upon the history of gospel music and features legendary artists.  The presentation will last approximately 1:45 and will also include the Gospel Vocal Ensemble’s new promotional video. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (614)287-5377, ext. 1677.  


Career planning new for fall

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Columbus State’s Career Services has recently implemented new career counseling for all students. The goal for this career planning is to give you access to career advising, from the time you apply, through your graduation. 

The career-planning initiative ensures that you receive timely, customized information about your future career through a variety of methods, including orientation, COLS classes, Blackboard and Early Alert. The plan is tiered, based on the number of credit hours you have completed.

Plans are individualized and contain a series of action steps that must be completed for each level. Some examples of the career planning steps include having all students complete a career assessment at orientation, having students with undecided majors attend the annual Major Fair and participate in job shadowing, and having students who have chosen a major complete internships in their career area.

You can find out a lot more about the career planning program online here.


The Human Library returns September 30


When you look at lists of banned books, one common factor stands out: the narratives deemed "objectionable" often tell the stories of people who are somehow marginalized by mainstream society. 

The Columbus State Library believes that everyone's story is worth hearing, something the staff hopes to express through this year's Human Library event.  You can check out the human "books" on Friday, September 30, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD. You can also go online here to learn more about the international Human Library initiative, or here to read about some of the books that will be available at our Human Library event!


Campus Election Engagement Project begins

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The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national organization created to help college students register to vote and get out to the polls. The Ohio Campus Compact has hired two students, Steve Carnahan and Kirk Bampton, to organize the Columbus State chapter. They will be available to help with voter registration and answer any questions you might have about the candidates, the issues, and voting procedures.

CEEP will hold issue-based forums to help people learn about this year’s issues and election protection events. You will be able to hear experienced lawyers and activists discuss electronic voting machines, election laws, and how to deal with problems on Election Day. Training for election observers and poll workers will also be available.

If you would like to volunteer for CEEP, or have questions about the events or voting, please contact Carnahan or Bampton, and don’t forget that the deadline for voter registration is Tuesday, October 11.


Disability Services offers priority registration

Starting with registration for spring semester, all students who are registered with Disability Services will have the ability to sign up for classes four days earlier than other students. This will allow students extra time to plan their schedule and choose classes that work well for them. Priority registration for spring begins at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, October 13.


Hispanic Heritage Month events start September 28


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Columbus State Global Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Modern Languages Department invite you to celebrate Hispanic and Latin culture and history. The following events are planned:

Hispanic Heritage Month: Film Series I
Wednesday, September 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall 106
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Film Series II
Wednesday, October 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall 106
Latin Dance Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Library Media Studio - Led by BalletMet
Hispanic Heritage Month: Film Series III
Wednesday, October 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall 106
Coffee and Conversation
Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Madison Hall 103
Hispanic Heritage Month: Film Series IV
Wednesday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall 106


Chinese Club to host Mooncake Festival

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The Columbus State Chinese Club, in association with the Confucius Institute, will host a Mooncake Festival on Wednesday, October 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio. This festival, also called the Mid-Autumn Festival, originally celebrated the harvest of rice and wheat. Today, it is still an occasion for reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity. Refreshments, riddles, poems, and games will be provided and the first 30 visitors will receive a free mooncake!


Special blood drive to be held October 17

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle cell is the most common genetic blood disease in the U.S., affecting as many as 100,000 people, most of them African-American and Latino. Regular blood transfusions are one of the most common treatments for sickle cell disease because they help increase the number of normal red blood cells in the body. The American Red Cross will be hosting a special blood drive at Columbus State on Monday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lounge to raise awareness and collect a diverse blood supply. Contact Brett Welsh for more information.




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