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Spring Fling moved to the gym today!

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will hold the annual Spring Fling on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Columbus Campus in the gymnasium, due to the possibility of rain. Spring Fling Delaware will be held Thursday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Delaware Campus—also indoors if rainy weather persists.  Spring Fling features live music from WTHM Radio, local vendors, games, treats and balloon artists.  Don't miss it! 

Theatre Columbus State to perform at Lincoln Theatre this week!

Don’t miss “Six Degrees of Separation,” performed by Theatre Columbus State at the Lincoln Theatre, 679 E. Long St., Wednesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27, including a special 3:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, April 25! All performances are free and open to the public.

“Six Degrees of Separation” is a fast-paced Tony-nominated comedy. “The theory of the six degrees of separation is that every human being on the planet is connected to every other human being by a total of no more than six people,” says play director Frank Barnhart. “If you can find the right six people, you can be connected to everyone else on the planet.”

The Performing Arts Series at the Lincoln Theatre will wrap up on Monday, April 29 with the Gospel Vocal Ensemble performing a Historic Flashback of Great Gospel Choirs, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  


Graduating in May? Check out Otterbein

Otterbein campusAttend the Adult and Transfer Open House for New and Continuing Students at Otterbein University, Thursday, May 2 in Towers Hall Room 112. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with registration and a program from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Find out more about transferring your Columbus State credits to Otterbein to complete your bachelor’s degree! You can register for the Open House online or call (614) 823-1356.


Retracing the steps on the Civil Rights Trail

at the bridgeLeanghak Ly poses at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., where Civil Rights marchers met resistance on their march to the state capital of Montgomery on March 7, 1965.

Four Columbus State essay-contest winners traveled to historic sites of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement April 2-6 to learn more about the country’s rich heritage in social justice. Colin Combs, Tonya Williams, Leanghak Ly, and Katrina de los Santos wrote about what they believe is the new voice of the civil rights movement to win the trip on the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission Civil Rights Heritage bus tour.

on the stepsKatrina de los Santos sits on the steps of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace in Atlanta, Ga.

“The Civil Right Heritage tour was an eye-opening experience to me as a female, a second-generation Filipino American and an education major,” said Katrina de los Santos, a Junior Student Ambassador at Columbus State. “My eyes were opened to the importance of sharing the whole historical truth to our youth.”

“The trip experience taught me that love, courtesy, justice and kindness are some of the crucial basic elements that can be used effectively to cultivate peace between people, especially to blend different skin colors into a rainbow of skin complexions,” said Leanghak Ly, a nursing student from Cambodia.


In case you missed it - improvement to your student email is coming

Columbus State is upgrading from Live@Edu to Office 365. The transition is scheduled starting on Saturday, May 11. The upgrade may take a few days to complete fully. The upgraded system should be functional starting May 15 at the latest.

Your new student email account will include: Email, file sharing through SharePoint Online, online MS Office programs for creating and reading documents, instant messaging, and online meetings. Note: Additional features, such as Lync and SharePoint Online, will not be available until approximately 30 days after the email switch.

You do not need to do anything in preparation for this upgrade. There will be a new look to the initial login page when you access your student email. To see what this will look like, visit            

Your email from your Live@Edu account will be migrated to Office 365. Your SkyDrive however will become a separate account with the password managed by Microsoft. Initially, your password for the SkyDrive account will be whatever it is on May 11. After the upgrade is complete, you may change your SkyDrive password through Microsoft’s interface and tools.

Important: Columbus State will not be able to assist with password changes to the SkyDrive account after the upgrade. Any items you saved to the 7GB SkyDrive will remain in the SkyDrive for you to keep and use for as long as you like.  

Columbus Crossroads update

logoIt’s been some time since there have been any major changes in the ongoing Columbus Crossroads project on I-71 and I-670. That will change throughout the coming year as the project nears completion.

Here are some key changes ahead that will impact Columbus State students who use those highways:

I-71 South- In May there will be a minor lane shift at Spring Street. Then in August, there will be a major lane shift between I-670 and Long Street. That will put the highway in its permanent alignment.

Cleveland Avenue- In September: the entrance ramps to I-670 east and to I-71 north and south all open.

Spring Street- In November: The new exits from I-71 south and I-670 east to Spring Street both open.


Public Safety tips in wake of recent events

Columbus State’s Public Safety Department wants you to finish Spring Semester safely with the following seven tips:

1. If it looks suspicious to you, call 911 or campus police at 287-2525. If it turns out to be nothing, that's OK!

2. If someone seems to be escalating in threatening comments, social media posts, or behaviors, report it to campus police as soon as possible. In most cases, the college can intervene to mitigate concerns and provide appropriate support when tension and stress impact lives.

3. If you have registered your cellphone for free Rave emergency texts, did you know you can also program a Rave panic button on your cellphone to reach campus police? Did you know you can text campus police dispatchers about suspicious activity using Rave? Did you know Rave can offer you a virtual security escort using your cellphone? Did you know you can post your work schedule, emergency medical information, photo, make of vehicle in your Rave profile that pops up for campus police dispatchers to see when you need help?   You can find more information and Rave demonstrations online.

4. There are also emergency phones located outside and inside-when you press the button, it rings directly into campus police dispatchers who are ready to assist you.

5. Did you know campus police are available to assist 24/7/365, and when needed, can also tap resources from other city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies? Campus police have direct contacts with other agencies including the FBI Terrorism Task Force, and receive routine status reports on local, state, and international issues.

6. Would you like a security escort to your car? Does your vehicle need a jump start? Lock your keys in your call? Campus police can assist with the small things, and stands ready to respond with all necessary assets in the event of an emergency.

7. Secure personal belongings. Do not leave them in plain view. Also, in the event of a building evacuation, and if you have time to safely do so, take your immediate personal belongings with you.

For more information, (614)287-2525.


Run or walk in the Cougar Challenge 5K this weekend!

logoThere’s still time to register to walk or run Saturday, April 27 in the Columbus State Cougar Challenge 5K with your family and friends—or bring them along to cheer you on. The forecast calls for temperatures in the low 60s with only a 10 percent chance for rain! It’s only $25 to enter the race online, or $35 if you show up at the Bridgeview Golf Center at 7 a.m. on race day to enter. All proceeds benefit student book scholarships. Just Do it!  


Earn credit for having FUN!

Did you know that Columbus State’s Sport & Exercise Studies Department offers a bowling course? This course is designed for bowlers of all ability levels and is a great way to earn some class credit, meet new friends, exercise, and have some fun all at the same time.

students bowlingThis semester many students have shown a lot of improvement and achieved a lot of success. Although the class focuses on students that are learning about the basics of bowling, there are many students who have a lot of skill and ability as well.

The class would like to congratulate the following students on their outstanding achievements this semester! The most improved bowlers this semester, according to instructor Michael Hill, are: Byron Bruno, Omiesha Jackson, Sherrell Johnson, Dashawn Washington, Rachel Hurst, and Jackie Jolley.

High scorers this semester were: Dan Primrose with a 264, Josh Veith with 261, Maggie Gilmore with 257, Theodore Lane with a 248, and Don Evans with 245.

If you would like to take part in a fun and interactive class like this, register for SES 1009 – Bowling next term!

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