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More “Destination Days” coming up

Destination Days is where representatives from area colleges bring their college to our campus, with a wide array of transfer information ranging from student services and activities, to academic programs and transfer opportunities. Today, you’ll find:  


Wednesday, February 20 - Transfer Day at the Westerville Regional Learning Center with OSU, Franklin, Ohio University, Capital, Ohio Dominican, Otterbein, and Ohio Wesleyan.

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Tuesday, February 26 – Destination Day with Franklin University on the Columbus Campus

Thursday, February 28 – Destination Day with Ohio University on the Columbus Campus


Planning to Transfer to a four-year school?

Do you know that Columbus State continually hosts advisors from four-year schools who can help you plan for a transfer to pursue your bachelor’s degree? Columbus State will host these visits throughout the Spring Semester. These advisors are an excellent resource for information about the visiting institution’s four-year degree programs and can be seen one-to-one if you have specific questions about your plans. You can always see the schedules for college and advisor visits online at


2013 Civil Rights Writing Competition announced

King waving to crowd2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. Both events serve as transformational moments for our country’s long fight for not just civil rights, but human rights. As current events become history, society has arguably become more distanced from the true meaning and impact of the civil rights movement.

The Departments of Diversity and Study Abroad and Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) want to hear your perspective of the present-day civil rights movement and history’s impact on present-day social justice successes and challenges. “The New Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” is an essay contest where you can express your thoughts on the civil rights movement and how the movement has changed--in 500 words or less. Four winners will receive a scholarship to attend the 2013 Heritage Tour, April 2-6, 2013, sponsored by the Columbus Community Relations Commission. The deadline for submissions is March 8. Read the application for more information and eligibility requirements.



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Another improvement to your student email is coming

Your student email is being upgraded from Live@Edu to Office 365, during the week of Spring Break, March 8 – March 16. Your new student email account in Office 365 will include (besides email of course) file sharing through SharePoint Online, online MS Office programs for creating and reading documents, instant messaging, and online meetings. For more complete instructions, visit


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 25-28

Join Columbus State February 25-28 for OPERATION B-You-tiful where you’ll find out how being YOU is beautiful. Here is the schedule:

Monday, February 25
“Someday Melissa” documentary screening
View a movie about an eating disorder, loss and hope. Melissa was only 19 when she died after a five-year struggle with an eating disorder. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about these disorders. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 104

Tuesday, February 26
Body Image Information Table
Join SEaL and Counseling Services to learn more about developing a positive body image. Pick up helpful resources and literature on self-esteem, self-worth, and having a positive view of your body. You can also make buttons and participate in other small art projects that encourage and promote a healthy body image. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall center lobby

Fairy Goodmother Dress Donation and Fashion Show
Bring your like-new prom and party dresses to Nestor Hall and donate them to a good cause! Fairy Goodmothers is an organization devoted to providing formal gowns, shoes and accessories to high school girls from low income families that cannot afford to purchase these items on their own. We will host a fashion show on the “runway” of Nestor Hall’s West Lounge! 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Wednesday, February 27
Eating Disorders Screenings
Talk with a professional about your eating habits to see if you might exhibit signs of an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Counseling Services Resource Table
Join representatives from Counseling Services and receive a variety of materials on identifying, coping, and recovery from eating disorders. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Overeaters Anonymous Stories and Panel Discussion
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Guests from the program will talk about what their life was like before they joined Overeaters Anonymous, why they sought help, and what their life is like now that they are recovering. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Library Studio

Thursday, February 28
Eating Disorders Information Seminar
Join Tasha Castor, LPC from Kovacs Counseling in a discussion on how to recognize eating disorders, how to respond to a peer who may be in need of professional help for an eating disorder, and where to go for help. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nestor Hall 228

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week activities are co-sponsored by Counseling Services, Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), the Psychology Department, and the Ohio Psychological Association.




Summer Semester 2013 registration begins Feb. 18

Registration for Summer Semester classes will begin on Monday, February 18. The Summer Semester begins on May 20 and runs 11 weeks through August 3. Summer Semester is a great opportunity to get a head start or catch up on your Plan of Study because it’s a month shorter than a regular semester. And you’ll even have two weeks for a summer vacation before you’re back in school for Fall Semester on August 21!

Web registration for Summer Semester will open at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 18, and telephone registration will open at 7:30 a.m. In-person registration at the Columbus Campus, Delaware Campus and the Regional Learning Centers in Dublin, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, and Westerville will begin at 8:00 a.m.


thumbnailDon’t miss Black History Month events happening throughout February at Columbus State!

See the schedule here


Are you interested in a health-related major? 

students in labExplore your options at the upcoming Health Major Fair! The Health Major Fair will be held Wednesday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Lounge. You can stop by any time during the day.

Who should come?

-  Students who are interested in entering one of our health-related programs.

-  Students who are considering a career in health care, but aren’t sure exactly what specific occupation they are interested in.

-  Students who may have applied for a health-related program, but now want to explore other options in the field.

What will you do there?

-  Get information about specific programs

-  Learn about AA/AS Pre-Majors that are health-related

-  Meet the faculty

-  Get registered to win a $25 gift card from the Columbus State Bookstore!

If you are interested in business, IT or engineering, watch for more information on these upcoming Major Fairs:

Business Major Fair: Wednesday, March 27
IT Major Fair: Wednesday, April 3
Engineering Major Fair: Wednesday, April 10

Major Fairs are co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services, Career and Technical Programs, and Pre-Major Associate of Arts/Associate of Science ProgramsFor more information about the Major Fairs, contact Career Services at (614) 287-2782.

Student Ambassador program seeks new members

Develop your leadership skills while participating in public relations, recruitment and leadership programs at Columbus State! Student Ambassadors earn money to help pay for tuition and educational expenses. The Student Ambassador Leadership Program is looking for applicants for the 2013-2014 year. You can learn more by visiting the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) Office in Nestor Hall 116, call (614) 287-3621, or email Information sessions will be held starting Monday, March 4, and the deadline to apply is Monday, April 1!


Development Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

There are hundreds of scholarships for Summer Semester available to current Columbus State students through the college’s Development Foundation. See the list here: Summer 2013 listing.

There are scholarships for almost every major and type of student, so check out the listings, and apply by March 1 at 4:30 p.m.  Here is the applicationApplication Only

Tell us what you think about Columbus State’s Master Plan

Columbus State’s master planning process began in August 2011 with extensive research, including over 100 stakeholder engagement sessions. Faculty, students, staff, administrators and the communities of both the Columbus and Delaware campuses have been engaged in the work.  

Our planning partner, NBBJ, has crafted master plan options for the Columbus and Delaware Campuses, which are discussed in the video online here. Check it out and share your input by Monday, February 25, at

Thank you in advance for your interest and engagement in this important planning process.


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