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Sync your student email to your Smartphone!

More college students use smartphones
than any other device, with email
being one the most popular uses. 
Whether you're a first-semester
student or graduating senior, there
is one thing every student has in common:
a student email address.  Unfortunately
many students find it difficult to remember
to check their college email every day. 

As you run around in your busy life, it is impractical
to leave your important college emails unattended. 
By syncing your smartphone to your student email account,
you can more easily stay abreast of important dates and deadlines, financial aid information, registration issues, emergency campus alerts, campus event announcements, and professors’ information.

For more information about how to sync your smartphone please visit: or stop by the IT Support Center in Columbus Hall Room 104. Connect the Link and Stay in Sync!


  Cougars ranked No. 19 – game tonight!

basketball imageFor the first time this season, the Columbus State Cougars men’s basketball team is ranked nationally, standing at No.19.

The Cougar Men’s and Women’s teams both play tonight against Lakeland Community College – women start at 5:30 p.m. and the men tip off at 7:30 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium!  



Theater students perform for CATCO

graphicSeven Columbus State students who are working on internships with CATCO for Kids, formerly Phoenix Children’s Theatre, will present Beauty and the Beast, playing January 18 – 27 in Studio One of the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus.

Actors Bill Darby, Jordan Phillips, Ayla Stirnaman, and Terrell Savior will be joined by stage manager Johanna Breiding, stage designer Robert Crane, and assistant director Dominic Lauch. Find out more or buy tickets here:

BLUEprint workshops lead to success

This Spring Semester, Columbus State Advising Services will again offer a wide variety of BLUEprint Success Workshops to students. The workshops are free and can help you build skills and obtain resources necessary to be successful in your personal, academic, and career-related pursuits. More than thirty workshops will be offered including basic computer skills, balancing roles, campus resources, test-taking strategies, transfer planning, degree planning, workplace professionalism, money management, and more. Please arrive early, as sessions may fill.

A full calendar of the spring workshops is available at: There is also a printable flyer available at that site.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Upcoming workshops are:

Essential Computer Skills: Lost in today's technical world? Learn basic computer skills that you will need to be a successful Columbus State student such as Blackboard, email, navigating the web, etc. 
Tuesday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.
Thursday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225.

Juggling Roles: Learning to Balance School, Work, and Family: Already feeling overwhelmed this semester?  Learn how to balance the stressors in your life and get tips for simplifying. 
Tuesday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.
Thursday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225.
Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.

Preferred Pathway® to OSU: Off-Campus Housing Options: Are you transferring to OSU and need to find a place to live?  Let OSU's staff help you figure out where to begin!
Wednesday, January 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 324.

"Time" Manage Your Semester: Already feel like you have too much to do and no time to do it?  Learn to effectively manage your time by using your class syllabi to identify important deadlines and learn to prioritize. 
Monday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.

Tutoring Resources: Need help in your classes?  Don't wait - get the help you need now with Columbus State's free tutoring resources. 
Tuesday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.
Thursday, January 31, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225.


Local nonprofit offers scholarships for adult learners

Applications are now open for Executive Women International’s Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST) scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.

The ASIST scholarship is aimed at Central Ohio adult students at transitional points in their lives. Applicants may be single parents, individuals just entering the workforce, or displaced workers.

To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to define their career goals and objectives and meet the necessary educational and financial requirements. Awards are paid directly to a higher education institution.

The scholarship is open to residents of Franklin County or one of the six contiguous counties (Licking, Fairfield, Union, Pickaway, Madison and Delaware). Application details


Veterans: get help with your taxes!

tax form prepColumbus State’s Veterans Services Office will host a Veterans Tax Preparation tabletop information session on Tuesday, January 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall lobby. Come meet with tax representatives from Military One who will answer your questions, and provide veteran students with handouts and tax information.


Week of Welcome (WOW) continues

The Columbus State Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will offer numerous special events and information sessions during the first week of Spring Semester at both Delaware and Columbus campuses!

All events are free and open to the public.

Columbus Campus 

January 15 – February 15
Random Acts of Kindness
Month – Make the #26Acts pledge, honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Take the time to make 26 random acts of kindness during this month and together we can really make a difference!

Wednesday, January 16
Columbus State Club Fair
– 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge. Attend the Club Fair to meet new friends, enjoy refreshments and meet representatives from more than 25 student organizations! You can also apply to the Columbus State Leadership Society, and learn about many more service opportunities such as volunteering at the Franklin County Dog Shelter this month!

Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Lakeland CC – Women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. and Men’s at 7:30 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. Support the Cougars! Admission is free!

Thursday, January 17
Gaming Day
– 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall East Lounge. Celebrate the new semester by getting into the game! Foosball, ping-pong, cards and video games with prizes all day long.

Friday, January 18
Resource Fair
– 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall East and West Lounges. Learn about the Ohio Benefit Bank and many more services and vendors who can help support your success in college!

Delaware Campus

January 15 – February 15
Random Acts of Kindness
Month – Make the #26Acts pledge, honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Take the time to make 26 random acts of kindness during this month and together, we can really make a difference!


Using financial aid at the Bookstore

highlighter with bookFinancial Aid Book Allowance funds are your financial aid funds (Pell, Direct Loans, Scholarships, etc.) minus tuition and related fees for the term, up to $800.  For Spring Semester 2013, these funds will be available from January 8 through January 23, 2013. 

Online orders using financial aid funds must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2013.  You will be notified by email when your credit balance is available at the Columbus State Bookstore. You are not required to use these services.  You may choose to purchase textbooks and course materials outside of the Columbus State Bookstore with your non-Columbus State Financial Aid funds. Funds not used at the Columbus State Bookstore will be released with remaining financial aid credit balances on/about January 25, 2013.

Additional information:

  • Please view for more information, including a FAQ link.
  • Online students who reside outside of Columbus State’s four-county service areas may have purchases shipped to their home.  All applicable shipping charges apply.
  • Students may order required books and supplies online for free shipping to Delaware, Westerville, Gahanna, Dublin, Southwest at Bolton Field, Reynoldsburg, and the Columbus Campus.  Students should allow 2-3 business days before picking up orders. 
  • First-time loan borrowers and other students who do not have up to $800 available at the Columbus State Bookstore may contact the Financial Aid Office or the Delaware Campus Student Service area to inquire about their specific options.
  • Faculty members can assist students by providing a listing of all required course materials (books, software, etc.) to the Columbus State Bookstore when submitting textbook listings for each term.  Courses without a required textbook or materials should also be reported to the Columbus State Bookstore. 

If you have more questions, please contact Student Accounting at ext. 5658.  


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