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Martin Luther King Day Celebration is Jan. 15!


The 23rd annual Columbus State celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The event will be free and open to the public. Themed “Voices to Change the World,” the celebration will feature a keynote address by actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, whose film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon series, to smaller independent features, many of which Glover also produced.

In recent years, he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-acclaimed Dream Girls, and the futuristic 2012, as well as the comedy Death at a Funeral, and the drama Dear Alice.

Glover has also gained respect for his wide-ranging community activism and philanthropic efforts, emphasizing economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the U.S. and Africa.

A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actor’s Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. His Broadway debut in Master Harold . . .and the Boys brought him national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in the 1984 Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Places in the Heart.

Most recently, Glover was co-star on the popular television series Touch.

Week of Welcome (WOW) starts Jan. 14

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 

Monday, January 14
Welcome Team – 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall. The Welcome Team is strategically located in Madison Hall to help you find your classes, adjust your schedule or answer any questions you may have about Spring Semester 2013. Welcome Team will also be available Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall. Campus Tours are also offered Monday and Friday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

SEaL Open House – 1:00-5:00 p.m. Nestor Hall 116. Get involved on campus! Meet the SEaL Team, and learn about leadership, services, wellness and social activities. You can also apply for the Columbus State Leadership Society.

“Avoid the Winter Blues” – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall West Lounge. Learn how to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder, or the “Winter Blues.” Enjoy live entertainment, hot chocolate and pick up more information about SEaL’s Wellness Classes.

Tuesday, January 15
23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
– 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Center for Workforce Development ( WD) fourth floor. Featuring Danny Glover, actor, producer, humanitarian as keynote speaker.

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

Monday, January 14
Enjoy Spring Semester! 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Moeller Hall Café. Stop by and prepare for Spring Semester by picking up dates and deadlines information, free planners and giveaway items!

Tuesday, January 15
23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
– 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Center for Workforce Development (WD) fourth floor. Delaware Campus students are invited to the Columbus Campus to attend the annual celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday, featuring Danny Glover, actor, producer, humanitarian as keynote speaker.

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.

Transfer and Articulation wiki offers degree pathway information

A public wiki about Transfer and Articulation ( is accessible to all and now provides quick access to the college's Institutional Agreements, approved OSU pre-majors, finalized pathways and four-year Plans of Study including Franklin University, Otterbein College and more.

The wiki provides quick equivalencies and references for advisors and is a consolidation of information from the web, wiki, and other sources. It has been updated to semesters, when appropriate and available, and includes a Request for Information where you can complete one form, requesting information from multiple institutions.

There are calendars identifying when four-year schools are visiting the college and important deadlines and more.  Soon, you will also be able to search the wiki by Columbus State program, bachelor’s degree, or by career choice. 


Advising Services publishes January newsletter Connections

Lots of good information can be found on the Advising Services website in their January issue of Connections, the Advising Services newsletter. 

In the January issue, you’ll find articles about renewing the FAFSA, the Generation One Trailblazers (GOT) student organization, and a quiz to find out if you are “doing what it takes to succeed.” Check it out!

Career Services offers new planning tool

The Office of Career Services has recently completed a career planning web tool that you should know about! The Ohio Career and Information System (OCIS) is an online planning tool free to currently enrolled Columbus State students. It can be accessed at home or on campus. 

Using the OCIS, you can create your own plan and use the online tools to explore your interests. You can also research careers and develop a plan to track your progress toward meeting your goals. OCIS provides various resources to assist you in career planning. Visit the Career Services homepage at and click on “Career Plan” to get started. For more information, contact Dr. Chandra Bell at ext. 2782 or stop by Nestor Hall 108.



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Fitness Center wants to help you with resolutions

The top New Year's resolutions for 2013 are to get fit, lose weight, and enjoy life by minimizing stress. The Columbus State Fitness Center can help you with all three! The Fitness Center will be open bright and early (7:00 a.m.) on January 14 to welcome you to 2013 and get you started on those health-related resolutions. 




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