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Traveling exhibition tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the Constitutional challenges of the Civil War

Lincoln with speech“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition opening in the Library June 21, examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.

The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The exhibit will open for students and employees on June 14 on the second floor of the Library. The grand opening to the public will be held Friday, June 21. The exhibit runs through August 16.

The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Library will offer a series of lectures by Columbus State faculty members, as well as the Lincoln Film Series, which will screen five different movies including the Oscar Award-winning “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg, and Ken Burn’s “The Civil War.”  Movies will rotate through the week, and continue throughout the two-month exhibit schedule. The first lecture of the series will be on Wednesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. in the Library, when Professor Bob Fitrakis will speak on “Lincoln and the Constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation.” Columbus State’s Bookstore will sponsor a special section of books and educational materials about the Lincoln presidency for the duration of the exhibit.

A Library Guide is also online, where you can take a video tour of the exhibit and find thousands of reference materials on the Lincoln presidency.

Need help this Summer Semester?


If you are taking classes this summer and need some extra help through tutoring, remember that Columbus State offers high-quality faculty tutoring at no cost to you—even at our Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers!

In addition to the Columbus Campus tutoring, the Mathematics Department offers online math tutoring by appointment (make yours at and you can get online writing tutoring too (through Blackboard). If you need something and don’t see it here, call Dr. Reedy at (614)287-2232 for additional information. Here is the schedule for tutoring at Regional Learning Centers and the Delaware Campus: 


Food trucks on campus June 25 for FoodFight 2013!

food truck graphicFood Fight is an event held to fight hunger in our community. In partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the Central Ohio Restaurant Association (CORA)organizes a group of member restaurants that generously volunteer to donate a portion of one day’s sales receipts to help those in need. All proceeds benefit Operation Feed, Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s annual community-wide food and funds campaign.

Food Fight 2013 will kick off with the first annual Food (Truck) Fight on Tuesday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Columbus State campus. Several food truck vendors will station themselves in a parking lot at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Cleveland avenues to offer their fare to our campus and the community—for a great cause. Five percent of your purchase at the food trucks will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed campaign. Each dollar raised provides three meals for a child, senior or other community member in need. Food trucks will include Pitabilites, Dan's Deli 41, Los Jalapenos, Blu Olive and That Food Truck. Don’t miss it! 


Transfer students to OSU deadline extended

logoOhio State has extended the deadline for transfer students applying to the Columbus Campus to July 1. You can to apply here:


Financial aid timing changes set for Autumn Semester

logoStarting this fall, Columbus State will implement several timing changes related to financial aid. The college is joining other community colleges and public universities across the nation in making these changes. Find out why they are necessary and how they may affect you at The website also has some timely tips for planning ahead and managing your financial aid throughout the semester. Check it out! 


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