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Otterbein offers Adult and Transfer Open House for new students

adOtterbein University will offer an Open House especially for adult and transfer students on Thursday, June 20, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 6:00 p.m. Otterbein's a great choice for adult students, offering flexible scheduling and 73 undergraduate majors including Business, Accounting, Education, Nursing, and Communication Studies.

The Open House will be held in Towers Hall Room 112. For more information Register online or call (614) 823-1356. Please visit the Open House webpage.


Watch Strongmen (and women) compete!

cartoonCome see the Mastodon CarJack Deadlift or the Slater's Monster Bell Clean & Press for a good cause!

The first COUGAR STRENGTH CHALLENGE will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 a.m. in the Delaware Hall gymnasium. Spectators are encouraged at this event, which is an official North American Strongman Inc. competition.

There will be a $2.00 entry fee (for spectators) and all proceeds go to the Cougar Strength and Conditioning Program. If you're a NAS member, sign up to compete. Details at


NEW Fair Trade items at the Bookstore!

clothing“Fair trade” is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. Students for Peace and Justice is a club governed by Columbus State students whose mission is to mobilize, inform, and educate the campus community about issues of social justice, global peace and fair trade.

New in the Columbus State Bookstore: for every fair trade item sold at the Bookstore—choose from a selection of Rising International hand-made dresses, bags, and headbands—$1 will go to the San Lucas Toliman Scholars Organization, which will be used to fund the education of a child from the San Lucas Toliman region in Guatemala. Learn more at


PTK honor society reports Spring Semester accomplishments

pinBeginning in January 2013, Phi Theta Kappa, Columbus State's Honor Society, transitioned over to Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL). SEaL is proud to announce their exciting accomplishments during the Spring Semester:

• Thirty-seven students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on April 21 and more than 140 people attended the Spring Induction Ceremony.

• The officers for 2013 are Stacie Banes, president Pro Tem; Amanda Osterloh, secretary; Crystal Slane-Rayburn, vice president of Leadership; JoAnn Arnold, liaison for Dublin and Delaware campuses; Robert Chaney, vice president of Scholarship; and Zoran Zagrecki, vice president of Fellowship.

• Robert Chaney was named Central Ohio Representative for the Ohio Region.

• Two Columbus State students, Robin Groh and Kenneth Jackson became the recipients of the All-Ohio Third Team Scholarship Award.

• Columbus State's chapter was awarded “Honors In Action Hallmark Winner” by the Ohio Region and International (Honor in Action Project, Culture of Competition - Games People Play).

• The Alpha Rho Epsilon Chapter won the “Most Distinguished Chapter Award” for 2012-2013 at both Regional and International levels.

• Christine Drake was one of thirteen member authors nationwide whose work was accepted by Note Bene for “Not Everything is Black and White.”

• The chapter was awarded at the annual International Convention for being a “Top One Hundred Chapter.” There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters worldwide.



Get your game on this summer!

The new Downtown Sand Volleyball Court is open and ready for play in the Discovery District! You can check out the new court on Grant Avenue across from Hills Market Downtown. Weekly leagues and Meet-up Nights are forming now! To register, visit


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! 


Email upgrade coming June 14

It’s happening – we’re throwing the switch on the email upgrade Friday, June 14.

Student email is moving from Microsoft’s Live@Edu to Office 365. The transition will begin at 11 p.m. Friday, June 14. The new system will include cool features such as file sharing through SharePoint Online, online MS Office programs for creating and reading documents, instant messaging, and online meetings.

Email will be unavailable through the weekend. Microsoft tells us it may be down for 2-5 days. Make arrangements with your professor if you have to submit assignments. Faculty email and Blackboard will be unaffected.

(The upgrade was originally scheduled for May 10, but was postponed. Columbus State moved to Live@Edu last year, and this was a separate project.)

What do you have to do? Not much. The email login screen will change, so you’ll need to bookmark a new email page. Your old Live@Edu account will still remain, and you can keep it or close it.

Campus office hours adjusted

New campus hours for some college offices and services started Summer Semester to provide better service. Please remember to check with the office you wish to visit for the most current hours. Some offices offer extended hours during busy periods, and some offices are closed during breaks between semesters. A chart of the most-visited offices is online here:


Columbus State Foundation Scholarships open for Fall!

scholarships availableThe Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, Inc. is organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable corporation that raises funds for the support of the educational programs and students of Columbus State Community College. These scholarships are supported and created by an amazing group of community members, Columbus State employees, and local corporations who care about helping students. For more information about how to start a scholarship, go

Dozens of scholarships are available for students in many majors. Dozens of scholarships go unclaimed every year -- apply now!

Listings for Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014 are now open.


Nominate your favorite professor!  

Has a Columbus State faculty member made a big difference for you and your fellow students? Has a faculty member made a difficult subject exciting to learn or helped you succeed when you thought you might not? If you have experienced excellent teaching from Columbus State faculty you can recognize them by nominating them for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

Award nominations from students, staff and faculty are collected throughout the year. Nominees are reviewed by faculty peers and four winners are selected each spring. Submit your online nomination at any time. You can also drop off or mail your nomination to:

Columbus State Human Resources, RH 114, 550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43216 c/o DTA Award.

Learn more about the award and past winners on the Distinguished Teaching web page.



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