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Wil Haygood, author of The Butler, to speak Nov. 12

Haygood and book
Author and prize-winning journalist Wil Haygood will speak and read from his book The Butler: A Witness to History at a special free public event on Tuesday, November 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.

The book, which developed from a 2008 Washington Post article by the same name, is a portrait of Eugene Allen's career in the White House under eight presidents. It's a New York Times bestseller and has already been translated in to six foreign languages.

The book was released in tandem with the award-winning motion picture Lee Daniel's The Butler—for which Haygood served as associate producer. The film spent three weeks as number one at the box office and is already generating Oscar buzz.

After his presentation, Mr. Haygood will sign copies of The Butler. You may bring your own, or copies will be available for sale at the presentation. The event is free, but ticketed to reserve your seat, so please Register Here and bring your ticket with you on November 12!


 Veterans’ Week Rally is Friday!

saluting the flagColumbus State’s Veterans Services department has been hosting a week of events to honor veterans and provide services.

Veterans Services is collecting items for a Troop Care Package Drive until November 9, at the Veterans office in Delaware 156.

The big event is a Support the Troops Rally on Friday, Nov. 8.

From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. we will gather on the courtyard near the statue to salute our veterans. From there, a group will depart for the Columbus Veterans Day parade that begins in downtown Columbus at 10 a.m. Veterans Day will be observed on campus on Monday, November 11. All campuses and Regional Learning Centers are closed.


Remember to register before the holidays!

artDid you start strong this Fall Semester? Keep going! Register for classes early to keep your momentum. Scheduling early helps you get the classes you want for Spring Semester.

Know your dates: Registration is open now; the fee payment deadline is January 8, and classes begin January 13.

Remember that the Campus Holiday Break is Wednesday, December 25, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. There will be no on-campus, in-person, or telephone student services available during the Holiday Break. Online registration and fee payment via CougarWeb will be available. Avoid the holiday rush and register NOW for Spring Semester.

And don’t forget to “Go for 15!” For many students, it's time to kick it into high gear to graduate on time. Most students will have to take at least 15 hours per semester in order to graduate in two years. Even part-time students should consider adding another class to save time and money. You can read more here: Go for 15!


Career Chat: Insure your future with a great career

career imageFind out about Columbus State’s new Foundations of Insurance certificate.

When: Thursday, November 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Nestor Hall Lounge

Learn about the exciting career opportunities that exist in administration, claims, finance, human resources, law and regulation, marketing and communications, operations, sales, technology, customer service, risk management, underwriting and analysis.

Chat with industry experts and Columbus State graduates working at top insurance firms.

Find out how close you are to earning your Foundations of Insurance Certificate from Columbus State, and get your resume insurance-interview ready!

Lactation room now available

In an effort to support our students who are nursing mothers, the college has secured a lactation room in Nestor Hall, 019B. The room is available upon request for students to express breast milk for their nursing children. We are happy to provide this room to help promote life balance for our campus community.

The room will be available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended room availability beyond 5:00 p.m. is dependent upon availability. To reserve the room, students should contact Sarah Baker, Global Diversity and Inclusion specialist at (614)287-2861.


Looking to get involved?

“Cougars for the Community" is a community service organization for students at Columbus State. The group has multiple events planned for the near future, including Veteran's Volunteer Day, where they will team up with The Red Cross for "Holiday Mail for Heroes" on November 11 on campus. To learn more about Cougars for the Community, visit the website today!


E-cigarettes are not allowed inside!

cigaretteDid you know that e-cigarettes are not allowed in any building at Columbus State, or at any of the Regional Learning Centers? You can “smoke” them outside, like regular cigarettes, but you can’t use them indoors. 


Disability Services and Humanities offer lecture
November 20

old posterJoin the Departments of Disability Services and the Humanities when they present a lecture titled “Joice Heth and Jim Crow: The Dual Stigma of Race and Disability in Antebellum America,” Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110.

The presentation will be made by Dea Boster, Ph.D., instructor in the Humanities, who will discuss the layers of meaning that were ascribed to race and disability, two concepts that were mutually constitutive in the nineteenth-century United States. As the notoriety of Joice Heth and Jim Crow spread throughout the nation, so did discussions and portrayals of disabled slaves. Many nineteenth-century writings associated physical and mental disabilities with weakness and dependence, immorality, dishonor, and the grotesque, and these associations influenced the “dual stigma” of race and disability.

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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