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College Leadership Conference offers a service challenge to you!

insigniasColumbus State’s College Leadership Conference of Ohio, which is scheduled for early next month, would like to encourage you to help make a difference by helping our military men and women overseas.

U.S. troops are stationed in places where the nearest convenience store is at least 40 minutes away, and requires a combat convoy to just make the trip. Chances are, someone in your community is currently serving our country overseas, and this year the College Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO) is challenging students and employees to donate items for a Military Care Package Drive!

Participants at the Leadership Conference will package up the donations and write post cards to enclose in each package. Following the conference, all care packages and post cards will be taken to a local Blue Star Mothers’ Chapter to be shipped to troops overseas. 

The type of items needed for these care packages includes such things as baby wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, lip balm/SPF, dental floss, toothbrushes/toothpaste, mouthwash, liquid body soap, eye drops, shaving lotion, shampoo, deodorant, body lotion, Q-tips, disposable razors, foot/baby powder, pocket tissues, aspirin, and hand/foot warmers/icy/hot patches. For a full list of items needed, email



Missed the annual Transfer Fair?

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More than 40 colleges and universities sent representatives to the Transfer Fair Oct. 3, where students were able to talk with representatives about completing a bachelor’s degree.

Columbus State can still help you with your plans to transfer.

The Online Transfer Communities in Blackboard will provide you with important updates, deadlines, and opportunities to connect with the institution of your choice. 

Your transfer institution community is a great source of information - both academic and extracurricular. Students in the OSU community were invited to visit Ohio State at the WOW festival for free ice cream.  Students in the OU community were invited to attend Community College Partners Game Day with free football tickets and a tailgate!  Students in Miami's community were invited to attend Transfer Preview Days and got a free t-shirt. Students in Ohio Dominican's community got a notice for Transfer Tuesdays at ODU. 

Let the Columbus State Transfer Center know where you're planning to transfer and we'll add you to the Online Transfer Community for that College/University.  If you’re not sure where you want to transfer, or are looking at more than one school - no problem!  Let us know and we can add you to the appropriate communities. Email to to be added to any or all of the college sites!



G.I. Bill office moves to Union Hall

The Columbus State Veterans G.I. Bill Office has relocated to Room 048, in the lower level of Union Hall.

VA coordinatorswill continue to advise students with G.I. Bill processing and inquires. Veterans, military students and their dependents are invited to call or stop by the office for assistance with their Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits.

For more information, call ext.2814, email questions to, or visit the website: G.I. Bill office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.



Medical Assisting Program offers “Test Drive”

Explore the Medical Assisting Program by taking a test drive and see what you’ll learn and how you’ll learn it! Discover what careers a Medical Assisting degree can lead to and how the program prepares you for certification. Meet and greet with instructors in the program.

The Medical Assisting program has immediate openings, so you can start working toward your future in the medical field immediately.

There will be two Test Drives: Wednesday, October 23, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on the Columbus Campus, and Wednesday, October 30, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on the Delaware Campus.

For more information on the Medical Assisting Program, visit
Reserve your space by emailing Michelle Heller


October is Disability Awareness Month

Throughout the month of October Columbus State’s Disabilities Services Department will offer a number of special events and resources for students. You can also follow Disability Services on Facebookfor inspirational quotes from people with disabilities, and to find links to resources, and important information about the disability community.

Disability Services and Advising Services will collaborate during the month, with advisors located in Disability Services to help registered DS students with registration for Spring Semester. Posters around campus will feature famous people who have disabilities, their inspiring stories and quotes. The National Anthem will be signed in American Sign Language at all home volleyball games by students in the Interpreting Department. 

Students can also attend a session on Job Interviewing Skills for Students with Disabilities on Wednesday, October 23, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Eibling 101 Conference Room. Students can register by emailing

Finally, a film series titled Reelabilities will be shown at various locations in Columbus.  A schedule can be found online here:


October and November Advising info tables offered

No time to attend an hour-long workshop? No problem! Stop by Advising Services BLUEprint Workshops information tables to get expert information on various success topics.

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All information tables are located in the central lobby of Nestor Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Upcoming topics are:

  • Friday, October 18 – Tackling Test Anxiety
  • Friday, October 25 – Navigating Cashiers and Student Accounting Services
  • Friday, November 1 – Transfer Planning 101 and Preferred Pathway to OSU
  • Friday, November 8 – "When I Grow Up": Researching Career Options
  • Friday, November 15 – Money Management for Students


Studying the social sciences? Join a club!

If your career goals include working in economics, sociology, politics, psychology or justice, take a look at several student clubs that the Sociology Department offers. Clubs can be a great way to get out and network in the community, gain career skills, travel to new places, and meet friends. Columbus State student clubs are fun and free for all students to join! Here are just a few:

Students for Peace and Social Justice – formed after a travel abroad trip to Guatemala, this club works to promote social responsibility and educate the Columbus State community about issues of peace, social justice and fair trade. The advisor is Rebecca Mobley.

Cougars for the Community - This club was formed to fulfill the needs of the community through service and charitable actions around campus and the surrounding area. They have a Facebook page for you to check it out! The advisor is Selloane Asiamah.

The Criminology Society - The purpose of this club is to stimulate interest in Criminology and Criminal Justice activities and to promote the scholarly and academic aspects of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The club offers lots of special activities such as guest speakers, field trips, and student collaboration on research that will be presented at local, state, and national conferences. Any student can join regardless of major. Advisor is Don Ricker.

Economics Club - This club’s goal is to educate students about economics while having fun! The   club members visit elementary schools and teach fourth and fifth graders about simple economic concepts, take a yearly trip to visit financial institutions such as the Chicago Board of trade and the NY Fed, and have speakers in to talk about current economic issues. They have a Facebook page, and the advisor is Susan Abdel-Gawad.

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Members of the Economics Club in New York City visiting the Federal Reserve and the Fed’s gold vault, which is on the basement floor of its main office building in Manhattan. 


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