Columbus State students spend Spring Break in service
While some students spent hundreds of dollars on exotic Spring break trips, a small
group of ten students and five staff spent their break learning about our community
and doing service projects. The Columbus State Alternative Spring Break, or “Staycation
2014” was a great experience for all!
The focus of “Staycation” was to learn about the needs of our urban community and
experience those needs hands-on. Service projects provided participants with a unique
and memorable week of service as an alternative to the traditional college spring
The students started their week by spending time volunteering at Franklin Park Conservatory
where they participated in beautification projects, including plant health care, aesthetics,
and spring cleanup like raking, cutting back grasses, and pruning. The students next
traveled to the Mid-Ohio Food bank where they sorted and packed more than 8,000 pounds
of meat to go out to families and individuals in need across central Ohio. The group
ended the week at the Franklin County Dog Shelter where they helped make dog treats
and prepared materials for the kennels.
The participants also spent two to three hours each day at the Boys and Girls Club
of Columbus assisting with tutoring, art projects and mentoring youth ages 6 to 18.
To reflect on their experiences, the students participated in a book discussion,
daily reflections and group presentations.
Gospel Ensemble performs in April
The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Emma L. Easton, will
end Spring Semester by performing concerts in several venues, including Friday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Delaware; Thursday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Bookstore; and Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. at the King Arts Complex on the new Amos Lynch Plaza.
Also on Saturday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m., Gospel Ensemble director Emma Easton will present “Ohio’s Gospel Music
History,” at the Ohio Village Town Hall at the Ohio Historical Center.
Lots of employers are hiring!
Join Columbus State’s Career Services for upcoming hiring events that will put you
in front of more than 50 employers, large and small.
Worthington Cylinders Hiring Event Wednesday, April 9 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio Pre-registration is required by April 7 at: http://bit.ly/1gd6m44
Spring 2014 Career Fair Wednesday, April 16 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall Lounges View the growing list of confirmed employers at: www.cscc.edu/career.
Come prepared! Dress for success, bring copies of your resume, and be ready to interview
on the spot.
IT Careers Recruitment The computer science faculty are hosting employer and recruiter information sessions
and a job fair. Students will have the opportunity to learn of the many IT career
opportunities available in central Ohio. Robert Half Technology will be in Franklin Hall 104 on Thursday, April 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. and they will also hold a job fair in Nestor Hall East Lounge
on April 24 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Student Assistance Center hours to change
The Columbus State Student Assistance Center, in the lobby of Madison Hall, will be
changing their hours of service, beginning March 31. The Center will be open on Monday
through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Center
will also be open from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
During the hours that staff are not available for in-person service, you may contact
advisors by phone at (614) 287-5538 or by email at SACadvisor@cscc.edu. The Student Assistance Center staff will return all phone calls and emails within
24 hours, or on Monday for phone messages received over the weekend.
Student Assistance Center staff are also working to improve access to all basic resources
and information on a self-serve basis, for when staff are not available. Improved
signage and printed materials will assist you in locating the information you need,
when you need it!
Chorus offers spring concert April 13
Join Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m., at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Darby Court for their Spring Concert.
The choir will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable
Kingdom.” Admission to the museum is free on Sundays, and there is no charge for the
concert. The Museum is currently under renovation, but continues to showcase their
permanent collection, as well as offer special exhibitions and a full slate of programming.
Parking is free and plentiful in the Museum lot off Gay Street. Handicap parking is
located in the south lot off Ninth Street. Parking meters are also available in the
Concert Band to perform April 29
The Columbus State Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, continues its
study of band classics Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom
(WD fourth floor). The band will perform Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F," William
Grant Still's "To You, America," and John Mackey's "Undertow," as well as many more
pieces. The Woodwind Ensemble will also perform. The concert is free and open to the
Travel abroad to Mexico this summer!
Looking down the Avenue of the Dead toward the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.
Study Spanish in the Mexican City of Eternal Spring this summer, choosing either a
two-week (June 28 – July 12) or four-week (June 28 – July 26) study abroad trip.
You will complete either 2 or 4 credit hours in Spanish while studying in Cuernavaca,
Mexico. You will be immersed in the Spanish language and culture while living in Cuernavaca
with a Mexican host family. You will study with native Spanish speakers at Cemanahuac
Educational Community for four hours a day, and then have the rest of the day to explore
Cuernavaca and other fascinating places in the Mexican state of Morelos and Mexico
City, joining students from around the U.S. and the world!
Some highlights of the trip includetaking field strips to archaeological sites; excursions
to Taxco, the silver city, Teotihuacan, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, Tepoztlan,
the enchanting village, and the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; learning local
crafts—cooking and back strap weaving; shopping for incredible handicrafts in the
mercados; eating authentic Mexican cuisine and much more.
The cost is$1,949 for the two-week study abroad and $2,939 for four-week trip. This
includes airfare, three meals daily, tuition at the Mexican language institute, textbooks,
in-country ground transportation, and either two field study trips or four field study
trips, depending on the length of your stay.
The prices does not include Columbus State tuition, a passport (required), or excess
The deadline for application is Friday, April 4, with a $50 deposit. You can obtain an application from the Department of Modern
Languages in Franklin Hall 245, or from lead faculty member Eleanor Optiz.
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