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Campus Life February 12

Don’t forget – you have Valentine’s Day off!

heart boxColumbus State will observe President’s Day on Valentine’s Day this year! On Friday, February 14, all campuses will be closed to show our love for our nation’s past presidents. Why do we occasionally celebrate holidays on different days? That’s because we don’t want you to miss too many of your Monday classes by observing all holidays on Mondays! 

Join Columbus State in celebrating Black History Month 2014

race card photoThroughout the month of February, you are invited to share your thoughts and express your experiences about race and identity in just six words in The Racecard Project. Racecard drop-boxes will be located in the Franklin Hall lobby and the Nestor Hall West Lounge, and at the end of the Project, a mural will be created with the cards collected!

During Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 10 through 14, focus on paying good deeds forward. As an additional cultural challenge, think about ways to reach out within the African American community as well as other diverse communities. Find “hidden” Random Acts of Kindness buttons and notes around campus to assist in spreading kindness!

On February 13, join in the 25th Annual National African American Read-In Chain, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge. Read-In Chain participants will read excerpts of original and published works that highlight African American themes. Want to read? Contact Robyn Lyons-Robinson.

The 6th Annual Brother’s Keeper Panel will be held Tuesday, February 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. Join distinguished panelists to discuss issues impacting minority men. Light refreshments provided. Open to all.

Wrap up Black History Month with the “Poets in Black” poetry reading,Thursday, February 27, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio. Enjoy an afternoon of poetry and prose of African and African-American writers. Want to participate? Contact Crystal Clark

We promise, summer will be here soon

graphicIt may feel like winter, (let’s face it – it still IS winter!) but summer registration is almost underway. Summer Semester registration opens Monday, February 17, and classes will begin on May 27.

Summer term is an excellent time to catch up on your Plan of Study, or get a little jump ahead on a few classes, to lighten your load in the fall. The Summer Semester is a little bit shorter than the other terms, too—only 11 weeks—so you’ll have plenty of time to take a summer vacation before or after the term.

There’s a whole lot less traffic on campus during the summer and we guarantee you will not have any snow emergencies, Polar Vortexes, or wind chill advisories to slow you down during the summer! So make plans to register for summer classes early, so you can get the sections and times that you want, and we’ll see you after Memorial Day!

Upcoming workshops that you may be interested in:

Developing Your Personal Brand
Today! Wednesday, February 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Aquinas 323

Leadershop! Exploring Improv
Today! Wednesday, February 12, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Center for Workforce Development 404

We improvise every day and don't even realize it. In this workshop, we study the connections between improvisation and leadership to share strategies and hands-on skills for the effective leader's tool belt. We invite leaders to "let go of their egos", to "make their partners look good" and to "fail happily" as they open their minds to improvisation. We hope to share exercises and games to encourage openness to new ideas, flexibility in thought and action, courage to take risks, as well the confidence to move through uncertainty.

BLUEprint: The Registered Nursing (RN) Program - What You Need to Know to Be Accepted
Today! Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Library 111

An advisor will lead you through the admission requirements to Columbus State's RN program, to make sure you're taking all the right classes for admission. Learn some additional tips on how to make yourself competitive on your application also!

Spirit Day!
Today! Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium

Come to the men’s and women’s basketball games in the Gym tonight for special giveaways and some great Cougar competition!

Saturday Writers Workshop
Saturday, February 15, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Union Hall 048-K

The Saturday Writers Workshop is open to faculty, staff, and students who want support as writers and reviewers. The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Communication Department Conference Room in Union 048-K. For more information please contact: Dr. Clay Cormany.

Need help with your taxes?

You can get help with filing your taxes at the Ohio Benefit Bank, which has an office here on campus to help you! File income tax returns and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) all in one place. The Benefit Bank ® (TBB ™) Self-Serve is an easy way to get the help you need right now, using just your computer and a connection to the internet. Free. No Waiting. No Lines. Safe. Confidential. Secure.

There’s still time to study abroad in Guatemala!

Earn credit for SSCI 1798: Learning through Service: An International Experience in Guatemala, and study abroad for 10 days in Guatemala.

pyramid in Guatemala
The course will be taught online Spring semester 2014 during the Second 8-week term, and culminate in the 10-day study abroad May 16 through 25.

The tour and corresponding course are designed to introduce students to the magnificent wonders of Mayan culture past and present, and develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing this indigenous population.

The travel group will visit various locations throughout Guatemala, and engage in a wide variety of activities meant to introduce participants to the lives and culture of Mayan peoples throughout Guatemala, including Antigua, Guatemala City, San Lucas Toliman, and Flores.

Just a few of the highlights include climbing the active volcano Pacaya, meeting local artisans, engaging in service learning projects at the San Lucas Toliman Mission, special talks by local residents, a boat tour of Lake Atitlan, a midnight jungle tour, a guided tour at the Tikal National Park, early morning bird watching in the jungle, and visits to the homes of indigenous Mayans.

The cost of the trip is $2,350, which includes airfare, in-country transportation, most meals, lodging, tips, and guided tour fees. It does not include tuition, textbooks, a passport, excess baggage fees, some meals, or suggested vaccinations.

For more information on this exciting and enriching study abroad opportunity, contact the lead faculty member Rebecca Mobley.


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