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Campus Life February 19

You are invited:  To Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society events! 

pinColumbus State’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is offering a number of special events that are open to all students, regardless of membership.  On Wednesday, February 19, (today!) PTK will offer an information session at 1:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall 228.  Come find out how to join PTK and how it will benefit you! A repeat session will be offered on Thursday, February 20, at 5:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall 227.

On Wednesday, February 26, there will be a PTK Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall 122A.  On Monday, March 17, you are welcome to attend a Chapter Meeting at 2:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall 313, where members will hear from a student speaker who will share his experiences with study abroad programs. Finally, put Monday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. on your calendar to attend a chapter meeting with a special presentation on time management presented by a faculty expert on the subject.  You do not have to be a member of PTK to attend these events. All students are welcome!

Nominate outstanding women by Feb. 28

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March is Women’s “Herstory” Month, and Columbus State will celebrate the achievement of women with several special events, culminating with the Leadership Awards and Celebration, on Wednesday, March 26.

Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State student, faculty or staff member for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award by completing and submitting a nomination form. Multiple winners will be named. Nominations are also being sought for a faculty or staff member who has worked at Columbus State for at least five years and demonstrates a legacy in leadership. You can complete and submit a nomination for the Legacy in Leadership Award online here. Nominations are due by Friday, February 28!

Women’s Herstory Month 2014 month, “Take Action: Character, Courage, Commitment,” is co-sponsored by the offices of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL). All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 5 (Columbus Campus) and Wednesday, March 19 (Delaware Campus)
Take Action: International Women’s Day-Honor Diaries Screening and Panel Discussion

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Nestor Hall, West Lounge 

Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie; it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses around the world and here in America.

Wednesday, March 19
Take Action: Wellness and Empowerment Fair, featuring My Very Own Blanket

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall, East and West Lounges

This event focuses on the education, empowerment, health and well-being of women of all ages. Maintaining good health and wellness takes a conscious effort and dedication! Participants will be empowered to achieve their full potential by living holistically.  In addition to the fair, participants can impact their community by creating a blanket for a youth in foster care; the blankets will benefit My Very Own Blanket.

Monday, March 24
Take Action: Show Your Courage and Donate Blood

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nestor Hall, West Lounge

Everyone at Columbus State is given an opportunity to enhance the lives of others by “giving the gift of life” during regularly scheduled Blood Drives. Feel free to give of yourself and receive rewarding gratification that only giving brings.

Wednesday, March 26 
Women’s Herstory Month: Leadership Awards and Celebration

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dawn Tyler Lee, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Workforce Development Center, Ballroom

Celebrate the Outstanding Women Leaders of Columbus State! Both employees and students will be recognized for their leadership and achievements. Light refreshments will be served.  Event is free and open to the public. Nominate an outstanding woman by February 28, 2014.

Wednesday, March 26
Women's "Herstory" Month Speed Networking
Workforce Development Center Ballroom
Following the Leadership Awards at 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

Attend this workshop to experience speed networking/mentoring with women leaders! Participants can also enter to win prizes. During this workshop, you will gain networking tips, and then, just like speed-dating, rotate in groups and have opportunities to seek advice from several women leaders from the community. Topics will include professional growth, health, being a more inclusive leader, civic and community engagement, dreaming big, and more!


Enjoy energizing music March 4!

graphicMark your calendar for Tuesday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. when the Columbus State Concert Band and Columbus State Jazz Ensemble perform together in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.  The Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, will perform Band Classics by Beethoven, Gossec, Harry Lincoln, David Holsinger and Clifton Williams.  The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rick Brunetto, will perform the jazz classics “Ornithology” and “Birdland” as well as “Softly as the Morning Sunrise,” “Secret Love,” and “This Can’t Be Love.”  The concert will conclude with both groups performing Rick Brunetto’s “Suite for Concert and Jazz Band.”  The concert is free and open to the public, of course! For more information contact


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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!

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!

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.

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