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Campus Life February 26

Ohio State Destination Day brings university to you!

student with mascotsCongratulations to Sarah Pfeifer and Harold Burns, who attended the recent Ohio State Destination Day event, and won tickets to the OSU v. Michigan hockey game this weekend! Did you know that Columbus State offers Destination Day events for lots of colleges, where you can get information about transfer programs, advising, scholarships, and degree completion options—all while staying right here on campus?  At Destination Days, the universities come to YOU!  You can also join many of Columbus State’s partner transfer universities’ Learning Communities to stay connected and receive important announcements and updates from the colleges you are interested in transferring to.  To join the Ohio State Learning Community, or any other Learning Community, send an email to

Interested in attending future Destination Days with other colleges including Franklin, Ohio University, Otterbein and more?  Check out the Spring Semester Destination Days schedule online here!

Summer semester Foundation scholarships available

WomanDid you know that there are dozens of Summer Semester Development Foundation scholarships worth thousands of dollars available now, but the deadline to apply is quickly approaching—Monday, March 3.  Scholarships are for Summer 2014 Semester only, and you may apply for up to four scholarships. Most of these scholarships are for current students and range from $250 to $1,000 awards in a wide variety of areas. Some are based on financial need, some are based on academic achievement, and others are technology specific.  Check it out!


Cougars for the Community offers events for all

Cougars for the Community, Columbus State’s community service club, will hold several upcoming events that are open for all to attend: 

Thursday, February 27- Bake Sale in the lobby of TL from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to funding for future projects with YWCA, Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Relay for Life. 

Saturday March 1 - Volunteer at the North Side Food Pantry, 4664 Cleveland Avenue, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sunday March 2 – Volunteer at a Birthday Bash for displaced children who have birthdays in March at the YWCA Family Center, 900 Harvey Ct., from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
For more information about Cougars for the Community or any of their activities, contact club president Thomas Capps.  

Don’t forget to nominate an outstanding woman

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

Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State woman you know 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. Get your nominations in soon.  The deadline is March 7.

Et al. Journal seeking student submissions

The editors of Et al.: An Online Journal of Excellence in Writing Across the Curriculum, a publication of the Columbus State Writing Centers, are now seeking submissions for the next issue of the journal. Et al. accepts submissions of student-written works created in response to any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State.  Instructors and students can find more information, including a manuscript-submission form, here:

Need more information? Contact the Writing Center at

Summer Semester registration now open

With a couple more blizzards in the forecast, now is the time to Think Summer and register for your summer semester schedule.

Registration opened last week, but there is plenty of time to get in there and pick the classes, sections, and instructors you want to make your summer schedule the best.  Summer classes begin the day after Memorial Day, on Tuesday, May 27.  The summer semester is a shorter term as well—only 11 weeks long.  So you can catch up on your Plan of Study, or take a few classes to get ahead on your schedule for fall, without missing your annual summer vacation. 

Women’s Herstory Month 2014 month, “Take Action: Character, Courage, Commitment

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. Library Media Studio 

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. Delaware Hall Gymnasium

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.

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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