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Campus Life February 5

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.

BLUEprint Workshop: Becoming an Honors Student

Do you know that Columbus State will be offering an Honors Program starting in Autumn Semester 2014? In this workshop on Wednesday, February 5, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Library room 111) you will learn what it will mean to be an Honors student. You will learn about program requirements and benefits, and you will get the information you need to apply to the program.


Sexual Health and Awareness Resource Fair offered today, tomorrow

Attend this event to learn about sexual health and how to stay safe, and pick up comprehensive information on relationships, birth control, STDs HIV, and more. Wednesday, February 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall, West Lounge (Study/Quiet Lounge). On Thursday, February 6, the resource fair continues with free testing offered in Nestor Hall 116.


BLUEprint Workshop: Responding to a Critical Incident

What should you do if an active shooter enters your classroom, office, or workplace? This workshop provides options and a plan, should you find yourself in this situation. The presentation will be conducted from the perspective of a potential victim. It focuses on what you can do to protect yourself in such situations. Offered Thursday, February 6, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library, Room 111.


graduate celebratingTime to Petition to Graduate for Spring Semester 2014

The deadline to Petition to graduate at the Spring Semester ceremony is Friday, February 7, by 4:30 p.m. in Records and Registration, Madison Hall, Room 201.
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 Saturday of Service is February 8 

Did you know that the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) hosts a community service project one Saturday each month? Service projects are open to staff, faculty and students. At the February event, volunteers will meet at the Milo-Grogan Boys and Girls club, 1012 Cleveland Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sign up and get information in Nestor Hall Room 116, or email


Back Cougar Basketball!

portraitColumbus State's Erinn Bailey has been named one of two Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Players of the Week.

Bailey, a freshman guard from Dayton, Ohio, nearly led her team to a win over No. 16 Cincinnati State, with 23 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and three assists in her team's 85-79 loss on the road.

The men’s and women’s games cancelled due to bad weather on January 25 have been re-scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, with the women’s team at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.



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