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Campus Life July 22 


New Library partnership connects you to Columbus State

computer iconThanks to a new partnership between Columbus State and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, you can now log in to the college network at any library branch—20 branches in all.

You can click on the Columbus State icon on any computer at your neighborhood library, log in and find all your resources online, including shared drives, databases, the latest versions of the software you need, plus Blackboard, CougarWeb and the Columbus State Library resources.

You’ll find plenty of high-speed computers, internet access and printers, all in a quiet, safe and modern facility at your local library.

The brand-new Driving Park branch recently opened on Livingston Avenue, with a dedicated classroom for Columbus State students and college programming.  This branch will soon be offering additional services including registration workshops, financial aid workshops, GED preparation, proctored testing, and much more. 

lab at Driving Park
Columbus State Librarian Daryl Brown tests out one of the computers in the Columbus State lab at the new Driving Park branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Branches include:

Driving Park, 1422 E. Livingston Ave. Dublin, 75 N. High St.
Franklinton, 1061 W. Town St.
Gahanna, 310 Granville St.
Hilliard, 4772 Cemetery Rd. illirad
Hilltop, 511 S. Hague Ave.
Karl Road, 5590 Karl Rd.
Linden, 2223 Cleveland Ave.
Livingston, 3434 Livingston Ave.
Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave.
Martin Luther King, 1600 E. Long St.
New Albany, 200 Market St.
Northern Lights, 4093 Cleveland Ave.
Northside, 1423 N. High St.
Reynoldsburg, 1402 Brice Rd.
Shepard, 790 Nelson Rd.
South High, 3540 S. High St.
Southeast, 3980 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport
Whetstone, 3909 N. High St.
Whitehall, 4371 E. Broad St.


Community service opportunities this week

Columbus State’s student service organization, Cougars for the Community, has three ways for you to have fun and serve the community this week!

On Wednesday, July 23, the group will host a Bake Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Courtyard in front of the statue.  The rain location will be inside Nestor Hall. All proceeds of the bake sale will be donated to an at-risk youth program here in Columbus to purchase school supplies and materials for young people in need.

On Friday, July 25, several student groups will volunteer from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Franklinton Gardens for the final time this summer. This is your chance to get your hands in some soil to help grow food for families in need. The meet-up location for this event is at Franklinton Gardens headquarters located at 909 West Rich Street.

Finally, on Saturday, July 26, Cougars for the Community will host the “Children’s Birthday Bash” at the YWCA Family Center located at 900 Harvey Court, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children and their families who seek shelter at the YWCA Family Center deserve to have a birthday party, so the club is very excited to be able to provide one for them. This event is sponsored in part by Giant Eagle, who provides the cakes, cupcakes, snacks, drinks and utensils. Volunteers will help play games with the children, do face painting, pass out food and beverages, and just have fun!

To sign up for any of these events, visit the Upcoming Events page on the Cougars for the Community website. If you have any questions please email

Kojo Kamau to be inducted in Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame

Kojo with camera

Adjunct faculty member in Photography, Kojo Kamau, will be inducted into the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame on Saturday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.  Columbus artist Aminah Robinson will also be honored at the ceremony.

Established in 2010, the Walk of Fame honors Columbus natives who have made outstanding contributions in their professional careers. Kamau has exhibited his photographs throughout the Midwest, and has been honored with numerous awards including the Ohioanna Library Career Award and the Columbus Winterfair Award of Excellence. Kamau studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design, The Ohio State University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a retired chief medical photographer at The Ohio State University, and now teaches photography at Columbus State.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.



BLUEprint workshops coming up this month:

Navigating Cashiers and Student Accounting Services 

Learn about Columbus State payment options, debt collection, and the financial impact of schedule changes. Save yourself hassle and money by understanding the system. The workshop is offered on Tuesday, July 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library, room 111.

Money Management for Students

Need to start a budget? Come to this session to learn about the financial building blocks: savings, budgeting, managing debt, credit, and more. The workshop is offered on Thursday, July 24, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library, room 111.


Other workshops coming up this month:

Exploring Campus Resources at the Delaware Campus

Delaware campus

So you’ve registered for classes at the Delaware Campus, but now what? This workshop will answer your questions about where to go for all of your student needs—from parking, to campus activities and everything in between. Your education doesn’t end in the classroom, so why should your student experience? Attend this workshop to learn about all that the Delaware campus has to offer. The workshop is Tuesday, July 29, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Moeller Hall 135, on the Delaware Campus.


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