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Campus Life July 30 

Want to learn the latest Photoshop techniques in one day?

Then you should sign up for this one-day class offered this Fall Semester: FOTO 2994 Photoshop Tips and Techniques. This class if for everyone who loves Photoshop, and is taught by Gene Strickland, coordinator of the Photography program at Columbus State.

The class is offered Friday, October 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., and is for photographers who want the best images possible for their art or their clients. The class is for beginners to experts or hobbyists to professionals and there is no prerequisite. The two-credit class also fulfills any FOTO technical elective requirement in any FOTO certificate or degree.

Learn quick workflow options to speed up your Photoshop processing times and all the cool, latest tips and techniques used by professionals in the industry today. This class will be half informational and half inspirational! Come learn and network with other creative people.

There are no tests or quizzes. No textbook is required but Strickland will recommend some of his favorites that you should consider adding to your library.


Become a Diversity Peer Educator

The Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion has recently announced a new Diversity Peer Educator program, and is looking for students to apply for the position of Diversity Peer Educator.

Diversity Peer Educators are student employees who “help foster a greater appreciation for diversity on campus and provide welcoming and inclusive opportunities for their peers of all identities,” according to Brett Welsh, director. The students will receive ongoing support and professional development to help them successfully coordinate and lead diversity programs, trainings, events, and new initiatives.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the student employment section of or call Welsh at 287-2426.


Take a Preferred Pathway to one of nine colleges!

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Did you know that Columbus State’s original Preferred Pathway, which led exclusively to The Ohio State University, has now been extended to a total of nine universities? Along with Ohio State, there are Preferred Pathways to Franklin University, Ohio University, Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Miami University, Bowling Green State University, and Capital University. The pathways allow you to pre-major for your intended bachelor’s degree at the four-year college you plan to attend, ensuring you take the correct courses that apply, and don’t waste money or time!

To become a part of the Preferred Pathway Program, you must be a current student and be added to the appropriate Blackboard/transfer community for that four-year institution. You are welcome to participate in more than one community.  It is here that the four-year partners will communicate the information needed, important updates, and provide access to their university’s resources.  You can read more about Columbus State’s Preferred Pathway program online here.


Get job-ready in one semester

The final Pharmacy Technician Information Session will be offered on Monday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Union Hall 227. If you are interested in the field of healthcare, becoming a pharmacy technician is a great place to start.  The Pharmacy Technician Program at Columbus State gets you job-ready with just four classes (10 credit hours – just one semester).

You may RSVP to attend this session by emailing


Ethical Decision Making workshop offered

This interactive workshop is designed to help students navigate the decision-making process while considering potential consequences. It is offered Friday, August 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  in Eibling Hall 201C. Using group discussion and case studies, participants will reflect on personal values and those of Columbus State to determine how they might move forward in their academic endeavors.



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