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Campus Life July 9 

Two community service opportunities open to all

student in garden

Cougars for the Community student service club, Student Engagement and Leadership, and the Connect-2-Complete Program members will team up to serve at Franklinton Gardens on Friday, July 11, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Franklinton Gardens, 909 W. Rich St., is a nonprofit urban farm located in Franklinton, a historic neighborhood on the west side of Columbus. They are dedicated to growing and sharing healthy food, creating beauty in abandoned places, promoting nutrition and active living, and building community. Volunteers will be planting, mulching and anything that will help to make the Community Garden the best that it can be for our community. If you would like to join the fun, please go to Cougars for the Community’s website and register. This service event is open to all who wish to participate!

child at deskCougars for the Community is also teaming up with Columbus Metropolitan Library for a Reading Buddies event and you are invited! Reading Buddies provides after-school reading practice to students in kindergarten through third grade. Each student gets one-on-one reading practice with a volunteer. Volunteers also talk with the children and their parents about the importance of college. The next Reading Buddies event will be held Saturday, July 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Library’s Parsons Location at 845 Parsons Avenue, (Columbus 43206). For more information, email Cougars for the Community at or visit them online here:



Global Diversity is looking for a few good men

logoThe Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative is a retention and scholarship program offered by the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department which focuses on character building and leadership development. The program is intended for male students at Columbus State who are interested in getting involved on campus, connecting with other Columbus State students and employees, and receiving mentorship opportunities. Eligible participants also receive a small scholarship.

To find out how you can join MAN Initiative, serve as a mentor, or receive more information please contact Brett Welsh at ext. 2426.



You are invited join the PONO Learning Community

logoThe PONO Learning Community provides a safe space for Columbus State students to engage in an open dialogue about diversity-related topics and social issues. PONO is a unique program that offers a semester-long transformational journey driven by the experiences and reflections of the group’s members. You are invited to become a part of this special community by joining a PONO cohort in the Autumn 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters.

If you would like to reserve your spot in one of the 2014-2015 PONO cohorts or receive more information please contact Sarah Baker at ext. 2861.


BLUEprint workshops coming up this month:
Workplace Professionalism

Presenting yourself in a professional way is an important part of today’s workplace. Come and learn about professionalism and get some etiquette tips on Thursday, July 17, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Library, room 111.

Tackling Test Anxiety 

Do you feel stressed during tests? Get strategies for dealing with anxiety so you can ace your exams! The workshop is offered on Wednesday, July 16, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Library, room 111. 

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:

Going Professional with Social Media

Attend a workshop that will introduce you to professional ways to search for careers and connect with employers utilizing Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. This interactive workshop is open to all Columbus State students and alumni on Wednesday, July 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 323.


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.


Undecided About Your Major?

Don’t have a major yet? This session will help you find ways to connect your interests with career pathways. We will feature activities and library resources that will show you a variety of options that fit with your skills and abilities. The workshop is offered on Tuesday, July 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in Eibling Hall 201C, and Tuesday, July 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Moeller Hall 135, on the Delaware Campus.


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