Campus Life March 18
Win a trip on the Civil Rights Heritage Tour!
Martin Luther King’s boyhood home in Atlanta, Ga., is on the tour.
The Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Department
of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) wants to hear from you about civil rights.
In 1000 words or less, please tell us about a modern-day civil rights movement—taking
place in the U.S. or abroad—that is important to you. Why are you passionate about this movement? What similarities and differences do
you see between this movement and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and
We will select four winners of this essay/poetry contest, who will receive a scholarship
to attend the City of Columbus and Community Relations Commission-sponsored 2014 Civil
Rights Heritage Tour. The Tour is a bus trip April 22 through 26 which will retrace
the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights heroes. You can read more
about the tour here: http://crc.columbus.gov/content.aspx?id=31215 .
The deadline to submit your essay or poetry is Monday, March 31. Either bring your essay to the Global Diversity & Inclusion Office, in Franklin
Hall 233, or email your submission to Sarah Baker.
A sure sign of spring - visible parking spaces!
The Columbus State Police Department has a friendly reminder about avoiding citations,
now that spring is here. Enforcement has been lenient when parking spaces were snow
covered, but now that parking lines are becoming visible again, be careful and park
within the lines so others have space to park too. And if you need a temporary hang
tag for a different car you're driving to campus, the campus police would be happy
to provide you one—get it in their lower-level Delaware Hall office.
Get Covered America offers insurance workshops on campus
Get Covered America will host several free health insurance workshops to help students
and members of the community get connected to the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
Trained enrollment assisters will be on hand to help attendees understand the new
health insurance options, help with the enrollment process, and help figure out which
health insurance option fits their budget. The event is free and open to the public.
The workshops will be offered on Tuesday, March 18, from noon to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m.to noon; and Tuesday, March 25, from noon to 4:00 p.m.—all in the Center for Workforce Development (WD). For more
information, or to register for one of the workshops, go online to Get Covered America.
“Happiness researcher” to speak March 27
Learn about the scientific pursuit of happiness with Dr. David Myers, professor of
psychology at Hope College and author of several books on psychology, faith, and happiness.
Dr. Meyers will delve into such issues as “what is happiness?” and “is there a secret
The lecture will be held Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Worth
Publishers is sponsoring the event. According to Dr. Meyers, happiness, like cholesterol
level, is a genetically influenced trait. As cholesterol is influenced by diet and
exercise, so is our happiness -- to some extent -- under our personal control.
There are some research-based suggestions for improving your mood and increasing
your satisfaction with life. Come to this lecture to find out more about the “demography
of happiness,” “the Satisfied Mind,” “the traits of happy people,” and much more!
Students enrolled in some psychology classes will receive extra credit for their attendance.
Check with your professor!
Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador?
Student Ambassador Katrina De Los Santos was a hostess at a Columbus State special
event last year.
It's a competitive world out there! If you’re seeking to meet your educational, career,
and life goals, you need a competitive advantage. The Student Ambassador Leadership Program provides an incredible co-curricular experience
that gives you knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes needed to be a 21st century
Student Ambassadors achieve academic success with a minimum of 2.7 G.P.A. and throughout
the Student Ambassador Leadership Program, they develop into a community of learners,
leaders, and achievers. Participants in the program represent and promote the face
of the Columbus State, sharing their Cougar pride through on-campus programs, work
within departments and offices, and civic engagement opportunities. Recruitment for
2014-2015 Ambassadors, who begin in August, is now open! Students selected for the
program will earn $8.00 an hour when working for the college.
If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador for Columbus State, stop in Student
Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) in Nestor Hall 116 or go online to the Campus Life
tab and click on Student Ambassadors to fill out an application.
Latin American Film Series offered
The next offering the Columbus State’s Latin American Film Series, co-sponsored by
the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies, will be “El Hombre de Al Lado -
The Next Door Man,” Thursday, March 20, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110. The films are free and open to the
public. The rest of the schedule of films includes “La Mosca en la Ceniza -The Fly
in the Ashes,” on Thursday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in FR110; and “Silencia – Silences,” on Thursday, April 17, at the same time and place!
Travel abroad to Mexico this summer!
Looking down the Avenue of the Dead toward the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.
Study Spanish in the Mexican City of Eternal Spring this summer, choosing either a
two-week (June 28 – July 12) or four-week (June 28 – July 26) study abroad trip.
You will complete either 2 or 4 credit hours in Spanish while studying in Cuernavaca,
Mexico. You will be immersed in the Spanish language and culture while living in Cuernavaca
with a Mexican host family. You will study with native Spanish speakers at Cemanahuac
Educational Community for four hours a day, and then have the rest of the day to explore
Cuernavaca and other fascinating places in the Mexican state of Morelos and Mexico
City, joining students from around the U.S. and the world!
Some highlights of the trip includetaking field strips to archaeological sites; excursions
to Taxco, the silver city, Teotihuacan, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, Tepoztlan,
the enchanting village, and the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; learning local
crafts—cooking and back strap weaving; shopping for incredible handicrafts in the
mercados; eating authentic Mexican cuisine and much more.
The cost is$1,949 for the two-week study abroad and $2,939 for four-week trip. This
includes airfare, three meals daily, tuition at the Mexican language institute, textbooks,
in-country ground transportation, and either two field study trips or four field study
trips, depending on the length of your stay.
The prices does not include Columbus State tuition, a passport (required), or excess
The deadline for application is Friday, April 4, with a $50 deposit. You can obtain an application from the Department of Modern
Languages in Franklin Hall 245, or from lead faculty member Eleanor Optiz.
Student Leadership Awards to be given in April
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) announces the 2013-2014 Student Leadership
Awards, which will be awarded at a special reception on April 10. The awards are an
opportunity for members of the campus community to recognize the achievements of student leaders, organizations, and/or advisors.
All nominations must be completed and returned to SEaL by Monday, April 1, and self-nominations are accepted. In order to be eligible, the student leader or
student club leader being nominated must be a currently enrolled student or recognized
club or organization including Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), athletics,
and peer mentors.
Award categories range from Student Club of the Year to Most Improved Club, and others.
You can find a Student Leadership Awards Nomination Form online, as well as a description of the award categories, here. Nominate your club today!
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 19
Take Action: Wellness and Empowerment Fair, featuring My Very Own Blanket
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Delaware Hall Gymnasium Moved to Nestor Hall, West Lounge
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!
Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!
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