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Campus Life March 26


Lots of employers are hiring!

Join Columbus State’s Career Services for upcoming hiring events that will put you in front of more than 50 employers, large and small.

student at interview

Worthington Cylinders Hiring Event
Wednesday, April 9
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio
Pre-registration is required by April 7 at:

Spring 2014 Career Fair
Wednesday, April 16
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall Lounges
View the growing list of confirmed employers at:

Come prepared! Dress for success, bring copies of your resume, and be ready to interview on the spot.

IT Careers Recruitment
The computer science faculty are hosting employer and recruiter information sessions and a job fair. Students will have the opportunity to learn of the many IT career opportunities available in central Ohio.

Manifest Solutions will be in Franklin Hall 104 on Thursday, March 27 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Robert Half Technology will be in Franklin Hall 104 on Thursday, April 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. and they will also hold a job fair in Nestor Hall East Lounge on April 24 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Student Assistance Center hours to change

The Columbus State Student Assistance Center, in the lobby of Madison Hall, will be changing their hours of service, beginning March 31. The Center will be open on Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Center will also be open from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

During the hours that staff are not available for in-person service, you may contact advisors by phone at (614) 287-5538 or by email at The Student Assistance Center staff will return all phone calls and emails within 24 hours, or on Monday for phone messages received over the weekend.

Student Assistance Center staff are also working to improve access to all basic resources and information on a self-serve basis, for when staff are not available. Improved signage and printed materials will assist you in locating the information you need, when you need it!

Read with your buddies

Cougars for the Community, Columbus State's community service and volunteerism club, is 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 about the importance of college, chat with them and generally have fun.

The next Reading Buddies event will be held Saturday, March 29, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Library’s Parsons Location at 845 Parsons Avenue, (Columbus 43206). The event is coordinated and led by Cougars for the Community's vice president Kamara Willoughby. For more information, email or visit Cougars for the Community online here:


Cougar Challenge 5K is April 26

Trade in your snow boots for your running shoes and enjoy the sunshine at the 3rd annual Columbus State Cougar Challenge 5K, hosted by Staff Advisory Council. This year, the race will be held at Fred Beekman Park, on the Ohio State campus. It only costs $25 to register! All proceeds go to fund book scholarships.  April 26 is only a month away, so register now! Read more or register at the Cougar Challenge 5K website.


Looking for an interesting summer class?

book cover Try SOC 1500 - Rural Sociology. This new 3-credit course will survey contemporary issues in rural societies throughout the world especially here in the U.S.

Professor Peter Karim-Sesay will introduce you to sociological concepts and apply them to agriculture, natural resources, rural institutions and communities, population growth and change, globalization, environment and development. The class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on the Columbus Campus. Need more information? Contact Dr. Karim-Sesay.


Chorus offers spring concert April 13

Join Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m., at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Darby Court for their Spring Concert.  The choir will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom.” Admission to the museum is free on Sundays, and there is no charge for the concert. The Museum is currently under renovation, but continues to showcase their permanent collection, as well as offer special exhibitions and a full slate of programming. Parking is free and plentiful in the Museum lot off Gay Street. Handicap parking is located in the south lot off Ninth Street. Parking meters are also available in the area.


Concert Band to perform April 29

The Columbus State Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, continues its study of band classics Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD fourth floor). The band will perform Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F," William Grant Still's "To You, America," and John Mackey's "Undertow," as well as many more pieces. The Woodwind Ensemble will also perform. The concert is free and open to the public.


Can you dig it?

volleyball courtThe new sand volleyball court across from Hills Market near the Columbus College of Art and Design campus has reopened for spring, courtesy of the Discovery District. Registration for co-ed leagues can be found on The Discovery District encourages more college students to use the court! Parking is free on the adjacent CCAD parking lot.




Latin American Film Series continues

The next offering the Columbus State’s Latin American Film Series, co-sponsored by the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies, will be “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. The films are free and open to the public.



Win a trip on the Civil Rights Heritage Tour!

King home
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 ‘60s?

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: .

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!


parking lot photoThe 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. 



“Happiness researcher” to speak March 27

MyersLearn 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 to happiness?”

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?

Ambassador with guest
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 leader.

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. 


Travel abroad to Mexico this summer!

panorama of ancient site 
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.

happy studentsThe 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 baggage charges.

 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.   

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