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January 18, 2017



Save the date for MLK Celebration with Angela Davis

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Angela Davis MLK event Jan. 31

Join us for Columbus State's annual event celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public.

MLK Celebration featuring Angela Davis
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
10 a.m.
Conference Center Ballroom

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities with economic, racial, and gender justice.

Angela Davis in the 1970sProfessor Davis' teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. Most recently she spent 15 years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of Feminist Studies.

Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. She also has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment.

The Jan. 31 date wraps up a month that celebrates Dr. King's birthday on the 16th, and kicks off Black History Month celebrated in February, and Women's History Month celebrated in March.


MLK Day and Black History Month activities begin next week

Join Columbus State in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a month of Black History in February, by attending the following special events. All are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 25
Film screening of “Free Angela” from 2:30 - 4:30 the Library Media Studio
Open Mic Series: “Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Franklin 110

Tuesday, January 31
28th Annual MLK Day Celebration, featuring Dr. Angela Davis, 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, 4th floor WD

Wednesday, February 1
Film Screening of “Black Panther, Vanguard of the Revolution,” from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio

Wednesday, February 8
African American Read-In Chain, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor West Lounge

Monday, February 13
Film Screening of “13th,” from 1:00 – 3:00 the Library Media Studio

Thursday – Saturday, February 16 – 18
Student Diversity Leadership Retreat -To register, go to The Hub

Wednesday, February 22
Brother’s Keeper Panel, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio

Thursday, February 23
Poets in Black, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio


Lower your taxes with 1098-T form

Tax time is right around the corner. Your 1098-T, or "Tuition Payment Statement," is an important document that proves eligibility for student tax benefits, which may lower your tax liability. That means you may owe less or get more money back!

You can access an electronic copy of your 1098-T through CougarWeb right now. To retrieve the form electronically, you need to first sign up or opt-in. Getting your 1098-T online means there’s no risk of misplacing or damaging a paper document, plus you can access your 1098-T form any time, 24/7, and you can print your form out as many times as you need to.

To retrieve your 1098-T online, go to: and login to CougarWeb for Students. For more information about your 1098-T, or to get full instructions to access it online, go here.

Please note that students who DO NOT opt to retrieve their 1098-T form through CougarWeb will receive a one-time mailing of their 1098-T for 2016. These forms will be mailed beginning January 31, 2017 and should arrive in early February. Students who opt in to retrieve their form online will not receive a paper mailing.


Need help enrolling in health insurance?

Free health insurance enrollment assistance is offered for students on the Columbus Campus Thursday, January 19, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Student Advocacy table in the Nestor Hall Lounge.

You can also go online here to get information about more appointments in your area. 

Contact Maria Latschar (Columbus Campus) or Natalie Kopp (Delaware Campus) for campus-specific information.


Join PONO this spring


There are still a few openings to join the Spring 2017 PONO Diversity Learning Community.

PONO is a group for students that meets for eight weeks to discuss different diversity-related topics including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and socio-economic status. PONO provides great opportunities to build community with others, share your story, and gain new perspectives. If you are interested in joining, please register on The Hub under the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center. Please contact Jasmine Marks if you have any questions about PONO!


Success Workshops for spring online now

cover of booklet

Pick up a print copy of the new Student Success Series: Spring 2017 Resources and Workshops brochure, or go online to see all the sessions and opportunities offered this spring semester on topics including career planning, choosing a major, transferring to our Preferred Pathway universities, and much more!

Find a copy of the booklet in Student Central, the Advising Center, Student Engagement, and most other student service offices, or find the brochure online. Download Student Success Workshop Brochure.


MAN Initiative has openings for students


The Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative has a few open spots for the spring. MAN Initiative is a program for students who identify as male at Columbus State, who are looking for social and mentorship opportunities. The program includes a $250 scholarship for students who are actively engaged. Click here to apply. For more information contact Brett Welsh.


Congratulations to survey contest winners

The Noel-Levitz Student Survey was given last semester. Students were encouraged to participate in the survey and have the opportunity to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Winners were selected in December from the 2,288 survey participants. The winners were: Havanna Beverly, Kimberly Hawkins, Dylin Vashey, Alysha Johnson, and Anna Patterson.

Congratulations to the lucky winners and special thanks to all of the survey participants. We greatly appreciate your valuable feedback because it provides us with insight about your experience with Columbus State.


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December 16

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November 30

November 16

November 9

November 2

October 26

October 19

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October 5

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