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January 25, 2017


Angela Davis to speak at Columbus State Jan. 31


Columbus State's annual event celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Tuesday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. The event is free and open to the public.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Angela Davis. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, 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.

Watch Angela Davis' speech at the recent Women's March, January 21, in Washington, D.C. here:


MLK Day and Black History Month activities begin today

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.

TODAY Wednesday, January 25
Film screening of “Free Angela” from 12:00 - 2:00 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 2:30 – 4:30 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


Free self-defense training offered

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Free self-defense training co-sponsored by the Columbus State Police and Recreation and Wellness Departments will be offered on the Columbus Campus, starting this week.

The training is designed for both men and women students and employees. There are no attendance requirements and participants can attend for a week, a month, or all year. The program is designed for those with little or no self-defense training.

There are two weekly sessions to choose from: Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. The sessions will be held in the Police Department Training Room in Delaware Hall.

Instructors are Officer Sean Foster, a five-year member of the Police Department, and Jason Apt,athletic conditioning and recreation specialist at Columbus State. Both instructors have many years of experience in the martial arts and defensive tactics.

Workout t-shirts will be provided on your first visit. The training space has men’s and women’s locker rooms.

Not sure if it’s right for you? Simply come to watch a session. Entrance is through the Police Department lobby area in the lower level of Delaware Hall. If you would like more information contact or visit the website


Need help enrolling in health insurance?

Free health insurance enrollment assistance is offered for students on the Columbus Campus on Wednesday, January 25, TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Student Central, and Thursday, January 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lobby.

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.


SafeZone training sessions start Friday


Are you interested in learning how to be a better ally and advocate for the LBGTQ+ community? If so, sign up for a SafeZone workshop this semester. Participants who complete all three SafeZone trainings (101, 102, and 103) will receive special recognition at the end of the spring semester. Workshops begin Friday, January 27. Click here to learn more about SafeZone and register for a spring workshop.


Chinese Spring Festival is Feb. 1

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The Chinese Student Association Chinese Club and The Confucius Institute invite you to attend their 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on Wednesday, February 1, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio.  Enjoy dumplings and refreshments, red envelopes, lanterns, paper cutting art, Chinese knots, and much more. The event is free and open to all.


New rule for prospective foreign students starts Feb. 1

Beginning February 1, Columbus State will require domestic students who have completed high school outside of the United States to use a credential evaluation agency to obtain an evaluation showing equivalency to U.S. high school completion.

This evaluation must be obtained from agencies holding current memberships with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, including World Education Service, Inc. and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.  For additional information, please visit the  International Student Service website or email Because the credential evaluation process can take several weeks to complete, potential students should begin the process as early as possible.



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