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March 20, 2017



Summer, fall registration periods adjusted for system upgrade

A system upgrade will take CougarWeb and other student information systems offline for a short period, affecting several processes, including Summer Semester 2017 registration.

The following services will be unavailable from Wednesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m., to Monday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.

  • Summer Semester 2017 registration
  • Fee payment
  • Degree audit reports
  • Placement testing
  • Parking passes
  • Cougar IDs

All services will resume on Monday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. except Summer Semester 2017 web registration, which will become available on Wednesday, April 26, at 8:00 a.m.

(Students may register for Summer Semester 2017 in person and by phone only, starting Monday, April 24.)

Blackboard, academic testing, email, and the college website will remain available during the system upgrade. Transcript requests may be made but will not be processed immediately.

Please note: All Columbus State offices are closed for In-Service Day on Thursday, April 20.  Offices reopen on Friday, April 21, but will not be able to process requests for the above services, due to the unavailability of student data.

Also due to the system upgrade, Autumn Semester 2017 registration has been adjusted to begin on Monday, May 8.


Cheer for Columbus State … University?


Did you know that there is another Columbus State—in Columbus, Georgia?  It’s Columbus State University, and their women’s basketball team is playing in the NCAA Division 2 national tournament tomorrow, at Ohio Dominican.  And get this: they are also the “Cougars!”

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We think it would be fun to go cheer them on—even wearing our own Columbus State apparel because it’s not that different, really.  Wouldn’t that surprise their team to suddenly see bunches of cheering fans with Columbus State shirts on?  They play No. 18 Virginia Union on Tuesday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. You can get free tickets to the tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday at ODU.  Just go over to the Athletics Office in Delaware Hall and ask for them. They’re free!


Just a few weeks left to earn STARS for your club!

Three Columbus State clubs have achieved the Two STARS club status and are on their way to three STARS! Congratulations to the American Sign Language Club, Columbus State Veterans' Organization, and Student Paralegal Association.

Several other clubs have almost achieved the Two STARS status, including Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Nurses Association, the Latin American Student Association, and Columbus State PRIDE.

All clubs can still achieve three or four STARS this semester, so check out the events calendar for upcoming workshops, and email to see how your club can complete the steps to earn your STARS. 

All Three- and Four-STAR clubs are recognized at the college-wide Student Leadership and Service Awards on May 5, and club presidents, advisors and members of these clubs can be nominated for other prestigious awards. For more information on the awards ceremony, or to see an upcoming calendar of STARS workshops, visit this link on the Hub.


Save the date for the Nursing Student Health Fair

The graduating class of Nursing students will host their annual Health Fair on Wednesday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall student lounges. The students partner with local health agencies and representatives for the fair such as chiropractic services, home fire safety, organ donation, and more. Free health checks will be available such as blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and nutrition.   


‘Student Debt’ Instagram video competition announced

Heads Up America—the College Promise Campaign’s initiative to build public support for free community college—is launching an Instagram video competition for students and alumni with cash prizes of up to $2,000.

The competition asks participants to share stories about why they want to break up with student debt and make community college free.

The winning entry will earn a $2,000, and second and third place winners will earn cash prizes of $500 and $100, which can be used toward books and supplies. The competition will be supported by celebrity judges, including Kal Penn of ABC’s Designated Survivor and Ted Allen from the Food Network’s Chopped.

You can enter the competition here:


Spring Semester 2017 Issues:

March 9

March 1

February 22

February 15

February 8

February 1

January 25

January 18


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