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March 29, 2017



Reminder: 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.

Summer Semester registration, fee payment, degree audits, placement testing, parking passes and Cougar IDS will be unavailable from Wednesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m., to Monday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.

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

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


MY Project USA to host youth conference April 1

The organization MY Project USA will host its second annual youth conference “Uplifting our Neighborhoods: Organizing our Communities” on Saturday, April 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center.  The event is free and open to Columbus State students.

President David Harrison will open the conference with welcoming remarks, followed by 12 guest speakers and breakout sessions. The day wraps up with a concert and spoken word event starting at 8:30 p.m. titled “Narratives of Resilience” featuring Naeem Muhammad of Native Deen, and other local artists.

MY Project USA aims to protect and empower American youth. The group is committed to addressing the issues of drugs, gangs, sex trafficking, bullying, drinking, violence, radicalization and others that are faced by youth in contemporary American society. It also aims to empower youth by creating opportunities for them to become productive citizens and strong community leaders of the United States of America. 

More details and tickets to the conference can be found online at


Nominations open for Student Leadership and Service Awards

Student Life is seeking nominations for outstanding achievement in co-curricular experiences. Columbus State students do amazing work to enhance student life at Columbus State. Not only do our students gain positive experiences from being involved, but their co-curricular activities provide valuable skills and abilities that complement the classroom experience and fulfill the mission of the college. This is an opportunity for peers and campus community members to recognize the achievements of students, organizations, and advisors. 

To be eligible for awards, students must be enrolled part-time or fulltime in good academic standing. Clubs must be active and recognized as a three- or four-star club. Categories are:

  • Student Club of the Year
  • New Club of the Year
  • Club Event of the Year
  • Club President of the Year
  • Club Officer/Member of the Year
  • Club Advisor(s) of the Year
  • Student Leadership and Service Legacy Award
  • Leadership Certificate Program (self-nomination)
  • Serve Our Community Honor Roll (self-nomination)
  • Spirit of Inclusion (New for 2017)

Nominations due by Friday, April 14. To submit your nomination, please visit this link (


2017 Spring Fling and Service Fair is April 17

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) invites you to attend the annual Spring Fling and Service Fair, Monday, April 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Columbus Campus courtyard.

Spring Fling features a number of college departments, plus local community businesses, nonprofit organizations, partner universities, and fun games and activities. The event is free and open to all Columbus State students and employees.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SEaL Team at (614) 287-2637 or email The rain location will be inside the Nestor Hall lounges.


Need your car fixed?


If you are eligible for a Pell Grant and are a currently enrolled Columbus State student, you may qualify for a subsidized car repair done by students in the automotive service-learning class!

The labor and diagnostics are offered as a free service, but you are responsible for covering the cost of any parts associated with their automotive repair. Students must submit an application to be considered for this service. Submitting an application does not guarantee that students will be eligible for this service. To receive the application, email


Women’s Summit scheduled for April 22


The third annual Columbus State Women's Leadership Summit will take place Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 .m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Center, fourth floor WD.

The Summit is designed to provide meaningful intergenerational connections and focus on leadership development, and personal and intellectual growth. This year's theme, “building an intersectional future,” will connect the breakout sessions and keynote presentation.

Intersectionality is the idea that multiple identities “intersect” to create a whole person different from the component identities. These identities include gender, race, social class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.

Participants will have an opportunity to identify their own intersections in addition to obtaining an enriched understanding of the intersections other women possess.

Registration is free and open to Columbus State employees, students and community members. Contact Sarah Baker for more information.  Register at


Peer Advocate positions open

Do you have the skills, compassion, and drive to become a Columbus State Peer Advocate?  The Office of Student Advocacy is currently hiring Peer Advocates for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the Columbus State campus, programs, services, and opportunities for students, and have an interest in learning about community resources for referrals.  Peer Advocates should possess strong leadership abilities, active listening and communication skills, an aptitude for problem solving, comfort with public speaking, an ability to work with diverse populations, and the motivation to learn and help others in the Columbus State community.

Visit the job posting at for more information on the position and to apply.  Email Maria Latschar if you have any questions.


Mental Health Club to host World Café

The Columbus State Mental Health Matters Club will host a World Café Event to address the question, "Why does mental health matter?" The event will be held Saturday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in WD 435C. The World Café is free and open to all students.

Sometimes our perceptions cause negative thoughts or emotions to control the collective response to mental health.  We believe three areas deserve immediate community engagement:  Racism, LGBTQ+, and sexism.

Please click this link to RSVP: If you need interpreter services, please email by April 13.


Admissions Office closing early tomorrow

The Admissions Office will close at 3:30 p.m. to conduct training on Thursday, March 30.


Spring Semester 2017 Issues:

March 20

March 9

March 1

February 22

February 15

February 8

February 1

January 25

January 18


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