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September 6



Keep your items safe in the parking lots

Reduce the risk of theft with these simple tips on how to keep your valuables safe:


Don’t miss the Columbus State talent show!

Don't miss out on the chance to show us your talent and win some prizes. This event will allow students to demonstrate their talents to the Columbus State community. Columbus State Has Talent will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Courtyard. Please RSVP here if you are interested in performing or attending. We hope to see you there!


Campus banners celebrate the college community

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Columbus State student and Social Media Ambassador Ethan Redden poses with his new banner on the east side of Eibling Hall.

It’s the beginning of a new semester, and you’re probably focused on finding your classes and getting settled into your new routine. But as you walk around the Columbus and Delaware campuses, don’t forget to look up! Our campus banners highlight distinguished faculty who have been recognized for their outstanding teaching, as well as successful students, many of whom volunteer with the College in addition to pursuing their academics. A new group of banners was installed just before the start of the semester, and they represent just a handful of the people who make our school a great place to learn and work.


Free self-defense classes for students

The Self Defense program is an all-inclusive class designed to build confidence, instill discipline and reduce bullying through marital arts and fitness training. The classes are offered in the Police Department Training Room, Delaware Hall 047. It is open and free to all students, staff, and faculty.

Weekly class schedule:
Monday: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday: Noon - 1:30 p.m. 


Dream Network offers support to undocumented and DACA students

Dream Network

The Dream Network at Columbus State is specifically for students who are undocumented, have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, or are interested in immigration reform. This initiative offers opportunities for students to get up-to-date information about immigration policies, connect with students who have similar experiences and hear from helpful campus and community resources. Please join our Hub page.

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Jasmine Marks at or (614) 287-5319.


Undecided about your major? Stop by the Major Fair

Columbus State’s Major Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 20 from 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. in the Campus Courtyard. The fair gives you a chance to speak directly to faculty and advisors to learn more about Columbus State programs of study, career pathways, and degree requirements.

Representatives from the following programs will be in attendance:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Business, Accounting and Finance
  • Engineering Technologies and Supply Chain
  • Interactive Media
  • Digital Design
  • Cyber Security
  • Design, Construction, and Skilled Trades
  • Allied Health
  • LPN Nursing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Veterinary and Surgical Technologies
  • Sports and Exercise Studies
  • Hospitality Programs
  • Criminal Justice, Safety, and Legal Studies

Students are encouraged to check in at the Career Services table to enter for a chance to win a gift pack that includes a $50 Columbus State Bookstore gift card. In case of rain, this event will be held in the Nestor Hall lounges.


Externship and Mentorship Programs connect you with working professionals

Are you looking for more information on your potential career path? Consider signing up for mentorship and externship opportunities. Talking to professionals in career fields that interest you can be a helpful tool in choosing a major and planning your career.

Career Services is currently recruiting student participants for the following programs:

Externship: One meeting with a professional during the autumn semester for either an informational interview, a job shadow, or both.

Mentorship: Regular check-ins with a professional (in person, over the phone or via email) throughout the 2017-2018 academic year for help with career planning.

Career fields represented by current Mentors and Externship Hosts include:

Paralegal Services; Radiology; Nonprofit Management and Program Coordination; Educational Support Services/Disability Services; Early Childhood Education; Mental Health Counseling; Accounting (CPA) and Finance; Digital Design and Graphics; Photography; Pharmacy Tech; Business Operations: Purchasing and Procurement; Bookkeeping and Payroll Services; Marketing; Business Office Administration; Human Resources: Program and Benefits Coordination; Higher Education:  Academic Advising; Nursing/Nursing Instruction; Insurance Policy Writing and Customer Service.

Important Notes: 

  • Register only if there are confirmed mentors and hosts in your field of interest (see list above).
  • Matching students with professionals is not guaranteed and will take place on a first come, first served basis based on when registrations are received. 
  • Matching notification will occur in early October, and students who wish to participate must attend an orientation session in mid-October prior to meeting with the professional.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!  Use the following quick links to register today:
Externship Registration:

Mentorship Registration:

Questions about Externships? Contact Amy Brown at

Questions about Mentorships? Contact Taylor Slocum at


Banned Books Week art competition

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To celebrate Banned Books Week 2017, the Columbus State Library is hosting a student art competition and exhibit. If you had to design a cover for a banned or challenged book, what would your book cover look like? Creatively reimagine any banned or challenged book cover design and let a jury of Columbus State faculty judge your submission for a chance to win one of three Amazon gift cards! Contest details and entry form can be found at the library’s Exhibit the Right to Read website.



Autumn Semester 2017 Issues:

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