Sign up for success with new On-Time Registration!
The new On-Time Registration Policy is in effect for Fall Semester, and the final
day to sign up “on time” is August 14. From August 15-September 12, you can still
register “late,” and a late registration fee will show up on your student account—however,
this fee will be waived for Fall, as we all get used to this new policy. (For Spring Semester, you will pay a $100
late fee if you register late, add, or change sections after the on-time registration
As usual, your instructor’s permission is required to process any registration changes
after the start of the semester, or class. Registration for any classes Fall Semester
is closed after September 12.
Here’s why you should register on time:
- Studies show that if you’re in class from day one, you’re more successful.
- You’re more likely to get into a required class or your preferred section
- You’ll save money by avoiding that late fee, and you’ll maximize your financial aid.
- On-time registration helps you to plan and practice time management
- You’ll avoid all that stress and last-minute scrambling for classes
- And if you plan ahead and register on time, you’ll get the most out of each semester!
Special notes: Classes that begin after the start of the full term have a registration
deadline of two weeks prior to the start of that class. Some departmental deadlines
may be earlier, so check the schedule carefully.
Two new political classes offered this fall!
Two “Special Topics” Politics classes, taught by Professor Robert Fitrakis, will be
offered Fall Semester, and you can register for them now!
Campaigns and Elections
(POLS 1194-001-50958) is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
You will learn the basics of the road to the White House, how to get a seat in Congress,
and how to run for local office. You will discuss and analyze the 2012 election as
it unfolds, and get credit for getting involved in campaigns and election protection.
Politics & the Media (POLS-1194-H01-51032) is a Hybrid Course online and in-class on Mondays at 6:00-7:20
p.m. In this class you will learn about the role of a free press in a free society
and how to identify the “News That Didn’t Make the News and Why.” Professor Fitrakis
will help you analyze local and national political news and speak with local media
professionals. You will create your own media. The class will submit the top censored
stories to the national Project Censored organization.
Attend a MAN Initiative session Aug. 2
The MAN (Male Access Network) Initiative invites you to attend an informational session
on Thursday, August 2, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Library multimedia studio. This
is a great time to talk with members of the 2012 – 2013 MAN Initiative Team who can
give you detailed information on what the program will be like for participants this
year. Interested individuals can also apply for the program at this time. For more
information, contact email@example.com or call (614) 287-2426.
Ramadan observance on campus
Friday, July 20, began the observance of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam. Observed
by more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification
achieved through a fast. Diversity and Study Abroad Programs is partnering with the
Library to provide a space during this special time for our Muslim community members
to be able to observe Ramadan together on Friday afternoons in the Library multimedia
studio from 1:00–3:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. Khutbah. Dates are: July 27, August 3, 10 and 17. Make sure to wish each other a Happy and Peaceful Ramadan.
Scholar House offers low-cost housing for students
Community Properties of Ohio offers a program called Columbus Scholar House (CSH).
CSH is located at 17th Ave. and Long St., and has 10 units of subsidized housing that have been designated
specifically for full-time students enrolled in an Ohio accredited institution of
higher learning and maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must be income qualified
for Section 8 Housing. Community Properties of Ohio would like Columbus State students
to learn more about this great housing opportunity. View flyer here.
XC runners graduate and continue studies
The Cougar Cross Country Club is happy to announce that Phillip Cochran and founder and president of the cross country club, Spencer Gardner, are in the process of completing their academic studies at Columbus State and have
already earned full academic scholarships to their next colleges.
From left are: Spencer Gardner, Phil Cochran, and Club Advisor Mark Sommer.
Cochran received the Dean's scholarship at Otterbein University, and is strongly considering
a health-related field such as Sports Management. “The XC and track coaches at Otterbein
have been very encouraging and I plan to participate in both sports,” said Cochran.
The XC Cougars also want to honor the achievements of Club President Spencer Gardner
for his consistent display of leadership and dedication in club training runs and
local racing events.
“Spencer has been an inspiration,” said Club Advisor Mark Sommer. Gardner has accomplished
much more than just his XC club exploits. Before earning his Associate of Science
last June, he was a Student Ambassador, Peer Tutor, member of PTK, STEMM club, Fantastic
Fridays, and Teacher Assistant for students taking Biology 111 and Math 150. With
all of these activities and duties to keep him more than busy, Gardner was also prolific
in one of his greatest passions--writing music and performing on stage at several
local venues in the Short North and the Ohio State University campus area. Gardner
will study biomedical engineering at Ohio State this fall.
“The XC program will help you mentally, physically, emotionally and can provide a
spiritual benefit to all that participate,” said Cochran. “It is a way for you to
give back to Columbus State and to obtain even more benefits from your college experience.”
If you are interested in running with the XC Club this fall, contact club advisor
Mark Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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