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Winter Break getting close!

red birdNext semester’s registration is going on NOW and Spring Semester begins Monday, January 14 at Columbus State, so now’s the time to select your classes and fill your schedule for the next term!

Don’t forget: Columbus State will close on-campus offices and student services from Saturday, Dec. 22 –Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, during the holidays. These offices will re-open on January 2, 2013. Online registration and fee payment will still be available during this period on CougarWeb, but in-person, on-campus, or phone services will NOT be available. For more information about the holiday week closing, visit

When you’re looking at your Spring Schedule, remember to “Go for 15!” Fifteen credits that is. With the new semester schedule that all Ohio colleges and universities are on now, you will need to have at least 15 credits to complete your degree according to plan.

Because semesters are longer, your classes are now stretched out over 15 weeks. Take a look at your Plan of Study for your degree and you’ll see that it requires at least 60 credits to complete. A “full load” of classes –at least 15 credits – will get you there on time and on budget!

The Late Registration Fee has been waived this term due to the holiday break. Just be sure to register early in order to schedule the classes and sections you want for spring! The Fee Payment Deadline for Spring Semester is January 9, 2013.

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Get answers - With Chat!

The Advising Services Department at Columbus State announces an additional opportunity for students to get answers to general questions about campus resources and course options—Chat with an Academic Advisor. This feature will be available from 12:00 -4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, through December 21. Students can access the Chat at


World AIDS Awareness celebrated

On Wednesday, December 5, there will be a HIV and AIDS Awareness table at the Student Health Fair in the Nestor Hall Lounge from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. And on Thursday, December 6, the Ohio Department of Public Health will offer HIV Testing from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Lounge.

Columbus State’s basketball teams aiming high as season begins

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Coming off a successful 25-5 record, the Cougars want to make it back to the national tournament after missing a bid last season. The men’s team is now 7-2 for the season. The recent victory over Cedarville’s JV team marked head coach Pat Carlisle’s 150th career win at Columbus State vs. 48 Loses. That’s the most wins for a junior college coach in Ohio over the past six years.

That winning record – which included taking the team to the Div. II national runner up position in 2008 – has not gone unnoticed. This fall, a coaching website ranked Carlisle at No. 14 in the nation for all junior college coaches, divisions I, II and III. See the game schedule here.

Joel Renner returns for his second season as head coach of the Lady Cougars and he’s not wasting any time. With an impressive 9 – 1 start to the season, they’re currently ranked No. 19 in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II poll.

“When I took over as head coach last year, the coaches and current sophomores began a commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom,” said Renner. “They continuously strive to improve every aspect of the program. You can see the women’s team schedule here.  The Lady Cougars play TONIGHT (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m. against Ohio Christian University.


Internships available at local nonprofit

WrightChoice, Inc. ( is recruiting interns for positions in sales and marketing, non-profit management, vocational rehabilitation, social media and research. The positions are internal opportunities with WrightChoice. The internships are non-paid, but can qualify for internship credit. WrightChoice can also customize the duties to reach desired learning outcomes.

The WrightChoice team empowers young people, equips them with the tools to accomplish meaningful projects and gives them the creative ability to explore new ways of doing things.

If you are interested in any of the internships, please email your resume to and briefly describe why you are interested. Also list a few things you would like to learn.

Cougar Gear fundraiser supports athletics

retail itemsThe Columbus State Athletic Club is working to raise funds for the Department of Athletics and College Recreation in an effort to promote athletic excellence, good sportsmanship, and character-building relationships among athletes, coaches, parents, and the Columbus community. To do this, the Club is offering the first-ever Cougar Gear fundraising opportunity. Check out the poster to see the athletic gear you can order to support Cougar Athletics! This could make a great gift! The fundraiser ends December 16.


Gospel Ensemble to perform Dec. 7

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble will complete its celebration of the Columbus Bicentennial by performing favorite Christmas classics with a gospel twist at their concert “A Joyful Bicentennial Christmas” Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The evening includes a “Joyful Talent Showcase” featuring youths ages 14 and under, some surprise guests, and special door prizes. The Gospel Ensemble members are also conducting a collection of gloves and mittens for the homeless and hope to gather at least 200 pairs at the concert!



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