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Pastry Arts students to provide “landmark” cakes for 200th celebration 

Tucker confers about cake
Tommy Tucker, owner of Babykakes bakery, discusses his bicentennial birthday cake project in class.

You could call it the icing on the cake for some baking and pastry arts students at Columbus State who are taking part in a very unique cake competition. It’s all tied to the 200Columbus Bicentennial Birthday Celebration.

The dilemma for organizers was how to make - and pay for - birthday cakes for the estimated 3,000 guests expected at the birthday celebration February 10. Columbus State had an educational solution: Students would come to the rescue! 200Columbus organizers ate it up.

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Foundation Scholarships available for Spring/Summer Quarters – Apply now!

moneyGet scholarship money to help finish school this year! The Columbus State Foundation is offering 124 scholarships totaling $126,000. These scholarships are available for Spring and Summer 2012 Quarters, and many are intended to help students finish school before the Switch 2 Semesters, which happens in the Fall 2012 term.

Foundation Scholarships offer something for everyone, from single parents and first-generation college students, to Vet Tech students or HVAC students. You may apply for up to four different scholarships! You must also have a FAFSA form on file if you are applying for a scholarship that is need-based. The deadline to apply for these Spring and Summer Quarter scholarships is Thursday, February 23 so hurry and apply now! You’ll find the scholarship listing and the application online here. 

Last call for Greeting Card designs is Friday

cardThe Greeting Card Design Contest is wrapping up at the Bookstore. But there's still time to submit your original design through Friday, January 27. Designs must be submitted as a 5" x 7" PDF and emailed to by 5 p.m. on Friday. Designs are being accepted for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Grandparent's Day

The winning design will receive a $100 Bookstore gift card, the 2nd place winner will receive a $50 gift card, and 3rd place will receive a $25 gift card. All winning designs will be made into greeting cards that will be sold in the Bookstore.


Your 1098-T tax form for 2011 is now available online

Columbus State provides student with the opportunity to receive your 2011 Form 1098-T electronically.  We have contracted with Tab Service Company, a specialized provider for this service.

IRS regulations state that each student who wishes to receive their 1098-T electronically must also provide his/her consent electronically.  Therefore, if you wish to take advantage of this, you must visit Tab Services' website to sign up. (If have already signed up in the past to receive your 1098-T electronically, you do not need to repeat this process.)

If you do not wish to take advantage of the online service your 1098-T will be mailed on January 31, 2012.

Using this online service has several benefits, including: No lost forms, no waiting for the mail, secure access, and less impact on the environment. 

If you have any questions, please contact Cashiers and Student Accounting by email at



Winter reminder about smoking in doorways

Smokers are reminded of the city law prohibiting smokers from gathering at entryways. Smoking in proximity to an entrance or exit can cause smoke to drift into the building, or cause nonsmokers to walk through secondhand smoke to enter or exit.  The Columbus Dept. of Health and Columbus State Dept. of Public Safety are required to enforce this city law.  Thank you for not smoking in or near doorways.



Nominate an outstanding woman student you know!

graphic of womanThe Student Activities and Athletics Department invites you to nominate an outstanding woman student for the 2012 Women’s History Month Leadership Awards. Nominations are due by February 10 and the award ceremony will be held in early March during Women’s History Month.

The Outstanding Woman Student Leader Award recognizes the academic excellence and civic involvement of our women students. Up to eight women will be honored on March 6 during the Women’s History Month Awards Reception. Click here for more information

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