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Public Comment sought

Columbus State Community College will host an accrediting team from Higher Learning Commission in September, as part of the college’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation process. In preparation for this visit, the HLC seeks public comment about the college from its stakeholders: students, alumni, donors and community members. To see the Public Notice, and offer written comments to the Higher Learning Commission, go online here.

Possible COTA strike? 

cota busAs you may have heard, the union representing bus drivers at the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has announced it intends to strike beginning Monday, July 2. While COTA administrators and the Transport Workers Union remain in negotiations it’s unclear if a resolution will be made before the strike deadline.

What this means for students at Columbus State: If you use COTA for transportation to and from the Columbus Campus there’s a possibility the buses could stop rolling as early as this Monday. Now would be the best time to make alternate transportation arrangements in the event a strike takes place. It’s possible a final decision won’t be made until the weekend.Also, please note that COTA intends for Mainstream transportation to continue even in a strike. Mainstream is the service for people with disabilities

For the latest information on the negotiations and whether a strike is called you can link to the COTA website at

Advising Services offers workshops for student success!

Columbus State Advising Services will offer BLUEprint Student Success Workshops throughout Summer Quarter. The workshops are free and help you build skills and obtain resources necessary to be successful in your personal, academic, and career-related pursuits. Upcoming seminars for July include:

Who Wants To Be A Leader? Monday, July 9, from 2:00 - 3:00p.m. in Aquinas Hall 319. Learn practical and applicable leadership strategies to become a lifelong leader!

Juggling Roles: Are You Juggling School, Work, and Family? Thursday, July 12, from 2:00- 3:00p.m. in Nestor Hall 012 (Seminar Room C). Learn how to balance it all and how to simplify your life.

Library: Find It Fast! Monday, July 16, from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. in Columbus Hall (Library) 302. Save time doing your research by learning quick and effective research tips.

Tackling Test Anxiety Monday, July 23, from 12:00- 1:00p.m. in Aquinas Hall 323. Do you feel stressed or forgetful during tests? Get strategies for test anxiety.

Transfer Planning 101 Thursday, July 26, from 4:00 - 5:00p.m. in Aquinas Hall 318. Do you know how to transfer? Get tips for transitioning to a four-year college.


Meet the SEaL team!

group photoDid you know that the old “Student Activities” has become Student Engagement and Leadership? (SEaL).

The new SEaL team includes (from left)Sabrina Ayers, office associate, Sarah Baker, assistant, Kimberly Rhyan, director, and Heather Borland, assistant director.

The team is busy developing additional leadership and service programs to be offered for the fall semester at Columbus State. SEaL oversees the Student Ambassador Program and the Columbus State Leadership Society. Save the date for the annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, to be held November 9 and 10 at Columbus State. This year’s focus will be on service, engagement and diversity.

Keep up with all the SEaL news by liking us on Facebook!

Come hear the Gospel Ensemble this weekend

The Gospel Vocal Ensemble will be very busy this weekend. On Friday, June 29, the Ensemble is the featured group for the downtown Summer Concert Series being held on the Statehouse lawn. The event is from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Ohio Statehouse Web site (

On Sunday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m., the Ensemble will sing backup to national talent, Deana Martin (daughter of legendary entertainer, the late Dean Martin). Ms. Martin will present a patriotic concert entitled, "Red, White, & Big Band." This is a ticketed event being held at the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom. The Gospel Vocal Ensemble is under the direction of Emma L. Easton.

“Progressive” approach to Textbook Comparison Shopping

buying booksIt’s the age-old question students still face every academic term: Who has the best price on textbooks? Until now, getting that answer took a lot of legwork, research, and even some guess work. Now, you can have the answer right at your fingertips!

Using the same idea as Progressive Insurance’s side-by-side rate quote, the Columbus State Bookstore has just launched a new Price Comparison Tool, which allows you to compare prices from several sources while shopping on the Bookstore’s website.

Because the best price on textbooks can vary from book to book, the Price Comparison Tool lets you price-compare by specific textbook title. So you can make sure you get the best deal all the way around.

The comparison tool – and instructions for using it – can be found at


Acloché offers an Interviewing Techniques & Dress for Success Workshop

Are you prepared for your first (or next) interview? Does your attire say you want the job? Acloché will conduct an Interviewing and Dress for Success Workshop on Wednesday, June 27, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Eibling Hall 101. If you are interested in attending, please contact Esther Cherry at (614)287-5289, or email or come to Nestor Hall, Room 108 to sign up. Seating is limited!

The Next Big Thing: The Principles of Hip Hop!

Do you have something to say about hip hop? Can you do it in five minutes with 20 PowerPoint slides lasting only 15 seconds each? If so, then submit a proposal to present your compelling message to help bring Columbus State’s Hip Hop Institute to a close!

Topics might include hip hop’s role in politics, teaching youth through hop hop, race/gender and hip hop, hip hop and social justice, the legacy of cultural music, or just a great moment in hip hop history!

The Next Big Thing will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center Ballroom (WD). To submit a proposal, send a brief title and description of your presentation to Kimberly Brazwell by July 7. To learn more about the event, visit

golf clubsA new set of Callaway golf clubs for just $2?
How is that even possible?

Bridgeview Golf Center is raffling off a new set of Callaway golf clubs. For just $2, you can purchase a chance to win. Stop in any time this summer to purchase your tickets. The drawing will be held on Labor Day. The more tickets you buy-- the more chances you'll have to win!




Win A Wii!

Stop by the Bookstore any time in June or July and register to win a Wii gaming system. Click here for official contest rules! 







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