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Take Back the Night starts today!

“Take Back the Night” is an internationally held rally intended as a protest against rape and other forms of sexual violence. Over the years it has focused on eliminating sexual violence in all forms. Thousands of colleges, universities, women’s centers, and rape crisis centers now sponsor events annually across the country throughout the year. As urban college campuses, Columbus State values the safety of our students and plans to demonstrate this support by organizing an annual contribution to the Take Back the Night movement. Last year, more than 30 Columbus State and Columbus College of Art and Design women and men gathered to march against sexual violence and to share their survival stories. TBTN Take Back the Night activities begin at today!

PostSecret – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - NH Lobby and East Lounge
Self Defense Seminar - 1:00 p.m. - NH East Lounge
Film Screening –“No! the Rape Documentary” – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.- NH East Lounge
March from CCAD to CSCC – 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. – starts at the CCAD Crane Center
Resource Fair – 4:00– 6:00 p.m. - Nestor East Lounge
“Shatter the Silence” Open Mic – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. - Nestor East Lounge

All participants in the Take Back the Night march and attendees at the open stage event will receive FREE shirts while supplies last! Please contact Kim Brazwell at if you are interested in participating in the Take Back the Night.

textbooksFinancial Aid textbook disbursement changes begin Summer Quarter

If you will be receiving financial aid for Summer Quarter, it’s important to understand the changes that are being made in the way financial aid is disbursed for the purchase of textbooks and course materials prior to the quarter. Find out what’s changing   – and the rationale behind the change – by visiting Knowing the facts will help you plan ahead to make sure you have your textbooks and materials before classes begin.

Cougars Got Talent! is May 25

Come watch the “Cougars Got Talent!” show! The Talent Show will be held Friday, May 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. Come enjoy the show! For more information, contact: or or call (614)287-3621. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Concert Band celebrates Columbus Bicentennial next week

The Columbus State Concert Band will perform its spring concert on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom on the fourth floor of WD.

The free concert will offer several selections celebrating the city of Columbus Bicentennial.

The opening march, Neddermeyer Triumphal, composed by Ohio born Karl King in 1911, was dedicated to his mentor and the most important musician in Columbus in the early 20th century, band director Fred Neddermeyer.

African-American composer William Grant Still began his career as a professional musician here in Columbus in 1915 after leaving Wilberforce College. The band will play the selection "Entrance of the Porteuses" from Still's 1926 ballet.

The contributions of Battelle Memorial Institute to the space program will be saluted in a new composition by Vincent Oppido. The band will perform the work while a video display entitled "The Hubble Space Telescope: Exploring Space and Beyond" is projected.

Euphonium soloist and long-time band member Julie Byas will be featured in John Steven's "Benediction.” Three members of the band will perform solos in a Dixieland number entitled "The Ramble Stomp."

The concert will conclude with the first published work by Julie Giroux. "Mystery on Mena Mountain" was written when the composer was only sixteen. Columbus State recently joined in a consortium to commission Giroux to write a new work which will receive its Ohio premiere next year as part of the Columbus State Concert Band's Festival of Music by Women Composers.

Don’t miss this exiting free concert commemorating the Columbus Bicentennial!

TRiO students earn Success Scholarships

Nine TRiO-Student Support Services participants and two Trio-Student Support Services alumni were selected for the Scholarship Opportunities for Success Scholarship (SOS). SOS is a volunteer grass-roots organization that awards scholarships to Columbus-area students who have faced obstacles such as poverty, childhood abuse, domestic violence, loss of a partner, and discrimination on the job. Students selected for the scholarships have strong ambitions to further their education in order to improve life for themselves and their families, despite such obstacles.

Columbus State TRiO students who earned the 2012 SOS scholarships are Kaliah Bradberry, Amy Cunningham, Izetta Davis, Teresa Griffin, Torya Ross, Jolene Easterling, Chynell Gram, Tiya Mitchell, Victoria Surber, and alumni Tara Harte and Brittany Whit. Congratulations to each TRiO student and alum who earned these scholarships!

Enter your art in the Ohio State Fair

painters graphicThe deadline to enter original works of art into the 2012 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition is Tuesday, May 29. Artists 17 years of age and older can enter original artwork online at

The Fine Arts Exhibition allows Ohio's finest professional and amateur artists to showcase a wide variety of talents such as painting, sculpting, photography and filmmaking. It also offers them an opportunity to sell their work to serious collectors through the Patron Purchase Program. More than $18,000 is offered in awards.

New opportunities for artists to showcase their talents at the Fair this year include plein air and street painting. In the plein air competition, participants will create works of art from scenes at the Fair in an open-air setting. For the street painting competition, painters will use chalk and an area of asphalt on the grounds to create a masterpiece.

The Fine Arts Prospectus outlining artwork types and how to enter on or before May 29 is available at For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the web, visit us at

Chef Apprentice and Baking students win Golden Spoon

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From left, Ben Kroeker, Adam Hagar, Matthieu Henry, Chad Arn Devault, and Deja Johnson display The Golden Spoon award they won as Favorite Food Establishment at the annual Taste to Remember fundraiser, sponsored by Children’s Hunger Alliance and American Culinary Federation Columbus Chapter on May 17. Guests at the fundraiser were able to pick their favorite of more than 20 establishments, and they chose the Columbus State food station!


Got Socks?

socksA Columbus State Early Childhood Development student, Tara Brown, has recently been deployed in the Army National Guard to Afghanistan. She has been placed in charge of a program to help women and children in Afghanistan with some basic needs, and one of those needs is SOCKS! Tara says that the program is desperately in need of new or gently used socks for women and children. The Early Childhood Development program will collect any donations through the end of the quarter and send them after June 8 to the Army National Guard for distribution. If you have some you can donate, bring them to the ECD Lab in Union Hall, Room 141!


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