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International Education Week starts Tuesday 

globe with flagsInternational Education Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange around the world. Columbus State celebrates international education this year with a film festival to examine major social issues from around the world. Watch a film, followed by engaging dialogue immediately after the film screening.

November 13 – Life in a Day – The Story of a Single Day on Earth” - 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Library Studio.

November 14 –Nefarious – Merchant of Souls” 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Library Studio

November 15 –Meeting Mandela – A Staying Alive Special” with Beyoncé – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Library Studio.

Also for International Education Week:

game show hostsGeography Jeopardy -Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in NH Student Lounge
Test your knowledge about the world and current events by playing Global Jeopardy! Bring some friends, form a team, and compete against others -winners receive prizes! Global Jeopardy is fun and you may even learn something new about the world. 

Roundtable on National Identity - Friday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. in DE 121
According to Benedict Anderson, national identity is an imagined construct that emerged as an outgrowth of print capitalism. In the spirit of this thesis, a roundtable will gather to discuss the meanings and consequences associated with this controversial source for identity. Forum hosted by the Research and Teaching Interest Group.

turkey dinnerInternational Thanksgiving Dinner - Tuesday, November 20 Save the Date!
Join the International Student Services Office in celebrating Thanksgiving, a traditional U.S. holiday recognizing the early settlement of the country and bringing family and community together to give thanks for our bounty. The event allows international students and their families to enjoy a traditional meal with family and friends of the college. More information is available from Amy Burrell.

Concert Band to perform Nov. 13

tubaThe Columbus State Concert Band will perform its fall concert on Tuesday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.

Guest artists will be the tuba/euphonium quartet “All the King's Tubas.” The band will play the Midwest premiere of "Zephyr" by Julie Giroux, a work Columbus State helped commission. Also on the program are "Star Wars-The Marches" and Irving Berlin's 1912 hit "Ragtime Violin." For more information on the free concert contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd at


Landscape students offer fundraiser flower sale

flowerStudents in the Landscape Design and Management program will again offer their Holiday Poinsettias for sale to raise money for their annual trip to the “Landscape Olympics.” The Columbus State Landscape Association (CSLA) student team competes each year at the country’s largest horticulture and landscape competition, PLANET 2013. More than 60 colleges and universities participate, and Columbus State consistently places in the top 10. The 2013 event will be held at Auburn University in Alabama. Support the Landscape students and brighten your home by purchasing poinsettias by Friday, November 16. Flowers will be delivered the week after Thanksgiving. Poinsettias range from 5” pots for $7, to 14” pots for $45. They come in all colors including red, pink, marbled, white, burgundy and more. You can order yours using an order form found in Davidson Hall Room 223!


“Coupon Guy” to speak Nov. 13

cartoonJoe Daugirdas, also known as The Coupon Guy, has been honing his shopping skills in the Northeast Ohio area for many years. He has built his saving ways to the point where he typically saves 70 to 80 percent when shopping for groceries and over 90 percent for toiletries. Much of what he purchases is then donated to charitable organizations such as the Cleveland Food Bank and local churches.

Daugirdas will come to Columbus State on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. to give a presentation on saving money through couponing. The session is free and open to the public in Nestor Hall room 342. The presentation is co-sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership and the Ohio Benefits Bank.


woman in libraryThe Library: Your secret to successful research!

Many students aren't aware that there is a library on campus.  Even more students have no idea that the Columbus State Library does so much more than just check out books.  The reference librarians will present information on all the services they provide and give pointers on breaking down large research projects in the BLUEprint Workshop "Library: Find It Fast!" Build your skills and knowledge about the Library services available to you!

Workshop sessions:

Tuesday, November 13: 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225

Thursday, November 15: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225


Register for Spring Semester and Go for Fifteen!

logoSpring Semester registration started October 22 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.

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!

NOTE: Columbus State will close on-campus student services from Saturday, Dec. 22 –Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the holidays. These services 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.

The On-time Registration period for Spring Semester is still October 22 – December 30, but 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 8, 2013.



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