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Has your residency changed for Spring Semester?

The last day for a Spring Semester 2013 tuition adjustment for residency purposes is Monday, January 14, 2013. If a student is designated as an out-of-state resident, he or she may qualify for in-state residency by meeting certain qualifications. Ohio Residency Verification Sessions are conducted each semester to assist students in a redetermination of their current residency status with Columbus State. Your residency status is initially determined by information you provide on your application to Columbus State.

It is important to note that fee payment deadlines cannot be waived or extended for a student whose residency status is being reviewed. To schedule an appointment to have your Ohio residency verified, please call (614) 287-5538 or sign up in the Student Assistance Center, open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information about the Ohio Residency application process, go online here.


Join the American Sign Language Club!

hands graphicAre you interested in broadening your use of ASL, by interacting with other signers? A new American Sign Language Club is starting up here at Columbus State, which will provide opportunities for learning, meeting new people, and having a great time--all in American Sign Language! 

Members hope for this club to foster relationships between deaf students and the deaf community, ASL students, and Interpreting majors. The club will be a great chance to use your ASL knowledge to interact and build friendships with other students.

If you are interested in receiving emails about ASL Club meetings, leadership opportunities, or events, please sign up on one of the sheets posted on the first floor of Union Hall, or email Sara Yurkovic at All current Columbus State students with an interest in ASL are welcome!


Workshops offered during Domestic Violence Awareness Week

This week is observed as Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Columbus State will observe this week with a variety of workshop activities sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership, Counseling Services, Public Safety and professionals from community organizations. The week focuses on educating students, faculty and staff about the warning signs of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the resources available for help. Professional counselors will be available at the events to answer questions and give more information throughout the week. You can see a calendar of these events online here:

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Franklin Hall Room 106, Christina Willson from the Center for Family Safety and Healing along with Sue Wismar, from the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) will be on campus providing an overview of domestic violence and sexual assault and giving information on how and where one can seek help locally. 

Thursday, October 25, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Franklin Hall 106, Nykita L. Riley, program coordinator, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program, Ohio National Guard, will be present an interactive presentation on the topic of Sexual Assault in the Military. The movie "Invisible War" is a documentary about military sexual assault. A trailer of the movie is online here:

Friday, October 26, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nestor Hall Room 013, Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) Lunch and Learn: “What Would You Do?” with Debra Fout, M.S., LSW, LPCC.


Brazilian filmmaker to visit

Salles at the cameraWalter Salles

Columbus State's Spanish program is co-hosting a Latin American Film Series in October and November, focusing on the films of Walter Salles.

The series is sponsored by the Spanish Program in our Department of Modern Languages, along with Ohio State University's Center for Latin American Studies. All movies are free and subtitled in English. And Columbus State students are invited when Salles himself visits Ohio State on Nov. 16.

Brazilian filmmaker Salles is the most recognizable figure of contemporary Brazilian cinema globally, and his films have consistently won nominations and prizes at top-tier film festivals.

"This is a unique opportunity to enjoy high-quality cinematographic products from all around Latin America, which get very poor commercial circulation, even though they are well-received and widely awarded in the international festivals," said Dr. G. Raquel Pina, a Columbus State Spanish instructor and co-organizer.

Upcoming films are:
Primeiro Dia/Midnight (1999) – Thursday, November 1
Abril Despedaçado/Behind the Sun (2001) – Thursday, November 15
Linha de Passe/Life is What You Make It (2008) – Thursday, November 29

All films take place at 2 p.m. Thursdays in Franklin Hall 106/107. Walter Salles visits OSU on Friday, Nov. 16, with more information at the OSU Center for Latin American Studies.

Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center opens for Spring Semester

high school signThe Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center will open January 14 for the Spring Semester, bringing a new level of educational opportunities to the area. Located in a wing of the Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus, 6699 Livingston Ave., the center includes classrooms, labs and a new Health Sciences lab.

Students can complete their general education requirements and a variety of certificates including Real Estate, Nurse's Aide, and Basic Computer Literacy. Advisors will also be on hand for help with enrollment, academic advising and financial aid questions when the center opens.

All classes formerly offered at the Southeast Center in Groveport will be transferred to the new Reynoldsburg Center. The Southeast Center will close on December 15, the last day of Autumn Semester.

To find courses at the new Reynoldsburg Center, go to Spring Course Schedules and click the box for Reynoldsburg Center. Spring Semester registration is now open!

The new center has six "smart" classrooms, two flexible computer labs, two computer labs with computers around the perimeter, two science labs with standard equipment, one biology lab, one chemistry lab, a library/writing center with tutoring space, and a Patient Care lab with patient simulators. 


Register for Spring Semester and Go for Fifteen!

Spring Semester registration begins Monday, October 22! 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.


Disability Awareness Month guest lecture is October 26

Kaitz with dog
Dr. Kaitz and her service/hearing dog "Rhine."

A special keynote presentation during Disability Awareness Month will be given by Ellen Kaitz, MD on Friday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor of WD. The presentation is free and open to the public. Dr. Kaitz’s presentation is titled “Stop Dis’ing my Ability!”

Dr. Katz is a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center and a subspecialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kaitz has been recognized on the national Best Doctors Inc.’s “Best Doctors in America” list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has published numerous papers and has spoken locally and nationally on a variety of topics in pediatric rehabilitation. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities.

Come listen to her presentation about disability awareness, tips on succeeding and finding your ability!



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