January 24, 2005

Marion Franklin High School student Kristen Sellers works with
Weldon Abels, adjunct faculty
in the Electronic Engineering Technology to construct a robot for a robotics competition .

FIRST robotics competition gets in gear

Faculty  in the Engineering Technologies, including Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Technology, Electro-Mechanical, and Quality Assurance are working with local high school students, including Eastmoor and Marion Franklin High Schools , to help them compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition to be held in Chicago during spring break.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit foundation created by inventor Dean Kamen to increase young adults’ interest in careers in technical fields such as robotics.

The students will work with their high school teachers and instructors from Columbus State to assemble and test the robots which will compete in an annual “game” that pits teams against each other to accomplish tasks such as shooting basketballs, climbing ramps, moving objects and racing to finish first.  

Regional competitions lead up to a national final, both of which offer scholarships for the winning team members.

Arts & Sciences lecture to address teacher's role

Crystal Clark, associate professor of Communication Skills, will present a lecture entitled "Daring to Disturb the Universe: The Teacher's Role In and Beyond the Classroom," on Wednesday, January 26, from 3-4 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room B.

The lecture, the second in a series of Arts & Sciences Division Faculty Lectures, is free and open to the public.

"If the material we teach has relevance only in the classroom, then it has no relevance at all," said Clark. In the presentation, Clark will convey the importance of offering students the tools and the means of successfully encountering the "classrooms" beyond our walls.

President Moeller to speak to Columbus Metropolitan Club

President Val Moeller will be the featured speaker at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on February 9, where she will give a presentation on the changing role of community colleges in the nation's economy.

The Columbus Metropolitan Club provides a forum for open, non-partisan discussions about issues of community development, legal matters, environmental issues, political topics and other subjects of concern to the Central Ohio community.

The club holds luncheon forums at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 East Broad Street.

To attend the CMC luncheon February 9, contact the President's Office, at extension 2403. To find out more about the Columbus Metropolitan Club, visit their website at http://columbusmetroclub.org

Christopher's to begin Winter Quarter service

Christopher's, the restaurant operated by the Hospitality Management students in Eibling Hall 05, will be in full swing starting Thursday, January 27.   The students will provide this dining experience--open to students, staff, and faculty--every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Watch this link for a weekly update on the Christopher's luncheon menu of the week! Christopher's

The menu for January 27 will be:

Cream of Broccoli Soup-$1.25
Salad (Small $1.25; Large- $2.25)
Chilled Chinese Noodle Salad- $1.25
Seafood Cobb Salad-$3.75

Entrees - $4.00
Pork Medallions

Sides - $1.25
Stewed Tomatoes
Green Beans
Baked Sweet Potato
Mashed Potato

Sandwiches -$3.75
Veggie Wrap
Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Desserts - $1.25
Peanut Butter Pie
Mini Apple Strudel

Social and Behavioral Sciences to hold Adjunct Appreciation Week

January 24-28 will feature several events designed to recognize and thank the adjunct faculty members in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, culminating with an Adjunct Faculty Award and a visit from retired Chairperson Jonnie Budke, who will have a conference room named in her honor.

Various activities will be held throughout the week. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Rogers at extension 3617.

Submit your work to Spring Street 2005

Spring Street , Columbus State's award-winning annual literary and arts magazine, is currently accepting submissions for the 2005 edition.

Submissions, including photography, fiction, non-fiction, artwork and poetry, will be accepted from staff, faculty and students. Submissions are due by February 19.  

You can find submission forms and a drop-off box in 420 Nestor Hall, at the Library, or you may submit on-line at http://springstreetmag0.tripod.com .