Third annual Writer's Conference offers two days of workshops, speakers
The Communication Skills Department will host "Shared Voices: Words in
Action" a two-day writer's conference April 29 and 30,
featuring 15 workshops plus a keynote address from David Citino, Poet
Laureate of The Ohio State University.
Rita Rice and Steve Abbott,
Communication Skills, are conference co-chairs for the event, which promises
"the opportunity to unite and share in an exciting lineup of talented
writers, poets, agents and marketing experts."
Some of the session topics
include: fiction writing with Crystal Clark, screenwriting with Kip Knott,
poetry with Steve Abbot, playwriting with Nancy Kephart, all faculty in
Communication Skills, and writing for the web with Doug Grey, a Technical
Communications faculty member.
The conference is open to the
public and pre-registration is encouraged. The conference fee is $60, $20
for students, and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The keynote
address by David Citino "The Secret Lives of Writers" is at 8 p.m. Friday,
April 29, and is free and open to the public. For more information on the
third annual Writer's Conference, contact Rita Rice at
TRIO Receives Department of Education Grant
Solidarity, Ohio's oldest and largest conference planned by and for people with disabilities, is expected to draw more than 800 attendees to its 8th biennial event May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center in Columbus.
Wayne Cocchi, Columbus State's director of Disability Services, will be coordinating an accessible computer lab that will include adaptive software and hardware for the attendees to experience, also allowing them to use the Internet while at the conference.
Two nationally-recognized keynoters will underscore the conference theme of "Civil Rights: Your Rights and Responsibilities" –Michael Winter, director of the Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights, and Jim Dickson, vice president for governmental affairs for the American Association of People with Disabilities.
The third keynote speaker will be Juliette Rizzo, director of communications and media for the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. She's also the current Miss Wheelchair America.
A conference highlight will be the Statehouse visit by attendees to speak with their local legislators.
Solidarity 2005 will offer 37 educational workshops on current issues impacting Ohioans with disabilities. More than 40 exhibitors will display new assistive technologies or provide educational and employment information. An arts fair, heath fair, computer lab and nightly entertainment are also included.
For registration information, call 877-235-6079. Scholarships are available for people who have disabilities. College credit for CRC or SW/LPC licensure is available for professionals. More information can be found online at http://www.dnos.org or by calling Thomas Fogarty, Disability Network of Ohio-Solidarity, at 800- 863-0344, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Aviation Maintenance Department hosts symposium
The Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Department hosted the 14th
annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 16-17 at the Bolton Field facility. More than 450 aviation technicians who hold
inspection authorizations received their required eight hours of recurrent training for their annual renewal. Participants came from as far away as Hawaii. The
31 speakers included Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Instructor Jeff Gruber, who presented "Human Factors in Aviation." Participants also had the opportunity to visit 41 vendor displays set up in the hangar at the Bolton Field facility.
FAA gives Columbus State highest award
At the 14th annual Ohio Aviation
Maintenance Symposium, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
presented the faculty of the Aviation Maintenance Department with the
FAA Diamond Award for Excellence in Training. This is the second year
that Columbus State has been given the highest award in the FAA Program.
From left are: Roger Olson, FAA Airworthiness Safety Programs manager, Gene Sprang,
Aviation Maintenance Program coordinator, Charles Kassor ,
instructor, Mark Reed , assistant professor, Terry Huff ,
adjunct instructor, and Jeff Gruber, instructor.
Manufacturing Summit and Golf Outing
to benefit Engineering Technology Scholarship Fund
May 3, Business and Industry Training Services will host its first
Manufacturing Summit and Golf Outing at Bridgeview Golf Course.
Sixty professionals from central Ohio manufacturing firms are
expected at the event.
Morning educational sessions include “The State of Manufacturing in
Ohio,” presented by the Ohio Manufacturers Association, as well as
sessions on “Putting Lean and Six Sigma to Work,” “Issues in A
Global Workplace,” and “Improving Your Employees’ Technical
Skills.” The morning sessions will be followed by a buffet lunch
provided by City Barbeque and a 9-hole golf scramble in the
Summit fees are $49 per person or $149 for a foursome with all
proceeds benefiting Columbus State’s Engineering Technology
Scholarship Fund. More information is available by
Early retirement incentive
At its March
meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the voluntary early retirement
incentive program. Details and logistics of this program will be presented
by the Human Resources Department at forums on the following dates:
Monday April 18 11
a.m. – noon NH D
Thursday April 21 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
to the above forum dates, representatives from both SERS and STRS will
conduct breakout sessions on the early retirement incentive program during
In-Service Day, May 6.
Animal Use Policy and Procedures town
hall meetings scheduled
The Curriculum Committee of Shared Governance has approved the
Animal Use Policy and Procedures and is seeking campus input.
These policies can be reviewed by
here. The campus community is invited to provide input at
Tuesday April 12
10 -11 a.m. NH B
April 13 2- 3 p.m.
If you are unable to attend but would like to give feedback on the
Animal Use Policy and Procedure, please contact Jim Hamberg, Chair,
Curriculum Committee, at ext. 5643, or by email at
email@example.com. The last day for campus input is April
Copy Center now offering notary services
In addition to
postage stamps, shipping services, laminating, and more, the Copy
Center, is now offering notary services. Signatures can be
notarized and oaths administered from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. The Copy Center is located in the basement of Delaware
Travel and reimbursement policy change forums scheduled
Effective April 18, a new travel and reimbursement policy will be implemented. The travel office is hosting several open forums to discuss the changes. All Columbus State employees who travel and/or request reimbursement should attend. For more information, contact Brad Farmer at ext. 2641, or Betty Sugar at ext. 2421. The forums will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, March 31 , 2 - 3:30 p.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Friday, April 1 , 9 - 10:30 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Tuesday, April 5 , 2- 3:30 p.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Thursday, April 7 , 9 - 10:30 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Monday, April 11 , 3 - 4:30 p.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Wednesday, April 13 , 10 -11:30 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room D