May 10, 2005

(L-R) Philip MacLean, Marilyn Howard, Ph.D.,Myung Han, Ph.D., and Terry Eisele, The 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award Winners.

Distinguished Teaching Awards, Staff Employee of the Year named at annual Spring In-Service Day

View more photos from In-Service Day.A beautiful spring day and the excitement of annual awards brought Columbus State employees together May 6 for the annual Spring In-Service program, which kicked off in the Nestor Hall Auditorium with a welcome from
President Moeller
and a video news program produced by Nick Cenci, ERC.

Employees who had achieved milestones in their employment at Columbus State were given Service Awards for five years, 10 years...all the way up to Lenore Schneiderman, Human Services chair, and Karl Rieppel, professor in Computer Information Technology, who earned their 30-year service awards. Recent retirees Chuck Finley and Valerie Smith Prosser also earned 30-year awards. Adjunct faculty were awarded service awards for milestones starting at 25 quarters of teaching, and culminating with three adjunct faculty who have worked at Columbus State for 100 consecutive quarters: William Brandal, Communication Skills, Jerry McGlone, Business Management, and John Reed, Mathematics.

Joyce Willison, the 2004 Staff Employee of the Year, joked that she would only reign for a couple more minutes, and that the 2005 winner would soon be taking over her coveted reserved parking spot, before announcing that Tracy Kemp, reference and instructional librarian in the ERC was the winner this year.

The 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award winners were then presented to the audience by the members of last year's winning team, Alan Yang, Sue Longenbaker, Betsy Nichols and Ann Palazzo. Each Distinguished Teaching Award nominee was nominated by his/her own students then reviewed in the classroom by a panel of judges. The four finalists were Myung Han, Ph.D., instructor in Biological and Physical Sciences who teaches chemistry; Philip MacLean, assistant professor of Mathematics; Terry Eisele, instructor in the Modern Languages Department who teaches English as a Second Language; and Marilyn Howard, Ph.D., assistant professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, who is also a graduate of Columbus State. Watch for profiles of each award winner in future issues of Update.

How are Maui In May, pearls and Support What Works strung together?

At Maui In May you could take home the pearls! The Development Foundation Office is announcing plans to hold a raffle at the Employee Celebration on May 14. The raffle is being held to raise awareness of the Support What Works campaign and the need to fund scholarships and special projects. A 16-inch black pearl necklace in the raffle was designed and made by Vince Borghese, Electronic Engineering. Also in the raffle is an apron sewn by Tony Owensby, Physical Plant.

Raffle items to date include: (more are coming!)

•  16-inch black pearl necklace made by Vince Borghese
•  One night stay at Cherry Valley Lodge
•  Rounds of golf for two and a half-hour golf lesson with Gerry Hammond
•  One night stay at Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center
•  Wine basket and two tickets to Made From Scratch's Wine School
•  One-day tickets to Wyandot Lake
•  The Complete Adventures of Horatio Hornblower DVD (Set of six DVDs)
•  Gift certificate to Weilands Market
•  Four tickets to a Columbus Crew home game
•  Electric hole punch and stapler
•  Bar-B-Q set
•  Ivory rose bracelet and pin
•  $25 gift certificates to Molly Woo's, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant
•  Apron designed and sewn by Tony Owensby
•  More to come!

Raffle tickets will be sold only at the picnic. Tickets will be a $1 for one or six tickets for $5. The drawings will take place at approximately 8:30 p.m. You must be present at the time of the drawing to win. For more information contact the Development Foundation Office at ext. 2436.

Information for Student Handbook requested

The 2005-2006 Student Handbook will be printed and distributed to all students free of charge through Student Services departments at the start of Autumn Quarter. The handbook contains information about student services, the academic code of conduct, department and office locations, student email, clubs and organizations--everything a student needs to know. The handbook also includes a calendar in a daily planner format.   The Office of Student Activities and Athletics requests that all departments whose information is printed in the Student Handbook please update this information and forward it by email to Roxanne Price,, by June 10. If you would like to review the publication, please pick up a free copy in the Student Activities Office, Nestor Hall 116.  

Purchase order cut-off date extended, forums scheduled

In response to concerns about the purchase cut-off date in past years, the Purchasing Department has extended the last day to purchase goods and services by three weeks.  The last day to purchase goods and services for Fiscal Year 2005 (ending June 30) will be June 10. Please do not place any orders with vendors past the June 10 deadline. Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and Brad Farmer in Purchasing. Goods and services must be received by June 30 in order to be charged to the Fiscal Year 2005 budget.  

Business Services has scheduled brief forums to discuss the new PO cut-off date and to answer questions about year-end processes. The forums will be held on the following dates and times:

May 16, 2-3 p.m., in Nestor Hall D

May 17, 9-10 a.m., in Nestor Hall C

May 19, 3-4 p.m., in Nestor Hall D

May 23, 10-11 a.m., in Nestor Hall D

Please contact Brad Farmer at ext. 2641 if you have questions about the last day to purchase FY05 goods and services.