May 12, 2005

Student exhibit in ERC Gallery features photos, digital art


The Marketing and Graphic Communications Department invites the campus community to the sixth annual Student Photography Exhibit being held in the Education Resource Center's first-floor gallery through May 31. The exhibit showcases the work of beginning photography students and includes images that range from traditional black and white prints to images created with the latest digital printing techniques. The show will cover the elements of form: line, color, space, shape, mass, texture, light, rhythm, motion and time.

Cougar sports scores online

You can check the progress of your favorite Cougar sport teams on the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference website at The men's baseball team will compete in the regional tournament this weekend in Illinois, playing for a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series. The women's softball team will play their district series at home at Rhodes Park this weekend, May 13-15. The men's golf team is also playing in the regional tournament and will travel to Jamestown, NY, for the national tournament June 7-10.


Automotive Technology coordinates state competition

The Automotive Technology Department recently helped plan and conduct the Ohio Skills USA state automotive competition held April 29 and 30 at the Ohio Exposition Center. Skills USA is a national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. Adjunct faculty member Steve Levin served as this year's state automotive competition coordinator and was assisted by co-coordinator Mark Mitchell, assistant professor in the Automotive Technology. Faculty members Bill Warner and Brooke Mossgrove, along with industry advisory board member Don Zaiser, assisted with the contest setup and served as judges.

Staff Advisory Council wants your input

In an effort to gather information regarding the issues and concerns of their constituents, Staff Advisory Council has compiled a list of survey questions for Columbus State staff members. This survey is available online at  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and help make your voice heard at Columbus State.

Theatre Columbus State performs next week

Theatre Columbus State's spring production, Incredible Sex, consists of three comedies by Rich Orloff to be performed in Nestor Hall Auditorium, Thursday, May 19, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Friday, May 20, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 21, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The plays feature mature content and contain strobe light effects. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Nancy Kephart at ext.2534.

Open health care forums to discuss options beginning July 1

As has been discussed over the past several months, due to rising health care costs, the college has been looking at various health care plans for employees. After comparing many options, effective July 1 the college's health care coverage provider will be changing to UnitedHealthcare.

Three plan options will be provided for Columbus State employees. Human Resources representatives will be discussing these plans at open forums next week. Please plan to attend one of the following meetings:

•  Monday, May 16, 1-2 p.m., Nestor Hall C
•  Tuesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m., Nestor Hall D
•  Tuesday, May 17, 4-5 p.m., Nestor Hall D
•  Wednesday, May 18, 9-10 a.m.,  Nestor Hall C
•  Wednesday, May 18, 2-3 p.m.,  Nestor Hall C 

If you have any questions, please call Ann Page, program coordinator in Human Resources, at ext. 2406.