May 19, 2005

Health care forums added

There will be two additional health care forums on Monday, May 23 at the following times:
10-11 a.m. Nestor Hall C
3:30-4:30 p.m. Nestor Hall C

May 2005 Staff Employee of the Month Babette Money

Public Safety supervisor works to make campus safe, secure

May Staff Employee of the Month Babette Money works day-to-day to ensure campus safety and preparedness in case of crisis, yet she is not afraid to dig in and help out on office moving day if it helps her co-workers feel more comfortable and "secure" in their own new digs!

Wanting to make sure Public Safety's move last fall into their new office in Union Hall went smoothly, Money, supervisor of Safety and Security, became the key coordinator of a seamless transition.

"Babs," as her coworkers call her, ordered special desks for the staff, came in on her days off to organize and clean, and made sure everyone in Public Safety had the items they needed to make their work space more pleasant. Always willing to take on extra tasks, her detailed planning and hard work helped to bring the department together as a team.

According to her nominator, Police Officer Becky Johnson, "She always has a positive attitude that seems to be contagious. I would love to work with 100 more people like Babette."

While her day-to-day duties have her working on hazmat (hazardous materials) issues, meeting fire codes in all new building construction and renovation, and checking on fire and burglary alarms, Money found time to collaborate with John Nestor, director of the department of Public Safety, to develop a comprehensive crisis management plan for the college.  The next time you find yourself looking through your Emergency Response Procedures flip chart for steps to take in a medical emergency, campus evacuation or power outage, you have Money to thank for the life-saving information. In addition, she has completed a crisis management manual and is currently working on an emergency management manual.

"I can't say enough good things about Babs," says Nestor. "She always has a positive can-do, take-charge attitude."  Money's response: "I truly enjoy working at Columbus State.   My time here has been wonderful, and all the people are great.   In my previous jobs, I've always struggled to get an education, and now, at Columbus State, it keeps coming at me."

Learner Success Forum features past and present Distinguished Teachers

This year's Distinguished Teaching Award winners, along with recipients from previous years, will address "Classroom Excellence" in a roundtable discussion Tuesday, May 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room B.  The 2005 Distinguished Teachers are Philip MacLean, Mathematics; Dr. Myung Han, Chemistry; Dr. Marilyn Howard, Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Terry Eisele, Modern Languages. The 2004 winners were Sue Longenbaker, Biology; Dr. Betsy Nichols, Social and Behavioral Science; Alan Yang, Mathematics; and Ann Palazzo , Communication Skills. In 2003, Richard Ansley, Landscape Design/Build; Tom Shanahan, J.D . Legal Assisting; Dr. Tony Hage, Chemistry; and Pat Rowe, Developmental Education, earned the distinction from their students.  

The faculty members will talk about what works in their classrooms, some of their memorable experiences, how they became teachers, and their observations about teaching excellence at Columbus State.   Because space is limited at this popular forum, reservations are requested. Please RSVP to Barbara Allen at or by calling extension 5526 by Monday, May 23, if you would like to attend.

Jazz, show tunes, comedy combine at concert May 31

Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, will perform their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 31, 8 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. According to Franklin, the song selections will range from jazzy Bach to Gilbert and Sullivan, and even "the comedic styles of Tom Lehrer" performed by soloists.

Employees discuss "Good to Great"

From left, Chuck Foley, President Moeller, Les King, Libby Daugherty and Deborah Johnson discuss the book Good to Great , by Jim Collins at the first Val's Book Club meeting May 18.   Another group of about 20 will discuss the same book next week. The next book club will start Summer Quarter.

Answers to commonly asked questions about Summer 2005 enrollment

Answers to frequently asked questions about registration, fee payment, financial aid, parking and IDs for Summer Quarter are now posted on the Web. The answers were produced by the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) department with input from Student Services departments. Faculty and staff are asked to look over this information so we can answer students' questions accurately Summer Quarter.   Summer FAQs.

Are you interested in bringing your child to college?

Columbus State's Kids in College still has openings

Columbus State's K-12 Initiatives Department is offering Kids In College, a summer day camp for kids entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in September 2005. It's a two-week, hands-on, "college" learning experience where children can discover the fun of computers, art, music, physical fitness, math, science, communication skills and conflict resolution.  

Students will be able to participate in activities to help build self-esteem, explore exciting and somewhat non-traditional college and career opportunities, and spend time on a college campus in the heart of the Downtown Discovery District.   Kids in College is taught by teachers and staff experienced with this age group. Children will enjoy field trips, activities and performances by special guests and members of Columbus State faculty.  

Kids in College will take place on the main campus, headquartered in the Nestor Hall student lounge, Monday through Friday, June 13-24 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. The cost is $300 for the two-week program. Your completed registration application and a $100 deposit is all that is needed to reserve a space for your child.   The remaining program tuition can then be paid by Friday, June 10.

Enrollment will be limited to 150 students to ensure quality and the desired class size (15 children per class).                                         Some of the 2004 Kids in College kids.Two program tracks will be offered.

"Exploring the Future" will focus primarily on art and art history, science and physical world connections, literature and creative writing, drama and self-esteem, physical education, health and fitness. The students in this track may have an opportunity to visit such places as the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Topiary Garden.  

"Tooling up for the Future" will focus primarily on computer learning, robotics, mass communications, conflict resolution, the Internet, scientific methods, and environmental studies. The students in this track will participate in an environmental stream monitoring field trip.  

Call ext. 5845 or email Angela Green at

to request information and registration materials. To visit the Kids in College website, see: