May 26, 2005

College's "new" Lear Jet touches down at Bolton Field after last flight

Dick Bickerstaff, chairman of Engineering Technologies, tests the cockpit of a Lear Jet 25D on for size minutes after the aircraft touched down on its final flight from Rickenbacker airport to Bolton Field May 25. The Lear will become the first fully operational turbojet aircraft owned by the Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Technology Department after being retired from the fleet of AirNet Systems, Inc., an air transportation service for small package shippers. The Lear's title papers show that the jet was formerly owned by country singer Willie Nelson.  












Students rush to inspect the new aircraft as it sits outside of the Columbus State hangar after landing at Bolton Field.

Mainframe to retire June 10

The mainframe environment known as "Legacy" will be officially retired and become unavailable on Friday, June 10, 2005.

All the data available in the system will be preserved and available for reporting in the new Oracle environment past June 10.  For more information you may contact Etienne Martin, Director of Data Center at

Open enrollment health care meetings scheduled

If you are interested in enrolling in the college's health insurance plan provided by UnitedHealthcare, open enrollment meetings will be held the week of May 31. Please plan to attend one of the following meetings:   

•  Tuesday, May 31                  10 a.m.-noon    Nestor Hall C

•  Tuesday, May 31                  2-4 p.m.              Nestor Hall C

•  Wednesday, June 1             9-11 a.m.            Nestor Hall B

•  Wednesday, June 1             1-3 p.m.              Nestor Hall B

•  Thursday, June 2                  10a.m.-noon     Nestor Hall C

•  Thursday, June 2                   2-4p.m.              Nestor Hall C

Open Enrollment for the health and dental plans for eligible full-time employees will begin Tuesday, May 31. As previously announced, United Healthcare will be the health insurance provider effective July 1. All eligible full-time employees who wish to continue health care coverage through the College will need to enroll in one of the three options available with UHC. Employees must enroll online or with a UHC enrollment form to ensure medical coverage effective July 1.  

Delta Dental will remain the dental provider for the College. The plan design will remain the same. If you are currently enrolled in Delta Dental and wish to make no changes, you don't have to complete any paperwork. You will see an adjustment to your payroll deduction, as the College has experienced a 7 percent increase in the premium.

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

Compensation survey online for employees

The Compensation Review Committee would like to invite all applicable employees to participate in the online confidential survey currently being conducted by Fox Lawson.  

Please take some time to visit this website designed for Columbus State and answer the survey questions. Your input is important for the success of the project. The online survey is available at

Mobile Mammography available June 8

Columbus State will sponsor mammography screenings by The James Mobile Mammography Unit Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Mobile Mammography Department at 1-800-240-4477. American Cancer Society guidelines state that women over 40 should have an annual mammogram. Women eligible for the screening must not be pregnant or nursing, must currently be asymptomatic, and must not have had breast implants or previous breast cancer.

Red Cross Blood Drive on campus June 8

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive on June 8, from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome, or to schedule an appointment call Heather Borland at 251-1451 or e-mail:

Appraisal program to offer career night

The Real Estate and Appraisal degree programs, coordinated by Carl Hemmeler, will hold an Appraisal Career Night program on Wednesday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room A. The event will highlight career opportunities in the field of professional appraisal and is free and open to anyone interested in the field. For more information, contact Trish Haaser in Transitional Workforce, at ext. 5397, or email phaaser@cscc.ed