June 17, 2005

1991 Hospitality graduate named Chef of the Year

Candace Bauer, CEC, manager and executive chef at Big Lot's Corporate Office has been chosen as Chef of the Year by the Columbus Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Bauer is a graduate of Bexley High School and a 1991 Columbus State graduate in the Hospitality Management Chef Apprenticeship program. Bauer also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Mt. Vernon Nazarene College.  

Bauer is very involved in the American Culinary Federation and has held several offices. She is currently the chapter's vice president. She has worked at the Hyatt Regency, Ross Labs and Paul's Pantry and Catering, prior to joining Big Lots.


Kansas City composer attends premiere of work commissioned for Concert Band

Ian Corbett, a composer from Kansas City and assistant professor of Music Technology at Kansas City Community College, was commissioned by Columbus State to compose a piece for the college's Concert Band, directed by Thomas Lloyd.  

Lloyd received a grant from the Development Foundation to have the work, entitled "Charisma" composed by Corbett. The premier was held May 25 at the King Arts Complex, with Corbett conducting.

"The concept was to compose a piece that would be enjoyable for both the band and the audience," said Corbett. "The fusion of traditional ideas of harmony, melody and counterpoint, with chord extensions borrowed from jazz, create the style of the piece."



Ohio Growth Summit hosts national keynote speakers

Mike Bowers, center, coordinator in the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, greets the two keynote speakers for the first annual Ohio Growth Summit, held June 13 on campus. Nick Warnock, left, was a competitor on the reality show The Apprentice . He lectured on techniques to ignite the sales process.   Guy Kawasaki, right, is the author of Rules of Revolutionaries and The Art of the Start , who shared his experience starting up companies.




Public Safety names supervisor of Community Policing

Michael J. Cannistra has been promoted to supervisor of Community Policing Services.   Canistra is a Youngstown State University Criminal Justice graduate, and has been a member of the Columbus State Department of Public Safety since 2001.

Fine form on the lanes!

The four members of the Columbus State Corporate Challenge bowling team show off their form on campus after placing eighth in Division II at the May 14 competition. From left are Ken Conner, Dean of Enrollment Services; Paul Smith, supervisor of Student Accounting; Sue McLaren, assistant in Student Services; and Lorraine Beckman, lab assistant in Hospitality Management

Two adjunct faculty members recognized by dietetic association

Two members of the Hospitality Management Dietetic program were given awards by the Ohio Dietetic Association at their Annual Meeting April 15.  

Elizabeth Miller, RD, was named the Research Dietitian of the year, and Suzanne Christman, RD, was named a Member Merit Award winner. Both faculty members teach nutrition at Columbus State.