June 2, 2005

System downtime to take place this weekend

The Colleague system will be unavailable from midnight Saturday, June 4 through noon Sunday, June 5.

Network to be available by secure server via Internet

Coming this summer quarter, all students, faculty and staff can enjoy secure and convenient access to files stored in their CSCC network home directory via the Internet. Access will be password protected and communication will be fully encrypted. Watch next quarter’s Update for more information on this service and instructions on how to use it

Health care enrollment now online

The UnitedHealthcare online open enrollment is now up and running.  All full-time employees are encouraged to use this process to enroll, as it is easier and more efficient than the paper process.  Some of the information on this process sent in a campus-wide email yesterday was incorrect.  Follow the directions below to log into the system to begin your open enrollment process. Thank you for your cooperation in using this pilot process for open enrollment.  If you have any questions, please contact Missy Graham at extension 5715.

Healthcare enrollment instructions

Social and Behavioral Sciences gives Adjunct Appreciation Award

An adjunct faculty member whose innovative use of popular culture enriches his lectures in socio-cultural history was the Spring Quarter recipient of the Adjunct Appreciation Award, given twice a year by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

Stewart Jobrack is a long-time adjunct faculty member who filled the role of temporary fulltime instructor during Winter Quarter, when the department was stretched to its limit.  "Stewart Jobrack has been highly praised by his fellow instructors for his flexibility and his willingness to substitute, share information, and add additional courses to his schedule," said Susan Rogers, Ph.D., head of the nominating committee for the award.

"His teaching style draws students into the critical thinking process and applies course concepts to their everyday lives," said Rogers.  "Students are thinking like social scientists before they even know it in Mr. Jobrack's classes."  

The award program was started in 2003 "for the purpose of recognizing the service of all adjunct professors in the Social and Behavioral Sciences." Other members of the committee coordinating the Adjunct Appreciation Award program are Traci Haynes, Tracy Little, Ph.D., Adam Moskowitz, Ph.D., Mary Reiter, Michael Schumacher, Erica Swarts, Ph.D., and David Tom.   To nominate an adjunct faculty member for the Autumn Quarter 2005 award, contact Traci Haynes at ext. 5005.

"Ohio Growth Summit" sponsored by Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State will hold the inaugural Ohio Growth Summit on June 13, from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  The Ohio Growth Summit has been developed for decision makers who wants to take their business to the next level. The summit will feature national keynote speakers and business growth tracks designed with the needs of Ohio businesses in mind.   

The keynote speakers will be:

Guy Kawasaki (www.guykawasaki.com) Discover the "Art" of success with business growth guru Guy Kawasaki. The author of Rules of Revolutionaries and The Art of the Start will share his experience in growing businesses in an entertaining and insightful presentation.


Nick Warnock (www.nwarnock.com) Nick shook Donald Trump's hand on The Apprentice and lived to tell about it. Nick will share insights from his Apprentice experience as well as tips and techniques to ignite your sales process.
A variety of business growth tracks will be offered, including such topics as "Your Brand - Creating It and Keeping It Strong;" "International Market Entry Strategies;" and "Employee Retention Strategies." The cost to attend the summit is $149 per person. For more information, or to register, visit the website at http://cscc.edu/OGS/index.htm.

Abbott's greatest hits published by Pudding House

Music fans have purchased greatest-hits collections for years. Poetry fans have a similar opportunity through the Greatest Hits series published by Pudding House, the nation's largest independent literary small press. Steve Abbott, associate professor in Communication Skills, has just been added to the list of over 200 contemporary poets published as part of the series.

Abbott's Greatest Hits 1981-2003 was released at the beginning of April. Poets in the invitation-only series are asked to submit their 12 greatest hits--poems most frequently anthologized or requested at readings--along with commentary about each of the poems.

Abbott has been active in central Ohio poetry circles for over 20 years. He was a founding member of The Poetry Forum at Larry's, which since 1984 has presented weekly Monday night poetry readings from October to May at Larry's Bar, a historic OSU-area watering hole. The series is funded by the Ohio Arts Council. He has also taught workshops at venues ranging from Thurber House to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well as helped to organize the Columbus State Writers Conference, which hosted its third annual event April 29-30. He has also judged several poetry competitions and consulted with the Columbus Arts Festival and Montgomery County's CultureWorks.

The 34-page collection is available from Pudding House at www.puddinghouse.com

Customer management software demonstration planned

The Knowledge Resources and Planning Department will host a demonstration of a customer relationship management software system with Kevin Reichley from Datamation Dynamics in TL112 from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3.  All employees are invited to attend.   For more information contact Sunday Zidonis at extension 5987.

Operation Feed a success

The Staff Advisory Council reports that the 2005 Operation Feed Campaign exceeded its goal to donate the equivalent of 1,000 meals (cans of food and/or donations) by collecting 1,720 total cans and cash donations this year.

June grad to receive athletic scholarship to Virginia Union University

Cougar basketball player Buster Perkins recently signed a letter of intent to attend Virginia Union University on an athletic scholarship. Perkins was named to the second team All-Conference team in 2004, averaging 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game during the season. Perkins will graduate from Columbus State June 10.





Baseball team loses in rainy World Series, two Cougars named NJCAA Division III Baseball All-America

The Columbus State Baseball team faltered in the first game of the NJCAA Division III World Series, held in rain-soaked Glen Falls, NY, May 21-23, losing to Massaoit Community College 9-6. After a rainout on Sunday, May 22, the Cougars played Erie Community College on May 23 and lost 6-0 in seven innings, ending their chances to continue in the tournament. Two Cougars were named to the All-America Team: first baseman Anthony Hayes, from Westerville, made the First Team and Ray McDonald, a right-handed pitcher from Columbus, made the Second Team.

Popular parenting seminars to be offered next week

Due to positive feedback received on the two parenting skills break-out sessions during In-Service, the College has decided repeat the programs to those who did not get the opportunity to attend.   The hour-long sessions will be offered during lunch.

  • Parenting Your Adolescent: Speaking the Same Language

Presenter:   Jason McCray, Ph.D., Matrix, (Columbus State's Employee Assistance Provider)

Tuesday, June 7, at noon in Nestor Hall Seminar Room C

This session will focus on general parenting skills for those with adolescent children. The main issues that will be addressed are setting age appropriate limits while encouraging and fostering the development of positive self-esteem and a positive parent-child relationship.  

  • Parenting Skills for those with Young Children  

Presenter:   Stacy Armstrong, Ph.D., Matrix

Friday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m., in Union Hall rooms 137 and 138

This session will discuss general parenting skills for those with young children, with emphasis on ages 5-8.The main issues that will be addressed are setting age- appropriate limits while encouraging and fostering the development of positive self-esteem and a positive parent-child relationship.