July 11, 2005
Bike 'n' Bus program puts wheels in motion
Mike McCann, senior service analyst from COTA, demonstrates how easy it is to put your bicycle on the front rack of a COTA bus, then ride free.
Columbus State chef team to compete in national "Knowledge Bowl"
A team of chef apprentices from Columbus State will compete in the Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl July 31 at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) national convention in San Antonio. The team won the Northeast Regional competition to qualify for the finals.
Since 1992, teams of students/apprentices, who are student members of ACF chapters, have faced off in a battle of the brains. This competition is named in honor of past ACF National President Baron H. Galand, who championed the junior members and encouraged them to get involved in their profession outside of their kitchens.
The competition is a perennial favorite at the national conference, pitting teams of students from around the country against one another in a round-robin format that poses answers, "Jeopardy" style. The team providing the most correct questions is the winner.
Good luck to our Columbus State team July 31!
South-Western Center at Grove City to encourage enrollment and registration
Students living in Grove City needing help applying for financial aid, figuring out the admissions process, scheduling classes and paying fees are being invited to an enrollment open house and registration session at the South-Western Center at Grove City.
On Wednesday, July 20, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the enrollment open house, representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and the Student Assistance Center will walk students through the admissions process. With a July 24 financial aid deadline for Fall Quarter looming, a special financial aid workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Students who bring the proper paperwork will be able to complete their FAFSA form at the workshop.
As a follow-up, a registration session will be held Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. At this interactive session, students will be able to go online, view their financial aid account, register for classes, pay their fees, view their class schedule and access their student mail.
If you have questions about the South-Western Center Open Houses, please contact the Off-Campus Programs Department, at ext. 5083.
Submit your proposal for conference on learning
The Assessment Committee is accepting proposals for the Conference on Assessment and Learning to be held at the Easton Hilton September 29-30.
Proposals should focus on issues in general education, student services and service learning, including e-portfolios. Proposals on any relevant topic are acceptable, but those that support the conference theme, "Building Community and Connections," are particularly welcome.
Session presentations are limited to 50 minutes, including time set aside for audience engagement and questions. Presentations can be in traditional paper, panel, demonstration or tutorial format.
To submit a proposal, log on to www.cscc.edu/Assessment and click on the Proposal Submissions link to access the Proposal Submission Form. For more information, contact Barbara Thompson , at ext. 5065, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder from the Payroll Department
Last August the College moved all full-time staff and administrators to a two-week-behind pay system. Paychecks for the first through the fifteenth will be paid on the last working day of the month. Therefore, employees' 2.5 percent pay increases will begin on the July 29 paychecks, and the one-time $500 compensation will be on the July 15 paycheck.