July 14, 2005

Raising the Barr
Michigan artist David Barr, left, watches as the granite bases to his sculpture are installed by heavy crane at the south side of the Technology and Learning Center Thursday. Barr was the recipient of the Percent for Art commission, a program that targets one percent of the cost of state funded building projects for artwork that enhances the facility. 

Tell us about Columbus State alumni!

The Columbus State 2005 Report to the Community will feature stories about our alumni and former students who are working and making a difference in the community. Please tell us about graduates or former students you know who are thriving in their career, are making an impact in the central Ohio community, have made a successful transfer to a four-year institution, have found a special niche in the workplace, or have overcome obstacles to graduate from Columbus State and make their future brighter. Recent graduates or alumni from many years ago are equally sought after. Please let us know of any special Columbus State grads that you'd like to see featured in the 2005 annual report by calling Suzanne May in Institutional Advancement at ext. 5115, or emailing smay@cscc.edu .




Plenty of jazz in July despite showers

The band NexLevel performs at the annual Jazz in July event on the campus mallway Wednesday, despite persistent showers that dampened the event.







Student Activities placed additional tents with seating for the audience, so the music went on as planned!






Health and wellness articles now online

Matrix, Columbus State's Employee Assistance Program, publishes a monthly newsletter on health and wellness issues for its members. Featured in the July edition of The Matrix Monitor is information on decision making, assertiveness, self-help groups, managing stress and avoiding anger. You can read the newsletter by clicking on the newsletter icon at left. The Matrix Monitor newsletter will be linked monthly on our Update sidebar.

1981 Hospitality graduate named to position at Cornell

Christine Natsios
Christine Natsios has been appointed Director of Alumni Affairs at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. Natsios will serve as the school's primary liaison to the 9,000-member Cornell Hotel Society and the Cornell Hotel Society Foundation. She will develop and implement alumni activities and programs throughout the world. Natsios graduated from Cornell in 1985 and from Columbus State's Hospitality Management program in 1981. She most recently worked at the Columbus Museum of Art as special events manager. She is fluent in Modern Greek, Spanish and French.

Become a Google-ologist with the Summer Quarter Instructional Technologies Institute

The Summer 2005 Instructional Technologies Institute (ITI) seminar schedule is set and ready for employees to enroll, including a brand-new course on "Googleology."   The course "The World is at Your Fingertips" teaches you how to find anything on the web using Google or one of the many other search tools available.

To learn more about course offerings this quarter, visit the Seminar Listings page of the ITI website. Faculty and staff seminar listings are ready and available for registration. All ITI seminars are open and free for all current faculty and staff of Columbus State.

Several new offerings are available, including Introduction to StudyMate, a Blackboard feature that allows you to make games out of exams and quizzes created in Respondus.   The Advanced PowerPoint classes are offered in shorter one-hour sessions, including "Creating Killer Animations," "Spicing it up with Audio & Video," and "Navigation Tricks."

A new course in the Teaching with Technology section offers information on discussion board management and how to improve interaction in online courses. And you can learn step-by-step how to access your own network files from home through the Internet using the Remote Storage Access feature in the new WS500 course. Take me to the ITI seminar registration page.