July 7, 2005


New TV ads feature math, respiratory care faculty and students

Columbus State will hit the airwaves with two new television ads beginning next week. The ads are the central element of Columbus State’s fall enrollment campaign.

Starring in the new ads are Assistant Professor of Mathematics Phil MacLean and Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care Sue Donahue, each working with one of their students (Marc Randolph and Paul Gibney, respectively). They follow the format of last year’s ads, which featured faculty members Crystal Clark of Communication Skills and Dick Ansley of Landscape Design.

“Together, the four ads tell a great story of what Columbus State is all about, great teaching, great learning opportunities, personal attention, outstanding quality, and connections to real-world applications,” said Will Kopp, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “That is the Columbus State brand, and our faculty and students portray that brand better than any actors could.”

The four ads will air at various times through the first week of September on all the local stations as well as several cable channels, such as MTV, BET, Comedy Central, The Cartoon Network, and The Family Channel. The ads will air on programming primarily aimed at 18-24-year-olds, and secondarily at 25-44-year-olds, such as Oprah and other talk shows, daytime soaps, reruns of The Simpsons, Friends and other shows, and morning and noon news. The ads will also appear during prime-time showings of The O.C. and The Teen Choice Awards on Fox.

The television advertising will be supported by print ads run in central Ohio newspapers, a series of radio ads featuring the Voice of Reason as the official spokesvoice for Columbus State, and direct mail pieces that are being sent to prospective students throughout our four-county service district.

The ads will soon be available to view on the Columbus State home page.

Training now available to get data from the Colleague system and the mainframe

Two ESQL training sessions will be offered for beginners July 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. ESQL (Execute SeQuel) queries allow you to collect information from the Colleague or “old” mainframe databases. You do not need to be a programmer to take these courses, and you will not be learning how to write programs. You will be learning how to run the existing programs that have been created by the Data Center staff.  

To register for one of the classes, go to the employee training web site at:  http://www.cscc.edu/employeetraining. Click on courses, click on Colleague, then click on Colleague 201- Running ESQL for Beginners and select from the dates and times available. If you register on this site, you will be granted ESQL access prior to the training session. This access is necessary to complete the training. Please register by July 14. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

Dell awarded 2006 contract for computers

After an exhaustive four-month bid and evaluation process, Dell Computer Inc. has been awarded the Columbus State contract for desktop and laptop computer systems for FY2006, according to Etienne Martin, director of the Data Center, and Jim Beidler, director of Communications Technologies and PC Services. Ten companies competed for the contract.

Columbus State to partner with Abigail Wexner and domestic violence coalition to develop web course for CEU credit

Web developers in Columbus State’s Teaching Learning Resource Center will finish up work on a new on-line course in preparation for an Autumn Quarter offering in partnership with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, a group headed by Abigail Wexner.

Rich James, video and web developer in the TLRC, has completed the non-credit on-line course development and will use a database provided by the Coalition to distribute course information.

The course, offered through the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Department, is targeted to nurses, teachers, counselors and other professionals who may come into contact with victims of domestic abuse and who need to know how to recognize the signs of possible abuse and how to help the victims. Those completing the on-line course would be able to receive continuing education credit to help meet their various licensing and certification requirements.

The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence is a private, non-profit organization founded to create a community culture that does not tolerate family violence.

Abigail Wexner founded the Coalition in 1998, which each year raises more than $1 million through the New Albany Classic International Grand Prix, held at the Wexner estate every year since 1999.

Columbus State has donated the time and expertise to develop the web course. The Coalition will provide the database needed to promote the course to professionals working in education, healthcare and social services. Nursing and Related Services Department Chair Polly Owen, Ph.D., serves as a member of the Health Care Task Force of the Coalition.

Wellness Fest to feature healthy fun

Wellness Fest '05 kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, near the Christopher Columbus statue with games and exhibitors discussing health and wellness issues. Running through Thursday, July 14 at 4 p.m., the event will feature healthful, fun-filled activities and speakers who can help jump-start everyone’s physical activity. 


Wellness Fest Schedule of Events

Monday, July 11

11a.m.: Spinning class demo

Noon: Group Bike Ride (bring your own bike) and walk

1 p.m.: Bicycle repair demo

Tuesday, July 12

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Blood Drive in Nestor Hall

11 a.m.: Spinning class demo

Noon: Group Bike Ride and Walk

Wednesday, July 13

10 a.m.: Outdoor Yoga Class (Bring a towel)

11 a.m.: Scavenger Hunt

Noon: Group Bike Ride and Walk

4 p.m.: Keynote Speaker: Don Laubenthal, "Physical Activity - How? When? Why?" Nestor Hall Room D

Thursday, July 14

Noon: Group Bike Ride and Walk

4 p.m.: Keynote Speaker: Tom Habegger, Ph.D. "Wellness," Nestor Hall Room D

In the event of rain, activities will move inside the Nestor Hall Lobby.

More information on the lunch hour bike rides:

You can explore downtown trails and streets, get fit, and enjoy the company of fellow staff and students on lunchtime bike rides. Rides will be at a gentle pace and will cover about 10 miles. Two or more smaller groups can form based on ability. No rider will be left behind.

When:  Tuesday through Friday, July 12-15

            Noon-1 p.m. (weather permitting)

Where: Meet at the bike rack on the ramp leading to Delaware Hall.

What to bring: Your bike, a helmet, water

You can learn about and sign up for rides in advance during the information fair on Monday July 11. All participants will be entered in a raffle for a mountain bike.

Planned Routes:

I-670 Trail: Travel northeast of campus on a dedicated bike trail that begins behind Fort Hayes and follows I-670 toward the airport. If time allows we will pick up the Alum Creek Trail heading toward Franklin Park, or we will ride back on the I-670 Trail.

Greenway Trail North: Travel west of campus, through the Arena District, and pick up a dedicated trail heading north toward Ohio State. We will ride out and back on the same trail.

Greenway Trail South: Travel west of campus, through the Arena District, and pick up a dedicated trail heading south toward Lower Scioto Park. We will ride out and back on the same trail.

Columbus East Side: Travel east of campus on Long Street, south through Franklin Park, and on the Alum Creek trail and/or residential streets in Bexley. We’ll return the way we came. 

Better Eating and Snacking Cookbook

The Wellness Fest 2005 edition of this popular cookbook is back, sponsored by the Learnerís Success Forum for Faculty and Staff.

Please submit your favorite recipe(s) to Jim Kimnach, jkimnach@cscc.edu, or bring them to the Wellness Fest by Thursday, July 14. The recipes will be compiled into a free electronic cookbook and available to all who participate or want one at the Wellness Fest Faculty Forum on Wednesday, July 20 from 1-2 p.m. in Nestor Hall, Room B. 

Recipe categories include:

  1. Appetizers

  2. Beverages

  3. Breakfasts

  4. Desserts

  5. Soups

  6. Snacks

  7. Breads

  8. Main Dishes

  9. Salads

  10. Marinades

  11. Calorie cutters

    1. Weight Watchers

    2. South Beach

    3. Tastefully Simple

    4. Atkins Plan

Include with each recipe:

  1. Comments about what makes it healthful (fewer calories, fewer grams of fat, etc.)

  2. Give credit to a particular company or particular cookbook if needed (Weight Watchers, South Beach, etc.)

  3. Your name, phone number, email address and the source of your recipe.

Don’t miss Jazz in July next Wednesday

The annual Jazz in July, a lunchtime concert featuring the band Nexlevel, will be held Wednesday, July 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the mallway near the statue. Spend an enjoyable lunch hour listening to smooth jazz, sipping lemonade and munching your salad made from a healthy recipe you found at the Wellness Fest!

Curriculum Committee to hold forums on non-credit, field trip policies

The Curriculum Committee has is recommending changes to two policies and related procedures and has scheduled campus forums to gain your input and perspective on Policy 5-10: Non-Credit Courses, and Policy 5-17: Field Trips. The forums are scheduled as follows:

Policy 5-10, Non-Credit Courses - Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m., NH Seminar C; and Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m., NH Seminar C

Policy 5-17, Field Trips - Tuesday, July 12, 3 p.m., NH Seminar C; and Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m., NH Seminar C.

The proposed revisions to the policies and procedures are available on the governance web site at http://www.cscc.edu/Governance/committeeInfo.asp?CommitteeID=5 under Documents.

If you are unable to attend, please send your feedback to Jim Hamberg by noon on Thursday, July 14, or attend the next Curriculum Committee Meeting, July 14, at 1 p.m.