August 11, 2005

Academic calendar now online
The academic calendar, containing information on campus closings, class schedule deadlines, midterm progress report deadlines, payroll and more is now available on the intranet at http://intranet/AC/august05.htm

Employment applications to go paperless in October

Starting October 18, applying for a job at Columbus State will be easier than ever. In order to leave the paper trail behind, Human Resources will be implementing a new online applicant tracking system utilizing the services of PeopleAdmin.

With the new system, every step of the hiring process—including posting an opening, submitting an application and resume, screening applicants, and distributing applications for review—will be done electronically.

The new system will streamline Human Resources processes by reducing applicant phone calls, eliminating the processing of applications received by mail or fax, and eliminating mailed responses to applicants.

Julie VanWynsberghe, Human Resources representative, says, “The new system will help us better serve all applicants by providing quality, timely feedback and allowing them to go online to view the status of the positions for which they applied. It will also provide managers with greater flexibility by having an automated position approval process, as well as the ability to review applications and resumes electronically.”

The PeopleAdmin system is currently used at 150 colleges and universities, including Ohio State University, the University of Arizona, Auburn University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Kentucky. It can provide customized job requisition forms and applications, and according to VanWynsberghe, “The system will allow Human Resources the ability to track EEO statistics much more effectively than we can now.” She continues, “Currently, our response rate is about 12 percent, and the new system reports an average response rate of 85 percent.”

Users can look forward to additional information and training in the upcoming months. For more information, please contact your Human Resources representative.

Employees invited to “Bowl for Kids”

As a kickoff to the annual “Holidays Are for Kids” campaign that provides gifts for needy children, the Staff Advisory Council’s Activities Committee is hosting “Bowling for Kids” on August 23, from 6-9 p.m. Bowling will take place at Palace Lanes, 5707 Forest Hills Boulevard, just off East Dublin-Granville Road and Cleveland Avenue.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and include the cost of two games, a pair of shoes and a donation to “Holidays Are for Kids.” Prizes also will be given away during the evening. Anyone bowling more than two games must pay Palace Lanes the full price of a regular game.

If you’re interested, contact one of the Activities Committee members for your tickets:

Betty Richardson at ext. 3821, Michelle Kohar at ext. 2615, Jerri Heine at ext. 5419, Jennifer Snider at ext. 5946, Tonja Lawson at ext. 5423, or Tina Spencer at ext. 2603

Information on Delaware Campus now available online

An intranet website is now available at http://intranet/dcc/ with information on the work of the Delaware Campus Committee.

The website includes Dr. Moeller's charter for the group, a list of committee members, the committee's general plan, agendas and notes from scheduled committee meetings, and documents the committee has reviewed.

New section number announced for Fall Quarter Active Living course

The Active Living I course listed in the August 8 Update as SFMT298 has been changed to SFMT-299.  If you are interested in participating, go to CougarWeb and enroll in SFMT-299-001-24002, held Tuesdays from 12-12:50 p.m., or SFMT-299-002-24003, held Tuesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. 

Human Resources, the Sports and Fitness Management Department, and the Health Care Committee are sponsoring the Active Living courses that will help you fit physical activity into your daily life.

For more information about the Active Living courses, go to or contact David Litt, coordinator of sports & fitness management, at ext. 3681.

New time set for job search coach

The Columbus State Student Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) meeting reported in the August 8 Update has been changed from 5:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Special guest Janice Worthington, certified professional resume writer and job search coach, will share her years of wisdom in resume creation and job review techniques with members and guests. The meeting, open to all Columbus State students, faculty and staff, will begin at 5 p.m. in Nestor Hall B.

CSI is an international group of design, construction, facility, and industry professionals dedicated to promoting construction communications from concept and design through facility management. For more information contact CSI faculty advisor Dean Bortz at