August 22, 2005

Student chefs prepare White Castle winners

The Hospitality Management Department and a team of four students in the Chef Apprenticeship Major prepared 10 dishes August 18 using only White Castle hamburgers--popularly known as "sliders." The dishes were the top 10 of 106 recipes submitted by the general public in White Castle's annual nationwide cooking contest.

The dishes were prepared in the campus kitchens by the students, supervised by Deane Cobler, and were taken to White Castle headquarters for judging. The winning entrée, "Morning Crave," included 10 burgers layered with cheese, eggs and bread, then baked.

White Castle made a $2,500 donation to the Columbus State Development Foundation in appreciation for Columbus State's assistance.

Veterinary dentistry is a growing specialty in the field of animal medicine.
Vet Tech to offer veterinary dental lab for local DVMs

A veterinary dentistry "wet lab" (not to be confused with a Labrador retriever that has gone swimming) sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health will be offered to local veterinarians and vet techs August 31 from 1-4 p.m. in the Vet Tech building on 6 th Street.

Three veterinary dental specialists and Columbus State Professor Brenda Johnson, D.V.M. will coordinate the training for 24 participants, who will rotate through four lab stations to practice various dental techniques on cats and dogs.  


Sprucing up parking in time for fall

The Physical Plant Department reports that between August 23 and September 16 two parking lots a day will be closed for painting. The schedule below will be followed unless the weather intervenes:

August 23-   lots 3-EH, 14-S, 27-S
August 24-   lots 13-S, 21-S, 25-S
August 25-   lots 12-S, 6-AHV
August 30-   lots 1-EH, 9-EHV
August 31-   lots 2-E, 5-S, 22-S

September 6-   lot 11-S
September 7-   lots 7-EV, 19-EH
September 8-    lots 4-S, 10-H
September 9-   lots 8-S, 24-S

Days that are rained out will be rescheduled for the week of September 12. For information on parking lot closures, contact Michael Ryan at ext. 2508, or email

Public Safety Department to cosponsor car show benefiting disabled veterans

The Columbus State Public Safety Department, in conjunction with, will sponsor the Second Annual Charity Cruise-In, a car show with categories including Best Truck, Best Import, Fan's Pick and Best Pre-'80s car--all to benefit the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Officer Mike Cannistra is helping coordinate the event, which will be held Sunday, September 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Columbus State campus, in parking lot 12-S. The event is free and open to the public. Car registration is $15 per car. Contact Cannistra for more information at