September 26, 2005

New faculty members are, from front left:  Naomi Lee, Practical Nursing; Kristina Schmid, Developmental Education; and Shirley Keckley, Nursing. Standing are: Rebecca Mobley, Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Heather Johnston, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
New faculty complete orientation

Five newly-hired full-time faculty members have completed their three-day orientation, spending time with President Moeller and Provost Snider and discussing issues pertaining to teaching and learning. 

Elizabeth Daugherty, chair of Computer Information Technology, and Barb Thompson, Communication Skills, discussed assessment with the new faculty members, Elizabeth Betzel, Mathematics, discussed "Formation/Why We Teach," and Deans Conner, Hockenbery, Marr, Rogers and Wagner each briefed the new faculty on their areas.

In addition, a faculty panel provided information on preparing to teach, managing time, and looking forward to promotion and tenure. Joining the panel discussion were: Rick Bartlett, Business Management; Deborah Bertsch, Communication Skills; Joan Young, Engineering Technologies; and Brenna Michelis, Developmental Education. The orientation was coordinated by Shah Hasan, Director, Human Capacity Development, and Bill Dross, Coordinator, Human Capacity Development.

Aviation student receives scholarship

Kevin Karam, Columbus State Aviation Maintenance student, was presented a $500 Tuition Scholarship from The Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (COPAMA) at the September 13 meeting. 

Kevin Karam, on left, receives his scholarship check from Lowell Dowler, president of the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association.


Small Business Center to offer 10-session class on growing a business

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The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State will offer the "NxEntrepreneurs" business plan development class starting October 11, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room J.

The NxEntrepreneur class provides in-depth instruction into the art and science of building a growth business. The 10-session training program is designed to teach better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business decisions regarding growth. The classes provide a venue for frank discussions on the specifics of running a business, according to Michael Bowers, director of the SBDC at Columbus State.

Series registration is $225, which includes all materials and books. To register, or if you have questions, call ext. 5300 or visit