January 19, 2006
The Ohio Learning Network is offering TeachU seminars, a series of free, hour-long interactive Web presentations on emerging technologies and pedagogies used in teaching, assessment, and student success.
Each seminar is delivered live using online audio and video/image presentation technology, allowing participants to interact with the presenter and other participants through a Web browser.
The facilitator and presenter will discuss the topic and respond to questions submitted by seminar participants in an online meeting room. The format includes guests doing an initial presentation using PowerPoint slides, Web tours, or other online resources, and then engaging in dialogue with the facilitator and online participants.
Upcoming TeachU online seminars include:
For more information on the seminars or to register, go to http://www.teachuohio.org/.
Eschenbrenner, Giese earn college degrees
Columbus State employees Charley Eschenbrenner and Lynn Giese received their degrees during their university's fall quarter graduation ceremony.
Eschenbrenner, information representative in the Telephone Information Center, earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Franklin University. She is now pursuing her Master of Business Administration at Franklin.
Giese, tutorial program coordinator in Development Education, earned his Master of Science in Administration with a focus on information resource management from Central Michigan University.
LaForrest earns REM certification
Alan LaForrest, special projects coordinator in Physical Plant, earned certification as a Registered Environmental Manager from the National Registry of Environmental Professionals.
To earn his credentials, LaForrest passed a comprehensive written exam covering laws and industry standards, provided detailed documentation of his environmental education and training, provided proof of years of satisfactory environmental work experience, and underwent a comprehensive background check.
B& I offers leadership training
A Performance Leaders Certificate program is being offered through Columbus State's Business and Industry Training Services Department.
Track 1 of this training, Personal Leadership, will be held for three consecutive Fridays beginning March 3 and ending March 17. This 3-day class will teach attendees the interpersonal skills necessary to be a successful manager.
To attend this class or seek additional information, please contact Jeff Spain at ext. 5076.
Aviation students get help paying for certification tests
Sixteen students of Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology were awarded Testing Scholarships by the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association. The scholarship pays for the students' nine FAA Certification Tests--three written exams, three oral examinations, and three practical exams--which cost $700.
The awardees were Perry Chappano, Josh Kotalic, Jeremy McMullen, Chris Sherard, James Van Dyke, Mark Zimmerman, Dan Gillespie, Charles Lawerence, Jason Newton, Tim Sholl, Mark Volz, Robert Kesterson, Zach Ludi, Joe Rayburn, Troy Tector, and Sean Wise.
Update is now searchable
The Update newsletter is now searchable. You can access the search by going to the Update home page at http://www.cscc.edu/update and clicking "Back Issues," or you can visit the link directly at http://www.cscc.edu/update/archive.htm. Update can be searched by back issue date or by a key word.
IRS decreases mileage rate
Columbus State's travel procedure 9-06(A) ties mileage reimbursement rates to the Internal Revenue Service guidelines. The IRS recently announced a decrease to the mileage rates because gas prices have dropped. Effective January 1, the rate decreased from 48.5 cents to 44.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven.
Travel forms are available on the intranet and will be updated to reflect the new rates. Reimbursement forms that are in-transit will have the mileage rate adjusted by the Travel Office for travel that occurs on or after January 1.
Questions regarding the new rates should be addressed to Betty Sugar in the Travel Office at ext 2421.