Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dublin Site Specialist been there, done that!

Terry Lister calls all those studying at the Dublin Off-Campus Center, "my students," and she looks after their every need, decorating the center for holidays, helping students register, offering suggestions to ease scheduling woes, and generally taking care of business at one of the college's busiest off-campus sites.  

Staff Employee of the Month
October 2006

The eight-year employee of the college identifies with the students of all ages and backgrounds because she was one of them and has been there, done that.  

Lister dropped out of school in the eighth grade, returned years later to earn a GED, and then enrolled in Columbus State's Associate of Arts degree program.   She ended up completing the AA as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Microcomputing simultaneously, so she knows how to juggle work, school and home very well, thank you!

She is now excited about the possibility of a new degree program being offered soon in her favorite hobby, digital photography.   As soon as that program is approved, says Terry, she'll enroll in the coursework, with the plan to earn a third degree in order to use her hobby as a sideline profession.

Terry also was elected to the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) and serves on the Professional Development subcommittee.

"Her natural abilities, combined with her work ethic and ability to evolve academically and socially are a recipe for her success," wrote Yvonne Watson, supervisor of Off-Campus Programs.

"She does ordinary tasks in an extraordinary way," says her nominator, Dublin faculty member Donna Baker. "She demonstrates by example the concept of lifelong learning."


Don't miss this conversation

The Autumn Quarter In-Service Day, Wednesday, October 25, promises to be different from any other.  For starters, we will meet off-campus in Battelle Hall at the Columbus Convention Center on Nationwide Boulevard. Autumn In-Service Day will be called Conversation Day, as part of the new Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process Columbus State is using to renew our accreditation. This is an outstanding opportunity for everyone at Columbus State to review the results of the AQIP survey, share ideas, and have a say in the future of our college. Details about In-Service activities can be accessed at


Nursing law class offered for CEU credit

The Nursing and Related Services Department will open the classroom to all RNs and LPNs who would like to attend a lecture on "The Board of Nursing and The Disciplinary Process," given by Janice Lanier, RN, JD, Director of Health Policy for the Ohio Nurses Association.

The lecture is part of the seventh quarter nursing students' curriculum, and will be held Monday, October 23, 11 a.m.-noon in Franklin Hall 104/106. The lecture will offer 1.4 contact hours and is approved for the mandatory law requirement for license renewal.


Lambert named to National Aviation Hall of Fame nominating board

Norman Lambert, adjunct faculty member in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was recently named a lifetime member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Nominations.  

The board members accept and vote annually on nominations to the Aviation Hall of Fame, which includes such prominent aviators, astronauts, inventors and scientists as Buzz Aldrin, Amelia Earhart, Henry Ford, John Glenn, Eddie Rickenbacker, Orville Wright and Chuck Yeager.



Minority vendors, buyers converge on Columbus State

The Columbus State purchasing office hosted its 3rd annual Minority/Disadvantaged Vendor Open House on September 14 in the WD Conference Center. The open house was cosponsored by the South Central Ohio Minority Business Council, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Women's Business Enterprise Council and the Central Ohio Minority Business Association.

The open house set a new attendance record with 93 vendor representatives and 25 Columbus State buyers attending the event. The open house consisted of a general session that featured a presentation by Brad Farmer, Purchasing, and Marlon Dixon, Bookstore, on how to do business with Columbus State, as well as a matchmaker event where all vendor attendees met one-on-one with a Columbus State buyer. The open house received excellent reviews from both vendors and buyers.

Information on how to do business with Columbus State can also be found on the Purchasing page of the college Web site by clicking on "about CSCC" and "how to do business with Columbus State."   



Development Foundation hosts landscape fundraiser at Conservatory today

In conjunction with the Dale Chihuly exhibit "Fiori" opening this week at the Franklin Park Conservatory, the Columbus State Development Foundation will host a reception today, October 12, in the Palm House.  The program will update the Landscape and Nursery industry on the Columbus State program and Landscape Scholarship initiative. The event runs 5:30-7 p.m. A $50 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Elissa Schneider at ext. 5028.


Discover DX General Books & Merchandise opens November 2006

The DX General Book Department well be a great place to browse and relax with a hot coffee drink and your favorite book. The DX houses a large variety of general and reference books to meet your every reading and research need.   Don't find the book you need? Again, just ask! We can special order almost any title. The DX will feature popular new release titles, New York Times bestsellers, Oprah's Pick book titles, bargain books, children's books, business reference, and much more.

The DX also will bring many new services to you including:

  Stay tuned for weekly updates and more information.