Monday, October 30, 2006

Noted Netter:
Ashlee Schreck named OCCAC Player of the Week

After helping lead the Lady Cougars to their fourth straight conference victory, Ashlee Schreck was named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference's Volleyball Player of the Week October 23.

Schreck tallied 14 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs and 1 ace in the Cougars' Oct. 18 victory over Clark State Community College, according to the conference. She committed only 5 errors in 23 attempts during the match.

Schreck is one of the league's top players, said coach Scott Nichols. Her 6-foot frame--coupled with exceptional court awareness--allows her to make punishing kills at the net.

"She can get up and put the ball down," Nichols said. "She's very rarely 'dug.'"

Schreck has the potential to transfer and play at a four-year school if she wants to, Nichols said, or she could decide to focus all her energies on her studies. Off the court, she maintains an "A" grade point average and plans to study international business.

Overall this season, Schreck has racked up 305 kills, 11 assists, 40 aces and 44 digs, according to the conference. She is ranked No. 12 in blocks per game in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III.

The Lady Cougars are now 6-4 in the OCCAC Division III conference. Against teams from all divisions, they own a 24-16 record.

Schreck, a middle blocker, came to Columbus State from Central Crossing High School in Grove City. Schreck started every match for the Cougars last year, and she ranked in the NJCAA Div-III's top 20 with 1.15 blocks per game.


DX Bookstore opens doors to first customers October 26

First customers in the Barista Café at the new bookstore check out the menu.

If you've been living on a deserted island the past few months and haven't noticed that the new retail complex, Discovery Exchange, has been completed, decorated, stocked and now opened--the first official day of operation was Thursday, October 26--you're in for a pleasant surprise. The DX is D-luxe, D-licious, and thoroughly D-lightful!

Sneak Peek Week at the Discovery Exchange coming soon

Faculty, staff and students are invited to take a "sneak peek" inside The Discovery Exchange Monday-Thursday, November 6-9, and Saturday, November 11, to check out the new digs and sample many of the new products and services available. The DX will be giving away thousands of dollars in promotional items, including an iPod Shuffle, Dell 17-inch flat screen monitor, textbook scholarships, a Revol cellphone with one-year service agreement, a Kodak digital camera, and many gift cards to local retailers. While there, you can check out the new Café DX & Barista, the DX Copy Shop, and DX On-the-Go convenience store.

The official ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening celebration of the Discovery Exchange will take place on Monday, November 13, at 11 a.m., and continue all day with a downtown residents' and community event during the late afternoon and evening hours.

For a complete schedule of Grand Opening events, prizes and activities, visit the bookstore website and click on the "Grand Opening" link.


Visiting Authors Workshop Series to feature author of "Flash Writing"

Michael Wilson, author of "Flash Writing: How to Write, Revise and Publish Stories Less Than 1,000 Words Long," will speak about   "Dynamic Character Creation" on Saturday, November 11, at 2 p.m. in the lower level of Nestor Hall. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The Visiting Authors Workshop Series, hosted by the Communication Skills Department, brings successful authors from both inside and outside of Ohio on campus to share their insights, experiences, and ideas on what it takes to become a top-quality writer. Each workshop will start at 2 p.m. and last 2 to 2 ½ hours. Light refreshments will be served.

Michael Wilson has been teaching creative writing classes and facilitating writer's groups for almost a decade. An award-winning contributing editor for The Writer's Block at, Wilson has been a featured guest speaker at the Thurber House, the Maumee Valley Writer's Conference and the Columbus Writer's Conference.


Student Nurses Association helps Ronald McDonald House

The Columbus State Student Nurses Association recently raised money through several fundraisers to donate a lactation pump system to the Ronald Mc Donald House at Children's Hospital. This will be used by parents staying at Ronald McDonald House to supply milk to their newborn infants while the babies are hospitalized. The Student Nurse Association has done many other charitable and volunteer activities, including cooking dinner for the residents of Ronald McDonald House.