Thursday, November 16, 2006


Black Artists Guide to be premiered Dec. 2 during Gallery Hop

Columbus State will be the first stop on the Gallery Hop Saturday, December 2 when the college hosts the premiere of the "Columbus African American Artist Guide" starting at 6 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public, and will feature performances by several local artists, including actor/director Lisa Talley, guitarist Michael Kwame Itoka, soprano soloist Eunice Givens-Smith, dancer Alfred Dove, and African drum performer BabaaRitah Clark.

Also speaking at the event will be Dr. Vesta A. H. Daniel, professor of Art Education at Ohio State University .

Following the artists' performances will be a reception and gallery exhibit on the second floor of the ERC. The visual art exhibit is coordinated by Kojo Kamau, photographer and adjunct faculty member in the Graphic Communications Department.

  The African American Artist Guide spotlights central Ohio performers of all disciplines, including painters, illustrators, musicians, jewelers, singers, actors, directors, publishers, photographers, sculptors, and dancers. The Guide is the first of its kind, coordinated and published by the Pandu organization, a non-profit group of professional African American artists, whose purpose is to serve the Black community and ensure that Black artists thrive. The Guide was supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


Jones earns Volunteer Award from White House

Norman Jones, teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member in Nursing and Related Services, has been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. Jones was recognized for his volunteer service as a paramedic on the Minerva Park Fire Department, the only volunteer department in Franklin County. Jones also served as a volunteer paramedic in Madison County for nearly five years prior to joining Minerva Park FD.


Woodwind Ensemble to perform next week

Benjamin Franklin is pictured playing his invention, the "Glass Armonica," whose haunting tones were rumored to drive listeners insane. Myers will play an electronic version of the armonica, which has not been proven to create the same effect, but no guarantees are given.

The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will perform a free 45-minute concert on Tuesday, November 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The featured work will be one of Mozart's final compositions, the "Rondo for Glass Armonica and Winds" with soloist Columbus State faculty member Marina Arishina Myers. She will play an electronic keyboard version of the glass armonica, an instrument originally invented by Benjamin Franklin. Also on the program are works by Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Black American composer William Grant Still. A polka by Johann Strauss features solo bird calls, a work not to be missed! For more information contact Director Thomas Lloyd





Fourth session Advanced Adjunct Faculty Workshop to be offered in 2007

Back by popular demand, the fourth session of the Advanced Adjunct Faculty Learning Workshop will be held January 19, February 9, and March 9, 2007, at the Center for Workforce Development. The program is open to all adjunct faculty who have completed nine quarters of teaching with Columbus State and have a planned teaching load for Winter Quarter 2007. Dr. Carol Himelhoch, an associate professor at Cleary College and a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the workshop.

The workshop is based on Ken Bain's book What Best College Teachers Do and will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching,
  • Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes,
  • Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process,
  • Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues,
  • Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch,
  • And complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom.

Applications can be obtained in Davidson Hall Room 205 or from department chairpersons. Click here to go to application. The deadline for application is December 6. Completed applications should be sent to Lisa Rieder, Construction Sciences Department, DH 205.


Cougar volleyball players receive NJCAA awards

Ashlee Schreck (10)
Chelsie Snively (11)

Columbus State women's volleyball player Ashlee Schreck has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region 12 Player of the Year for the 2006 season.

Schreck, a 6' sophomore middle hitter from Grove City, ranks 17th in the nation in NJCAA Division III volleyball for blocks per game. Schreck accumulated 132 blocks in 116 games. Schreck also has 324 kills for the season. Schreck and teammate Chelsie Snively, a 5'10" outside hitter from Washington Courthouse, were also named to the NJCAA All-Region Team.                        



Three More Group/Quiet Study Rooms Open in the ERC

Three new group/quiet study rooms have opened in the Educational Resources Center (ERC), bringing the total such rooms to six. In direct response to student requests for more quiet study and group meeting space, rooms 215, 216 and 217 have been outfitted with collaboration tables. Dry erase markers and erasers have been placed in the rooms for patrons' use.

Sign-up for these rooms will be available at the Periodicals Desk. Individuals wishing to view a video may do so at one of the viewing stations on Level 2.  If a group wishes to view a video, they will be directed to the Circulation Desk on Level 1, where they can register for room 125, designated as a group study/viewing room.

ERC Director Bruce Massis says, "It's interesting to note that even though we continue to move forward into the evolution of library space that requires more technology, there is an equal need for patrons to use library space as they have always used it--for quiet and/or group study."




2006 Combined Charitable Giving Campaign
Featured agency: Community Health Charities of Ohio and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Community Health Charities of Ohio began serving the needs of individual contributors and member agencies during the 1970s, and incorporated in 1985. Community Health Charities of Ohio was originally organized to participate on behalf of its local member health and research organizations in the federal workplace. Thirty-eight organizations are represented under the federation, including our featured agency, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Located in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude's is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers.

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

St. Jude's Patient of the Month for November 2006 is "Kylie." Her story illustrates the important work St. Jude's does for children facing cancer diagnosis, as well as their families.

"After a gymnastics lesson, active Kylie went to bed but woke up with searing leg pain. Her grandmother, Gail, gently rubbed Kylie's legs, ran a warm bath and gave her a mild pain reliever. Finally, Kylie drifted off to a restless sleep. The next day, despite her limp, Kylie insisted on going to daycare to play with her friends--but, because of the pain, she couldn't make it through the day. "To say I was scared seems so silly," Gail said. "I was terrified." After blood tests and a possible cancer diagnosis, the family asked for a referral to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Things moved quickly at St. Jude. A bone marrow biopsy revealed that Kylie suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. "I know it may sound crazy, but I was so glad she only had leukemia," Gail expressed. "Sounds unreal, doesn't it? But this is treatable. With this, there is some hope, more hope than with the other types of cancer."

Kylie has B-cell ALL, which carries an excellent prognosis. She takes daily oral chemotherapy and weekly intravenous chemotherapy. Bone marrow biopsies measure her progress.

When Kylie lost her hair, she wanted a pink wig, and Kylie's indulgent grandparents found one at a party store. Now, when spunky Kylie walks down the hospital hallways, she gets noticed. Kylie celebrated her fourth birthday at the hospital.

About 4,900 patients are seen at St. Jude yearly, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis. The hospital also maintains 60 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from more than 70 countries. Patients at St. Jude are accepted by physician referral when the children or adolescents are newly diagnosed or have a disease under research and treatment by the St. Jude staff.
St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.

To make your 2006 Charitable Giving Campaign donation to St. Jude's, indicate code No. 3035.


Grove Street changes to one way traffic
Traffic direction for Grove St. has changed. Grove St. west from Cleveland Ave. going past Workforce Development is now ONE WAY. It reverts to 2 way at Grant Ave. Signs are posted.