Monday, November 20, 2006

Reminder: A new face for GroupWise email is coming November 20

GroupWise version 7 will be replacing GroupWise 6.5 on all college computers on November 20. GroupWise Version 7 training is available to all employees. Online self-paced computer-based training is available now at the URL address:


Hospitality Management students to serve Thanksgiving dinner to youngsters from Seibert Elementary

Foodservice/Restaurant Management, Dietetic Technician and Chef Apprentice students, under the direction of faculty members Deane Cobler and Jim Taylor, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to students from Siebert Elementary School today in Eibling Hall 05.  According to Mokie Steiskal, Ph.D., chairperson of Hospitality Management, many of the children enrolled at Seibert are from immigrant families, and have never experienced this meal in their own homes. The Hospitality Management Department has held this special dinner for several years now and it is always a big hit with the children, according to Steiskal. Travel/Tourism/Hotel Management graduate, Mahad Awale, will attend the dinner to help translate if necessary.


Faculty Lecture Series focuses on world poverty Tues.

During the United Nation's general session of 2000, nations around the world drafted the Millennium Declaration, a pledge to reduce poverty by 50% around the world by the year 2015.

The goals of this declaration and the approach of the U.S. government toward global poverty will be the subject of Tuesday's Arts & Science Division Faculty Lecture Series, presented by Jean-Claude Ba, Ph.D., professor in the Biological & Physical Sciences.   The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room C.



Columbus State nursing students to hold Health Fair Dec. 4

Nursing students and the Department of Student Activities and Athletics will join forces to host a free Health Fair, Monday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounges.   The Health Fair is free and open to the public.

Some of the activities, educational displays and testing will include diabetes, stroke, cancer, and alternative medicine. AIDS and syphilis testing will be offered by the Columbus Health Department, and a raffle to raise money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for breast cancer research.  


Café hours during holiday listed

The Union Hall Cafe hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday will be:

Monday Nov. 20 -7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 21 - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 22 - 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 23 through Sunday Nov. 26 - closed

Normal hours resume on Monday, Nov.27.


Calling All Columbus State Faculty: CPE Needs YOU!

Columbus State instructors are invited to teach non-credit courses for the Continuing Professional Education Department (CPE). If you teach a credit course that you think would appeal to those seeking to advance their skills, learn a new skill, obtain knowledge or indulge in a hobby, we want to hear from you.  

CPE Program Coordinators are looking for a variety of new course topics for Spring/Summer '07. Instructors interested in modifying a credit course they teach or developing a new course should contact CPE by e-mailing Rashaun Geter at Please provide a brief description of the course or new course concept you have in mind.   A program coordinator will contact you for more information about your course proposal.   Visit the CPE website to learn more about the department and current course offerings.


They were IT!

Caroline Davis, a teacher with Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools helps a participant in the "We Are IT" lab November 17. More than 100 young ladies in grades 9 and 10 gathered at Columbus State Friday to attend the special event designed to encourage girls' full participation in IT and technology related courses and careers. Ten Ohio colleges/universities, in conjunction with the Ohio IT Business Advisory Network and the Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education, Ohio Department of Education, worked together to plan various activities at a total of nine campuses.   Each event provides girls with information and experiences related to Information Technology (IT) careers.