Thursday, December 7, 2006


Last day to make Combined Charitable Giving Campaign contributions is Friday

Don't forget that the last day to donate to one of the charities in the 2006 Giving Campaign--The United Way, Community Shares of Mid Ohio, Community Health Charities of Ohio, or Earth Share of Ohio--is tomorrow, December 8.

To make your contribution, choose your favorite charity or charities and indicate the 4-digit code number on your Pledge Form, indicate a one-time contribution or payroll deduction, then sign the form and send it to Campaign Coordinator Barbara Smith-Allen, Franklin Hall Room 132. If you have any questions about the 2006 campaign, contact Smith-Allen at ext. 5433. Remember, your contribution will make a real difference in people's lives and health, services to the needy, and the environment right here in Central Ohio.

As of December 6, Columbus State employees had donated $15,367.


Work by Aminah Robinson donated to ERC

A work by noted American artist and Columbus resident Aminah Robinson was donated to the ERC in a reception and unveiling on Saturday evening, December 2.

The work was donated by well-known benefactor Ursel White-Lewis. Mrs. White-Lewis has generously donated other works to the ERC in past years. These works reside in the ERC permanent collection.

Artist Henry Cade Jr. presided over the unveiling of the work, entitled, "Life and Times of Alonzo Jackson," reading a description of the work that celebrates the life of an ex-slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lived to be 103 years old.

ERC Director Bruce Massis said, "This was a wonderful event involving the Columbus community. This donation adds to our expanding permanent art collection of other works by Ms. Robinson, Mr. Cade, Elijah Pierce and others.  We are very grateful to Mrs. White-Lewis for her generosity."   


Gilberto Serrano

Luis Latoja

Modern Languages faculty elected to council positions

Gilberto Serrano, associate professor of Spanish and French, and Luis Latoja, professor of Spanish, attended the four-day American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(ACFTL) Convention held in Nashville, Tenn., November 16-19.

They attended many sessions and were placed in charge of the annual business meeting of the Community College Special Interest Group held every year at the convention. Latoja was elected chairperson. Serrano was elected vice chair of the group for 2007-08, and he will take over as chairman in 2009.

Latoja has also been chosen to be included in the 2007-08 edition of Who's Who in American Education, which will be published in August 2007.




Radiography faculty member profiled in magazine

Nikki Bihn, an adjunct faculty member in the Radiography Technology, was recently profiled in the December issue of ASRT Scanner, the voice of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, which is an award-winning monthly newsmagazine that reaches more than 115,000 members. Scanner offers news about the society and the radiologic technology profession, plus articles of interest to radiologic technologists.

Bihn has been involved in the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists since she was a student at Ohio State, and she has stayed very active in both the state and national organizations. She feels that her involvement in the organizations has allowed her to meet many different professionals in the radiologic sciences and learn the ropes of the profession on a fast track.


Colleague requisition and approval training offered

The Purchasing office will conduct Colleague training sessions December 14, 15 and 18, covering the topics "how to create a requisition in Colleague" and "how to approve a requisition in Colleague." New employees as well as employees who may need a refresher are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. No new material will be covered so employees who are already familiar with the requisition and approval process do not need to attend the training.

The training dates are December 14 from 10-11 a.m., December 15 from 9-10 a.m. and December 18 from 2-3 p.m. All sessions will be held in Eibling Hall Room 207. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Debbie Strain  at ext. 2443


Join the Welcome Team this winter quarter

This quarter, the Welcome Team hopes you will consider joining other faculty, staff and students as we share class schedules, print parking passes, direct students to classrooms, troubleshoot issues, pop popcorn, and simply welcome our students back to Columbus State on January 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the second floor of Madison Hall.   

Any time you can share is greatly appreciated as it makes a significant difference for students. The tasks are simple, from basic Web navigation to disseminating information. The best part is you get to choose what you do and when. Your service has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all.  

If you are interested in joining the Welcome Team, please contact Barbara Allen,, or ext. 5526 with the times and days you are able to work.   She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.