Thursday, July 13, 2006

Students speak up for PBS


Sculpture completed with 3-story steel double spiral
Vault, the multi-piece granite and steel sculpture by Michigan artist David Barr, makes its final descent this week a year after it took its first leap on the green space south of TL.

The completion of the artwork has landed between the new Discovery Exchange retail store and the Center for Workforce Development. The final installation of this sculpture representing mathematics, geography, and nature is a modernistic red steel constructions circling and arching over the viewer 34 feet high like a vaulted ceiling.

While some might be confused by the name, Barr says it represents the piece's vault across the street, the rough-hewn granite's secret interior or vault, and the height of the new section.

The sculpture, funded by the State of Ohio's Percent for Art program, represents one percent of the college's two newest state-funded buildings, the Center for Technology and Learning and the Center for Workforce Development.

Stay tuned as the sculpture receives its finishing touches of red paint.


Campus to celebrate summer July 18 with cookout, jazz and wellness activities

Columbus State will be alive with activities to celebrate summer on Tuesday, July 18.

To kick off your summer celebration, stop by the Columbus State Bookstore for a summer cookout from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Swing by the bookstore tent in the courtyard for a free hot dog and a chance to win some great prizes. To help cool off later in the day, stop back between 2-3 p.m. and visit the CD-101 ice cream truck.

After enjoying your hot dog, relax a few minutes in front of the Christopher Columbus statue and soak in the sounds of band Jamnesia as part of Student Activities' annual Jazz in July concert. You can hear cool jazz and enjoy free funnel cakes and drinks from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

If you're feeling a little sluggish after the festivities, get rejuvenated by visiting Wellness Fest '06. From 10 a.m-3 p.m. on the quad you can engage in fun activities and games, win prizes, talk with health and wellness vendors, and discover fitness and wellness services available on campus. The Wellness Fest will also take place Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Delaware Hall gym.

For more information about the July 18 events, contact:


Writing Center opens to faculty, staff and students for summer
The Columbus State Writing Center is a free one-on-one tutoring service for students, faculty and staff.

The center's tutors help writers develop confidence in their own ability to write for success across many disciplines including critical essays, research papers, reviews, resumes, formal business letters, lab reports, case studies, poems, and job applications.

While the assistants do help writers improve grammar, punctuation, organization, spelling, vocabulary, and other skills related to writing, they do not write papers, edit final drafts, or discuss grades.

If you'd like to brush up on your writing skills or know students who do, you can make an appointment by calling ext. 5717. Drop-ins are accepted if a tutor is available, but appointments are recommended.

The Writing Center is located in Franklin Hall, Room 245. The center is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday's only, the center is in Nestor Hall, Room 421.