Monday, July 24, 2006

Taste the Future to serve culinary treats September 12

This year's annual gourmet gala Taste the Future will take place Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $100 each, with proceeds from the event providing funds for student scholarships and special projects of the Columbus State Development Foundation.

This year's guests will enjoy culinary treats from over 40 restaurants, including Bexley's Monk, City Barbeque, Creole Kitchen, G. Michael's Bistro & Bar, Granville Inn, Jeni's Ice Cream, McCormick & Schmick's, The Refectory, and Tartan Fields Golf Club.

As in the past, the event relies on volunteers to help make it a success. More information will be coming on volunteer roles that are available. In the meantime, if you're interested in volunteering, contact Nina Reese, director of the Telephone Information Center, at .

Taste the Future is a great way to support student scholarships while enjoying many a tasty treat. For more information, visit the event Web site at or contact the Development Foundation at 287-2436.


Be heard at campus-wide forum on creating student value

What do students really want out of a Columbus State experience? How can we learn what students really want?

Creating value for students is elusive, and yet it is one of the most important things the college can provide. How do we know what "value" is? How do we "create value" for our many different student groups?

On Wednesday, August 9, all faculty, staff and administrators are invited to look at a learning module entitled "Creating Student Value." The presentation will include a review of our students and the concept of value at Columbus State, as well as an overview of how value is created.

Participants will be invited to discuss the meaning of this learning module and its implications for our institution and students.

The seminar will take place from 3-4 p.m. in Union Hall Room 137/138.


Resistance training offered to help women improve strength

The Columbus State Wellness Activities Initiative will present its third Women's Health Initiative seminar on resistance training Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. in Delaware Hall Room 032. Join Mandi Helfrey and Brenda Buffington to learn how resistance training can improve strength, posture, bone density, and overall health. This is an active class, so be ready to participate.

For more information call Don Laubenthal, coordinator of the Human Performance Center, at 287-3627.


Externs learning the business of Columbus State

Laurie Johns, center, mentors externs Gina DiGiandomenico and John Maher.
Columbus State has had two additional educators trotting around campus last week and this week. They're here for a two-week summer extern program sponsored by the Ohio College Consortium Ohio College Tech Prep.

Educators Gina DiGiandomenico of the Eastland-Career Center and John Maher of the Northfolk school district have been on campus as a part of the Summer Teacher Externship Program. The program sends teachers into the business world to gain first-hand knowledge of business operations in order to incorporate what they learn into the classroom. The two are shadowing Laurie Johns, K-12 initiatives administrator, while on campus.



A fine feathered friend

This whipporwill was captured on film by groundskeeper Stephanie Green last week near the groundskeeping storage building at 202 North Grant Avenue. According to the experts at Columbus Audubon, whipporwills are in the class commonly referred to as "goatsuckers," a name based on an ancient and false belief that they sucked milk from goats.