Thursday, August 10, 2006

Di Pietro to teach at Stanford seminar

Rocco Di Pietro, adjunct Humanities faculty member who teaches Art and Music Since 1945 and Electronic Music, will be heading to California September 6–10 to guest lecture at the Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) Sophomore College Seminars.

Joining him on the journey are four Columbus State students who will perform Di Pietro’s works and their own compositions, as well as attend sessions.

Student Derek Zoladz, who has participated in Columbus States’ annual electronic music festival, has written a new work using the program Max-MSP for the CCRMA seminar. While there, Zoladz’s work will be critiqued by Stanford faculty, including Chris Chafe, chairman of CCRMA and world renowned electronic music composer.

“This is a great opportunity for Zoladz, who hopes to obtain a scholarship to CCRMA and work in computer music,” says Di Pietro.

Student Jay Smith will also be presenting work at the Stanford seminar, while students Rebecca Henkel, a member of Chorus Columbus State, and Hannah Corbin, who plays clarinet and hand bells, will also be attending.

As part of the seminar, Chafe will teach Columbus State students, while Di Pietro leads a Stanford class.

The CCRMA is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool.

Taste the Future seeks volunteer

Tuesday, September 12, is the day--the 18th year for Taste the Future. As in the past, volunteers are needed to help make this Columbus State's most successful fundraising event.

You are invited to volunteer to help make this a special evening for our guests. Opportunities include pre-washing items; setting up the event; serving as bartender, bar back, or food assistant; and packing up and inventorying items after the event.

To volunteer, complete the volunteer form linked below and return it to Nina Reese in the Telephone Information Center or e-mail the information to prior to August 21.

There has been a change in volunteer requirements this year. It is mandatory to attend one training session to volunteer for the event. Mandatory training is required by the state liquor laws when serving alcohol at an event.

Volunteer training session will be held:

  • Thursday, August 31, 10–11 a.m. in the Franklin Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, September 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room A

  • Wednesday, September 6, 12–1 p.m. in the Franklin Hall Board Room

Job descriptions and assignments will be distributed at the training session. Refreshments will be served.

2006 Taste the Future Volunteer Form


Go Bowling for Kids

Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is holding its annual Bowling for Kids event to benefit the annual Holidays Are for Kids Campaign. On Tuesday, August 22 from 6–9 p.m. everyone is invited to join SAC members for an evening of fun at the Palace Lanes at 5707 Forest Hills Blvd. near the intersection of E. Dublin-Granville Road and Cleveland Avenue.

The cost, which includes shoe rental and two games, is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase from SAC’s Activities Committee members. To find a representative, visit


St. Jean says goodbye after 35 years

After 35 years of service to Columbus State, Dr. Charles St. Jean will be retiring from the college effective September 1.

To honor this long-time faculty member in veterinary technology, his colleagues are hosting a reception Tuesday, August 29 from 3–4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to go to the Veterinary Technology building at 384 N. Sixth St., enjoy some refreshments, and wish him well on his future endeavors.


Physical Plant closed August 11

On Friday, August 11, the entire Physical Plant Department will be closed. All Physical Plant employees will be off campus at an all-day departmental retreat.

If you have a work request please leave a message on the Work Order Hotline at ext. 5444, and Physical Plant will respond to it on Monday, August 14.

If you have an emergency, call Public Safety at ext. 2525. They will be able to reach Physical Plant members if necessary.


American Council on Education seeks outstanding adult learners

The American Council on Education is searching for outstanding adult learners for their College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) Adult Learner of the Year award.

The award honors outstanding academic, professional, personal, and community endeavors of an adult learner who has benefited from the use of the American Council on Education’s CREDIT service in his/her academic or professional career. The award is presented to the student whose achievements may inspire others to become lifelong learners.

The winner and a family member will be flown to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the ACE/CREDIT annual meeting on October 24.

If you know someone who should be recognized as an exemplary adult learner, click here to fill out an application form. The application deadline is August 31.