Thursday, August 3, 2006

Columbus State and Ohio University collaborate to offer courses in Pickaway County

A new partnership between Ohio University and Columbus State will bring college class offerings to Teays Valley High School, officials of the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners and the Pickaway County Education Improvement Committee announced August 2.

For several months, the commissioners have been meeting with local school boards, private organizations and clubs as part of a higher education awareness initiative. The initiative has two major goals: to increase the number of Pickaway County citizens who pursue higher education and to provide those citizens with higher education options and opportunities in Pickaway County.

To increase the awareness of the need for higher education, the Education Improvement Committee plans to counsel students on the benefits of postsecondary education, whether it’s a training certificate, an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. In addition, over the next few years, a concerted effort will be made to target and encourage elementary and middle school students and their families to begin thinking about college.

To ensure that students who decide to continue their education beyond high school have the opportunity to do so close to home, community leaders have held a number of meetings with representatives from Ohio University, Columbus State and the Board of Regents, Ohio’s higher education coordinating board. The result of these meetings is an agreement between the two institutions to coordinate resources to begin offering courses at Teays Valley High School, in addition to courses that are currently being offered by Ohio University at Berger Hospital and Circleville City Schools.

Columbus State and Ohio University will host a joint open house at Teays Valley High School from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, in the Teays Valley Community Room. This will provide an opportunity for area citizens to meet with representatives from both campuses to learn about how to enroll in college, register for courses, and apply for financial aid. It also will serve as an opportunity for the public to provide input about the types of courses that are most needed and when those courses could be most conveniently scheduled.


The Journal of Short Film to premiere at Columbus State

The Educational Resources Center and the Marketing and Graphic Communications Department invite you to an evening of the best short films you'll never see anywhere else.

The Journal of Short Film (JSF), a pioneer in the DVD magazine field, is produced in Columbus and will premiere a selection of its films for hometown filmmakers and film buffs. Its quarterly volumes provide a new avenue of distribution and exposure for independent filmmakers while giving short film the attention and respect it has long deserved. Besides publishing films from all over the world, JSF also wants to help unite the Columbus filmmaking community.

This free program will be held in Franklin Hall Room 104 on Tuesday, August 8, from 7:30–9:00 p.m. The publisher will be on hand to accept film submissions.



Business Management to cover politics

Management in the Political Environment, a new course in Business Management, is being offered fall quarter.

The course will study the public policy process that impacts American business. It will review federal and state government initiatives that result in legal parameters on how the business community can conduct its activities. Special attention will be given to analyzing the responsibilities management has to the organization in responding to government activity.

“While the course is business oriented, it should have wide appeal to students who are interested in how government, both state and federal, plays an important role in so many aspects of our daily lives,” says Jerry Livadas, Business Management adjunct faculty member teaching the course.


PTK collecting school supplies for kids in need

Through August 16, Phi Theta Kappa is helping the Ohio Youth Advocate Program by holding a school supply drive to help foster children attending Columbus Public Schools this fall.

Some of the supplies most needed are book bags, crayons, glue and glue sticks, No. 2 and colored pencils, rulers, scissors, erasers, folders, calculators, graph paper, spiral notebooks, pens, and 3-ring binders.

You can drop off your donated items in Nestor Hall Rooms 116 or 122. School supplies will be distributed to local children on August 17.

For more information, contact Becky Murray, Phi Theta Kappa student coordinator, at 287-5608.