Monday, August 7, 2006

SBDC to provide capital access to employees

The Small Business Development Center is providing Columbus State employees the opportunity to navigate the world of bank and government financing. Capital Access 2006 is being presented by SBDC and the Small Business Administration on Wednesday, August 30 from 9–11:30 a.m. in the Center for Workforce Development’s fourth floor ballroom. 

Capital Access will cover the role of a bank, how a bank does business and makes money, what a bank looks at when making credit decisions, and the role of credit history and credit scores. The seminar will also provide an entrepreneur’s and a bank’s perspective on how to get a bank to say “yes” to loans, what is required for collateral coverage, what role a business plan plays in funding, and how to prepare a start-up and existing business for funding.

Congressman Patrick Tiberi will kick off the seminar with a welcome at 9 a.m. Those participating in the seminar include: Guy Mower of Huntington National Bank, Jerome Jones of Key Bank, Kim Knights of the Minority Contractors Business Assistance Program, Julie Orr of National City Bank, and Scot Hardin of the Small Business Association.

All Columbus State faculty and staff are welcome to attend. There is no to cost to attend, but registration is required. To register or for questions call 287-5300 or click here.  

Educating future teachers

Columbus State students wanting to transfer and major in education just got one step closer with the addition of the new course Children with Exceptional Personalities.

Children with Exceptional Personalities is one of four Columbus State courses created or in development for education majors. The three other courses are Introduction to Education, Educational Psychology, and Educational Technology. According to David Hockenbery, dean of Arts and Sciences, “Columbus State is creating these four education courses to comply with the state transfer assurance process in education.”

Children with Exceptional Personalities offers teachers, teaching assistants, and students interested in becoming teachers the opportunity to study the characteristics of children with special needs and the educational practices and programs that work to meet these students’ needs. The course covers causes, prevalence, and assessment of specific exceptionalities; theories, teaching strategies, modifications, and accommodations; and issues, trends, legal rights, and responsibilities in special education.

Rape Aggression Defense class offered

A Rape Aggression Defense course is being offered free to all Columbus State employees. The self defense course will be taught August 12, 19, 26 and September 5 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

All classes, except August 12, will be held in Union Hall Room 137-138. The August 12 class will be held in the Human Performance Center in Delaware Hall.

For more information or to sign up, call 287-5997.

Blood Drive August 8

There will be a Columbus State Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in Nestor Hall. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment.

All donors will be entered into a drawing for one of two Dell Laptop Computers.

Parking lots to be painted next few weeks

It’s time again for Physical Plant to paint the college’s 1 million square feet of parking.

On the following dates, the lots will be closed starting at 6 a.m. until they are painted. Many lots will reopen before 10 am.

Exhibit blossoms with talent

In Full Bloom, an exhibit at Southeast, Inc.’s Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, celebrates the intrinsic beauty of nature and reflects the artists’ sensitivity to the splendor of the everyday, natural world around us.

Fresh A.I.R. invites you to visit In Full Bloom now through September 8. An artists’ reception will be held Wednesday, August 9 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, 131 North High St.

The Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast, Inc. Recovery & Mental Healthcare Services. The Fresh A.I.R. Gallery's mission is to exhibit the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, Fresh A.I.R. educates the community and works to break down the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Myken Lint, Southeast, Inc.’s executive assistant and public affairs coordinator, at 225-0980 ext. 1206.