Monday, October 1, 2007

Outage of many online systems scheduled for Oct. 13, 14 (Sat., Sun.)
Due to scheduled maintenance, almost all of Columbus State's online services will be unavailable over the weekend of Oct. 13-14 from 6 p.m. Saturday, October 13, to 8 a.m. Sunday, October 14.

Services impacted include Web site, network, Blackboard, CougarWeb, CATS (telephone registration), Colleague and e-mail. 

Wendy’s CEO to speak Tuesday

Kerrii B. Anderson

One of Central Ohio’s most powerful corporate captains will speak at Columbus State Tuesday, October 2. Kerrii B. Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Wendy’s International Inc., will speak at 1 p.m. at Nestor Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The Business Department is sponsoring the talk, and will be of particular interest to business students. The Business Department covers the Business Management, Human Resources, Office Administration and Small Business majors.

Anderson was named CEO of Wendy’s, a Dublin-based hamburger chain, in November 2006. She joined the company in 2000 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to that, she spent 13 years as CFO of M/I Schottenstein Homes, Inc.

Wendy’s (NYSE:WEN) rang up $1.2 billion in sales in the first half of the year, making it one of Central Ohio’s largest public companies.



Wendy’s-sponsored display of portraits at ERC gallery

A compelling display of children’s portraits from Franklin County Children’s Services with the theme “All Children Count” is currently on display in the ERC second-floor gallery. The portraits are part of a series sponsored by the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. They were used in a calendar featuring children in need of foster or adoptive parents in Franklin County.  Information from Children’s Services is also available in the gallery area, for those interested in learning more about foster and adoption programs in the county.

Writing Center services now available at Dublin and Westerville sites
Columbus State students, faculty, and staff can now get extra help with writing at two off-campus centers. 

Thanks to a minigrant from the Development Foundation, the Writing Center has extended its services to the Dublin and Westerville Off-Campus Centers.  For autumn quarter, tutors are available two evenings a week at each center.

Tutors work with writers on a variety of writing tasks, such as essay assignments, resumes, lab reports, poems, and job applications.  Tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to revising and polishing.

For more information about off-campus Writing Center services, contact Deborah Bertsch, Writing Center coordinator, at ext. 5860 or

Business & Industry’s Meyers produces play
David Meyers, fiscal specialist in Business & Industry Training, has written a comedy called “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Condominium Association, Inc.,” which will premiere at the Pickerington Community Theatre, October 19, starring his daughter Elise. Meyers has worked in B&I for nearly seven years and says he does a lot of writing in his spare time. Elise is also a student at Columbus State.

Meyer’s play will be performed at the Violet Grange Hall, 36 Lockville Rd., Pickerington. Dates are Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. 

Wellness Challenge kicks off for Fall Quarter
It is time for the next wellness challenge: Wellness Challenge, The Sequel. According to Don Laubenthal, Human Performance Center, “This wellness challenge will be a little different from the Body Challenge in that it will be based on individual points rather than team points.”

According to Laubenthal, for every hour of wellness activity in which you participate, you will earn five wellness points.  This includes physical activity, wellness seminars, and wellness classes.  For example, if you went to a campus wellness seminar that was an hour long, you would record the date, seminar title, total time, and the number of points you acquired (in this example, 5 points).  You will also need to get the signature of the individual conducting the seminar/lecture.  Where do you record your wellness activities and points?  Just go to the campus wellness website at ( and download the Wellness Challenge Tracking Form. 

The Wellness Challenge will run from October 1 to December 1, and the top twenty point-earners will receive prizes.  There also will be prizes for the top point earners for October and November.  Just remember, all participants are responsible for recording and tallying their own point totals.  Get started soon and get healthy while earning points toward a prize.  Please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989 or Don Laubenthal at ext. 3627 with questions regarding this latest wellness challenge.