Monday, October 22, 2007

Ravishing in Red photo of Red Maple trees in parking lot
With all the talk about the dry summer fading the fall colors, it's hard to imagine these maples on campus being any brighter red. This photo was taken Monday morning in a student parking lot. More fall-like weather is scheduled to return later in the week.


Discount Blue Jackets tickets available to select gamesColumbus State and the Columbus Blue Jackets have just penned a deal to offer  CS employees and students the opportunity to purchase discounted seats to select games. By going to the Columbus State/Blue Jackets link, you will be able to click on any one of five upcoming games starting in November, and purchase your tickets for $7 off the regular price! 



boy getting flu shotFlu shot details for Oct. 24For those full time employees who have signed up to have a flu shot on In-Service Day, October 24, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you will be reporting to Union Hall, rooms 137-139.  You need to complete and bring the consent form with you. If you have questions, please contact Wellness Coordinator Nichole Bowman-Glover, at ext. 3989.

New grants received for college departments

photo of Gerald Mueller
Gerald Mueller

From the office of Grants Coordinator Susan Stumpp comes news that Gerald Mueller, professor in the Mathematics Department, is the recipient of a subaward of $5,371 from the Ohio Supercomputer Center to Columbus State for his project, “Course Development: Math 299-Special Topics in Mathematics.” The course is another component of the computational science initiative with other higher education partners in central Ohio.

Nancy Case and Carol Higgins of the Transitional Workforce Department are also recipients of an award of $15,000 from The Harry C. Moores Foundation to the Columbus State Development Foundation for their project, OTAP for Youth (Orientation to Trades and Apprenticeships). The funds will help the department provide OTAP services to youth who are not supported with TANF program funding.


Rape Defense Course to be offered starting Oct. 30The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course is a 5-week session for women that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is offered in partnership with Columbus State’s Public Safety, Student Activities and Continuing Professional Education departments. The 5-week course, meeting 6–9 p.m. Tuesdays, costs only $10.

In the course, participants learn awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and the basics of hands-on self-defense training. RAD is not a martial arts courseThe instructor is nationally certified. Each student receives a workbook and reference manual, which outlines the entire physical defense program as a reference. Upon completion, RAD participants receive a card that entitles them to take the course again anywhere and anytime for free.

Register for the course by calling ext. 5858, or for more information, email Heather Borland in Student Activities, or Ellen Neutzling in Continuing Professional Education.

Did you know?The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has added a page to its Web site called "Did-You-Know?" It lists the many extras available to Columbus State employees, including employee discounts, health services and massages. Items will be added as SAC is made aware of them. If you know of an employee extra that is not listed, email SAC using the comment box on the site. SAC meets every month on the second Thursday, from 2–4 p.m., and any Columbus State staff member is welcome to attend.