Thursday, February 15, 2007

Classes cancelled due to stormy conditions, first time since 2003

Physical Plant employee Mike Wise works to keep campus clear during the storm Feb. 13. The snow eventually turned to ice, and the college closed
at 1 p.m

Classes were cancelled and offices closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in the midst of a storm that dumped up to 8 inches of snow and ice on central Ohio. The cancellations were then extended to noon on Wednesday, then changed to include the entire day and evening schedule on Feb. 14. Students are advised to contact their instructors for information on how to make up work missed on Fed. 13 and 14, as each professor will handle this differently, based on their syllabus.

The cancellation of classes was the first since 15 inches of snow closed campus on February 17, 2003. Campus was also closed during winter break in 2005 but no classes were in session at that time. The process for weather-related closings of Columbus State is defined in the college's Policy and Procedures Manual, Procedure 3-16 (A). Because the Columbus State Web site can be updated the most quickly, employees and students are advised to check the Web first when a weather-related closing is possible.


Reminder: AQIP forums scheduled for FridayThe AQIP project concepts will be shared and feedback encouraged Friday, February 16, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in Franklin Hall Room 110 in preparation for the AQIP Strategy Forum. All employees are encouraged to attend all or part of this session to give feedback on the project concepts.

Earned income tax credit information availableFamilies who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can get more information from the Franklin County EITC Coalition, sponsored by Franklin County, City of Columbus, United Way of Central Ohio, and the Children's Defense Fund. Families earning less than $38,348 in 2006 may qualify for the credit, which can pay up to $4,536 based on family size and income. For more information or to contact a free tax site call 211 (County information).

Black History Month town meeting rescheduledDue to the campus closing on Feb. 14, the town hall meeting "The Pulse of Diversity on Campus," facilitated jointly by Dr. David Tom and Dr. Carolyn Kaufman of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 21, from noon-1:30 p.m. The topics of discussion will be the student perspective on diversity on campus and what types of diverse programming students would like to see on campus. The second meeting will be held later that day, from 4:30-6 p.m. Both will be held in the Nestor Hall West Student Lounge.

Please notify the Columbus State Update of any rescheduled events you may have due to the campus closings on Feb. 13 and 14.   Send your information to