Thursday, February 22, 2007
Copy Center coordinator takes business to next levelStaff Employee of the Month
"He will make everyone feel that their project is the most important one and he is only concerned about them."
Supervisor Bill Silcott agrees that "Tony works well with everyone. He will make everyone feel that their project is the most important one and he is only concerned about them."
One of Belleau's environmental sculptures, entitled "Breathing Fire Like the Monster That You Are," which he creates using only organic materials.
Belleau is quite the Renaissance man in his off hours as well. In addition to pursuing his degree at Columbus State, he is a sculptor and photographer who has had his work on exhibition around the state. After completing his Columbus State degree, he hopes to continue studying for a degree in art education.
He has a "jazz/metal/instrumental" band called Silencio that tours and records on the Mountain Collective label out of Brooklyn, NY. Girlfriend Anna plays keyboards, and Belleau adds horns, drums, bass and keyboards.
And to keep up his strength for his favorite sport of weightlifting, this 10-year vegan has begun studying cooking so he can prepare the kinds of dishes that maximize protein and energy sources. A vegan is a special kind of vegetarian who doesn't eat any animal products at all, including eggs, dairy products or honey.
Gospel Ensemble to perform "Great Women" concert March 10 The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Emma Easton, will present "Great Women of Gospel" on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
"Great Women of Gospel" will focus on female composers, pioneers, legends and trendsetters within the genre. The Ensemble will spotlight unsung "sheros" such as Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sallie Martin, Rosetta Tharp, Doris Akers, and more. Student displays of gospel greats will be located in the foyer of Nestor Auditorium. The concert also will showcase a song written by members of the Ensemble and will include a five-piece gospel band led by keyboardist Christopher Brown.
In addition to the Ensemble performance, the event will feature a flags and dance presentation by Lucita Ferris and youth dancers Tiera and Julea Franklin. Rhema Lee of Joy 106.3 radio will serve as program emcee, and Pastor Sue Ceasar Alexander will offer the invocation.
Time to plan for Kids in College summer campYou can be sure that spring is just around the corner when the time arrives for Kids in College Summer Camp applications.
Application forms are now available for the Kids in College Summer Program, sponsored by the K-12 Initiatives Department. The program is open to children entering the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in September 2007. The camp cost is $300 for the two-week session, June 11-22.
A choice of two learning tracks will be offered: The "Exploring" track deals with creativity, art, self-esteem, and personal skills. The "Tooling" track is a technical and scientific program with strong emphasis on robotics, environmental science and computers.
In addition, the kids enjoy speakers and performances from special guests including the Columbus Zoo, Kids on Broadway, and Taiko Drumming, as well as field trips to Big Darby Creek (Tooling), the Kelton House and Topiary Garden (Exploring) and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Contact Laurie Johns or Claudia Fowler at ext. 5961 to receive an application.
Meet the candidates