Thursday, March 1, 2007

Reminder: Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to speak, women student leaders to be recognized today
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will be the featured speaker at Columbus State's Women's History Month awards event at 12:30 p.m. today. The event will take place in the fourth floor ballroom of the college's Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Avenue.

Reminder: Understanding the impact of Daylight Savings Time on your computer
An energy bill was passed in Congress changing the date when Daylight Savings Time becomes effective in 2007 (March 11).   This change will have an effect on systems which are programmed to automatically change.   For more information see article in February 5 Update.

New ATM installed in Discovery Exchange A second ATM was installed on campus in the DX on February 28, operated by Mid-State Educators Credit Union.

Current Mid-State Educators Credit Union members can use the new ATM with no fees. Others will be charged only $1 versus the customary $2 fee charged by most financial institutions to non-customers. Mid-State will also offer several options for new accounts to our students as well as staff.

The current ATM in Delaware Hall is scheduled for replacement during spring quarter.


Concert Band to perform March 7

Columbus State Concert Band director Thomas Lloyd, center, goes over the score with guest artists Elise DesChamps and Brian Banion.

The Columbus State Concert Band will present its winter quarter concert on Wednesday, March 7, at 8:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Guest artists are mezzo-soprano Elise DesChamps and bass-baritone Brian Banion, who will sing duets from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Victor Herbert's "The Red Mill."

DesChamps has performed with Opera Columbus and the Cincinnati Opera. Banion, who has sung throughout the United States and Europe, recently made his debut with the Spoleto Festival USA singing Leporello in "Don Giovanni."

The guest singers are husband and wife and rarely have the chance to perform together as they build their separate careers. The Concert Band will also perform the Ohio premiere of "Pandemonium" by Roger Cichy which was co-commissioned by Columbus State and 15 other universities and one professional band. Also on the program are marches by Henry Fillmore and Red Skelton.

The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will play works by Franz Joseph Haydn and Black American composer William Grant Still.For more information on the concert, contact Thomas Lloyd ext. 3993 or

Student Democrats to sponsor event The Columbus State College Democrats will hold a "Spring into Politics" March 9, at 2:00 pm in Nestor Hall 327, with free pizza, movies, a speaker, and guests from the Ohio State University. Guest Speaker Muhammed Tanveer will discuss "Kashmir: Heaven Divided," a particularly relevant topic with the unrest in the Middle East and Iran/Pakistan at this time. The group will also show Chris Rock's "State of the Union" film in which he becomes president of the United States. Everyone is welcome; please RSVP to Barbara Shea, secretary, at

Campus Event Calendar now available on the intranetThe College's Central Scheduling Office now has an Event Calendar available on the intranet homepage at The Event Calendar is a convenient and easy way to find events scheduled on campus during the current quarter.

With the Event Calendar, you can:
•  View scheduled events by day, week, or month
•  Look at event details
•  View room schedules of classrooms and seminar rooms
•  Create event quick searches to locate events scheduled through Central Scheduling
•  Request a room, computer lab, and other campus facilities via the appropriate intranet request form
•  Locate available space on campus for an upcoming event

For questions regarding the Event Calendar please contact Central Scheduling at ext.5179.

Norm Lambert and wife Joyce celebrate at his induction to the Veteran's Hall of Fame in 2002.

Adjunct faculty Norm Lambert featured on Retired Living TVNorman Lambert, a long-time adjunct faculty member in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was recently interviewed and featured on "The Art of Living," a special that ran on Retirement Living TV, a channel on Direct TV. The special aired February 9 and 12.

The special showed several "retired" people working at their second careers and hobbies. Lambert talked about his aviation archeology, showed his extensive collection of aviation art and artifacts, and was filmed in the classroom teaching popular culture.

Several shots of campus, as well as the Columbus State sign were included in the segment, making the special a very nice commercial for the college as well.

Poet to teach workshop March 31Colette Inez, Columbia University writing scholar and poet, will present "Find the Sound of Music in Your Poetry" as part of the Visiting Author's Workshop Program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, on the lower level of Nestor Hall. At 4 p.m., she will be at the Discovery Exchange for a book signing.

Inez is the author of eight poetry collections including the award-winning The Woman Who Loved Worms (Doubleday & Co., 1972, reissued by Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992). She has also published Family Life, 1988, and Getting Under Way: New & Selected Poetry, 1993, both from Story Line Press. Her most recent collection, Clemency, came out in 1998 (Carnegie Mellon University Press) and her memoir, The Secret of M. Dulong, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2004.

As the illegitimate daughter of a priest and a scholar, within 10 days of her birth Inez was placed in a Catholic orphanage, where she suffered deprivation. She learned harsher lessons when sent to live with alcoholic and abusive foster parents in the United States at the age of eight. In her remarkable poetry, Inez has explored this story with wit, haunting feeling, and memorable storytelling. In her poetry Inez turned to art, nature, cultures far different from her own, and the love of her husband--all of which, in addition to the story of her parents, make up the themes of her poetry.