Monday, March, 12 2007

Lori Tyack

Graduation speaker is alumna of Columbus State
Lori Tyack, Clerk of Court in the Franklin County Municipal Court and a graduate of the Legal Assisting program at Columbus State, will address the 375 students graduating at the Winter Quarter Commencement ceremony Friday, March 16.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial and is free and open to the public.  

Tyack was elected Clerk of Court in 2005 and was formerly a paralegal and bailiff for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. She was also a small business owner from 1988 through 2005, and she is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in business from Ohio Dominican University.


Kizer earns lifetime awardCarol Kizer, retired chairperson of Hospitality Management, has been given the 2007 Michael E. Hurst Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the National Restaurant Association. Kizer will receive the honor in May during the association's restaurant hotel-motel show in Chicago.

Fee waivers dueEmployee/Dependent fee waivers   for Spring Quarter should be submitted to the Human Resources Office by Friday, March 16, at the close of business (4:30 p.m.) to guarantee that they are processed before late fees are assessed.   




Student's play will be performed March 17Columbus State student Barbara Steward's award winning play "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" is to be performed Saturday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Steward started writing short stories and poems at the age of 17. It wasn't until she enrolled in a playwriting class at Columbus State that she discovered her talent for playwriting. She was given an assignment that blossomed into her contest-winning play "Love Don't Live Here Anymore."

The Columbus native is a Trio program participant and was the Columbus State Homecoming Queen in 2004. Tickets for the play are $10 and are available at the King Arts Complex by calling (614) 645-KING.

Digital Arts Festival makes call for submissions: deadline March 29 Please remind your students to h elp us celebrate creativity in the digital arts by submitting their work to the first-ever Downtown Digital Arts Festival. The deadline for submissions is March 29. This three-day event will showcase Columbus State student artists who work with digital technology. The festival will run from April 11 through April 13 on the Columbus State campus. Show categories include: animation/interactive, digital music (audio), digital design, digital photography, and video. For more information about the festival, visit the Downtown Digital Arts Festival Web site at

Employees, students get discount to Columbus Distance Classic

The start of the 2006 Columbus Distance Classic
Columbus State employees and students are eligible to receive a $10 discount to the entry fee for the Columbus Distance Classic, a half-marathon that will cut through campus parking lots on Saturday, April 14.

The 13.1-mile race is expected to draw about 6,000 runners and walkers.

The college is also organizing a tailgate party in the parking lot near Spring and Washington to support our runners during the race.

You can register for the race at To get $10 off the regular $50 entry fee, use the discount code "cscc2007."


To tow or not to tow? That, unfortunately, is the question for Public Safety, especially during heavy traffic times, such as the rush during the first week of the quarter.

Most students and staff acquire and display their parking permits and follow the college's parking regulations every day.

Lately, however, Public Safety has received several complaints from people with disabilities that their handicap spaces are being taken by people with no disabilities and forged handicap placards. "That's not only insensitive, it's illegal, and it results in a tow and citation," says John Nestor Director of the Department of Public Safety.

Dozens of illegal handicap placards have been confiscated by campus police, as required by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Based on Public Safety's surveys of parking capacity, there has never been a time in recent years when all campus parking spaces were filled, even during rush. Nestor points out that a space may not be available as close as the driver wants. If they create their own space in a no-parking area or if they park without the required permits, they could be towed. These rules apply equally to students and employees.

Towing requires the approval of the campus police officer and the Public Safety shift coordinator. If you are cited in error, you have five days to appeal. You can pick up an appeal form and turned it in at Public Safety in Union Hall. Keep in mind that significant violations are photographed.

The appeal is reviewed by a college appeals committee, not Public Safety. Unpaid citations are turned over to the Ohio Attorney General's Office for collection.

"Public Safety would be happy if we had nobody to tow, but enforcement has helped preserve parking spaces for the appropriate users," Nestor says

Spring Rush Parking Tips

•  Obtain your parking permit.
•  Display the parking permits and placards.
•  Park legally.   If towed, call Public Safety at ext. 2525.
•  Have a current Ohio driver's license and plates.
•  Have proof of insurance.
•  Come early, especially during rush.
•  Extra parking is always available at Lot 28 on Mt. Vernon. It's a short walk from campus.
•  Lock your doors, and roll up your car windows.
•  Leave no valuables in plain view.
•  If you have a dead battery, call Public Safety for a jump-start.

Report crimes and suspicious activity to Public Safety.

Carpooling and Ridesharing get college supportTired of high gas prices? Tired of wear and tear on the car? Or just too tired to drive?

Columbus State has created a Web page ( to connect employees to ridesharing Web sites maintained by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Rideshare Ohio. The sites help connect Central Ohio residents to carpooling or ridesharing partners, and make it easy to set up a carpooling group in your area.

The page, which is located on the Faculty and Staff section of the Web site, fulfills an AQIP Quick Fix request. The Institutional Advancement department decided to link to existing resources, rather than creating a new system, so employees could have access to a wider array of potential ridesharing partners.

Records and Registration site created for studentsThe Records and Registration department has established a Web site to connect students to a number of important forms and procedures.

The site ( includes pages to help students request a transcript, change their personal information, transfer from another college and perform other important functions. It also includes an expanded "dates and deadlines" section. It is linked along with Admissions and Financial Aid Web sites, helping students navigate college processes more smoothly.