Thursday, April 12, 2007
Assignments Contracts coordinator cares about Columbus State "family"The April 2007 Staff Employee of the Month has only been on the job as Coordinator of Assignment Contracts for a few months, but supervisor Jay Benedict says, "She has a very caring attitude about the Columbus State family," and "she has been able to monitor the workload better than ever before."
Nominated by Chemistry Professor Charles Gallucci, Michele Arnold only recently moved from her position in Human Resources to the new job as coordinator in the office of Curriculum Management. Gallucci worked with Arnold regularly in his role as CSEA representative serving on a grievance committee. "Although grievances are not pleasant to work with, Michele does an excellent job of helping to understand problems and thus allowing us to resolve them amicably," says Gallucci.
Gallucci was also impressed with Arnold after his hospital stay for emergency surgery had him working at a distance to do paperwork. "I needed to contact her at a time when I was neither thinking nor moving well. She did go beyond expectations to help me," says Gallucci.
In her new role as coordinator of contracts, Arnold says she loves the opportunity to work with faculty and chairpersons, serving the needs of the college. "It's been a great experience working with this team. I miss HR, but I get to see them quite a bit, and I love learning different sides of this college."
Next Book Club to feature more "Good to Great"Val's Book Club will follow up on "Good to Great" author Jim Collin's latest work, a monograph entitled: "Good to Great and the Social Sectors," on Thursday, May 31, at noon.
Any college employee may sign up to participate in the brown-bag lunch book discussion with President Moeller--the first 25 to sign up will receive the monograph free of charge from the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies--how they grow, how they attain superior performance and how good companies can become great. He has co-authored three books, including the classic "Built to Last," a fixture on the Business Week bestseller list for more than five years.
The monograph is Collins' response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is based on interviews and workshops with more than 100 social sector leaders. According to Collins, between 30 percent and 50 percent of those who bought his book "Good to Great" work in the social sector.
To sign up and receive your copy of the monograph, contact Vickie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Service Day UpdatesThe online forms on the In-Service Day website are now working. If you have submitted a form through the In-Service Day website and have not received a confirmation email from Erica Swarts, please re-submit the form. In-Service Day is Friday, April 27.
Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education to speak
More tools for your toolboxThe Transitional Workforce Department in Community Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) will offer additional classes in its popular series "What's In Your Toolbox," noncredit Saturday classes for home repair beginners. Each class costs $50 and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The registration fee includes a few basic tools with each class. Call the CEWD registration phone to sign up at ext. 5858. The following classes are still available:
Join Columbus State's Race for the Cure TeamColumbus State and the Columbus State Education Association are forming a Komen Columbus Race for the Cure team. All Columbus State employees, students, family, and friends are invited to sign up for the team and participate in the 5-kilometer run/walk in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 19.
The Komen Columbus Race for the Cure has raised more than $7 million locally for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Seventy-five percent of its proceeds remain in central Ohio, helping to support breast health education and breast cancer screening. Please consider contributing to the cause by joining the Columbus State team or by pledging money to our team members.
You can register for the Columbus State team online or through interoffice mail.
To register online:
To register through interoffice mail:
Hurry! Online registration ends April 27, and mail registrations must be submitted to a team captain by April 17.
Nursing lecture open to public April 16All are invited to join the 7th -quarter nursing students as they learn about the laws governing nursing practice. The seminar fulfills the one-hour requirement for license renewal (1.2 CE). The seminar will be held Monday, April 16, from 11a.m.-noon in Franklin Hall Room 106.
The speaker, Janice Lanier, RN, JD, is Director of Health Policy for the Ohio Nurses Association.
The Ohio Nurse's Foundation is approved as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurse's Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-091).