Monday, May 14, 2007

Nursing students support legislationThe seventh-quarter graduating nursing students pose on the State House steps after showing their support for House Bill 144, designating May as Nurse's Month. The students had just heard from Jan Lanier, who is director of health policy for ONA, on Monday when she lectured to them on ONA, lobbying, legislation and how important it is. Lanier was presenting support for the bill. The chair of the committee recognized the Columbus State nursing students, and several of the representatives also referenced the students in attendance. Columbus State was the only nursing school represented at the hearing. Jackie Miller, RN., associate professor of nursing, said the students appreciated seeing the legislature in action.







Cabell earns MBA from FranklinValentine Cabell, accountant I for Auxiliary Services, will receive her Master's of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in applied leadership from Franklin University on Sunday, May 13. Valentine began working at the college in 2000 as an intern for Auxiliary Services while completing her associate degree in accounting from Columbus State. She then transferred to Franklin University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She was also part of the college's 2005-2006 Leadership Institute group. She is responsible for the accounting for Bridgeview Golf Course and Driving Range and DX On-the-Go.

Layers of Mexico exhibit features Robbins' photographyTom Robbins, professor in architecture, and his wife Sam will present a photography exhibit entitled "Layers of Mexico," at the Columbus City Hall, 90 W. Broad St., through May. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, May 19, from 6-9 p.m.

The exhibit is "a glimpse into a deeply layered culture in which everyday life hovers somewhere between timeless ancient custom and modern technology."

AQIP needs you!Be a trailblazer--join an AQIP Action Project team! Each project is designed to improve processes within the college. Choose from one of four areas of interest: Helping Students Learn, Valuing People, Leading and Communicating, and Measuring Effectiveness. The time commitment for each project is one year or less.

Please return a completed  application  to Sunday Zidonis in 252 Franklin Hall by May 25.

Team members will be notified by email. For more information about AQIP Action Projects contact Sunday Zidonis ext. 5987 or visit the Columbus State AQIP website

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Luebben wins award from two-year math association Mathematics Professor Melissa Luebben was awarded the 2007 OhioMATYC Distinguished Service Award at the April 27 meeting of the Ohio Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (OhioMATYC). This biannual award recognizes Ohio professors who have contributed to mathematics education locally, regionally and nationally.

Highlights of Melissa's past service include being the program chair of the 2001 Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference; an officer of OhioMATYC from 1995 to 2003, where she served as president from 1999 to 2002; a reviewer on the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Program Review Committee for AMATYC's 2005, 2006 and 2007 national conferences; and an AMATYC delegate for seven years. She has also made numerous professional presentations at the local, state and national level.

Currently, Melissa is the program assistant for the 2007-2008 cohort of the Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship, and Service) initiative. Additionally, she continues in her seventh year of service to the Ohio Department of Education, where she serves on the Ohio Graduation Test Mathematics Content Advisory Committee and the Rangefinding Committee.

Gruber appointed by professional associationThe Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) recently named Aviation Maintenance Instructor Jeff Gruber to its Technical Committee.

Prior to teaching at Columbus State, Gruber was chief of maintenance for Huntington Bank, third shift maintenance supervisor and maintenance controller for Executive Jet (NetJets), operations and safety officer for Rickenbacker International Airport, chief of maintenance and copilot for Wyn Molded Plastics, and chief engineer (CMH Outbase) for Air Toronto.

Commitment to Teaching Excellence offers adjunct workshopThe fifth session of the Advanced Adjunct Faculty Learning Workshop will be held July 6, August 3, and August 17 at the Center for Workforce Development. The program is open to all adjuncts who have a planned teaching load in Summer Quarter 2007.

Dr. Carol Himelhoch, an associate professor at Cleary College, a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the workshop. Applications can be obtained in Davidson Hall 205, from your department chair, or online. The deadline for applying for the Summer 2007 program is May 21. Please send all applications to Lisa Rieder, Construction Sciences Department, Davidson Hall 205.

The workshop is based on Ken Bain's book What Best College Teachers Do and will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching.
  • Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes.
  • Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process.
  • Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues.
  • Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch.
  • Complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom.

Rocco Di Pietro

Di Pietro to perform in New York CityRocco Di Pietro, instructor in Humanities and electronic music, will perform in New York City at the Roulette Experimental Inter-Media Center on Saturday, May 26. The program will feature Kathy Supove on piano, Robert Dick on flute, Larry Marotta on guitar, and David Reed on sampler. Di Pietro will perform and explain the works. Parts of the concert will be archived on New York City radio stations and a half-hour excerpt will be taped for cable TV.



ERC server to close for upgradeThe ERC's server will be upgraded to the latest software release at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24. The system will be shut down for approximately two hours. Students, faculty and staff will not be able to request OhioLINK materials, renew checked out materials online, or use OhioLINK authentication to access databases from off campus. Databases may still be accessed from off campus through the ERC proxy. Please call IT Support at ext.5050 or the reference desk at ext. 2460 for assistance.

The CSLINK catalog also will be down during this time, but you may browse the OhioLINK catalog, which includes items in the ERC's collection.

Students, faculty and staff with proper identification will be able to check out materials at the circulation desk.

Juggling work and play
Colorful scarves were flying everywhere at last Friday's Humor Workshop, held in the WD Conference Center. Attendees were encouraged to try their hand at juggling in order to "find balance in an unbalanced world." The proceeds of the annual workshop are used to benefit students in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation technology. The event was the 23rd annual workshop, and the first one held on Columbus State's campus in the new center!