Thursday, May 24, 2007

Open enrollment for health and dental insurance ends May 31Open enrollment for health and dental insurance will end on May 31. Please go to, (sign on is cscc and password is benefits), to review the open enrollment presentation and new rates. You can print the enrollment form from this Web site. If you have any questions, please contact Missy Graham at ext. 5715 or Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416. If you are not making a change, you do not need to fill out any new paperwork. All forms must be received in Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. If no form is received at this time, your insurance will remain the same.

Magic Moment
fun Friday

Bill Maxwell, aka The
Amazing Maxwell, entertains
tableside for Rick and
Bobbie Grawemeyer

Melanie Adams.



The Columbus State "Supremes" entertain the crowd at the annual Employee Party, entitled "This Magic Moment." The Supremes are, from left, Laura Shady, Sandra Downing, and Barbara Simpson . The party was held Friday evening May 18 at the Made From Scratch banquet facility in Dublin.  

WINGS recognition
Columbus State Admissions office hosted a Recognition Event for the students of the WINGS program on May 18.  WINGS   is a Franklin County program housed on the Columbus State campus in Nestor Hall that provides educational and vocational services to students with developmental disabilities. The students have been assisting the Admissions office by assembling thousands of folders that are given to prospective Columbus State students when they visit Admissions.  In appreciation of the their outstanding service to the college, certificates and small gifts were presented to each student by Tari Blaney, director of Admissions and
Noreen Rohde, (far right) enrollment advisor. Breakfast was provided by the Admissions staff.   

Deadline for AQIP Action Project Implementation Team Applications is May 25The deadline to turn in an application to participate in the AQIP Action Project implementation is Friday, May 25. Please send your application to  Sunday Zidonis at or via interoffice mail to 252 Franklin Hall. More information about the Action Projects is available on the AQIP website at  or by contacting Sunday Zidonis at ext. 5987.

Know an interesting Spring Quarter graduate?Spring Quarter graduation is just around the corner, and Columbus State is often successful in placing a profile on one of our graduates in The Columbus Dispatch.   If you know of a student graduating June 8 who has an inspiring, unique, interesting, or amazing story to tell, tell us!   We'd love to get them in the Dispatch.





Davis earns degree from WilberforceTina Marie Davis, data entry operator in the HR department graduated May 5 from Wilberforce University with a bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.   Congratulations Tina!

Ohio Growth Summit offers student admissionsThe Ohio Growth Summit 2007 will be held June 12 and 13, in the state of the art Center for Workforce Development Conference Center. The Web site is

According to Michael Bowers, director of the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State, "The SBDC has created a one of a kind event for Columbus and Ohio.   The Summit features a unique mix of national keynote speakers and local breakout presenters that provide true takeaway, put to work immediately, value to attendees.   In just two short years the Ohio Growth Summit has become the largest Ohio based, business growth and success event in the state."

"With attendance of more than 160 in 2006, we expect this year to build on the past success of the Summit," said Bowers.   Enhancements include expanding the conference to a two-day format and increasing the number of keynote speakers to four.  There are complementary admissions available to Columbus State students who are interested in entrepreneurship.  For more information on the complementary admissions contact Michael Bowers, at ext. 5509, or email



Roof on Aquinas Hall to be replacedThe Physical Plant Department reports that the Aquinas Hall roof replacement will begin on May 29 and barring weather delays will be completed by June 22. There will be noise during the removal of the old roof and while the new one is being put down, however the noise should lesson midway through the project. The northwest corner of the parking lot directly east of Aquinas will be barricaded as a staging area for contractors.  The handicap parking spaces affected will be temporarily moved two parking spaces east.  We are sorry for any inconvenience these adjustments may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Physical Plant at ext. 2424. 


Writing Center hosts resume workshop for studentsThe Writing Center will facilitate a workshop on resume writing for students on Tuesday, May 29, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room D. All students are invited to attend and to bring current resume drafts for small-group conferencing. For more information, please email