Monday, June 11, 2007

International recruitment seminar held at Columbus StateEducational advisors from around the world spoke about their centers, services, educational systems, and recruitment trends at Columbus State's Center for Workforce Development May 21.   The seminar promoted the State of Ohio and its institutions of higher education and created awareness of the opportunities for individuals from around the world to study in Ohio.

Attending the International Recruitment Seminar May 21 are, from left: Chutkeaw Ratanachamnong, Thailand; Zsuzsanna Nagy, Hungary; Margaret Anyigbo, U.S. Consulate, Nigeria; Sayamaa Dangaasuren, Mongolia; Claudia Sanchez, Venezuela; Judy Freudenberger, Australia, Natrudee Tanthawan, Thailand.

Education USA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering "accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities."

Sixty-five international educators from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana attended the seminar May 21, and 24 colleges and universities participated in the college fair.   

Café to close during summer breakThe Union Hall Cafe will be closing on Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. and remain closed until the first day of the Summer Quarter, June 25.   At that time, Aramark will be leaving Columbus State and the new food service contractor will begin.   Please contact ext. 5447 for any catering needs during the transition.

The DX Cafe will be open during the summer break with breakfast and lunch service.  

On behalf of Aramark, I would like to thank Columbus State Community College for the opportunity to serve you over the past 17 years.   Our entire staff will sincerely miss being here and wish all of you the best of luck in the future - Tom Bennett

In conjunction with Summit, author to sign booksDuring the Ohio Growth Summit 2007, Wil Schroter, author of "Go BIG or Go HOME" will be appearing at The Discovery Exchange to sign his books, Wednesday, June 13 from 7-8 a.m. According to the author, "Go BIG or Go HOME is more than just a book about why companies go big, it's about how to actually do it." 

Please join the DX and the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as we welcome entrepreneurs and experts attending the Ohio Growth Summit.

Take me out to the ballgameOne hundred general admission tickets to the Columbus Clipper game vs. Indianapolis on Friday, June 29 at 7:25 p.m. are available at the Cashier's Office on a first-come, first-served basis.

Integrated Media Department to move for renovationsThe Integrated Media & Technology Department (formerly Marketing & Graphic Communications) has moved temporarily to Union Hall 035. Although this move is temporary, the department may stay at the location until Winter Quarter, when renovations are complete in Eibling Hall.

All phone numbers and email addresses for the department will remain the same. The programs involved in the move are: Digital Design and Graphics, Integrated Media Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. For more information, contact Gene Strickland at ext. 5045 or, or Chairperson Mary Vaughn at ext. 2552 or

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) program will not be directly impacted by this move. Students who require assistance in CIT should continue to contact Lori Rich in Delaware Hall, Suite 259.

Welcome Team needs you
President Moeller joins Student Ambassadors on the Welcome Team last quarter.

The Columbus State Welcome Team would like you to join other faculty, staff and students to share class schedules, print parking passes, direct students to classrooms, troubleshoot issues, pop popcorn, and simply welcome our students back to Columbus State on June 25 and 26.  

Any time you can share is greatly appreciated as it makes a significant difference for students.   The tasks are simple from basic web navigation to disseminating information.   You can choose what you do and when. This quarter we will be offering assistance in the courtyard.   

Your service has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State.   Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all.

Please respond to Barbara Allen,, or ext. 5526 with the times and days you are able to work. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours.