Monday, June 25, 2007

Running with the wind
Kids in College test their flying creations in a campus parking lot during the summer break.   Kids in College is the summer camp program for children in 4-6th grades, coordinated by the
K-12 Initiatives Office.   The kids take field trips, conduct experiments, create art, write, play games and much more during the two weeks between quarters.

New SAC Web site online nowOn behalf of Staff Advisory Council, we'd like to welcome you to our new Web site at  We hope you find the site to be user friendly and a place to stay current with the many events, projects, and activities that Staff Advisory Council does throughout the year.  You do not have to be a member of Staff Advisory Council to participate on our committees and various projects, so if you see something on the site that interests you, please let us know. We'd love to have you join us!  We'd also like to give a special recognition and appreciation to Mandy Gollhofer, Paul Rehg , and Shawn Ferguson for their design and layout contributions to the site. 

Faculty volunteer at Mid-Ohio Food BankOn June 12, nursing faculty members Jackie Miller, Susan MacDowell, Dana Buechner, Carol Beneker, Lorraine Boyd and Susan Accetturo and their families volunteered their time at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank sorting food that was donated by many grocery stores in the Columbus area.   This is a volunteer effort that the Department of Nursing has committed to do once a month.   If other Columbus State employees would like to join this worthwhile activity, please contact Dana Buechner at for more information.

Big moth on campusKenny Ruffin, ERC media services, took this photo of a Cecropia Moth resting up during the daylight hours on campus last week.   This is considered to be the largest moth in North America. Its wing span can be up to six inches across.

Additional departments begin using Web time entryThe implementation for part time hourly staff is 80% complete for the Web time entry system. In the last three months the following departments have gone live with the new system: Allied Health Professions, Child Development Center, Communication Skills, Enrollment Services, Health and Dental, Human Resources, Justice and Safety, Multicultural Affairs and Community Inreach, Office Services, Physical Plant, Records and Registration, Student Activities and Athletics and Veterinary Programs.   Part-time employees in these departments can now enter their hours worked on-line instead of completing paper time cards.  

The Payroll Department would like to thank Tari Blaney, Terrence Brown, Daryl Cullison, Connie Grossman, Renee Hampton, Martin Maliwesky, Terri Miller, Regina Peal, Jennifer Perkins, Timeka Rashid, Lisa Schneider, Bill Silcot and Jim Spencer for their assistance with reaching this goal.

Departments not on Web time entry at this time will be scheduled through July 2007.   Information materials and training sessions will be provided to all who utilize the new Web time entry screens. Supervisors will be contacted by payroll specialists to initiate each department's implementation.

The new on-line system is a great time saver. Thank you for assisting us with bringing Web time entry to your departments.

Pilot program for make-up tests offered to all facultyA new service provided by the Testing Center and coordinated by Karen Payne-Robertson will be offered this summer quarter. The program is offered in the Math Department, but is open to all departments' faculty for students who need to take a make-up test immediately.

The Summer Quarter Stop and Drop program will be offered on Wednesdays only, from July 11 to August 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   No testing can begin after 1 p.m.

There is no waiting for this testing service. Faculty can bring the student and the exam for testing to Davidson Hall room 448.   The makeup pilot is for students that were not able to take a test due to uncontrollable circumstances.

For more information, please call Karen Payne- Robertson in the Testing Center at ext. 2478.