Monday, July 16, 2007

Join the Columbus State team for Community Care Day 2007United Way of Central Ohio's Community Care Day is the area's largest one-day volunteer outreach event, and Columbus State is forming a team to join in the spirit of community volunteerism.

Last year, 4,800 volunteers from more than 200 companies completed a variety of tasks including painting, clean-up, construction and repair work for United Way agencies, schools, churches and neighborhoods.

By volunteering to join the Columbus State team and donating a day or half-day of your vacation time, you will experience first-hand the needs in our community and how one day of work can make a positive impact on many people's lives.

Columbus State will form a team for Community Care Day, don matching t-shirts, and report for duty as assigned on Tuesday, September 18, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can work the morning or afternoon shift or the full day. Staff must use vacation time. If you are interested in joining our team, please email Barbara Smith-Allen at by July 30.

For more information on Community Care Day, go to, and click on Community Care Day.



"Simple Living" series to begin in SeptemberThe Continuing Professional Education (CPE) department will offer several Saturday classes about "sustainable home care for the ecologically minded," starting September 8 with "De-Stressing the Natural Way."

The first class will show participants how to use herbal teas, tonics, acupressure, exercises, and focused breathing to relax and de-stress. The courses are taught by Cindy Parker, a practicing folkloric herbalist. She is author of "Ma Parker's Herb Booklets" and runs the Wabi Sanctuary for Sustainable Living, a nonprofit organization that teaches how to live in harmony with the environment.

Subsequent classes will include "Introduction to Medicinal Herbs," on Sept. 22, "Medicine Making and Formulation" on October 13, "Aromatherapy Body Care" on Oct. 27, "Gypsy Cold Care" on Nov. 10, and "Gifts from the Earth" on Dec. 1.

The classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $50 each or $250 for the series.   For more information, contact Tracy LaMar-Nickoli at ext. 5436.


Save the date for "Taste"Taste the Future is Columbus State's annual culinary gala. Ticket sales help fund scholarships and special programs.

The event will be held, Tuesday, September 11, at the Downtown Campus. Check out the event at

Taste the Future is also looking for volunteers. To check out all the volunteer opportunities go to  and download the volunteer form. If you have questions, call Elissa Schneider at ext. 5028 or email


Commercial music wins "Addy" award

The Advertising Federation recently awarded Columbus State and Allen DiCenzo of Circa Music an Addy Award for original music used in the college's 2006-07 radio commercials. The music was composed by DiCenzo, working in conjunction with staff from Institutional Advancement and the college's advertising agency Burkholder Flint Associates.



Public Safety increases lobby hoursThe Public Safety Department has expanded the hours in the lobby to seven days per week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.