Monday, July 23, 2007

A "dry" Jazz in July!
The annual Jazz in July activity had to move into the cafeteria last week to avoid rare summer sprinkles, but plenty of students, faculty and staff enjoyed the music of the Ken Weaver Quartet with Adria. The concert was sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Athletics.





Mini Grants awarded for 2008The Mini-Grant Selection Committee for FY 2008 recently selected 13 projects from the record 46 submitted for the upcoming year. According to Matt Kelly, executive director of the Development Foundation, the committee had a difficult time deciding which submissions to fund with the $75,000 budget.  The committee took into account the project's impact on students, the number of students involved in the project, the overall benefit to the College and the community as well as budgeting items within the projects. 

The following projects were awarded mini-grants for 2008:

Columbus State Writers Conference                                                                     
Project Coordinator:   Ingrid Emch
Constructing the Future:   Sustaining the Built Environment                        
Project Coordinator:   Dean Bortz
CSCC/CADA Automotive Troubleshooting Competition                        
Project Coordinator:   Andy Rezin
CSCC/Whitehall Schools:   Partnership for Success                                    
Project Coordinator:   Dr. Sue Lape
Envisioning Possibilities IV                                                                                    
Project Coordinator:    Deborah Bertsch
Evaluation of the Learning Resource Center                                                
Project Coordinator:   Gregory Goodhart
Expanding Writing Center Services to Off-Campus Centers                        
Project Coordinator:   Deborah Bertsch
FOCUS - Engineering Technologies                                                            
Project Coordinator:   Dick Bickerstaff
Junior Achievement Biz Town CSCC Mentoring Program                        
Project Coordinator:   Charla Fraley
Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow - Phase 2                                                
Project Coordinators:   Laurie Johns & Charlie Boltwood
Trio-Student Support Services Women's Retreat & Support Group            
Project Coordinator:   Stacey Rogers
Visiting Author Program                                                                                    
Project Coordinators:   Clay Cormany & Karen D'Arbanville
$4,000 (reduced)
We are IT! Conference                                                                                    
Project Coordinators:   Mary Vaughn & Mary Insabella

Congratulations to all faculty, staff and administrators whose projects were selected for 2008 Mini Grants!

The Columbus State Development Foundation will work with the CSCC Business Office to establish project accounts for each of the funded projects.  Funding must be spent in Fiscal Year '08 and there is no extension or carryover of funding into the next fiscal year.

For projects not approved in this round, the committee has supplied the Development Foundation with comments on why the project did not receive funding.  Please contact this office if you are interested in the committee's comments.


ERC server to receive upgradeThe ERC's automated system will be down Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, to receive an upgrade.

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.   Instructions for the ERC Proxy will be provided on the ERC website.   Call IT Support at ext. 5050 or the Reference Desk at ext. 2460 for assistance.   Call or stop by the Circulation Desk, ext. 2464, for assistance in renewing materials.  

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

Laptop lending will also be suspended during this period.   Students, faculty and staff bringing materials to the circulation desk with proper identification will be able to check out materials.  

The ERC will officially be back online Monday, August 6.  


Celebrating Teaching
Dr. Tim Riordan, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis., delivers the keynote address at the Celebrate Teaching and Learning workshop July 20 in WD. Riordan also led a session titled "Designing Learning as a Developmental and Active Process."