Thursday, July 5, 2007

Aviation student earns Casto & Wolfe Aviation ScholarshipsColumbus State Aviation Maintenance student Kyle Beachy has earned the Casto & Wolfe Aviation Scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority joined with the Casto and Wolfe families to establish the scholarship program in honor of the vital role the families have played in the successful development of Port Columbus International Airport. Students receive $2,000 toward college expenses in the upcoming school year.

Beachy is in the second year of his aviation maintenance program and is currently working as an intern at a local aviation company.

College students dedicated to pursuing degrees in aviation management, aviation maintenance or related fields of study from The Ohio State University, Franklin University or Columbus State Community College are eligible for the scholarships. Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship program began when Port Columbus celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2004.

"It became evident as we celebrated the rich history of Port Columbus that we should honor the significant contributions the Casto and Wolfe families have had on the advancement of aviation in central Ohio," said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. "Scholarships supporting students dedicated to pursuing careers in aviation are fitting tributes to the Casto and Wolfe families."

The Casto and Wolfe families continue to serve the local aviation community. In 1991 Wolfe family member William C. Wolfe Jr. was named a founding member of the Airport Authority Board of Directors. Don M. Casto III became a Board member in 1993 and continues to serve on the Board today.

Litt named to Trainer's Hall of FameDavid Litt, Ph.D., associate professor of Sport and Exercise Studies, was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association Hall of Fame in May. His plaque will hang in Ohio's Hall of Fame in the Convocation Center at Ohio University.

Litt was recognized for his contributions to the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association as a committee member and his work on ethics for athletic trainers. The association now requires each certified trainer to take one class on ethics every two years. Litt has also served as a national examiner for the National Athletic Trainer's Association certification exam for more than 20 years. He began his athletic training career at West Point in 1978 and came to Columbus State as the athletic trainer in 1992. He started as an adjunct faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Studies 1993 and became a full-time instructor in 1996.

Pickaway Center offers first class

ECD students pose on the first day of classes at the Pickaway County Center.

The Columbus State Community College Pickaway County Center at Teays Valley High School held its first class on Saturday June 30.

Students are enrolled in ECD 102, Intro to Child Development Associate (CDA), taught by Mary Lou Guillory , assistant professor in Early Childhood Development. The course is the first class toward national CDA credential requirements. 

In addition to Early Childhood classes, several general education courses will be offered at the Pickaway Center for autumn quarter. The Columbus State Pickaway County Center is located at Teays Valley High School, 3887 State Route 752 in Ashville. For more information about the Pickaway County Center please contact the Off-Campus Programs Office at ext. 2696.

Don't miss Wellness Fest '07The Columbus State Wellness Initiative will offer several events next week to celebrate wellness. A number of   wellness exhibits and vendors also will be featured outside on the plaza area of campus, or indoors in the gymnasium if the weather is bad, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   For more information on Wellness Fest '07, contact Don Laubenthal, at ext. 3627.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 9
10 a.m.: Campus Walk, meet at the statue
11 a.m.: Fitness Demo "Tone Those Arms," Human Performance Center, DE 029
Noon: Presentation "The Sitting Society" by Don Laubenthal, DE 111                                                

Tuesday, July 10
10 a.m.: Campus Walk, meet at the statue
11a.m.: Fitness Demo "Core 101" Human Performance Center, DE 029
Noon: Presentation "Work Day Work Out" by Mandi Cecil , DE 111
Come and join the fun at Wellness Fest '07!

"A Mother and Daughter's Art" exhibition on display in the ERC Galleries

"Play Along", a mixed media piece by Barbara Thomas

A new art exhibition, "A Mother and Daughter's Art," will be on display this month at the Educational Resources Center (ERC).

The exhibition features the work of quilt and doll artist Barbara Thomas and painter Vivian Pitman.

Barbara Thomas has spent much of her life with a thimble on her finger. Since patterns made no sense to her, she always made things "freestyle." Thomas, who puts the puzzle together in her head, makes story quilts and dolls of every style color and nationality.

Vivian Pitman paints her neighborhood on Cleveland Avenue and is lovingly anti-romantic. Painting in acrylics, she enumerates every brick on a barbershop's façade and each shape in the security gate protecting a mission church. Pitman copies the graphics and graffiti with fascination--the wall of a whole building covered with surreal creatures in brilliant colors comes across like a deep-city art-zoo, a work of wonder and joy. Pitman does this with the triangulation of the powers of eye and vision.

ERC Director Bruce Massis invites you to "come and wander your way through the ERC and take advantage of this wonderful and sumptuous exhibition."

The show is on display in the ERC galleries through July.