Thursday, August 2, 2007


Uddate Text 08.09.07EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH LOVES WORKING WITH “FRIENDS AND FAMILY”

Jenn Snider tears up talking about coming to work every day. “I just love seeing my friends every day. They’re like my family,” she says.

And that’s the way she treats everyone she works with, says Jay Benedict, Jenn’s supervisor and Administrator of Curriculum Management, where she has worked for four years.

“Jenn takes her work seriously, never hides her mistakes, and is very proud of her success. She has grown very much since being a member of our department,” says Benedict.

As office associate in the Curriculum Management department, Snider handles classroom scheduling for faculty and staff. She also is the campus liaison for community members who wish to use facilities at Columbus State.

Recently, Snider incorporated the Community Education and Workforce Development division into the scheduling system and trained employees in that division to use the S25 and R25 systems for scheduling classrooms and labs.

Snider was nominated by Ingrid Emch, associate professor in Communication Skills, who wrote, “Jennifer works diligently for faculty to try to find appropriate classrooms for them and to accommodate room assignment changes. This has become a difficult task because of increasing enrollments, technology needs, and facility limitations. She is extremely friendly and responsive in her attempts to accommodate faculty’s room scheduling needs.”



THEATRE COLUMBUS STATE OFFERS STUDENT PRODUCED SUMMER PLAYS

2008 schedule also released

Theatre Columbus State will produce two plays written by students this summer quarter –
a first for the company.

"Dysfunct," a play written by Sean Lehosit, was developed in Professor Nancy Kephart’s playwriting course. The play is about a young man whose fiancé won’t marry him until she meets his family.

Lehosit is editor of the Columbus State student newspaper, “Cougar News,” a full-time student and senior Student Ambassador. He is also the PR chairman of the student government, and president of Campus Journalists.

theatre

Bad Girl Barbie,” written by Sharon Reeb, is a coming-of-age play about a young girl whose world is tragically transformed by the fantasies she creates while playing with Barbie dolls.

Reeb has completed her requirements for a middle school teaching certificate and has transferred to Ohio University. She has written nine other plays, eight of which have been produced, including a series of “Fractured Fairytales” such as “The Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing,” and “Why Cinderella Had to Wear Glass Slippers.”

Uddate Text 08.09.07The plays will open on Wednesday, August 22, at 8 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium. All performances are free and open to the public. Additional performances will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. August 23, and at 8 p.m. August 24 and 25.


COMING UP NEXT YEAR
FROM THEATRE
COLUMBUS STATE:

Autumn 2007: “The Triangle Factory Fire Project,”
by Christopher Piehler, directed by Frank Barnhart. Auditions begin September 24.

Winter 2008: “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansbery, directed by James Mathis. Auditions begin November 26.

Spring 2008: “As Is,” by William M. Hoffman, directed by D. Michael Ehret. Auditions will begin March 10.

Summer 2008: “Recent Tragic Events,” by Craig Wright, directed by Nancy Kephart. Auditions will begin June 2.



FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
TO WORK POLLS IN NOVEMBER

Voters

Through the “Champions of Democracy” program, the Franklin County Board of Elections hopes to recruit and train poll workers for upcoming elections in 2007 and 2008.  The program encourages employers to make workers available for the day, if they’d like to serve as poll workers. 

There is no cost involved to the employers, according to the Board of Elections, as poll workers are paid by the county. If at least 25 employees from a company register for the program, the Board of Elections will conduct the two-hour training session at that workplace, and the Board also makes an effort to station poll workers in their own voting precincts.

More than 5,000 workers are needed to operate the polls on Election Day in Franklin County.  Training is conducted a month prior to each election, and volunteers must be registered voters in Franklin County to participate.

If you would like more information about volunteering as a poll worker for the Champions of Democracy program, contact Barbara Smith-Allen at ballen02@cscc.edu to join the Columbus State team.



MATH DEPARTMENT HOSTS SUMMER ACADEMIC CAMP

Summer camp

The Mathematics Department co-hosted a Youth for a Positive Image Summer Academic Camp August 6–10 on campus.

The goal of the camp is to get students re-engaged in academic thinking prior to the beginning of their school year. Areas such as science, mathematics, communication, team-building, and computer science were included in the camp.

Ed Chatman, director of Youth for a Positive Image, worked with Math Department Chair Jonathan Baker and Assistant Professor Ming Xu to conduct the summer camp.