Monday, October 6, 2008

Diabetes Support Group to meet Oct. 8
The Diabetes Support Group will meet Wednesday, October 8 at 12:15 p.m. in the DX 3rd floor Conference Room.


Bilingual poetry reading celebrates Hispanic Heritage MonthTo celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, the Office of Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs will host a bilingual poetry reading. Take time to celebrate Latin culture on Thursday, October 9, at noon in the ERC TV studio.  Members of the Columbus State staff and faculty will read English and Spanish poetry, and refreshments will be provided.

AVI Food Service to continue surveying campusAn electronic survey about the food service at Columbus State was recently conducted on campus. On October 10, 11 and 12, a paper survey will be distributed in order to collect additional data. AVI will combine the information from both surveys and let the campus know the results and share their plan to address the results.

If you have any questions or concerns about food service at Columbus State please e-mail Dave Wallingford, Food Coordinator, at or Melody Monroe, AVI Resident Director, at

Kim Brazwell
Kimberly Brazwell

Brazwell named Diversity Chair for OCPA

Kimberly Brazwell, coordinator in the Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs Department in Student Life, has been appointed as the diversity chair for the executive board of the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA). She will be responsible for planning the Annual OCPA Diversity Pre-Conference Workshop in January 2009. If you are interested in becoming a member of OCPA, please contact Timeka Rashid, secretary and membership chair of OCPA. 



Ohio Latino Affairs Commission to meet here Oct. 8 Columbus State will host the Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs’ Education Mini Conference for Columbus on October 8 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Nestor Hall Rm. 323.  During the meeting, the commission expects to: 

  • Conduct a conversation with local Latino leaders and community representatives on the status of issues affecting Latinos’ education in the area.

  • Revisit identified solutions and consider possible new alternatives to improving the state of Latino education in each community.

  • Continue building a distributed leadership model.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Kimberly Brazwell, coordinator of Diversity and Study Abroad at or ext. 2426 no later than Monday, October 6.

Schneiderman honored at Rally for Recovery

Lenore Schneiderman
Lenore Schneiderman

Lenore Schneiderman, chair of the Human Services Department at Columbus State and visionary of the Community Habilitation Assistant Certificate Program, was recently honored for her dedication and service in the field of chemical dependency prevention, education, treatment and recovery.  

Schneiderman received the Sister Ignatia Excellence in Service Award during the 2008 Rally for Recovery Celebration and Jam, Sept. 20, on the lawn of The Woods at Parkside in Gahanna.

More than 700 people paid tribute to sobriety at the rally, which was one of more than 80 rally sites across the nation that day and one of 660 events observing September as National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

“We are privileged to again work with Parkside to host the largest Rally for Recovery in Central Ohio,” says Donna Conley, OCA chief executive officer. “It is an important time to celebrate the struggle of people in recovery fighting the disease of addiction and to recognize the professionals who work everyday to provide treatment and support for them.”

SBDC to offer student entrepreneurship conference, “Be the Boss”Let your students know that they will be able to join fellow college students from around central Ohio to explore entrepreneurship at its best at the upcoming “Be the Boss” conference, Thursday, October 8, hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State.

Students will hear from successful young entrepreneurs on how their drive and passion can be converted to action. Mentor presentations from seasoned entrepreneurs on how to sustain that initial energy and maintain a viable, competitive company will be invaluable to them as young entrepreneurs.

The conference will be held 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Center of Workforce Development Conference Center. The conference is free, but students must register to attend. Lunch will be provided. To register visit If your students have questions, they can contact Tonya Wilson or call ext. 5335 for more information.