Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Theatre Columbus State presents “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)”
play posterColumbus State’s theater company is currently performing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield and directed by Frank A. Barnhart. The play runs through Saturday, November 22, with a performance at 8 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. There is also a matinee today at 3 p.m. Admission is free. 

All-College Celebration planned for AQIP Come and help our four Academic Quality Improvement Action Project teams celebrate the successful completion of their first review cycle. The event will be held December 2, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in CT, Room 107. Refreshments will be served following a short program. Please RSVP Sunday Zidonis if you wish to attend.

Ingrid Emch
Ingrid Emch
Jerri Heine
Jerrilyn Heine

In other AQIP news, two new members to the AQIP Steering Committee have been named: Ingrid Emch, assistant professor in Communication Skills, and Jerrilyn Heine, interpreter in Disability Services will serve on the committee that guides the AQIP Quality Improvement process.

Auditions to be held Dec. 1 and 2 for roles in Molière comedy

Painting of Moliere
Molière was the stage name of 17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.

Theatre Columbus State will hold auditions for Molière’s comedy “The Misanthrope” on December 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. in Nestor AuditoriumRichard Wilbur’s delightful English translation of this 17th century comedy of manners is brimming with verbal punches, counter-punches, innuendoes, and witty repartee.  Set in upper-class French society during the reign of Louis XIV, the play depicts the hilarious repercussions that follow when a gentleman decides always to be totally honest with his fellow man – proving that honesty is not always the best policy!

To be cast are eight male characters and three female characters, but some cross-gender casting is a possibility, even for major characters.  While preference in casting will be given to students, faculty and staff are also welcome to audition.  Auditions will consist of reading from the script, but prepared monologues are welcome.  No previous acting experience is required.  Students cast must enroll in THEA 180-Theater Practicum for Winter Quarter 2009.

For anyone unable to attend the Dec. 1 or 2 auditions, an individual audition can be set up at another time. For more information, feel free to contact Dr. D. Michael Ehret at or ext. 5097, Nestor Hall 4104.



Landscape students to sell holiday flowersThe Columbus State Landscape Association is having their annual poinsettia sale, with
pre-orders beginning this week and running through Nov. 29.  Poinsettias are available in
three different sizes and in six different colors.  The students are also selling Amaryllis and
Paper White bulb kits.  Order forms and information can be picked up in Davidson Hall
Room 205, or by going online to   Pre-ordered flowers will be ready for pick up
Dec. 3, 4, and 6.

The Landscape Design Build students do several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money
for their annual trip to the Student Career Days competition in March.  This year the competition—sometimes called The Landscape Olympics—will be held in Pomona, California
March 26-29.  Get your holiday flowers from the experts and support the students!

Trio students
Students from the Educational Talent Search program attended last June’s TRACE summer camp.

TRiO advisors present summer camp success

Lori Billenstein and Alexis Sherman, advisors in the TRiO Program, recently presented at the 34th annual Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) Conference.  Their presentation highlighted the community partnerships formed to facilitate a five-day summer camp for TRIO- Educational Talent Search Students.

The camp, called Teaching, Recycling and Conserving the Environment (TRACE) was held on the Columbus State campus last June 16-20, and had 25 participants. The TRiO Program wishes to thank Stephanie Albrecht, coordinator, Educational Talent Search, the members of the Physical Plant Department, Jeff Bates, professor in Environmental Science, Safety and Health, and Susan Stumpp, grants coordinator who helped to make the inaugural camp a big success.

Wintery weather walking awarenesscharacter slipping on iceFrom the HR Health and Safety Office come the following tips for safety, now that we’ve had our first hit of icy walkways:

Wear proper footwear – well-insulated boots with good rubber treads are a must for walking during winter weather.
Change into your work footwear when you get to work.
When walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.
If sidewalks have not been cleared and you must walk in the street, walk against the traffic and as close to the curb as you can.
 Watch for vehicles which may have lost traction and are slipping towards you, especially in crosswalks.
At night, wear reflective gear, as dark clothing will make it difficult for motorists to see you.
During the daytime, wear sunglasses to help you see better and avoid hazards.
When entering buildings after walking on snow or ice, brush the snow and ice off your boots, shake your umbrella and outer clothing, if possible.
Walking on wet floors with dry shoes is very hazardous, and if you must walk on wet floors shorten your stride to maintain your center of balance and make wide turns at corners.
Additionally, signs warning of wet areas should be posted and wet areas should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
Reminder: If you see dangerous wet floors, ice- or snow-covered walkways or parking lots, call the Physical Plant Department at ext. 2424 for cleanup.


Sichu Mali
Sichu Mali

Former Columbus State student attends Mt. Holyoke

Professor Charlie Gallucci, Biological & Physical Sciences, reports that one of his former students, Sichu Mali, has begun her first year at Mount Holyoke College, the oldest institution of higher education for women in the United States.  Mt. Holyoke is located in South Hadley, Mass. 

Mali, a native of Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal, plans to pursue a course of studies that will prepare her for medical school with a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology.  When Mali was a student at Columbus State, she served as a Student Ambassador and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She also won the 2007 Woman Student Leadership Award, the Dorothy Kroeger Endowed Scholarship, and the International Student Scholarship.