Thursday, April 24, 2008






Writer’s Conference begins tomorrow The Communication Skills Department’s Writers Conference kicks off with a keynote presentation by investigative reporter Sonia Shah at 8 p.m. in the NH Auditorium. Shah will also offer a special talk for students and employees at 2 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium. Both presentations by Shah are free and open to the public.

In-Service Day is tomorrowThe Spring In-Service Day, “Let’s Talk Tech” will be held tomorrow, April 25, kicking off with a general session in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium at 9 a.m. Check out the agenda on the Web to view the sessions offered. Day classes will not be held during In-Service, but night classes will be held as scheduled. 

The In-Service Day Program is available on the In-Service Day Web site:

The In-Service Day program includes the day’s agenda and the name and locations of the breakout sessions.

The program will not be printed out and distributed at the general session, so if you would like to have a printed schedule, you can print it in your office, or jot down your choices for the breakout session for reference. This will save a few trees! 



Bowers earns Small Business award

Mike Bowers
Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers, director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, was given the “Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Award,” on April 17 in Cincinnati.

Bowers and the SBDC were given the award in recognition of outstanding programs and services offered to the central Ohio small business community.

The SBDC was nominated by the Ohio Department of Development State Small Business Development Center office.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and Edison Materials Technology Center hosted the award ceremony to honor district and regional winners at the Kings Island Conference Center.


Arts Festival June 6-8 seeks volunteersThe Greater Columbus Arts Council is knee-deep in Columbus Arts Festival 2008 planning and is now recruiting volunteers! This year will be the first for the festival to take place in the Discovery District, with many of the events and venues happening right here on campus.

Two links are now available for information on volunteering. The first—Volunteer Sign-Up—is the site to sign-up to volunteer. The second—Volunteer Info—is the email that was distributed to last year's volunteers providing some basic information regarding festival volunteering.

Volunteer jobs range from souvenir sales and booth monitoring to stagehands and festival ambassadors. The festival is always
looking for more volunteers!

The Arts Festival volunteer team can also provide post-festival reports if they are needed for "credit" for students. Check out
these online links for more information about the Festival and the volunteering opportunities. 


Dental Hygiene students with bulletin board
At their bulletin board in the ERC are members of the 2008 Dental Hygiene class, from left: Tracy Cruz, Heidi Epler, Michael Rudell, Erin Lind, Tara Johnston, and Kristin Schooler.

Dental Hygiene students design ERC bulletin board

Students in the Dental Hygiene program recently partnered with the ERC in creating a bulletin board about the problems of oral piercing and its dangers to the teeth. "Many students have stopped by to look at the board and read its message,” says Bruce Massis, director of the ERC. “It inspires conversation among the students, and if it can accomplish that, then the message has been received. Great job to all.” 






Web link to last week’s forum with Chancellor Fingerhut availableThe April 16 panel discussion with Chancellor Fingerhut, held on the Columbus State campus, was taped by the Ohio Channel and is available to view online at .

Legendary Service course offered May 15The Human Resources Department will offer a six-hour training program that encourages participants to embrace excellence as an everyday customer service standard while educating learners on a range of critical customer service skills. The course will be offered on Thursday, May 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development, room 404.

To register, email Chana Miller and include: your name, Cougar ID, name of the class and date.