Monday, June 9, 2008

Inaugural Discovery District Arts Fest sees big crowds,
hot temperatures


PauletteThis panorama photographed by Paul Rehg during the opening hours of the Arts Festival shows the roomy atmosphere provided by the Discovery District this year.

Paulette Fortea, right, and Barb Smith-Allen tour a colorful artist booth on Friday at the Columbus Arts Festival, after the event kicked off under hot and sunny skies in the Discovery District. The Arts Festival will be held in its new location for at least three more years while construction continues in the riverfront area. Organizers called the event a success, with good crowds, plenty of room to spread out, and excellent, if hot, weather.



Sport & Exercise Studies inducts three to 2008
Alumni Hall of Fame

Mary Bass
Mary E. Bass
Kornell D. Battle
Johnna E. Kay

The Sport & Exercise Studies
program inducted three graduates
into the Sport & Exercise Studies
Alumni Hall of Fame June 5. The
Hall of Fame selection committee
chose the inductees from more than
30 nominated graduates. Three
individuals are elected each year to
become members of the SES Alumni
Hall of Fame. Mary Bass is a wellness
and prevention specialist with the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
Kornell Battle is the director of women’s basketball operations and an assistant women’s basketball coach at
Syracuse University. Johnna Kay is a recreation specialist with the City of Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation
Department as well as serving the Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies Program as an adjunct instructor
teaching physical education coursework. The inductees were also the guests of honor at the annual SES Alumni
Scholarship Golf Outing June 6.


Grade entry assistance available for Spring Quarter 2008The deadline for Spring Quarter grade entry is Monday, June 16, at 11 p.m.
The IT Support Center will be available for assistance during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (office open)
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (office open)    
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (callback hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m.)
Sunday, June 15 (callback hours 2 p.m.-11 p.m.)
Mon, June 16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (callback hours 6 p.m.-11p.m.)

During the break (June 16-27), the IT Support Office hours will be Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. only. There are no weekend hours during the break.

The Support Office is located in the ERC (Columbus Hall, lower level) and can be reached at ext. 5050.


Welsh retires from Air National Guard

Michelle Welsh
Master Sergeant Michelle Welsh

Master Sergeant Michele Welsh retired from the Air National Guard on May 31 with 28 years of service. She enlisted in 1980 as an aircraft armament specialist in the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing. For 12 years as a weapons crew chief, she was responsible for the safety and performance of a weapons crew who loaded and armed missiles, bombs, and 20-mm ammunition on A7-D fighter planes. She participated in several overseas deployments including Panama, England, and Italy in support of the Tactical Air Command's commitment. Dr. Welsh is an academic adviser in the career and technical programs at Columbus State.

When the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing converted to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Welsh was chosen to be the superintendent of the maintenance orderly room, which serves the two largest squadrons on base. She has served in this capacity for 16 years.

Master Sergeant Welsh recently received the Meritorious Service Medal for extraordinary professional skill and leadership. Her commander wrote: “Sergeant Welsh took great pride in her assigned traditional guardsmen and continually motivated her subordinates to attain higher levels of achievement. Sergeant Welsh has proved to be a tremendous professional resource and mentor, and has provided the continuity to lead the Maintenance Group administrative functions through major periods of transition and uncertainty. Her loyalty and military bearing have significantly contributed to the well being of the 121st Maintenance Group.”