Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer headcount shows more than 4% increase

Many Summer Quarter students are taking classes this summer during breaks from other colleges. Read about these transient students in today's Dispatch.

The Summer Quarter 2008 headcount of students on the official census date of July 14 was 14,047 paid students compared to the summer 2007 headcount of 13,448.  This represents a 4.45 percent increase from a year ago. The full-time equivalent (FTE) for summer 2008 is 7,834.93, as compared to 7,400.63 FTE from the summer 2007 census day report, which is a 5.87 percent increase. 


gal on computerResearch Troubleshooting workshop offered July 29Students can learn strategies for researching and using library and online resources at a workshop offered by the Writing Center, on Tuesday, July 29, 1:30 - 3 p.m. in ERC 205 

The workshop will be offered again on Tuesday, August 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m., also in ERC 205.  The workshop is free and open to all. For more info, contact the Writing Center at ext. 5717.


SAC offers “Cakewalk” to raise Holiday for Kids fundsThe Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will hold a fun event—a cakewalk—on Tuesday, July 29, in Nestor Hall 121 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 

The event will raise money for Holidays Are for Kids and the SAC Employee Book Scholarship. Tickets are $5 each.

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Have you ever seen a cake walk?

A cakewalk is a game played in church, school and other bazaars and fairs. Participants walk around a path with numbered squares in time with music; when the music stops, a number is called out and the person standing on that square receives a cake. Cakes are usually donated by members of the church or school, and the participants buy tickets to play.

Susan Thomas from SAC says that numerous cakes have been donated for the game from employees, as well as from local bakeries. So cake-lovers rejoice and come play the game next Tuesday!

If you have questions please contact India Ashley at ext. 5297 or Susan Thomas at ext. 142.



Disabled students earn certificate from innovative program in MH/CD/MR

group photoShown with the graduating class from the Community/ Habilitation Assistant program are: Top left: Jackie Teny-Miller, program coordinator; Adam Rex, instructor, front row, far left;  and teaching assistants Ciera Ridgeway and Carrie Korns, top row, far right. 

June 5 was a day of celebration for the eight students completing the first graduating class of the Community/Habilitation Assistant Certificate Program. Joined by over 100 guests, the students laughed, cried and cheered as they spoke with pride of their accomplishments.

The Community/Habilitation Assistant Program is an innovative program at Columbus State Community College designed for individuals with a developmental disability. Students accepted into the program attend classes and participate in three practicums as they learn the skills needed to become a Community/Habilitation Assistant. 

According to Jackie Teny-Miller, program coordinator and instructor in MH/CD/MR, those completing the program will be working in human service agencies throughout central Ohio, providing needed support to other individuals with disabilities. The program, which began last June, is the first of its kind.

“This is a dream come true for the students, families, friends and professionals who support people with disabilities. Columbus State is to be commended for opening their doors and providing the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to attend college and pursue their dreams,” said Teny-Miller. “Thanks to Lenore Schneiderman, chairperson, Human Services Department, who had the vision to make this program a reality.”

Best of luck to all the students as they begin their new careers!