Monday, September 22, 2008

SBDC launches social networking sitesbdc event

The Small Business Development Center at Columbus State launched their brand-new social networking site September

The networking site is "for anyone interested in developing and growing a business in central Ohio."

17 with an event called “First Cup of Coffee Business Briefing,” a short breakfast program for local businessmen and women featuring a speaker, Yvette Alexander Slate, founder of “Carried the Bag, LLC,” a marketing company.

The breakfast meeting also served as an official launching of the SBDC’s social networking site “Ohio SBDC - Free Expert Business Advice”  located at

According to Mike Bowers, regional director of the SBDC, the networking site is “for anyone interested in developing and growing a business in central Ohio.  The site was launched based on feedback from entrepreneurs as a place to build connections and get answers to business questions both from the SBDC consultants and from the other entrepreneurs on the site,” he said. "This has been a team effort in development and shows how the SBDC is ahead of the curve in serving Columbus State student entrepreneurs and the Columbus business community at large."

Volleyball team jump starts season, 11-0women's volleyball team
The Cougar Volleyball team is off to a tremendous start this season with an 11-0 record and for the second consecutive week rank 14th in the country.

Leading up to the first national poll Columbus state beat pre-season number 10 team Hagerstown Community College (Md.) in three straight sets, No.16 Genesee CC (NY) in three straight sets and No. 24 College of Southern Maryland in three straight sets.

The second week of the season the Cougars participated in the Owens CC Tournament and for the first time in school history finished the weekend without a single loss.

Leading the Lady Cougars are several incoming freshman including Jackie Randulic (Massilon, OH) an Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection currently pacing the Cougars at 2.65 kills per game and .876 aces per game which ranks fifth nationally. Morgan Zumberger (Degraff, OH) averages 6.61 digs per game which ranks third nationally. And returning middle hitter Lindsay Puthoff (St. Henry, OH) paces the Cougars hitting .453 which ranks 21st nationally.

This is the first time the Lady Cougars have been nationally ranked at the NJCAA Division II level. Previously, the Cougars received their highest national ranking in 2004 when they finished out the season ranked No.2 nationally and finished fourth at the NJCAA Division III national tournament.

Courtesy phones installedcourtesy phoneFourteen new “courtesy” phones have recently been installed across campus and at off-campus sites, to provide students with the capability to make free local phone calls. Long distance calling is not available on the courtesy phones.  The locations for the phones are:

  • Nestor Hall lobby
  • Nestor Hall student lounge
  • Madison Hall Welcome Center lobby
  • Workforce Development Center ground floor lobby
  • WD Conference Center – 4th floor
  • GR-389 N. Grant Ave (Radiography Technology)
  • Delaware Hall, lobby north of cafeteria
  • Franklin Hall lobby
  • Center for Technology and Learning (TL) lobby
  • Eibling Hall lobby
  • Dublin Center
  • Bolton Field Center
  • Westerville Center
  • Delaware Center (Delaware Area Career Center)

tree and rootsDig Up Your RootsThe Main Library would like to invite you to visit on Saturday, October 4 (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for a day long adventure in Genealogy. The knowledgeable staff and other renowned genealogy experts will be offering sessions such as: Genealogy on the web/Digital Resources, African American Research, Public Records, and Genealogy for Beginners and fun activities for kids like making a Memory Box. To register, call (614) 849-1249. Stop by and research your family tree!


Business Programs to hold Open House todayThe Business Programs will hold an Open House today September 22 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in Delaware Hall.  Representatives from transfer degree institutions will be featured, as well as on-the-spot advising, distance learning training on Blackboard, representatives from student services, library resources, the writing lab, and more.

Students will also have the opportunity to win prizes including $50 gift cards for text books, I-Tunes cards, and an 8GB Ipod Nano.