October 15, 2012
Eyes on the Green Screen!
Filming has been going on around campus recently as Columbus State’s ad agency Ologie shoots footage for the college’s new TV commercials. Using a green screen—the chroma key technique—allows filmmakers to use special effects in the final editing, adding different backgrounds or scenes to the video. More than 100 students were selected to appear in the four 15-second ads, which will begin airing in November, after the election. The pictured student is Erin Rundio, a first-year Preferred Pathway student who plans to study speech pathology.
Career Services recently hosted the first annual disABILITIES Career Fair on October 10, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The event offered students and alumni a chance to connect with community agencies and employers regarding prospective careers, employment and internship opportunities.
Customized career fairs such as this are designed to respond to the unique needs of Columbus State students, but are open to all students interested in attending. Career Services will offer another custom career fair when they host the Veterans Career Fair, Wednesday, November 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall lounges.
For more information about upcoming career fairs, or to host a custom career fair for your specific audience, please contact Career Services Director Dr. Chandra Bell at ext. 5414.
The FIRST Lego League Competition will be held Saturday, December 15, in the Columbus State Conference Center, and the organizing committee is looking for volunteers to help. FIRST Lego League is a large regional robotics contest for middle school children, and Columbus State has hosted it for more than 10 years. Volunteers are needed for judging, coordination of teams, refereeing the competition, and scoring for the event. No robotics experience is needed, and all volunteers receive training, so if you’re interested in helping or you would like more information about this rewarding experience, please contact Gene Sprang at ext.7101 or Chuck Kassor at ext.7108 in the Aviation Maintenance Technology.
OfficeMax is Columbus State’s new office supply provider. This change will provide us with several added benefits, including:
Cost savings. It is estimated Columbus State will save at least 17-20 percent over last year.
Scholarships. OfficeMax will provide an annual scholarship based on purchasing volume.
Sustainability. There are a number of green-friendly options including the online supply catalog (no more printed copies), pick-up of empty toner cartridges, and reusable delivery boxes.
Training sessions will be available for all current authorized Staples/E-way users and cost center managers starting on the week of November 5. The last day to place orders with Staples will be Friday, November 9. The first day to place orders through OfficeMax will be Monday, November 12.
More details on dates and times for training will be made available. The transition to OfficeMax is being coordinated by Supervisor of Purchasing Darrin Albaugh.
Last year, the Department of Diversity and Study Abroad Programs launched the college's official Employee Resource Group (ERG) program. ERG program coordinators hope to provide more targeted and in-depth networking opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators. Employee Resource Groups are designed to help employees build relationships as well as a deeper sense of community with other employees who share their unique and diverse identities.
You are cordially invited to attend the college's newest ERG launch TODAY!
FOCUSING ON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (under 40)
*No IDs will be checked; folks 40 and over welcome!
Monday, October 15, from 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Library Multimedia Studio
ERG Liaison: Elise Meyers
For more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell at ext. 2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Staff Advisory Council will launch its annual fund drive in support of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank on In-Service Day, Wednesday, October 17. Canned goods can be donated in boxes near the Parking Garage and the Gymnasium, and collection boxes will also be placed in other donation areas around campus during this campaign, which runs through November 19. The types of food items needed include canned fruits, tuna, canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter, etc. SAC cannot accept home-canned or expired items for the Food Drive.
You can also shop online for the Foodbank here: http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=6193.
Once you have filled your shopping cart, select Proceed, Checkout, and fill out your personal information. Then select the recipient, which is Operation Feed 2012, Columbus State Community College-SAC.
To get a donation box placed in your department, contact Katina Fitch at ext. 5508.