March 4, 2013
Reminder: First Wednesdays to be held tomorrow
“First Wednesdays,” the monthly town hall meeting for all employees, which also includes the Staff Employee of the Month Award, will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. If you are unable to get away from the office, you may also watch the meeting on live stream here: http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate . You will be prompted to enter the password: cougars
Lincoln Theatre concert - Columbus State Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd and the Columbus State Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Rick Brunetto will perform from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. March 5, in The Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. The concert is free and open to the public.
Columbus State, Ohio State and North Central State College have partnered with 82 private-sector employers to develop an internship program, creating new paid, credit-bearing internships/co-ops for students.
The “JobReady” program is funded by a $1.5 million grant awarded by the Ohio Board of Regents’ Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops program.
JobReady funds are being used to create 416 new internships and co-ops across Ohio for students who are enrolled the three colleges. Internships and co-ops are in JobsOhio target industries – automotive, energy, financial services, and food processing. The internships deliver modules that address employer-identified gaps between the classroom and the workplace and provide for cross-institutional career services.
Columbus State students will have access to many of these internship openings. More information, including a link to our internship job board where these positions will be posted, can be found online. All of the internships must be taken for-credit during the summer semester.
Distinguished Full Professors to offer perspective
The next Faculty Onboarding and Renewal event will be a panel discussion with winners of the Distinguished Full Professor award. The discussion will be held Friday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107.
The panel will include: Greg Goodhart, professor of Mathematics, Tom Habegger, professor in Sport and Exercise Studies, Bob Fitrakis, professor of Social Sciences and Jackie Miller, professor of Nursing. Each has been recognized for exemplary service, scholarship, innovation, leadership, and other professorial achievements. They have been through the promotion and tenure process, provided leadership in many capacities, have been recognized for excellent teaching and have a historical perspective of Columbus State. This is a great opportunity to learn from their experiences!
Two sessions of the College Success (COLS) New Instructor Training will be held in March and April. The training is open to staff, faculty, and administrators who hold a master’s degree or higher, and are interested in teaching College Success 1100 or 1101 in upcoming semesters. The training sessions will be held Thursday, March 21, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in WD 312 and Tuesday, April 2, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in WD 321. Registration is required at: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses.asp. For more information, contact Marisa Vernon, assistant director of Advising Services.
Get ready for spring with Weight Watchers at Work
Warm weather is just around the corner, and you can be ready for it with Weight Watchers. Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program will start Tuesday, March 5, at 12:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room on the 3rd floor. A minimum of 20 participants is needed to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, by Monday, March 4.
Find out what you need to know about United Health Care’s “Health Rewards,” the program which is necessary to maintain your 20 percent contribution to your health insurance. Briefings will be held:
Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in CT 107
Thursday, March 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in CT 107
Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in CT-107