June 27, 2013
Columbus Campus offices close at 4:30 p.m. July 3
College offices at the Columbus Campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wed., July 3 due to Red, White & Boom! activities downtown. Classes will be held as scheduled and offices at the Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers will remain open as usual. Also, parking lot 32-S will be closed from 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 through 6 a.m. Friday, July 5 to serve as a staging area for Columbus Police. The Parking Garage will also be closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 through 6 a.m. Friday, July 5.
Starting the week of July 1, Columbus State will be enhancing the way students view account and enrollment information.
Students will still access CougarWeb in order to view their finance information and to make payments, but the options for managing their account (within the ‘Financial Information’ section) will be more streamlined, will be easier to use, and will provide a greater level of detail. For some employees who have access to student account information, a corresponding screen is available (SFAV) that allows employees the ability to view the same account information that is available to students.
The new link from CougarWeb will be called “Manage my Account” and students can:
View account activity for the current term and past terms – including a detailed summary of charges (including tuition and fees by course), book allowance transactions and refund information.
View payments applied to student accounts and the overall balance by term.
Make a payment.
View financial aid award information.
Finally, there will be a new feature that will allow students to generate a copy of their account statement that can be printed or saved for their records.
There will be more detailed information available when students log in to CougarWeb after the enhancements are complete on July 1.
perform July 9
Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, will perform their Summer Concert on Tuesday, July 9 at noon in the TL Room 123 (music room). The one-hour concert is free and open to the public. According to Franklin, the concert will include five choral works and seven solos, including selections from the Messiah, some spirituals, and opera solos. He encourages attendees to bring their lunch and enjoy the concert!
Advising Services will host "Advising Out of the Box" July 8-12, to increase student awareness of the department and encourage students to plan ahead for the next semester. The “out of the box” events include:
Staffed advising tables in various locations with themes such as “Know your Major,” and “Know your Advisor.”
Pre-Nursing group advising sessions
Arts/ Sciences group advising sessions
Conference-style "poster sessions" on a variety of student success themes
Walk-in advising all week
The ESL Afterschool Communities program offered through Columbus State’s CEWD Division was awarded three stipends last year sponsored by Ohio Department of Education, which allowed them to expand their recent “Run For Your Life 5K”event. Students from Wedgewood Village, Emerald Glen and Providence Glen participated in the event by forming planning committees and organizing race details.
Students also participated in an eight-week “Couch to 5K” training program to prepare them for the race. More than 60 students received new running shoes and finisher’s medals for participating.
Senator Sherrod Brown and the Franklin County Commissioner’s office sent representatives to learn about the community’s needs from student ambassadors that walked the race with them.
The ESL Afterschool Communities programs are an outreach initiative that introduces Columbus State to the community and helps underserved students discover that college is a possibility and exciting opportunities lay ahead through education.
Mobile Mammography Screening offered July 2
The James Care Mammography mobile van will be on campus to provide screenings by appointment on Tuesday, July 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spaces are still available. The van will be parked in the visitor meter spaces in 11-S across from Nestor Hall. To make an appointment, call the scheduling department at (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tim Malloy, systems administrator in IT, will ride in the annual Pelotonia for his fifth time August 9. Malloy rides to raise money for cancer research in honor of his father who died of leukemia in 2007. 100 percent of every dollar raised by Pelotonia riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. In the first four rides, Pelotonia has attracted over 11,100 riders and raised over $42 million for cancer research. To donate to Malloy’s ride, go online here: https://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=847