September 5, 2013
Thanks for Making History!
Nearly 500 employees and student employees donned anniversary t-shirts and arranged themselves on the plaza in the shape of a “5-0” for the Anniversary Group Photo Friday, August 30. Pro photographer Larry Hamill was tethered to the top of Union Hall and snapped this great shot, which will be made into a souvenir poster for all participants. Thanks to everyone who braved the late summer heat to help us create this awesome photograph!
Helping to pass out the anniversary t-shirts on Friday were Business and Campus Services employees Linda Merritt, Betty Sugar, Beth Bates, Karen Miller, and Emily Cox. Also helping but not pictured was Cindy Klimek.
At the dizzying height of six stories, safely tethered photographer Larry Hamill takes some test shots of the group photo. Campus Police also provided two bullhorns for ground-to-roof communications!
The September 26 Day of Service—which is taking the place of In-Service Day in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary—is going very well, with many of the volunteer opportunities already filled to capacity. The deadline to choose your Day of Service opportunity is next Friday, September 13, in order for organizers to assign team leaders and create packets for all participants. Of special note: If you were able to attend the 50th anniversary group photo and got a t-shirt, then you are all set for Day of Service because they are the same shirts we’ll be wearing to volunteer!
If you have not yet registered for an activity, or have questions about Day of Service, go online here, where you’ll find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the description of all volunteer activities, and the registration form!
Note: Columbus State’s Wellness Initiative will offer employee flu shots later in October, on a date TBA.
On August 28, as part of the college’s “Weeks of Welcome,” the Library officially kicked off its partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) by issuing public library cards to students. Working alongside Columbus State librarians, Angel Gondek, Tracy Kemp, Derek Zoladz, Jennifer Casteen, Julie Zavaloff, James Castrillo, and Ryan Scott at our Welcome Back table were Rick Catrone, Circulation Manager at CML and Christopher Pizzo, Supervisor in the Circulation Department.
Students, faculty and staff were able to register for their new CML cards directly at the table (after Welcome Week, the Library will continue to offer this service at the Circulation Desk.) Columbus State Library staff will be adding a "CSCC" code to the online application as well so that CML staff can activate the card within 24 hours.
This is the start of a very exciting partnership that will offer many collaborative opportunities for both Columbus State and Columbus Metropolitan Library as new services are developed to benefit both of our institutions.
Carringer publishes dissertation
Associate Professor Paul Carringer, Integrated Media & Technology, has his dissertation published and available through OhioLink and the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. The dissertation, titled "The community college president: Working with and through the media to advance the institution," presents a set of cases from community college presidents and marketing lead professionals that were noted for success in communications with key target audiences important to the institutions.
Carringer was awarded his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University, School of Education, in May of this year. He presented his study to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in April at the annual convention. He will also be presenting his study to the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, a special interest council of the AACC, at several district conferences and the national conference in 2014.
Jack Popovich, assistant professor and program coordinator in Finance, co-presented with Drs. David Stein and Constance Wanstreet from Ohio State, at the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, a premier research conference on Distance Learning. The presentation was titled "E-coaching for Quality Discussions: A Rubric for Instructors" and summarized research conducted at The Ohio State University related to student-led synchronous chats. The research was based on the question, "Can students achieve levels of higher-order thinking without teacher presence during the chat if they are coached?" Popovich is pursuing his Ph.D. in Education and Workforce Development at OSU.
Are you still struggling to find an answer to the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you interested in learning more about the concept of vocational identity? Would you like to learn more about your vocational design? If so, then this class is for you. Discover Your True Calling is a highly interactive class to help you better discern your vocational design and understand how vocational identity fits into your life plan. It is offered on Friday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stacy Leeman, adjunct instructor in the Humanities, will have a painting on display at the Art Center in Blue Ridge, Ga. as part of the 2013 Southern Appalachian Art Guild's National Juried Show. The show opens Oct. 9 and runs through Nov.8.
Leeman will exhibit her painting “Upstream W#13.”
There are misspelled words in the email or it contains poor grammar
The message is asking for personally identifiable information such as credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, PINs or Social Security Numbers
There are "threats" or alarming statements that create a sense of urgency. For example: "Your account will be locked until we hear from you" or "We have noticed activity on your account from a foreign IP address."
The web address in the message isn't the one you're used to seeing. It's usually close to the web address but not exact. For example:
Phishing website: “(www)regionsbanking.com”
Real website: (www).regions.com
As a reminder, Columbus State will never call or email you asking for your login name, password, or Social Security Number. If you receive a phone call or email asking for this information, do not provide it and immediately call the Help Desk at ext. 5050. If you have any security questions, send an email to or call Rob Clifford at ext. 3686.
A Columbus State team walked in the Central Ohio Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on August 24. Pictured at the walk are, from left, Daryl Brown, Autumn Altizer, Nichole Bowman-Glover, Stacey Raymond, and Chelsea Raymond. Not pictured are Susan Thomas and Jessica Allen.
Let’s see how your summer went!
Measurement Days will be Thursday, September 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in RH 114 or Friday, September 6, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in RH 232. If you have any questions about Summer Slim Down, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.
Chef Apprentice Matthieu Henry, who will graduate this semester, recently won the Maple Leafs Duck National Recipe Contest with his recipe for Savory Chèvre Bread Pudding, Chinese Five-Spice Smoked Duck and Vanilla-Port Poached Asian Pear. He received $500 for his winning recipe. The recipes were judged on accuracy, creativity and innovation.
Matthieu works as an apprentice at the Westin Hotel in downtown Columbus. The recipe remains the property of Maple Leaf Farms, sponsor of the contest.