Judge Jamison, “History Maker” to address grads
One of the success stories shared during Columbus State’s 50th anniversary celebrations included that of Terri B. Jamison, Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, who took business and accounting classes at Columbus State to help further her insurance business in the ‘90s. Now, she will share her story with the graduating classes of both Summer and Autumn Semesters on Friday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
After attending Columbus State, Jamison transferred to Franklin University and graduated cum laude in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. After earning a law degree from Capital University in 2004 she founded her own practice focusing on criminal, juvenile and domestic relations law. She was elected to the bench in November 2012. Her Columbus State education helped at every step.
"My experience at Columbus State was tremendous," says Jamison. "I took speech classes, which helped prepare me for public speaking. While campaigning, I was able to speak well to various audiences without fear. Also, I took accounting at Columbus State and that helped me manage my finances during the campaign.”
More than 1,500 students have earned their degrees in the two classes combined from Summer and Autumn Semesters. Those who graduated in August have been invited to participate in the fall ceremony at the Celeste Center. Also included for the first time at the ceremony are many “reverse transfer” graduates—students who transferred from Columbus State before earning a degree, but completed the requirements for their associate degree while pursuing their bachelor’s at another institution.
Commencement begins at 10:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Parking at the Expo Center is $5.
First Wednesday to be held Dec. 4
December's First Wednesday town hall meeting with President Harrison will be held Wednesday, December 4, beginning at 8:15 a.m. A live stream will be available at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate where you may log in using the password: cougars
Miller leads Ethics students on “Wholesome” excursion
Rick Miller, far right, brought students from both his Delaware and Columbus Campus Ethics classes to the Whole Foods Market Nov. 22, to learn about sustainable food production from Lauren Van Meter, seated front right.
Ethics instructor Rick Miller, J.D., recently took 20 of his students on a field trip to the Whole Foods Market in Dublin to discuss sustainable food production. Fall Semester was Miller’s first term teaching in the Humanities at Columbus State. Over the course of the semester, Miller’s classes learned about ethics issues in agriculture, food production, animal rights and more. The field trip to Whole Foods was voted by the students to be a suitable finale to their studies.
Miller formerly taught ethics classes at the University of Akron, and graduated from The Ohio State University School of Law in 2010. He earned his
master's degree in ethics and international relations from American University in Washington, D.C., where he was a Master's Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
The discussion at Whole Foods Market was led by Lauren Van Meter, Healthy Eating Specialist. After the discussion, students sampled several organic and local foods exemplifying the standards they had just learned about.
“From Animal Welfare Ratings and Blue Ocean Institute-certified fish, to the virtues of buying local and sustainable agricultural practices, the evening’s topics covered a number of issues in ethical farming practices and animal rights considerations,” said Miller.
“I really liked learning about the standards behind sustainable food production,” said student Angelina Maienza. Student Nathan Dodds added, “It was very informative and very applicable to my life. Everyone should be aware of healthy food choices for the greater good.”
Award for aesthetics of the Master Plan
Columbus State was recently given the Award for Outstanding Aesthetic Contribution to the Discovery Special Improvement District, for the college’s recently released Master Plan. “The 2013 Outstanding Aesthetic Award recognizes Columbus State Community College for its 50-year flexible framework" master plan that will result in the development of a dense, walkable, urban neighborhood at the north end of the District,” it was noted in the program. The award was given at the Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts 2013 Annual Meeting and Awards, held at the Ohio Theatre Nov. 21. Accepting the award were: (front from left) President Harrison, Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director, Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement District; Jack Popovich, and Kim Way, NBBJ. Back row from left are: Terri Gehr, Susan Norris-Berry, Christopher Keck, Megha Sinha, NBBJ, and Matthew Loving, Chair of DSID Board.
Welcome Team Reminder
The Welcome Team would like you to join them in offering assistance to our new and returning students on Monday and Tuesday, January 13 and 14, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Madison Hall. Your service is vital, appreciated, and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State! RSVP to Barbara Allen, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work.
She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
Also recommended for new and returning Welcome Team volunteers is a training session to review some key changes and services provided at the college. Register at the link below:
Bawden to present at Game Developer Expo
Henry Bawden, instructor in Video Game Art and Animation, will be one of the presenters at the first Ohio Game Developer Expo, to be held Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Ohio Union on the OSU Campus. Bawden’s presentation will be “Setting Goals: A Practical Approach to Game Development,” in which he will share tips for processes that work for both beginners and seasoned game developers. The Expo features a Game Showcase that is free and open to the public. The speaker series at the Expo cost $15. Organizers hope to make the Game Developer Expo an annual event.
Knapke noted for environmental awareness
Debra Knapke, adjunct faculty member in Landscape Design and Management, received an Honorable Mention at the Ohio Environmental Council’s Green Gala November 2 for her work promoting environmental awareness. Other awards were given to: Richard Sites, Ohio Hospital Association, for being an Environmental Innovator; Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice as the 2013 Environmental Watchdog; Rep. Tim Derickson, (R) Hanover Township, as the 2013 Public Servant; and the Friends of Sawmill Wetlands for their Conservation Achievement in working to prevent the Sawmill Wetlands from being developed.
The following important due dates for payroll are for the pay period ending Sunday, December 15, for the pay date Tuesday, December 31:
Web time entry for employees: 11:00 p.m. December 16
Web time approval for supervisors: 5 p.m. December 17
Payroll items not submitted through web time entry must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16 to ensure processing for December 31. All information received after that time will be processed for payment for the January 15, 2014 pay date.
Payroll checks for employees not enrolled in direct deposit will be available in the Police Department located in Delaware Hall on December 31. Please complete and submit your direct deposit authorization form to the payroll office by December 2 for direct deposit of your pay on December 31.
If your address has changed, please submit an address change form to the Human Resources Department located in Rhodes Hall 115. The address change form is available online here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the payroll office at ext. 2348.