Faculty: Textbook Updates from the Bookstore

To reduce confusion for students, the Bookstore will now use "All Sects" as the section identifier for all courses that share the same requirements (whether the student is attending the class traditionally or as a distance learner).
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Bowers, Ulloa-Olavarrieta promoted in Workforce Development

Director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, Michael Bowers, has been promoted to Director of the Center for Workforce Development, and Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta has been promoted to director of the SBDC
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Welcome Team Spring 2014 Needs You

Spring Semester 2014 is just around the corner—classes begin January 13. The Welcome Team would like you to join them in offering assistance to our new and returning students.
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Previous Stories:

January 9, 2014

Donna Brazile to keynote MLK Day

Town Hall meeting Jan. 14

Week of Welcome actiivities

Costco offers employee reception

Massis selected for scholarship

New items available in FOCUS

Capella offers grants to employees

Winter driving tip

December 19

Randall displays style

Statehouse provides anniversary resolution

Vardhan featured in Elle Decor

Faculty: textbook updates from the bookstore

IRS decreases mileage rate Jan. 1

SAC collects toys for tots

SAC brown bag lunch Jan. 29

Veterans Services orientation

December 16

Mark Van Horn named December SEOM

Groupwise "retirement" reminder

New licensing agreements allow at-home purchase of software

Save the Date for MLK 2014

Student Success Council seeks proposals

Mail service closed during Holiday Break

Fitness Center to get new equipment

HPC to offer training

New items in FOCUS

Parking lot closures during break

Heart of Scioto Trail opens

Troop Care Package Drive great success

Thornton hired in Counseling Services

Leeman to exhibit

Academy grad recognized

Retirement benefits video online

A few Wellness notes

December 5

Holiday Break work areas

Email changes coming over Holiday Break

Employee Fee Waivers due Jan. 2

Wayne named to Dean's Advisory Council at OU

Fire alarms to be tested

Capella grant extended

Workplace injury and accident reporting

December 2

Judge Jamison to address grads

Miller leads students to "Wholesome" excursion

Award for aesthetics of the Master Plan

Welcome Team reminder

Bawden to present at Game Developer Expo

Knapke noted for environmental awareness

Payroll reminder

November 25

Bowers, Ulloa-Olavarrieta promoted

More Testing Center requests

Chenfeld presents at national conference

Pepsi makes donation to student success

Pono Learning Community admitting members

Bookstore sale

Smoking and women's health

November 21

"A Friday in November" now playing through Saturday

Testing Center needs help

Concert Band's holiday concert

Holiday Week and Year-end payroll deadlines

SAC's Toys for Tots drive

Do you RAVE?

Gospel Ensemble to perform






This week at Columbus State
Monday January 13

First day of Spring Semester 2014

Tuesday January 14
Wednesday January 15
Thursday January 16

MLK Day Celebration, 11 a.m., WD Ballroom. Keynote Speaker: Ms Donna Brazile


Friday January 17


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Christopher's is closed until Spring Semester

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January 13, 2014  

New Outlook email is here

Spring Semester has begun and employees are now using the Microsoft Office 365 email system called Outlook.
If you have questions about any aspects of this new email system, you can find answers online here: http://www.cscc.edu/365. There is a menu on the right side of the screen that will help connect your mobile phone to the new system. For additional information as well as training links, log into Blackboard https://courses.cscc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp using your Columbus State username and password, and click Office 365 Employee Training under the My Organizations tab.

First Wednesday town meeting to be held January 14
The monthly town hall meeting with President Harrison will be held on Tuesday, January 14, at 8:15 a.m., in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.
A live stream will be available at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate where you can log in using the password: cougars.

MLK Day Celebration is January 16

BrazileColumbus State’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, January 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, 4th floor WD.

The featured speaker will be Donna Brazile, an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000.  The event is free and open to the public.

Those who are unable to attend in person may view the event on a live stream here: http://www.livestream.com/ColumbusState  You will be prompted to enter a password to enter the site, which is cougars.  Don't miss it!

Open Forums offered for faculty and staff Jan. 21 and 24
In his campus-wide email last week, Dr. Harrison announced that the College will hold open forums to discuss enrollment, the Revised Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Human Resources updates and upcoming Title IX and EEO training requirements for employees.  Terri Gehr and Kim Hall will conduct the forum presentations on Tuesday, January 21, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, January 24, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Both forums will be held in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.

If you cannot attend, but would like to watch the live stream broadcast online, visit  http://www.livestream.com/ColumbusState You will be prompted to enter a password to enter the site. The password is cougars.

You are strongly encouraged to attend one of the forums.  You do not need to preregister to attend one of the forums. Everyone is welcome to attend, and each forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

David Tom named Faculty Fellow for Accreditation

tomDavid Tom, Ph.D., associate professor in Psychology, has been named Faculty Fellow for Accreditation, succeeding Greg Goodhart, Ph.D., who led the accreditation effort for two years.

Tom has been an accreditation steering committee member since 2011 and participated in the Higher Learning Commission campus visit in 2012. More recently, he helped write Category Four, Understanding Students' and Other Stakeholders' Needs, for the new Systems Portfolio.

Tom joined the Columbus State Department of Psychology staff in 2003.  He completed his doctoral studies in Psychology two years later at Ohio State which recognized him as an “outstanding teacher.”

Tom will lead the AQIP Accreditation Steering Committee which guides the college’s ongoing academic quality improvement process.  Included in those duties is the annual selection of action projects and posting related reports, as well as reviewing the Portfolio Feedback Report.

Application not available through January 27

Columbus State’s Application for Admission will be offline for scheduled annual maintenance from 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 13 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 27. During this time, all applications will be inaccessible, and prospective students will be unable to create, modify, or submit an application.  Those with an unfinished application have been notified. 

Now that the January 6 late admissions application deadline for Spring 2014 (for full term, 1st eight-week, and 1st five-week courses) has passed, there is a brief window of opportunity to make updates. These updates will be completed and the application will reopen prior to the late/final application period of January 28-February 10 for Spring 2014 2nd eight-week, 2nd five-week, and 3rd five-week terms.  The application for Summer and Autumn 2014 will also reopen at 8 a.m. on January 28.

Thank you for your patience and your assistance in communicating this information to prospective students and other stakeholders.  Please direct questions and/or concerns that may arise to Tari Blaney at ext. 5021 or Misty Mahefkey at ext. 2557 in the Admissions Office.

“Friday in November” receives multiple award nominations

The Theatre Columbus State play, “A Friday in November” has received five nominations from the Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable, including: Outstanding Production of a Play; Excellence in Direction of a Play (Frank Barnhart); Excellence in Acting/Supporting Role in a Play (Madison Lee); Excellence in Acting/Supporting Role in a Play (Carla D'Errico); and Excellence in Music Design (Bill Darby). 

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Barnhart, instructor in Theater, also has been nominated for an Excellence in Acting Award in a Musical, for his performance in “Hairspray.”  The 2013 Theatre Roundtable Awards will be held on Sunday, January 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.  

swish shotStaff Council sponsors basketball games Jan. 25
Join the Staff Advisory Council on Saturday, January 25, for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball games against Edison Community College at home.  The Lady Cougars begin at 1:00 p.m. and the Cougars begin at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free with your Cougar ID.  Staff Council will have giveaways and popcorn at the game!

Time for post-holiday weigh-ins
Were you one of the brave who participated in the Holiday Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain?  Now it’s time to do your post-holiday weigh-in with the Mt. Carmel representative! Those participants who maintained their weight within five pounds over the holidays will earn a special gift from the Wellness Initiative at Columbus State.  Weigh-in dates are:Wednesday, January 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 16 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Both weigh-ins will be done in Rhodes Hall Room 114. Delaware Campus participants should contact Nichole Bowman-Glover for information about the final weigh-ins.

Healthy workshops offered by Human Performance Center

The Human Performance Center in the lower level of Delaware Hall will offer the following workshops in the beginning of the New Year:

New Year, New You
Learn how to make small habit changes that will make a healthy impact on your life.
Monday, January 27, at 12:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 075B

Heart Health
Learn some simple steps to ensure the health of your heart and the hearts of your loved ones.
Monday, February 17, at 12:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 075B 

Enhance Nutrient Levels in your Meals
This fun, interactive seminar will teach you nutritional ways to enhance your meals with healthy foods and cooking substitutes.
Tuesday, March 25
, at 11:00 a.m. in the Human Performance Center- Delaware Hall 083

Awesome Arms
Short sleeves and tank tops are right around the corner. Let the HPC show you how improve your guns.
Thursday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Human Performance Center- Delaware Hall 083