Donate during February to Columbus State's Combined Charitable Giving Campaign

Columbus State’s annual charitable giving campaign will take place during the month of February, allowing employees to donate to their favorite charity within six charitable federations.
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Title IX Training required for administrators and more

If you are a supervisor, director, dean, chairperson, administrator, Human Resources employee, Police Department employee, athletic manager or coach, or a Student Conduct director or coordinator, then you are designated to receive complaints and report any knowledge of discriminatory and harassing behavior.
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Nominate Students for Society of the Compass

logoThe Society of the Compass is a prestigious student award developed to foster academic success. This new award was launched in honor of the college’s 50th Anniversary, and will become an annual recognition announced at the end of each academic year, at the spring semester Commencement.
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MLK Day Celebration Highlights

If you were unable to attend the recent Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration, view some of the highlights of the event in this video produced by Mark Van Horn, video developer in Marketing & Communications.
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Previous Stories:

February 6

Donate to Charitable Giving Campaign

Student Success grant proposal deadline extended

Volunteers needed for Science Day

Help "Cougars for the Community" throw a birthday party

Black History Month read-in

Deadline for Service Learning designation

Don't forget your Valentine!

February 3

Massis receives award

Students and alumni cast in Sound of Music

Jablonka earns master's degree

McClain appointed to Mayor's committee

Landscape students to sell Valentine flowers

Briefing on Health Rewards Program

January 30

Title IX training

Faculty win Theatre Roundtable awards

Attendance Reporting dates established

Batts earns master's

Fowler is interim graduation coordinator

Wills new contact for attendance verification

Leggett is duplicate records coordinator

Cougar Challenge 5K

Di Pietro to perform in New York

Cougar Basketball

January 27

Nominate students for Society of the Compass

New staff in Cashier's Office

New equipment, circuit training

BLUEprint Success Workshops

Financial Wellness Seminar

Brown bag book study on autism

January 23

2nd Open Forum Jan. 24

MLK Celebration highlights

Construction faculty at Rush Creek Village

Worst named Veteran of the Year

Police, HR, partner with Testing Services

SAC to host basketball games

Costco offers reception

Health Rewards briefing

Couch to 5K seminar











This week at Columbus State
Monday February 10

First Wednesday: Staff Employee of the Month, and Town Hall meeting, 8:15 a.m., WD Ballroom

Tuesday February 11
Wednesday February 12
Thursday February 13

BarakaBlack History Month: African-American Read-In Chain, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nestor Hall West Lounge


Friday February 14


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Christopher's is open  every Thursday during Spring Semester

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February 10, 2014  

Otterbein, Columbus State announce systems engineering pathway

logoOtterbein University announced February 6 that it will offer a new major in systems engineering beginning in fall 2015, including a pathway program being developed in partnership with Columbus State.

Ohio will need to fill 274,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs by 2018, and more than 12 percent of those jobs will be for people with degrees in engineering, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011).

Systems engineering offers a broader-based training than more traditional engineering degrees.

“Integrative, multidisciplinary learning is Otterbein’s strength, and our curriculum combines the principles of mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering with our nationally-recognized Integrative Studies program, said Aaron Reinhard, assistant professor of physics and interim director of Otterbein’s Systems Engineering program.

“Columbus State looks forward to the possibility for our students to segue into the Otterbein program via a two-plus-two program in engineering. We continue to look at partnerships that bring affordable options to all students,” said President David Harrison.

“The systems engineering program responds specifically to the needs of our region and our state,” said Otterbein President Kathy Krendl. “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34,000 engineers will be needed in the State of Ohio by 2018. Otterbein graduates will help meet that need.”

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Local companies meet with students at unique networking event

signageThe Business Programs Department and Disability Services will host an employer networking event for students and recent graduates with learning disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The event will take place on Thursday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the Central Ohio Workplace Initiative. 

Hiring representatives will participate in a panel discussion to share what they are looking for in the candidates they hire, provide tips on resumes and interviewing, and answer student questions. Students will be able to talk to the employer representatives about job and career opportunities on an individual basis. The event presents a unique opportunity for Columbus State students to interact with representatives from companies that are interested in employing and are actively recruiting students with learning disabilities and attention issues.

After the event, attendees will have access to resume assistance and job listings for the participating companies. 

Additional information and information to help students prepare for the event are available in Disability Services (EB 101) and the Business Programs Department (DE 240).  Some of the participating companies include American Electric Power, Cardinal Health, Cleveland Clinic, General Electric Lighting, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, Proctor & Gamble, Red Roof Inns Contact Center, Sears Holding Company, and UPS.

Beck Beck earns CPA

Brad Beck, Accountant I in Accounting Services, recently passed all sections of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. 



Outlook email tips – Change your look

Not happy with the layout of your Outlook email screen? Click on the View ribbon in the Mail category to change the layout!

The Folder Pane controls the view of the folders on the left side of the screen. It can be set to Normal, Minimized, or Off. Other options can be set by clicking Options under the drop-down menu.

The Reading Pane can be viewed on the right side of the screen, bottom of the screen, or turned off. Try each setting to see which view suits you. The To-Do Bar can show a convenient view of the Calendar, People (for quick access to frequent contacts), and Tasks (to make a quick to-do list of the day’s jobs) or turned off. You can also set the number of preview lines of text by clicking Message Preview and setting it to Off, 1 Line, 2 Lines, or 3 Lines.

Want to add your picture to email?
To add your photo to your profile, select File in the upper left corner of the screen (desktop version) and click the person icon beside your Account Settings. Click the Browse button, locate and select the photo you want to use, and then click Open. If you are prompted to sign in to Outlook Web App, you will see the Browse button after you sign in. Outlook can use .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, or .tif photo file formats. The new photo may take a few minutes (or hours) to show up, so be patient!

Combined Charitable Giving continues during February
Columbus State’s annual charitable giving campaign is underway during the month of February, allowing employees to donate to their favorite charity within these six charitable federations: The United Way of Central Ohio, The United Way of Delaware County, America’s Charities, EarthShare Ohio, Community Health Charities of Ohio, and Community Share of Mid Ohio.

By making a gift to one or more of the listed charities you can make a difference in your backyard and around the world.

You can find the list of agencies and their donation codes in the Donor Resource Guide online. (Document is on the Intranet, and not available off campus)  After you have selected a charity, you can find the Employee Pledge Form online, fill it out, print the form and send it with your check or payroll deduction information to:  Barbara Smith-Allen, coordinator for Community and Civic Engagement, Franklin Hall 132.

Featured agency: The Wounded Warrior Project
biking eventThe Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.  

The Wounded Warrior Project takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. Read more about the Wounded Warrior Project here. Agency code: 5053

Career-Tech team now on Facebook

The Admissions High School Career-Technical team has a new Facebook page and would like to invite faculty, staff, and students to “Like” the page, which can be found here:

The Career-Technical model is a seamless pathway for a student to gain technical skills and competence in high school and then allows for the student to articulate their high school work to college credit. Columbus State recognizes the work of the schools and their graduates by offering articulation agreements for their program graduates that come to Columbus State to pursue their education.