February 17, 2014
Ohio State names Polly Owen “Alumni Transformer” in nursing
Dr. Polly Owen has been selected as one of 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing & Healthcare by The Ohio State University College of Nursing during its Centennial year. The recognition commemorates alumni of the college who have deeply impacted the profession of nursing and the healthcare system, and “succeeded in living out the mission of the college: Transforming health, transforming lives.”
The distinguished alumni come from a variety of backgrounds and professional career paths, including faculty, researchers, writers, and deans in the world of academics, and nurses and healthcare professionals who have impacted communities nationwide and beyond with their exemplary practice. Dr. Owen has held several positions at the Columbus State, beginning as a nursing faculty member, then Nursing Department Chairperson and Division Dean. She is currently Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. She graduated from Ohio State with both BSN and MSN degrees. She also earned a Ph.D. from OSU in Educational Policy Leadership.
In honor of OSU’s College of Nursing’s 100-year anniversary, Owen and the outstanding alumni transformers will be recognized at the Centennial Gala to be held on March 29 at The Ohio Union in Columbus.
Nominate outstanding women by Feb. 28
March is Women’s “Herstory” Month, and Columbus State will celebrate the achievement of women with several special events, culminating with the Leadership Awards and Celebration, on Wednesday, March 26.
Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State student, faculty or staff member for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award by completing and submitting a nomination form. Multiple winners will be named. Nominations are also being sought for a faculty or staff member who has worked at Columbus State for at least five years and demonstrates a legacy in leadership. You can complete and submit a nomination for the Legacy in Leadership Award online here. Nominations are due by Friday, February 28!
Women’s Herstory Month 2014 “Take Action: Character, Courage, Commitment,” is co-sponsored by the offices of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL). All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 5 (Columbus Campus) and Wednesday, March 19 (Delaware Campus)
Take Action: International Women’s Day-Honor Diaries Screening and Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Nestor Hall, West Lounge
Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie; it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses around the world and here in America.
Wednesday, March 19
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Nestor Hall, East and West Lounges
This event focuses on the education, empowerment, health and well-being of women of all ages. Maintaining good health and wellness takes a conscious effort and dedication! Participants will be empowered to achieve their full potential by living holistically. In addition to the fair, participants can impact their community by creating a blanket for a youth in foster care; the blankets will benefit My Very Own Blanket.
Monday, March 24
Take Action: Show Your Courage and Donate Blood
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nestor Hall, West Lounge
Everyone at Columbus State is given an opportunity to enhance the lives of others by “giving the gift of life” during regularly scheduled Blood Drives. Feel free to give of yourself and receive rewarding gratification that only giving brings.
Wednesday, March 26
Women’s Herstory Month: Leadership Awards and Celebration
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dawn Tyler Lee, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Workforce Development Center, Ballroom
Celebrate the Outstanding Women Leaders of Columbus State! Both employees and students will be recognized for their leadership and achievements. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public. Nominate an outstanding woman by February 28, 2014.
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Members of the student group Cougars for the Community joined together with friends and employees to help put on a special birthday party February 8 for the children living at the YWCA Family Center. The group had a lot of fun and plans to continue helping with the event once a month. Attending were: (back row, from left) David Mwanzia (student), Robert Hamilton (guest), Andi Marie Jones (student), Mitch Rausch (student), Sam Standingsoldier (student), Nolan Harshaw (guest), Keni Standingsolder (guest), Ikea Haralson (student), Irving Standingsoldier (student), Neeha Pesala (Student Ambassador), and Luis Garcia Alberto (student). In middle row, from left: Amaal Shehabi (Student Ambassador), Tom Capps (employee), Kamara Willoughby (student), Kimberly Randall (employee), Charles Randall (guest). Front row, from left: Selloane Asiamah (faculty), Akpo Ukpong (student), Alexis Norwood (student), Jude Carstensen (student), Dominique Smith (student), and Lee Ly (Student Ambassador).
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 Godman Guild – United Way of Central Ohio
“My name is James. I didn’t have positive role models growing up. I got involved with gangs, and I left high school before I graduated. For years, I was able to make a decent living and was even promoted at my job. But when the economy went bad and I lost my job, I had a really tough time finding another job. I knew I needed to get my GED. That’s when I discovered the Workforce Development program at Godman Guild. The staff there really cared about my future, and they helped me overcome challenges that were holding me back. With their help and a lot of hard work, I was able to get my GED in just six weeks. Now my confidence level is through the roof. I passed the GED test on my first try, and then I even started to think about college. Today I’m a full-time student at Columbus State, pursuing a degree in environmental science. I’m so grateful for Godman Guild’s program that I frequently go back to share my story and offer encouragement to people who are just starting the program. I tell them that if I can do it, they can too.” The Godman Guild is agency # 4044 in your Donor Resource Guide.
A few reminders:
Christopher’s opens for Spring Semester on Tues. and Thurs. Read more
Mike Ryan retirement party is Feb. 19 Read more
“Retirewise” series offered begins Feb. 20 Read more
“Build a Student Success Story” workshop offered Feb. 25 Read more
March 1 deadline nears for Service Learning designation Read more
Volunteers still needed for Central District Science Day March 15 Read more