February 20, 2014
Open campus forums to be held for Dean of Arts and Sciences
The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Academic Affairs cordially invites the campus community to meet the candidates for Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division. Faculty and staff are invited to attend forums for the three finalists. The three candidates in the running are Keith Groff, Ph.D., Allysen Todd, Ph.D., and Linda Schoen Wolf, Ph.D.
The candidates will be available to answer questions about themselves and provide their vision as leaders within the Arts and Sciences Division and Columbus State Community College.
Dr. Keith Groff
Dr. Allysen Todd
Dr. Linda Schoen Wolf Tuesday, March 4
For more information about these forums, please contact Sandra Kellam or Julie Vanwynsberghe in the Human Resources Department, ext. 2408.
Piper Tomahawk donated to Aviation Maintenance Department
Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology recently received a Piper Tomahawk airplane from Columbus State alumnus Dan Krumlauf, who graduated from Columbus State in 1988 with a degree in Finance. Years after learning to fly and buying the single engine Piper, Krumlauf found that he was no longer using it much, and the engine developed major problems. This was the perfect situation for Columbus State’s Aviation Maintenance Department, according to associate professor Jeff Gruber. “We have the same model engine for the Piper that was donated several years ago and overhauled by the students in class, but we had no way to test run the engine. We have plans to remove the bad engine this semester as part of the graduating capstone course and start overhauling the old engine in Summer Semester as part of AMT 2203 - Reciprocating Engine Maintenance I course,” said Gruber.
Aviation Maintenance students examine the Piper Tomahawk recently donated by alumnus Dan Krumlauf.
Columbus State Concert Band director Thomas Lloyd and Jazz Ensemble director Rick Brunette will present their students in concert on Tuesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The Concert Band will perform band classics by Beethoven, Gossec, Harry Lincoln, David Holsinger and Clifton Williams.
The Jazz Ensemble will perform the jazz classics “Ornithology” and “Birdland” as well as “Softly as the Morning Sunrise,” “Secret Love,” and “This Can’t Be Love.” The concert will conclude with both groups performing Rick Brunetto’s “Suite for Concert and Jazz Band.” For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Wrap up Black History Month with the Poets in Black poetry reading, Thursday, Feb. 27, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio. Enjoy an afternoon of poetry and prose of African and African-American writers. Want to participate? Contact Crystal Clark.
Summer Semester Foundation scholarships available
Please remind your students that there are dozens of Summer Semester Development Foundation scholarships worth thousands of dollars available now, but the deadline to apply is quickly approaching—Monday, March 3. Scholarships are for Summer 2014 Semester only, and students may apply for up to four scholarships. Many of these scholarships are available to our current students, and range from $250 to $1,000 awards in a variety of areas, both need-based and achievement-based.
Tomorrow, Friday, February 21, several ramps and lanes from Cleveland Avenue and Spring Street will be closed for pavement marking and striping. The Cleveland Ave. to I-670E, I-71N, I-71S ramp will close at 8:30 a.m. and reopen by 3:00 p.m. The ramp from Spring St. to I-71N and I-670E ramp will close at 9:00 a.m. and reopen at 3:00 p.m. I-670E will also be reduced to one lane where it splits from I-71N during this time period.
On Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the city will close one lane of Cleveland Avenue in each direction between Mt. Vernon and Jack Gibbs for electrical work.