Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

Nominate a full professor to be recognized for his or her excellence in service, innovation, leadership and scholarly work at Columbus State and in the community!
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2013 Distinguished Full Professors to speak at Onboarding Session

All are welcome to join the next Academic Onboarding and Renewal program featuring four 2013 winners of the Distinguished Full Professor Award.
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Piper Tomahawk donated to Aviation Maintenance Dept.

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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.
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Previous Stories:

March 6

New brand launched at First Wednesday

Latin American film series

Harper answers Channel 6 phone lines on "Monday Money"

Time warp in Delaware Gymnasium!

Health Rewards Briefings

March UHC newsletter

March 3

Woman Leader awards

Nominate a Distinguished Full Professor

2013 Distinguished Professors to speak

New employees in Advising Services

Auto Tech hosts competition

CoGo bikes continue to roll!

Outlook email tip

February 27

Special First Wednesday

Last days to donate to Charitable Campaign

Join SAC and support Cougar basketball

Desirable difficulties and cheat-proof assessments

C.A.R.E.S. advocacy training

OHIOREACH Liaison training

2nd annual Goodwill drive

Bookstore sale continues

Weiser to perform in "The Producers"

Bid Dr. Querry adieu

Kudos and Welcomes

February 24

Special First Wednesday

Open Forums for Dean candidates

Grossman completes doctorate

Sternberg to tell stories Mar. 8

SBDC client success story

Weight Watchers at Work to begin Mar. 4

SAC Brown Bag lunch

February 20

Campus forums for Dean of Arts and Sciences candidates

Piper Tomahawk donated to Aviation Maintenance Dept.

Concert and Jazz bands to perform Mar. 4

Nominate an outstanding woman

Poets in Black Feb. 27

Foundation scholarships available

Road work and painting on Cleveland Ave.

February 17

Polly Owen named "Alumni Transformer"

Nominate outstanding women by Feb. 28

Upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 coming

Outlook email tip: How do I retract an email?

Serving up a community birthday party!

Combined Charitable Giving continues











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March 10, 2014  

March SEOM
Grad of ECD program knows how to guide students

Stacey Raymond is the welcome face of the Early Childhood Development lab in Union Hall, where she assists students with their assignments, guides them to resources, answers thousands of questions, updates the job board, organizes the Practicum Manual, and much, much more. 

Raymond with HarrisonBut it’s what she doesn’t do that may be more important.

As a graduate of the Early Childhood Development program, Raymond knows the difference between doing something for a student, and helping them learn how to do it themselves.

Raymond was given the March Staff Employee of the Month Award at last week’s First Wednesday meeting, which was attended by nearly all of her coworkers.

“While (the ECD Lab) can be a very busy place, it is also a setting where a student can have the individual attention of a staff member who knows her role.  The added value for the faculty is that Stacey becomes aware of gaps in learning, and can feed this back to the faculty so adjustments in the curriculum can be made,” says Marilyn Pramschufer, chair of Human Services. “This is one of the most direct ways to tap into student success.”

“Stacey is always one of the people that students mention as someone who helped them be successful in the program,” says Christine Creagh, faculty member in ECD. “Many students report that she has provided them with the encouragement and support they need as they try to juggle school, work, and family life.”

Part-time advisor gives students a Blueprint for success

Sheri Harrington only works part time in Advising Services, but you’d never know it from the sheer volume of innovative and wide-ranging projects she produces. You might believe it’s the work of many dedicated advisors! 

Harrington with president“In addition to her duties as advisor, Sheri has taken on various projects that impact students in profoundly positive ways,” says Beth Stanley, advisor, who, along with advisor Janet McDermott, nominated her for Part Time Staff Employee of the Month.  “She helps create our newsletter Connections, and serves on an internal committee to promote good morale and team building. She organizes and implements the BLUEprint workshops that are geared toward student success. She works to promote the workshops using fliers, web materials, emails, social media and COLS classes. And she implemented the ‘table top’ series for students who don’t have time to attend a full workshop.” 

“Remember, this is a part-time employee!” remarked supervisor Dawn Blair at the First Wednesday meeting last week.  “She was nominated by her peers, who see just how much she brings to the position each and every day.”

Instructors invited to encourage student submissions
The editors of Et al.: An Online Journal of Excellence in Writing Across the Curriculum, a publication of the Columbus State Writing Centers, are now seeking submissions for the next issue of the journal.  

Et al. accepts submissions of student-written works created in response to any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State.  Instructors can direct their students to more information, including a manuscript-submission form, here:

For questions or more information, contact the Writing Center at

Mumps reminder

While there have been no reported cases of mumps at Columbus State, as we begin spring break we want students, faculty and staff to be aware that there appears to be a small outbreak on the campus of nearby Ohio State University. Nearly a dozen suspected cases of mumps have been reported at Ohio State in the past couple of weeks.

Because mumps is very contagious, it’s important to be alert in the coming days of the symptoms and how to minimize your chance of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the mumps virus typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. It is followed by swelling around the face.

Because most people have now been vaccinated, (MMR is the Measles Mumps Rubella vaccination) mumps has become a rare disease in the United States. If you think that you may have symptoms, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Additional information from the CDC is here: And mumps prevention information is here: .

Radiology student selected for national program

Diane Paquette, a Radiography student at Columbus State, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2014 Student Leadership Development Program.

The ASRT represents more than 152,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic technology students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Diane will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 26-29, in Orlando, Fla. In addition, she will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting. Diane was one of only 75 radiologic science students from around the country chosen to participate in the program.

Student Leadership Awards to be given in April

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) announces the 2013-2014 Student Leadership Awards, which will be awarded at a special reception on April 10. The awards are an opportunity for members of the campus community to recognize the achievements of student leaders, organizations, and/or advisors
All nominations must be completed and returned to SEaL by Monday, April 1, and self-nominations are accepted. In order to be eligible, the student leader or student club leader being nominated must be a currently enrolled student or recognized club or organization including Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), athletics, and peer mentors.

Award categories range from Student Club of the Year to Most Improved Club, and many others. You can find a Student Leadership Awards Nomination Form online, as well as a description of the award categories, here.