March 17, 2014
Quality Awards ceremony scheduled for June 17
The annual Quality Awards ceremony recognizing our Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Full Professor Award, Staff Employee of the Year, Part-Time Staff Employee of the Year, and Quality Improvement Team Award winners will be held Tuesday, June 17.
The 2013 Distinguished Full Professors were, from left: Darrell Minor, Kelly Hogan, Dr. Jeff Bates, Dr. Brenda Johnson and Steven O’Neal.
Two award categories are currently accepting nominations: The Distinguished Full Professors Awards and The Quality Improvement Team Awards.
To 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, submit your nomination (name and department of nominee only) to Carmelita Boyer in Human Resources by Wednesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. You can read more about the Distinguished Full Professor Award online here.
The 2013 Team Awards applications are due by Friday, April 11. The Team Awards recognize groups of employees working on teams that have had the most continuous improvement impact on the College by incorporating the values and strategic goals set forth by the Board of Trustees. Teams are encouraged to think outside the box and showcase the best that Columbus State has to offer! The Team nomination forms are online here.
All winning categories receive cash awards and plaques recognizing their achievements.
Check out what last year’s winning teachers, professors, staff employee of the year, and winning teams had to say about their awards with video highlights from the 2013 ceremony, online here!
Get Covered America will host several free health insurance workshops to help students, part-time employees, and members of the community get connected to the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
Trained enrollment assistants will be on hand to help attendees understand the new health insurance options, help with the enrollment process, and help figure out which health insurance option fits their budget. The event is free and open to the public. The workshops will be offered on Tuesday, March 18, from noon to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m.to noon; and Tuesday, March 25, from noon to 4:00 p.m.—all in the Center for Workforce Development (WD). For more information, or to register for one of the workshops, go online to Get Covered America.
Note: Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters/hosts at the workshops. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sabrina Ayers in Student Engagement and Leadership.
Columbus State’s Hospitality Management program was recently featured in “Create a Career,” an online career resource. The article showcased community colleges that provide high quality hospitality degrees accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Read the full article here.
Latin American Film Series continues
The next offering of the Columbus State’s Latin American Film Series, co-sponsored by the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies, will be “El Hombre de Al Lado - The Next Door Man,” Thursday, March 20, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110. The films are free and open to the public.
Learn about the scientific pursuit of happiness with Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology at Hope College and author of several books on psychology, faith, and happiness. Dr. Meyers will delve into such issues as “what is happiness?” and “is there a secret to happiness?”
The lecture will be held Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Worth Publishers is sponsoring the event. According to Dr. Meyers, "happiness, like cholesterol level, is a genetically influenced trait. Yet, as cholesterol is influenced by diet and exercise, so is our happiness to some extent, under our personal control."
There are some research-based suggestions for improving your mood and increasing your satisfaction with life. Come to this lecture to find out more about the “demography of happiness,” “the Satisfied Mind,” “the traits of happy people,” and much more! Students enrolled in some psychology classes will receive extra credit for their attendance.
“Poverty Summit” seeks to address issues
The IMPACT Community Action organization will host a “Poverty Summit” on Thursday, April 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Columbus Department of Health auditorium. The summit is free and open to the public. Panelists will address issues surrounding poverty in Ohio, Columbus, and various communities.
The moderator is Robert "Bo" Chilton, CEO, IMPACT Community Action, and panelists are Roberta F. Garber, AVP, Planning and Development, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority; Michelle Heritage, Executive Director, Community Shelter Board; Dr. Keith Kilty, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; and Anthony Trotman, Director, Franklin County Job and Family Services. You can register online here.
Take Action: Wellness and Empowerment Fair, featuring My Very Own Blanket
Wednesday, March 19 - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Delaware Hall Gymnasium
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.
Take Action: Show Your Courage and Donate Blood
Wednesday, March 19 (Delaware Campus) 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Moeller Hall, 111 and 112.
Monday, March 24 (Columbus Campus) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nestor Hall West Lounge
Take Action: Women’s Wellness and Empowerment Day-Free Yoga Class presented by Perfect Harmony Fitness and Yoga
Thursday, March 20 (Delaware Campus), 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Moeller Hall 111 and112 Engage your mind, body, and spirit with the practice of yoga. Two, 45-minute classes will be offered with instruction by Alice Drew Yoder of Perfect Harmony Fitness and Yoga, LLC. Pre-registration is encouraged, please contact the Delaware SEaL office at (740) 203-8175 for details.
It's a competitive world out there! Students seeking to meet their educational, career, and life goals need a competitive advantage. The Student Ambassador Leadership Program provides an incredible co-curricular experience that aims to equip students with knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes needed to be 21st century leaders.
Student Ambassadors achieve academic success with a minimum of a 2.7 G.P.A. and throughout the Student Ambassador Leadership Program, they develop into a community of learners, leaders, and achievers. Participants in the program represent and promote the face of Columbus State, sharing their Cougar pride through on-campus programs, work within departments and offices, and take part in civic engagement opportunities. Recruitment for 2014-2015 Ambassadors, who begin in August, is now open! Students selected for the program will earn $8.00 an hour when working for the college.
If you know a student who would make a great ambassador for Columbus State, have them stop in Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) in Nestor Hall 116 or go online to the Campus Life tab and click on Student Ambassadors!