March 24, 2014
Author James Lang to headline Academic Integrity Week, March 24-28
Explore the educational practices, policies and ethical frameworks that influence students’ choices to cheat on exams and assignments. James Lang, featured speaker and author of the book Cheating Lessons, will explain relevant cognitive theory, outline factors that foster cheating, and present examples of course structures and classroom activities that stimulate students to work toward mastering their subjects. Employees can earn a professional development certificate for studying and applying his ideas during this semester.
Register in advance for each talk and learn more about the certificate. Seating is limited to 50 participants. The Academic Integrity Week schedule is as follows:
TODAY March 24 - Screening and discussion of “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”
12:00 p.m., Library Media Studio.
110 minute movie followed by a brief discussion of ethics in higher education. Hosted by the Scholastic Integrity Committee and the Office of Student Conduct
Tuesday, March 25 - “Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty” presented by James Lang
10:15-11:45 a.m. WD 435
Lang’s talk will review current statistics on cheating in higher education, consider the role of the learning environment in influencing student cheating, and argue for the importance of a whole-campus commitment to academic integrity.
“On the Clock: Timely (and Fast and Easy) Interventions to Maximize Learning in any College Classroom” presented by James Lang
1:00-2:30 p.m. WD 435
This session will introduce faculty to several key principles from some of today’s top cognitive theorists and encourage them to reflect upon how they might help shape individual class sessions to increase student learning.
Wednesday, March 26 - “Proper Protocol: How to effectively utilize College Testing Services,” Hosted by College Testing Services
10:00 -11:00 a.m., Nestor Hall 321
Thursday, March 27 - “Academic Integrity at Columbus State,” Hosted by the Office of Student Conduct
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Eibling Hall 204.
This session will focus on proper citation of outside sources, classroom expectations, how to properly collaborate with other students, and self-plagiarism.
Friday, March 28 - “Ethical Decision-making,” Hosted by the Office of Student Conduct
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Eibling Hall 201.
This session will focus on values definition, personal integrity, and ethics in everyday life.
First Wednesday scheduled for April 2
President Harrison’s town hall meeting for April, First Wednesday, will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. Staff and Part-Time Staff Employees of the Month will be announced, as well as the latest news and happenings on campus. As always, the event will be live streamed on the employee channel: www.livestream.com/columbusstate, where you will be prompted to enter the password cougars.
Chorus offers spring concert April 13
Join Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m., at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Darby Court for their Spring Concert. The choir will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom.” Admission to the museum is free on Sundays, and there is no charge for the concert. The Museum is currently under renovation, but continues to showcase their permanent collection, as well as offer special exhibitions and a full slate of programming. Parking is free and plentiful in the Museum lot off Gay Street. Handicap parking is located in the south lot off Ninth Street. Parking meters are also available in the area.
The 2014 CSEA Faculty Excellence Award ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. The ceremony is free and open to the campus community! Two faculty members will be honored: Melanie Adams, assistant professor in Early Childhood Development and Education; and Barbara Kerr, associate professor in Nursing. Circle the date now!
The Columbus State Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, continues its study of band classics Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The band will perform Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F," William Grant Still's "To You, America," and John Mackey's "Undertow." Faculty member Rose Zuber will play the piano solo in the band's performance of the cinema classic "The Dream of Olwen." Oboist Ailene MacKay Albrecht will solo in "Cinema Paradiso." The classic march "Colonel Bogey" is also on the program.
The Spring Concert will be shared with the Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble, also under Lloyd’s direction. They will play "Two Contradances" by Beethoven, "Bugle Quickstep" by 19th century African-American composer Frank Johnson, Patrick Gilmore's "The Famous 22nd Regiment March," and Scott Joplin's "Elite Syncopations." The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Thomas Lloyd or call ext. 3993.
The new sand volleyball court across from Hills Market near the Columbus College of Art and Design campus has reopened for spring, courtesy of the Discovery District, and can be reserved for private functions. Registration for co-ed leagues can be found on SportsMonster.net. The Discovery District encourages more college students to use the court. Parking is free on the adjacent CCAD parking lot.
Stained Glass Scene” by Open Door artist Marjorie Conway
Open Door Art Studio, located in Grandview, Ohio, is dedicated to providing art education and art services to individuals with developmental disabilities. It is simultaneously a creative space and a gallery. The Open Door Art Studio will present the first show of their exhibition season, called “This Inspired That.” It is a collaborative exhibit featuring artists with disabilities from Open Door Art Studio, the staff artists of Open Door, as well as twelve specially invited, Columbus-based artists.
For this exhibit, each Open Door staff member and each guest artist selected a piece created by an Open Door studio artist that inspired them. They then used that spark of inspiration to create a companion piece of art. Both works are on display side-by-side in this unique and engaging exhibit. Please join The Open Door for the opening reception of this inspiring event on Saturday, April 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The studio is located at 1050 Goodale Boulevard, in Grandview Heights.
The next offerings of the Columbus State’s Latin American Film Series, co-sponsored by the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies, will be “La Mosca en la Ceniza -The Fly in the Ashes,” on Thursday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in FR110; and “Silencia – Silences,” on Thursday, April 17, at the same time and place. The films are free and open to the public.
Get Covered America offers insurance workshops on campus
Get Covered America will host the final free health insurance workshops to help part-time employees, students and members of the community get connected to the new Health Insurance Marketplace. The final workshop will be offered Tuesday, March 25, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development (WD). For more information, or to register for one of the workshops, go online to Get Covered America.
Women’s Herstory Month: Leadership Awards and Celebration is March 26
Attend the Women’s Leadership Awards 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.
SAC Brown Bag lunch to offer retirement savings presentation
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) 2014 Brown Bag Lunch Series March presentation will be “Thinking through Retirement Options as a Columbus State Employee,” with Ed Mobley, ING on Thursday, March 27, at 12:00 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) 011.
“Happiness researcher” to speak March 27
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. 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.
Quality Team nominations due April 11
The annual Quality Awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 17. The 2013 Team Awards applications are due by Friday, April 11. 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.