April 10, 2014
Registration for In-Service sessions available
The 2014 Spring In-Service Day will be held on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the morning convocation in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. Lunch will be served indoors in the Conference Center (WD fourth floor) this year in two sessions to accommodate everyone. The Wellness Fair will also be held in two sessions, including two separate raffles for prizes after each part of the Fair.
large number of break-out sessions have been planned between 1:00 and 3:00
p.m. The schedule is online now, so please select and register for
the sessions you wish to attend, as well as confirming your lunch
register by Monday, April 14,
so event coordinators can plan for your attendance.
From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., department and divisional meetings will be held where scheduled. Check with your supervisor for the location.
Of special note this spring are two donation drives being held in conjunction with In-Service Day. You can read much more about our drives for Goodwill Columbus and Mid-Ohio Food Bank, including what to donate, and where to drop it off, at the above link.
Writers Conference to be held April 26
2014 Writers Conference will be held Saturday, April 26, starting at 8:30 a.m.
in the Conference Center, fourth floor WD. The event will feature
novelist, essayist, and editor
as keynote speaker. Twenty writing workshops, a keynote address, a book
signing, a book fair, and lunch will round out the day at the conference.
Roxane Gay's writing has appeared in many publications including Best American Short Stories 2012, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Book Review, and The Los Angeles Times. She is the co-editor of PANK and essays editor for The Rumpus. She teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014.
Early registration for $40 ends April 11 online. The cost is $50 at the door, and all high school and college students are free with student ID. Early registrants will be able to attend a special workshop with the keynote speaker Roxane Gay.
Columbus State 5K Cougar Challenge offers Team Competition
for another Wellness Challenge? This spring it’s the Employee Team
Challenge during the Columbus State
Cougar Challenge 5K! The race will be held
Saturday, April 26 at Fred Beekman Park on the Ohio State campus.
Register a team by Wednesday, April 23 for a chance to win. Here is how it works: Register yourself online at http://www.speedysneakersracing.com/2014cougar.aspx then join or create a team of six Columbus State employees. Predict your combined finish time (example: 6 x 30 minutes per person = 180 minutes or 3 hours) then send your team roster and your time prediction to Nichole Bowman-Glover. The team that finishes closest to their predicted time wins a prize. Remember, a 5K is 3.1 miles!
You can also join or create a team of six walkers. Register your team with Nichole to be entered in a random drawing. The ultimate winners are Columbus State students because race proceeds will go toward endowing student textbook scholarships including the Mike Stancil Employee Book Scholarship. So walk, run and enjoy a beautiful spring morning while helping our students cross the finish line!
Last in Latin American Film Series changed to April 24
The final film in the series co-sponsored by Columbus State’s Modern Languages and the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies, will be “Silencia – Silences,” on Thursday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110. The films are free and open to the public.
President Harrison published in This Week newspapers
Read the whole opinion piece on the "skills gap" by Dr. David Harrison, which was published in two dozen editions of This Week newspapers here: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/upperarlington/news/2014/04/01/guest-column-working-to-address-the-skills-gap.html
Scholarship recipient presents at NASA event
Donald Plott, a second-year Construction Management student, presented his research on stucco and exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS) at the Ohio Space Grant Consortium Symposium held last week at the Ohio Aerospace Institute and NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Plott was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his classroom performance and research at Columbus State. He is one of only five scholars recognized in Ohio in 2014. The annual competition, coordinated at Columbus State by Professor Jeff Woodson, features two- and four-year scholars, as well as pre-service K-12 educators, selected for their research and efforts to improve learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Take a survey that tells Columbus how to better “Share the Road”
The City of Columbus would like to know your thoughts about existing and future transportation in Columbus, with a focus on increased safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Your responses will help the City with outreach, communication and education efforts in the years to come as part of the Columbus Share the Road campaign. Please take this short survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CbusTransportation by April 23. The survey is part of the Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Plan Update. Thank you for helping to make Columbus a more attractive and "bikeable" city for residents and visitors.