JP Morgan Chase commits $2.5 million to Columbus State

In an unprecedented partnership with the Columbus region, JPMorgan Chase announced Tuesday a $2.5 million commitment to expand The Central Ohio Compact – a regional education and jobs initiative. The grant is part of Chase’s five-year, $250 million global New Skills at Work initiative.
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Open Enrollment Forums in May

Open Enrollment period is May 1 through 31. The Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to elect, terminate, and/or modify your benefit choices for the upcoming plan year for medical, dental, vision, life and flexible spending accounts (FSAs). 
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Purchasing Deadline is June 9

In a continued effort to allow as much time as possible for the expenditure of Fiscal Year 2014 funds, the Purchasing Department will retain a June cut-off date for purchases. The last day to purchase goods and services for the year ending June 30, 2014 is June 9, 2014.
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April 24

JPMorgan Chase commits $2.5 million to Columbus State

Open Enrollment forums in May

Massis, Beidler meet with Columbus Library IT team

Meditation Room

PTK Chapter earns awards

Disability Services staff present at conference

New rules for depositing funds

Additional mail delivery comes May 1

Summer Fee Waivers deadline

April 21

In-Service photo

Mumps inoculation clinic offered

Theatre Columbus State presents Antigone

"Socialist Fun"

Grad student ERG meeting

Health Rewards briefing

Fidelibus elected president of Coalition

Rivers named Financial Champion

Columbus State freshman earns Girl Scout award

Scholarship winners attend seminar

Professional development courses

April 14

Arts & Sciences Symposium

In-Service registrations

Men of the Year nominations

Quality Matters Consortium

Mayor's office sends commendation

Purchasing deadline is June 9

Kudos and Welcomes

New Opportunities

April 10

Registration for In-Service

Writers Conference April 26

Cougar Challenge 5K

Last in Latin American Film Series changed to April 24

President Harrison published in This Week

Scholarship recipient presents at NASA event

"Share the Road" survey

April 7

Testing Center coordinator goes the extra mile(s)!

Transfer Fair Organizer displays daily Hostmanship

Job Ready Internship Program extended by OBOR

Di Pietro to perform with students April 25

Student employees recognized at reception

Cougars for Community host bake sale

Join upcoming Relay for Life

Health Rewards briefing is April 10

Weight Watchers offers open house






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April 28, 2014  

Faculty Excellence Awards to be given April 29

The third annual Columbus State Education Association (CSEA) Faculty Excellence Awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.  Please join us in celebrating the 2014 awardees, Professor Melanie Adams in Early Childhood Development and Education, and Professor Barbara Kerr in Nursing. The event is open to the campus community!

Concert Band performs Tuesday
The Columbus State Concert Band under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, will perform its Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Concert Band continues to explore band classics with  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 Dr. Ailene 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 the direction of Thomas Lloyd. 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 notable for containing the works of three African-American composers: Still, Johnson, and Joplin.

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Testing Services to hold Open Forums

How can College Testing Services partner with you to meet the needs of your students? Based on feedback from faculty, College Testing Services will launch a Testing Services Advisory Council for faculty and staff to share their thoughts and ideas on testing practices and services.

Three open forums will be held to gather information for the council. If you are a faculty member who uses College Testing Services, or would like to know more about the department, please plan on attending one of these open forums. The first forum will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in CT 107. Details for a Summer Semester and Autumn Semester Forum will be announced later. The Testing Services Advisory Committee will start Autumn Semester 2014.

Ohio two-year college conference seeks proposals
The Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) is calling for presentations for the organization’s 2014 conference to be held at Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio, on Friday, October 10. The proposal deadline is Wednesday, April 30. The conference theme is “How We Teach.” The keynote address, delivered by Sarah Twill and Terri Klaus from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University, will be: "So Many Choices, So Little Time: Choosing a Pedagogy that Works for You, Your Students, and Your Content." Proposal submission guidelines and conference registration information can be found at the OATYC website:

You’re the boss of your password

Columbus State’s Information Technology has activated an employee self-service portal for managing your employee Columbus State password. 

Employees can now visit, where registration is quick and easy. You can set your three security questions and you will be ready to go.
This service will enable you to:

  1. Change your password when required

  2. Unlock your account

  3. Reset a forgotten password is available to employees from campus, online at home, or while you are travelling using your mobile device.

Visit now and click the “user registration” link to enroll.  

Fire Science program receives national recognition
Columbus State’s Fire Science program has been awarded recognition by the National Fire Academy (NFA) in acknowledgement of their success in meeting the standards of excellence established by professional Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) development committees. 

FESHE is a national model curriculum of fire-related courses for colleges and universities to adopt as their own. All of the courses share common titles, catalog descriptions, outlines and content which provide a national core of knowledge and competencies delivered by the FESHE programs. These course outlines share common content through FESHE’s partnership with commercial publishers who write textbooks and faculty supplements that support them.

The FESHE program also allows a seamless transfer of a student’s AAS degree classes into a FESHE Bachelors curriculum program.

SAC offers Brown Bag Lunch April 30

The Staff Advisory Council will offer their monthly Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, April 30, at noon, in the Center for Workforce Development, room 011. The session will be “Spring Fever: Preparing for Warm Weather,” presented by Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator. She will share some ideas for fun physical activity as the weather gets warmer. Bring your own ideas to share, too.

Chef graduate named Regional Chef of the Year

Wickham works in the kitchen at Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club.

Josh Wickham, a graduate of Columbus State’s Chef Apprentice program in Hospitality Management, has been named 2014 American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Chef of the Year and recipient of the Gold Medal of Excellence.  Wickham is a 2001 graduate who works as Executive Chef at Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club.  He will compete for the National Chef of the Year at the ACF national convention in Kansas City, Mo., July 25–29.