Five teams in running for Quality Awards

Five campus teams will vie for top honors at this year’s sixth annual Quality Awards ceremony, to be held June 17.
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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.
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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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Previous Stories:

May 12

Commencement highlights

Malloy named May SEOM

Parking lot closures

Paycheck date incorrect

Bowling Green newest Columbus State partner

Blackboard upgrade

Testing Services offers 24-hour proctoring

"Taste to Remember" planned

Food Court closed until Aug. 1

Students graduate from unique program

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Columbus schools grads eligible for scholarship

May 5

Grads to hear from Habash

Road construction to wrap up

2014 Student Employee of the Year named

Learning Workshops for faculty

Advising Services article explains how to overcome unique barriers

Sullivan presents TRiO awards

Frederick to retire

May 1

Cougar Challenge 5K

"Branding" your email signature

Be a judge at Invention Convention

Bike to Work

Five teams in running for Quality Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

History instructor publishes

Med Lab students win scholarships

Landscape students travel to Colorado for competition

Construction Sciences students win eight of ten scholarships

Food Court to close for summer

Summer Welcome Team

Business Dept. to host project mgmt. event

Professional Development courses

Reminders: Fee Waivers, Open Enrollment

April 28

Faculty Excellence Awards

Two-year college conference seeks proposals

Employee passwords

Fire Science program recognized nationally

SAC brown bag lunch

Graduate named Regional Chef of the Year











This week at Columbus State
Monday May 19

Semester Break, May 12-23. Summer Term begins May 26

Tuesday May 20

Health Rewards Briefings, 9-10 a.m., CT 107

Wednesday May 21



Thursday May 22

Health Rewards Briefings, 12-1 p.m., CT 107

Board of Trustees Meeting, 6-8 p.m., FR 118


Friday May 23



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Christopher's is closed for Spring Semester and will reopen next term.

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May 19, 2014  

Monthly town hall to be held June 3

President Harrison’s monthly town hall meeting, including the Staff Employee of the Month recognition, will be held Tuesday, June 3, at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  If you cannot attend, but would like to watch the live stream broadcast online, visit, where you will be prompted to enter the password cougars.

Delaware Library Learning Center engages with Woodward Elementary students

Thursday, May 15, marked the third year the Delaware Campus has hosted Woodward Elementary School fourth-graders. This year the students had fun in the Learning Center talking about Bigfoot and learning about the C.R.A.P. (Currency, Reliability, Authority, Purpose) test. Delaware Campus Librarians Dana Knott, Brianne Miller, James Castrillo and Kristine Kinzer presented to the students using updated field guides, masks, Bigfoot signs, and cutouts of Bigfoot footprints placed in the hallway.

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Woodward elementary students show off their Bigfoot masks.

The students laughed during each session when Miller introduced the C.R.A.P. test to them, and they loved having the opportunity to say “crap” in an academic context.  According to the librarians, it was a less-skeptical bunch this year with more Bigfoot believers. “We had one student whose mom had supposedly seen Bigfoot in the woods. It was funny that many students talked about not trusting scientists; some students even called scientists liars! On the other hand, we had students who wanted to believe in the Bigfoot videos they had seen on YouTube,” said Bruce Massis, director of the Library.

The day ended with “graduation” where Delaware Campus Director Pat Fabrisi and Clawdette Cougar passed out certificates and Columbus State goodie bags.

Health Rewards briefings offered this week

logoA Health Rewards Briefing will be offered on Tuesday, May 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.. in CT 107, and Thursday, May 22, at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., also in CT 107.  Any employee and spouse/domestic partner covered under either of the United Health Care plans through Columbus State must reach the eight-point minimum by June 30, 2014 to maintain the 20 percent coverage rate. Learn more about the Health Rewards Program online here.  A tutorial is also offered online.

For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, at ext. 3989.  Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 9:00am & Thursday, May 22 at 12:00pm in CT107        

Celebrate ten years of growth at this year’s Ohio Growth Summit

Take control of your career, your business and your life at the tenth annual Ohio Growth Summit!  The keynote presenters will share their expertise and guidance on how to start and/or grow a business.

The keynotes include: Chris Brogan, Human Business Works and Owner Magazine; Steve Kloyda, The Prospecting Expert; Jason Surfrapp,; Jerry Ross, National Entrepreneurship Center; Heather Whaling, Geben Communication; and Jess Ostroff, Don’t Panic Management.

The 2014 Ohio Growth Summit will be held Wednesday, June 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Center for Workforce Development, Conference Center Ballroom, Fourth Floor.

Learn more and register to attend at:  

New spot for fine dining!

The Columbus State Bookstore has created an additional area of seating for those seeking a quiet spot to eat lunch or have a snack from the Café. The seating area is located on the first floor near the elevators-perfect for rainy summer afternoons.  As a reminder, the Cafeteria will be closed for remodeling during the Summer Semester until August 1.  Other food options during the summer include food trucks which will be parked near the Library, the food carts that are located in other areas of campus, and the Bookstore Café!

Di Pietro returning to Stanford
DiPietroMusic instructor Rocco Di Pietro will return to Stanford University May 19 through 24 to give a Colloquium on his recent musical work. The presentation will be live streamed from Stanford to the Conservatory of Shanghai in China. Di Pietro will then be in the Stanford recording studio on May 22 recording his work "The Rajas for John Cage," and on May 23 will give the first live performance at the computer music center of Stanford of "The New laughter,” an homage to Bruno Maderna, Di Pietro’s teacher. He will also have his book "Homages to Bruno Maderna" published by The University of Bologna, Italy, in June.

Get ready for summer with Weight Watchers

logoGet ready for the warm weather with Weight Watchers! Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program session will start Tuesday, May 27, at 12:00 p.m. in WD 312. Fifteen participants are needed to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator,, by Monday, May 19 to sign up.

The college congratulates our new hires and promotions:

Renee Fambro, Director, Human Resources
Kyle Landis, System Specialist, Admissions
Cynthia Meyers, Office Associate, Integrated Media and Technology
Rachel Fowler, Program Coordinator, Records and Registration
Callie McInturf, System Specialist, Admissions
Mark Dudgeon, Supervisor 1, Facilities Management

New Full-Time Career Opportunities:
Technician, I.T. Support Services – Requisition No.3096
Annually Contracted Faculty, Early Childhood Development - Requisition No. 3099
Annually Contracted Faculty, Health Information Management - Requisition No. 3097
Clinical Coordinator, Nursing - Requisition No. 3101