Humanities Instructor publishes WWI Book

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Dr. Kevin Smith
, long-time adjunct in the Humanities Department, has just published "Letters from the Front: The BEF in Belgium and France, 1914-1918."
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Commencement Highlights captured

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Relive the May 9 Spring Semester Commence- ment with this video captured by Mark Van Horn, Marketing & Communications!
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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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Previous Stories:

May 29

Reminders: First Wednesday, Open Enrollment

Pono Learning Community Champion named

Banned Books Week

Hours changed for Job and Family Services rep

Blackboard upgrade

Humanities Instructor publishes WWI book

2014 Pride Brunch

May 27

First Wednesday to be held June 3

Light at Grove and Cleveland

Open Enrollment deadline

Library offers new website

DREAM workshop helps undocumented students

Library to air Isaacson lecture

Professional development opportunities

May 19

Monthly Town Hall June 3

Woodward Elementary students visit Delaware Campus

Health Rewards briefings

Ohio Growth Summit

New spot for fine dining

Di Pietro returning to Stanford

Weight Watchers this summer

Kudos and Welcomes

New Opportunities





This week at Columbus State
Monday June 2

Wellness: Aerobics, 4 p.m., Zumba, 5:30 p.m., DE 158

Blackboard Upgrade Review, 6-8 p.m., CT 106

Tuesday June 3
Wednesday June 4
Thursday June 5
Friday June 6


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

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June 2, 2014  

Reminder: First Wednesday is June 3
First Wednesday will be held Tuesday, June 3, at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor of WD.  The event will also be live streamed at, where you can log in using the password cougars.

Don’t miss the Cooperative Learning Workshop for faculty June 19, 20

logoA two-day workshop will be held for full-time faculty on Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, and a one-day workshop for adjunct faculty will be held Saturday, June 21. The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch provided. There is no cost for the workshops.

Both Achieving the Dream (AtD) and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) advocate active and collaborative learning (cognitively active and engaging with others) to boost student success. Implementing these practices well, however, can be a challenge. Through the CCSSE surveys, students said they experience less “active and collaborative learning” than the average of other CCSSE schools.

The Faculty Entry Training and Professional Development Committee will host workshops led by AtD-affiliated Southern Center for Active Learning Excellence (SCALE). These highly interactive workshops will provide a conceptual framework and hands-on experience in planning, implementing troubleshooting and assessing cooperative learning in the college classroom. Participants will develop cooperative learning activities that they can take back and implement right away.  Learn more and register.

Military Resource Fair to be held at Delaware Campus June 6

The Columbus VA, American Red Cross, and Columbus State’s Veterans Services will host a Military and Veterans Resource and Wellness Fair, Friday, June 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Delaware Campus. (5100 Cornerstone Dr. in Delaware.)

Attendees will be able to learn about VA benefits, talk to representatives from Columbus State, and connect with veteran-friendly organizations, such as Heroes Care, Military One Source, the VFW, and the Veterans Mobile Center.

Two workshops will be offered: The American Red Cross will present “Reuniting, Reconnection and Rebuilding for Military Families Post Deployment,” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the Columbus VA will offer “Understanding Military Culture and Readjustment Challenges for Combat Veterans,” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  The resource fair and workshops are free and open to the public.

Barends named director of Telephone Information Center
Amy Barends
has been named Director of the Telephone Information Center, effective June 1. In addition to her Columbus State Admissions Office experience, Barends brings a rich student service background to the position having served as the Director of Counseling Services at Olivet College (Mich.)  Barends officially began her new job June 1, but will split time between Admissions and the TIC for approximately two weeks while making the transition to her new role.

FowlerFowler takes over grad coordinator duties

Rachel Fowler has been promoted to Graduation Coordinator in the Records and Registration Department, after serving as interim coordinator of the office for several months.  She completed her first successful graduation ceremony as coordinator on May 9.  Fowler began at Columbus State as a student employee in 1998, and has worked fulltime in Records and Registration since 2001.


Join Columbus State for the 2014 NAMI Walk
The annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk and Fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 14, at Ohio State’s Fred Beekman Park.  Registration for the 5K walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

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You are invited to join the Columbus State Mental Health/Addiction Studies/Developmental Disabilities team for this fundraiser! NAMI is dedicated to raising awareness and providing essential education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. To register for the Columbus State team, or donate to the cause, please click here:

If you have additional questions about this event, contact Angela Fry at ext. 5479 or Jackie Teny-Miller at ext. 2544.