February 16, 2006

Go Cougars! Cheerleaders are champs

Columbus State's Cheerleading Team earned first place in the Cheerleading Technique Camp's Buckeye State Challenge Competition January 28 and 29, scoring over 80 percent in dance, tumbling, and stunting on both days to earn the championship.

Following this January victory, they went on to perform an almost flawless routine to become two-time champions in the Junior College Division of The Americheer Winter Open Nationals on February 12. If you'd like to see the Cougars' championship performance, the Americheer competition will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net Channel at 12:30 p.m. April 15.

The Cougars will compete in the February 26 Cheerleaders of America Midwest Open and the March 5 U.S. Spirit Arnold Classic before competing in the All Girl Intermediate Division of the NCA Collegiate Nationals April 5-9 in Florida.

"We feel lucky and proud to be able to represent Columbus State athletics," says Stacey Johnson, cheerleading coach. "I've personally been in cheerleading in Columbus for 13 years. I know a lot of coaches, moms, and kids, and everyone is always saying how much the team is improving and putting Columbus State on the map for athletics."

For more information, go to http://www.cscc.edu/sports/main_sport.asp?frmSportName=Cheerleading#nogo

The championship cheerleaders include front row, from left: Sara Ridge, Safira Robinson, Dierdra Cossin, Carly Weber (captain) and Krista Posey. Back row, from left: Jennifer Rice, Emily Von Blon, Sara Devenzio, Kristin Wiley, Latoya White, Jamie Bro, Mike Render, Jessica Maus, and Ciera Bowie.



Chorus Columbus State to perform Stravinsky concert February 26

Chorus Columbus State, a vocal ensemble composed of Columbus State students, faculty, staff and community members, will perform their Winter Quarter Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26, in Derby Court at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The chorus will perform two important choral works of Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, featuring the chorus and 35 instrumentalists from various local symphonies, and Mass, featuring woodwinds, brass, chorus and five soloists: Christiane Poitras, Jennifer Dupuy, Michael Chipperfield, Carter Jastram and Thomas Lloyd.


Hill awarded Achievement Commendation

Karen Hill, office associate in the Admissions Department, was awarded an Achievement Commendation from the Business and Industry Advisory Council of the Ohio Business Teachers Association. Hill was chosen for demonstrating outstanding achievement in Business Education.

Hill, a Columbus State student on and off since 1998, is majoring in office administration. She plans to graduate fall quarter 2006 and attend Franklin University for a bachelor's degree in applied management.


ERC offers millions of electronic research materials

The Educational Resources Center (ERC) provides students and faculty access to a treasure-trove of electronic research materials. The Electronic Reference Books Collection, for example, can provide a quick fact, illustration or overview of a topic. The collection now contains 471 reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections and guides.

The library also provides information on search engines with access to national and international sources. An example is LexisNexis, which currently provides in-depth coverage of the Olympic Games. ERC Director Bruce Massis says users can access coverage from more than 4,000 news sources at http://www.lexisnexis.com/news/2006winterolympics.asp.

More than 54,000 digital images from museums and other art collections around the world are available through the Art and Architecture Database in the OhioLINK Digital Media Center. The Digital Video Collection has more than 1,500 educational videos. The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center EJC contains the full text of more than 6.5 million scholarly journal articles.

"Today, through our membership in OhioLINK and access to their shared electronic resources, our students and faculty are able to approach their assignments and conduct research on a much higher level," says Massis.

You can access these resources either on or off campus using any computer with Internet access. To do so, go to the ERC home page at http://www.cscc.edu/Library/ or contact the reference librarians at ext. 2460.


Tea in D

Glenn Smith, second from right, supervisor of facilities planning in Business and Administrative Services , presents Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects representatives Bill Plate, Joe Schappa, and Ed Hohman and State Architect's representative Ned Thiel with a silver and gold podstakannik, a Russian tea glass holder.

Using a podstakannik, meaning "under the glass," is a traditional way of serving and drinking Russia's national drink of hot tea. The metal of the holder absorbs the heat of the boiling water so the glass never breaks and the tea stays warm. The base of the podstakannik was designed by Smith and contains the Columbus State seal.

Smith says, "The gift is my way of saying thank you to Ed Hohman and Feinknopf Macioce Schappa for coordinating the building of Academic Center D."


Smith's podstakannik.





Update alters schedule for February

Due to the college observing President's Day on Friday, February 24, Update will not be published on Monday, February 27. The remaining February issues will be published Monday, February 20, and Thursday, February 23. Regular Monday and Thursday editions will resume on Thursday, March 2.