April 6, 2006

Aviation Maintenance hosts Ohio symposium; students earn scholarships
On March 15 and 16, Columbus State’s Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 15th Annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium at Bolton Field. More than 400 aviation maintenance technicians from corporate flight departments, airlines, and repair facilities in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana attended seminars and received FAA approved training.

Thirty speakers presented on aviation safety, boroscope techniques, care and maintenance of sealed lead acid batteries, vacuum pumps, Gyro instruments, and legal issues concerning aviation maintenance personnel. Gene Sprang, assistant professor in Aviation Maintenance Technology, presented on suspected unapproved parts.

In addition, participants had an opportunity to visit with 39 vendors including Lane Aviation, Champion, Goodyear, Dallas Airmotive and Bizjet.

Aviation maintenance technicians visit a variety of vendors at the Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium at Columbus State’s Bolton Field.

Two Columbus State Aviation Maintenance students, Jeremy McMullen and Charlie Lawrence, were honored for their academic achievement by the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (COPAMA), a local chapter of the nationally based Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA).

The students each received $500 scholarships for their 4.0 technical GPA, answers to scholarship questions, and letters of reference.

From left, scholarship-winning Aviation Maintenance students Jeremy McMullen and Charlie Lawrence are congratulated by Lowell Dowler, COPAMA President, and Brian Finnigan, PAMA President, for their high academic achievements.


Gallucci and Han go global with science in Korea
In March, Dr. Charles Gallucci, associate professor in Biological and Physical Sciences, and Dr. Myung Han, faculty in Biological and Physical Sciences, traveled to Korea to discuss distance education with faculty and staff members at Pai Chai University in Daejeon.

Gallucci presented a session on "Science within the Framework of Distance Education at Columbus State Community College," while Han translated. Discussions were held on distance learning and the operations of the college’s Testing Center.

Pai Chai University holds sisterhood relationships with more than 100 universities worldwide. Pai Chai University brings to its campus more than 1,000 foreign students and professors from around the world.

For more information on Pai Chai University, go to http://www.pcu.ac.kr/english/sub01_03_05.php.

From left, Charlie Gallucci, meets with Pai Chai University President Dr. Soon-Hoon Chung following his presentation to the college. Accompanying Gallucci on the trip to Korea was Myung Han.







Enrichment available at your fingertips
Need a quick refresher in using Excel or Access? Want to learn about Web design? Interested in viewing leadership and coaching videos? Then check out the Employee Enrichment “At Your Fingertips” classes through the Instructional Technologies Institute.
Columbus State has partnered with Mindleaders, an employee and individual performance-improvement company, to provide access to more than 250 Web tutorials on business skills, project management, leadership development, and desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and Web development. Current course listings are available at http://iti/MMindCourseLIST.html.
All tutorials are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
To take advantage of this resource, log in using your Novell user ID and password at http://iti/Mindleaders.html.


Columbus State celebrates Community Health Awareness Month
April is Community Health Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the Wellness Activities Initiative is offering two brown-bag wellness seminars, free pedometer rental, and free fitness assessments for faculty and staff.

The brown-bag wellness seminars include:

“Diabetes Awareness”
Thursday, April 13
Nestor Hall, Seminar Room C
Presented by Brenda Buffington
“Healthy Nutrition”
Thursday, April 27
Nestor Hall, Seminar Room C
Presented by Jan Van Horn

Free pedometer rentals are available by calling ext. 3627 or stopping by the Human Performance Center in Delaware Hall, room 029. 

For a free fitness assessment, valued at $25, contact the Human Performance Center throughout April.

For more information regarding the April wellness activities, contact Don Laubenthal at ext. 3627.

Judges needed for science fair
Biological and Physical Sciences is looking for volunteers to serve as judges for the CONSEF Science Fair on Saturday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Judges with backgrounds in science, math or computers are needed.

This is the third year Columbus State has hosted this science fair specifically for charter schools.

For your four-hour time commitment and service to the community, you will receive a free lunch and certificate of appreciation.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jeff Richardson at ext. 5815 or Mike Squires at ext. 5944.


Race for Cure Team forming
The Columbus State Education Association (CSEA) is sponsoring a Komen Columbus Race for the Cure team for this year’s May 20 event. Everyone, not just CSEA members, is welcome to join the team for the 5K-run/walk and 1-mile walk to help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The race begins at 9 a.m. May 20 at 1 Nationwide Plaza.

In 2005, the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure raised more than $1 million through sponsorships, monetary and individual donations, race entries, and team challenges. Money raised is used for eradicating breast cancer through advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.

There are two ways to join the CSEA team:

  • Register online at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1266545&action=ct

    To make sure you are a part of the Columbus State Education Association team:
    1. Click on "Register Now" button.
    2. Select "2006 Team Registration."
    3. Check the "I agree to the above waiver" and "I agree that I am 18 or older" box. You do not need an account login.
    4. Click "Continue."
    5. In the "Select a Team" drop box, pick the team name “Columbus State Education Association.”
    6. Fill out the remainder of the form.
    Registering online costs $20 plus a $1.40 processing fee.

  • You can get an application form from:
Lisa Schneider
Kris Ramsey
Kevin James

or ext. 5124
or ext. 5864
or ext. 5008

Return the form to Schneider, Ramsey or James with a $20 check to “Komen Columbus Race for the Cure.”

If you can’t participate, but would like to make a pledge or collect additional pledges, you can turn in money raised to team leaders Lisa Schneider, Kris Ramsey, or Kevin James by April 20.

Golf league looking for players
The Columbus State employee golf league still has a few spots available for this summer's league. The league plays at Bridgeview Golf Course on Mondays at 6 p.m. League play begins May 15 and runs for 14 weeks, excluding Memorial Day. The cost for the league is $140, payable at the course the first night of league play. For more information or to sign up, contact Mary Insabella at minsabel@cscc.edu.



Discount for Mozart concert available
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is offering a $7 discount for this weekend’s Mozart and Mendelssohn concert led by Conductor Laureate Alessandro Siciliani. The orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Wind Serenade No. 10” and Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture” and “First Symphony.”

Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 7–8, at 8 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre.

To take advantage of this $7 discount offer, call the CSO ticket office at (614) 228-8600 and mention code # C11EMB. The ticket office is open: Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and concert Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The discount is not valid with other discounts/offers or previously purchased tickets.  The offer is not available without the proper code and excludes rear balcony seating.