April 20, 2006
PC Specialist Grubbe shares expertise with campus
“Chris’s expertise in audio visual equipment is a wonderful complement to his vast knowledge of computer software and hardware,” says his supervisor Connie Feeney, supervisor of PC Support in Communication Technologies and PC Services.
It is his expertise that helped make the Franklin Hall audio visual renovation a success in December. During the break, Grubbe spent extra hours on campus and at home working on the renovation. According to his nominator Martin Barry, supervisor in Information Technology Educational Resources, “The seeds of the building’s new smart classroom design were planted through Chris’s input and thoughtfulness toward improving the classroom experience for students.”
Grubbe comes up with progressive ideas and is always trying to promote teamwork, not only within Information Technology, but across campus as well. During the Autumn 2005 In-Service Day, Grubbe helped media services set up and operate the general session. In order to make the start of each quarter more pleasant and less stressful, Grubbe joined the Welcome Team to make sure the experience students have at Columbus State is a good one. He’s also requested and received a grant to create an audience response system that will be used by several departments on campus.
“He helps remove artificial barriers to teaching and learning by consistently being a force for positive change.” Barry says. “Chris has an infectious energy and spirit that inspires those around him to give that extra effort.”
“Chris has been a great addition to our department since he came to Columbus State in December 2003,” says Feeney. Barry seconds that by saying, “His willingness to lend a hand to make things better is priceless.”
When receiving the award, Grubbe said, “This shouldn’t just be about me. I can’t do my job without all of you.”
Val’s Book Club to read Brazilian fable about simple truths
Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, leaves Spain to literally follow his dream of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. According to Coelho’s Web site, “Along the way he meets a beautiful, young gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is or if Santiago can surmount the obstacles along the way through the desert.” What starts out as an adventure turns into a quest for self-understanding and spiritual enlightenment.
“The Alchemist,” Coelho’s second book, established his worldwide fame. The runaway bestseller has sold over a million and a half copies around the world and has already achieved the status of a universally admired modern classic.
The Spring Quarter Val’s Book Club will meet Wednesday, June 7, at noon in Nestor Hall Seminar Room A. To sign up for the club and receive a free copy of “The Alchemist,” contact Vickie Hunter in Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation will be limited to the first 25 to enroll.
ERC displays works by Hilltop art league
The exhibit is open Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m–10 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through April 30 on the first level of Columbus Hall.
Changes in matriculation fee to take effect summer quarter
How does this affect how Columbus State employees help students with registration?
If questions arise concerning the new combined fee, it can be explained to students as follows:
For more information on the matriculation fee, contact Jan Ellis, supervisor in Grants, Contracts and Loans, at ext. 2442.