April 27, 2006

Borchert earns Adjunct Appreciation Award

Tracy Little, center in red, congratulates Adjunct Award winner Lori Borchert with the assistance of Adam Moskowitz, left, and David Tom, right.
Loyalty to the college and students and freely giving of her time has earned Lori Borchert, adjunct faculty in Economics, the Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Spring 2006 Adjunct Appreciation Award. Borchert was recognized at the Social and Behavioral Sciences meeting on April 21.

Borchert has been described by her colleagues as “creative, highly organized, flexible, having good rapport with students, engaging, compassionate, enthusiastic, and always cheerful.” Stretching beyond her classroom duties, she helps students not in her class if their professors are not available, substitutes for other faculty members, and helps evaluate textbooks.

She is solution-oriented when it comes to helping students interact with classroom material, and her colleagues say they can depend on her for her competent, warm-hearted, and graceful approach.

The other adjunct faculty nominated for the award were: Dr. Chris Barrett, Anthropology; Agya Boake Boaten, Anthropology; Dr. Jeffrey Buser, Economics; Bryan Saums, Anthropology; Dr. Theo Shannon, Sociology; and Garry Virostek, Geography.

The Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Committee was formed Winter Quarter 2003 in order to recognize the service of all adjunct professors in Social and Behavioral Sciences and to formally honor the outstanding service of one adjunct professor. The award is given twice a year.


Annual Humor Workshop will keep you in stitches
Taking care of business is no laughing matter, but you will definitely be laughing your way to a more productive workplace at the 22nd Annual Humor Workshop presented by Columbus State’s MH/CD/MR program on Friday, May 19, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

If you’re tired of the old, boring, stiff approach to motivating yourself or your employees and are looking for new ways to build your group into a cohesive team, the Humor Workshop may be your answer. While presenters such as Doc Hollywood and Cheerman of the Bored might make you smile, they are serious about helping you build commitment to organizational goals, achieve positive results, increase productivity, heighten motivation, and expand workforce performance.

This is your one day to relax, laugh a little, and learn how to increase internal motivation, boost morale, increase performance levels, overcome obstacles, increase positive results, and increase cooperation among team members.

This year’s workshop takes on an international flare with speakers from the United States, Mexico and Canada. The line-up includes:

José Elizondo is an instructor whose specialty is in the field of human development, laughter therapy, and humor. He is the founder of El Proyecto RISA—The Laughter Project. Based in Mexico, El Proyecto RISA is a series of conferences, classes and courses in which the concepts of laughter and humor are used to promote people’s physical, mental, and emotional health.




Paul Huschilt is an award-winning storyteller who has the ability to create a wickedly funny and respectfully irreverent satire on the spot all while weaving in key educational points. Huschilt takes a look at personal growth and, through experiential activities, helps people apply concepts that improve their day-to-day life in and out of the office. Huschilt is president of the Ontario Association for the Application of Personilty Type, coordinator of the International Focusing Institute, and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association.



Neil Shulman, M.D., the real “Doc Hollywood,” has the ability to create laughter that fills the heart, bridges fear, and mends. This associate professor at the Emory University School of Medicine has consulted with the Georgia Department of Human Resources to establish rural and inner city community health clinics and has served as the medical director of the Pine Knoll Nursing Home in Carollton, Georgia. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 scientific papers, author of several fiction and nonfiction books, and cofounder of several charitable programs.



Billy Strean, Ph.D. has more than 24 years experience working one-on-one and with groups as a coach and educator, and he brings passion, integrity, love and inspiration to coaching. Strean is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a Certified Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute, as well as an associate professor of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.



Toni Teague is the founder of Tapestry Presentations and a former assistant vice president and manager of risk for Bank One. As a highly energetic performance consultant and masterful motivational speaker, Teague thrives on creating customized solutions for her clients with a goal of fostering unity and empowerment. A bilingual speaker (English and Spanish), her approach to personal and professional development is open, honest and powerful.



Steve Wilson, “Cheerman of the Bored,” is a licensed and consulting psychologist and cofounder of the World Laughter Tour, a project promoting health and world peace through Laughter Clubs. Wilson is a certified speaking professional and a member of the National Speakers Association, the Advisory Board of National Association for Self-Esteem, and the American Association for Therapeutic Humor.


Tickets are $129 and all money raised benefits the Stephen H. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Columbus State’s Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation program.

For more information, go to www.cscc.edu/Humor2006/index.htm.


Discover healthy nutrition today at noon
The Columbus State Wellness Activities Initiative is presenting a seminar on “Healthy Nutrition” for those interested in learning more about how to read food labels, how to understand the food guide pyramid, and the difference between the dietary fats.

Jan Van Horn of Hospitality Management will lead the discussion today from noon–1 p.m. in Nestor Hall Room C.


Movin’ On Network helps individuals transition to next phase of life
Columbus State’s new Movin’ On Network, a gateway for information and education about post-career choices, will host a “One Step Closer to the Time of Your Life,” workshop to address questions of individuals transitioning to the next stages of their lives. Through individual and group activities, participants will discover the passions that guide their lives.

Instructor Christina Butler, Ph.D., an adult educator, retirement coach, owner of Over60Learning LLC, and chair of the Older Adult Learner Network, will lead the two sessions on Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11, from 6–8 p.m. in Union Hall, Room 139.

While there is no fee to participate in either session, registration is required. To register, call Continuing Education at ext. 5858.

For more information on the workshop or to join the Movin’ On Network, contact Julie Maurer, coordinator of Workforce Development programs, at ext. 2576 or jmaurer@cscc.edu.


High school counselors to visit campus tomorrow
On Friday, April 28, from 7-10:30 a.m., high school counselors from Columbus, Bexley, Worthington, Canal Winchester, Dublin, Delaware, Circelville, Hilliard, Groveport-Madison, Gahanna, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, and Upper Arlington will converge on campus for the college’s annual High School Counselor’s Breakfast.

The counselors will be welcomed by Tari Blaney, director of admissions; hear updates about the college from Will Kopp, vice president for Institutional Advancement; discover how a Columbus State education helped prepare almuna Tricia Snider for her job as district manager for Aldi Incorporated; hear career and technical updates from Dick Bickerstaff, chair of Engineering; and hear arts and sciences updates from David Hockenbery, dean of Arts and Sciences.

The counselors also will be able to attend three workshop sessions throughout the morning. Sessions will include information on: admissions and enrollment services, career services, admission requirements of health programs, PSEO and underage student programs, a guided tour of enrollment services, planning for transfer options, financial aid programs, support services for students, and opportunities in Career and Technical Programs.


There’s still time to register for the CSEA Race for the Cure Team
As previously mentioned in “Update,” the Columbus State Education Association is sponsoring a team for Columbus’ Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 20, at 1 Nationwide Plaza.

If you are interested in joining the team, register online by April 28 at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1266545&action=ct.

To be a part of the CSEA team: click on "Register Now"; select "2006 Team Registration"; check "I agree to the above waiver" and "I agree that I am 18 or older"; click "Continue"; in the "Select a Team" drop box, pick “Columbus State Education Association"; and fill out the remainder of the form.

Registering online costs $20 plus a $1.40 processing fee.

Donations are also being accepted by team captains Lisa Schneider, Kris Ramsey, or Kevin James.