Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wanted: Presenters for In-Service Day October 29The In-Service Day Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for Fall In-Service Day to be held on Wednesday, October 29. The theme is“Celebrate What We Do Best.” Showcase your best practices and contributions that truly enhance the lives of our students, college, and community. The proposal form can be downloaded from the In-Service Day web page.

FreeGeeks hold benefit to raise money for computer repair Poster imageDebra Dyer’s student group “FreeGeeks @ Columbus State” will hold a benefit concert, scavenger hunt and raffle at The Lodge Bar, 165 Vine St., on September 20. 

The group is raising money to support their mission of repairing and recycling used PCs, which they then grant to students who need them. The benefit features the band Quixotic, who will play from 1:30 to 6 p.m. for a $5 cover charge.  A motorcycle scavenger hunt will run from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for $10 per motorcycle. “The game” (OSU/Troy Univ.) will also be on the big screen during the event so you won’t miss a thing! Lot of prizes including a free PC will be given away. Contact Dyer for more information.

Public Safety team recognized

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The Public Safety Department receives their certificates in a ceremony Aug. 26. From left are: Front- Mike Cannistra with baby Joey Cannistra, Kim Gatliff, Joe Murphy, and Terry Cooke. Middle -Yaizmen Wallace, Beth Diles, John Nestor, Babette Money, Stephanie Habecker, Robbie Owens, Lisa Karas, Dia Sporeseuth, and Tracy Anderson. Back - Ralph Harris, Bill Murphy, Sean Asbury, Sean Nowlin, Frank Sugar, Jeff Dodge, Matthew Woodworth, Jason Carl, Steven Trundy, and Bill Hickman.

The Public Safety Department gathered August 26 to celebrate the work the department has done to raise its performance standards to meet the needs of a college of Columbus State’s size and scope. Dr. Moeller presented each team member with a certificate recognizing the department’s work over the past several years.

The Department has reorganized itself by major function: safety and security, emergency management preparedness, community policing and parking enforcement. Various recommendations, offered through objective reviews of the department and its operations, have informed work that is underway on campus, including centralizing and strengthening various safety systems and upgrading tools used by the team in the conduct of its work.

The Department, currently located on the ground floor of Union Hall, is looking forward to moving into renovated space in Delaware Hall once that remodeling is complete.

Business Programs open house scheduled for Sept. 22The Business Programs Department will hold an Open House on Monday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Delaware Hall.  Information about transfer programs, online courses, new courses, plus lots of prizes, including a $100 textbook prize from the DX will be featured.

ChorusChorus needs more voicesThe Columbus State Chorus is looking for new members with vocal experience to join the group. Students, staff, faculty and community members are all encouraged to join the Chorus. Students can earn one credit hour for enrolling in MUS 180 – Vocal Ensemble, but members also can participate non-credit.

At Welcome Back Day, Tuesday, September 30, the Chorus will perform by the statue from 11:30 a.m. to noon. They will sing medleys from three musicals: Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Godspell.

The Chorus consists of approximately 30 soprano, alto, tenor, and bass/baritone voices. The ensemble performs works in all genres. Past concerts include Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Randall Thompson's Frostiana. Both were performed at the Columbus Museum of Art. Solo and duet opportunities are possible in all concerts. This fall the Chorus will continue its study of Brahm's A German Requiem in preparation for the winter concert in December at the Columbus Museum of Art.

For more information about joining Chorus Columbus State, contact director Gordon Franklin, at ext. 5046.

cakeSAC raises $200 with cake walk

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Elizabeth Yount reacts during the SAC cakewalk on July 29.

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) held a cake walk in Nestor Hall on July 29, raising $200 for their projects. SAC would like to thank the following individuals and companies who made donations for the event: Golden Delight Bakery, Kroger, Mandy Gollhofer, Sally Lindenboom of Art From the Heart, Rosie Lindsey of Mommy and Me Catering, Karen Walters, Cindy Boyd, Melissa Hess of MAH Photography, La Chatelaine French Bakery, Mozart's Bakery, Resch's Bakery, Elizabeth Yount, Lauren Logan, Jessica Allen, Karen Krimmer, Patricia Haaser, Patricia Fabrisi, Dairy Queen, Susan Thomas and the DX.  Thanks also go to the Student Ambassadors who helped with the event and clean up. The following were winners at the cake walk: Jim Thomas, Linda Sandlin, Joyce Willison, Tracey Sowers, Ike Engle, Zachary Evenharth, Barbara Allen, Greg Goodhart, Bart Prickett, Melissa Hess, Ann Barth and Mary Francis McLaughlin.