Monday, February 16, 2009

laughing smiley faceLaughter is the best medicineRecent studies have highlighted the physical and psychological benefits of humor and laughter. Columbus State even offers a course in “Therapeutic Laughter.”  The next Lunch and Learn seminar will be about this fun topic, and you will be able to experience the benefits for yourself. “Laughter Is the Best Medicine” Lunch and Learn will be held Thursday, February 19, from noon-1 p.m. in WD-415. Please email Lou Ann Carmen to sign up.

 

 

Fitness Center to close for renovation March 11The long-awaited renovations to the Fitness Center and locker rooms in Delaware Hall will begin on Wednesday, March 11. Between March 11 and the end of August, no lockers or showers will be available. Please remove your belongings from the locker you are currently using by March 11. A temporary fitness area will be set up on the Mezzanine in Delaware Hall by March 30, and this area will be available to employees and students with current Columbus State ID.

Innovation Center brown-bag Event to feature RespondusOnline assessment doesn't have to be a scary proposition. Respondus can help. Come find out what Respondus is, who uses it, and how you can use it to simplify Blackboard testing. The Innovation Center will offer “Respond-you, Respond-them, Respondus” Wednesday, February 18, or Thursday, February 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in CT Room 107. Register below. 
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illustration of heartLearn the true signs of heart diseaseThe Human Performance Center (HPC) will offer a seminar Tuesday, February 17, at 12:15 p.m. in the DX Conference Room, third floor, in which your questions about the signs of heart disease will be answered. Educate yourself on the different signs between men and women and learn ways to prevent heart disease. To reserve a spot, contact Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083, or email.

 

Steiskal earns award from foodservice industry

Mokie Steiskal
Mokie Steiskal

Mokie Steiskal, Ph.D., chairperson of Hospitality, Massage Therapy, Sport & Exercise Studies, received an honorary doctorate in foodservice from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) on February 5 in Orlando during the annual NAFEM show. Steiskal was given the award for her “exemplary service to the foodservice industry” and in recognition of her service as a volunteer association leader. Steiskal is currently the president of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE).