March 14, 2011
Inauguration Day pride
The formal Inauguration of President Harrison as the fifth president of Columbus State was held Friday in the Lincoln Theatre, which provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony. Coming Thursday in Update is a full gallery of photos and a video recap from the Inauguration Week events, from the March 7 Read-In to the Open House at the Harrison’s home on March 12. Stay tuned!
Be a part of the conversation! Each month a small-group discussion, known as a Learning Community Discussion, will take place on a topic related to the PERFORMs initiative. The purpose of the discussion is to encourage the sharing of what we have learned about performance management and to provide ongoing support with PERFORMs.
These are informal meetings where participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, their experience and their questions on each month’s topic. Sessions will all be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow the maximum number of people to participate as their schedules allow.
If you have a topic to recommend, or need additional information, please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin or call ext. 5220.
The next session is Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “How to Communicate Feedback on Work Accomplishments, Quality and Discuss Attitudes That Contribute to Success.”
Audience: Supervisors and Administrators
To register please use this link: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/CoursesByCategory.asp?CID=19
Let the golf season begin!
Golf season officially opens March 15 at the Columbus State Bridgeview Golf Course & Driving Range. That means the facilities are open daily from dawn to dusk (weather permitting for the course). And through the month of March, everyone can golf 9 holes walking for $9 any time. Columbus State students, faculty and staff get that great rate all season, but March is a great time to bring friends who aren't associated with Columbus State for the same low price!
No tee times are required during the month of March. See you on the course!
Landscaping helpers earn grant
Helping Hands in the Garden, a group of students and alumni from the Landscape Design/Build program at Columbus State, has received a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation.
Helping Hands volunteer Mary Bauer, an Allstate agent, submitted the grant proposal, which was funded for the group. The money will be used to purchase tools and supplies. Helping Hands in the Garden works on landscaping projects for cancer patients and survivors who are unable to maintain their gardens and yards during treatment and recovery.
To learn more about The Allstate Foundation, please visit: http://www.allstate.com/foundation/at-a-glance.aspx
How can YOU help to create a culture of excellence at Columbus State?
There is still time to register for the upcoming session of Creating a Culture of Excellence. This course is required for all full-time staff and supervisors/ administrators as part of PERFORMs. If you have already attended this session you are not required to attend it again.
May 10, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session is intended to increase awareness regarding the behaviors, relationships, and interactions that positively impact employees. Creativity, productivity, efficiency, and synergy of work output will be discussed with the goal of ultimately increasing bottom-line performance. Topics will include creating a high performance work environment, partnerships between supervisors and employees, and accountability.
To register for this session please use this link:
If you have any questions please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone ext. 5220.
Save the Date for Spring Fling!
Spring fling will be held Wednesday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard area. The Hospitality Department will have picnic foods, and the usual games, activities, vendors and giveaways will be offered as well.
Happy Pi Day!
Pi, Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14. Pi = 3.1415926535…
With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.