June 13, 2011
New Colleague interface rolls out in July
Beginning Tuesday July 5, Columbus State will begin rolling out the new Colleague 4.2 User Interface to users around campus with implementation occurring throughout the month of July.
The new application provides a number of new features and enhancements that will improve the use of application. The transition team has provided several helpful training videos as well as quick tips to help everyone through the transition.
Please bookmark the Colleague 4.2 UI site (on the Intranet – not available off campus) as we will continue to post updates, as well as future in-person training sessions as needed in late June and early July.
Copier codes are making a comeback
Remember the good old days when you used to have to enter a department code in order to make a copy? Now you can relive those good times!
Starting the week of June 20, copiers everywhere will be programmed to ask you for a code to use the copier. Use the five-digit department code or the assigned grant code for which you are making copies. Installation on each machine will take no more than 10-15 minutes and we thank you for your patience during the brief service interruption.
Don’t know your code? Ask your office associate or call 5050 for a reminder.
Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive explained
On May 26, the Board of Trustees approved a Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive. If you think that you meet the eligibility retirements to take advantage of this opportunity, or you have questions about whether you meet them, please plan on attending one of the following meetings:
Wednesday, June 15, in WD 404 from 1−3 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, in WD 409 from 9 –11 a.m.
The meetings will detail the procedure to sign up for the Incentive, what paperwork you will need for certification, how the Incentive will work, and next steps to take.
If you have any questions, please contact Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416.
Wellness Challenge X results are in
The tenth Wellness Challenge ran from January 24 through March 13 and Columbus State wants to commend all participants for keeping up with their fitness activities during the Winter Quarter. There were 13 teams of 10 employees each. Stay tuned for the next Wellness Challenge—XI – which starts July 11. Get your team of 10 people together to participate. For more information about Wellness Challenge XI, call Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator at ext.3989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Team Results – Wellness Challenge X
Gold Award: “This Ain’t No Disco” with Phil Sanders, captain, Evan Jablonka, Rachel Sanders, Michael Walsdorf, Richard James, Marlene Jablonka, Michael Schilling, Rob Clifford, Jeff Spain, and Mitchell Thompson.
Silver Award: “SX Appeal” with Judith Cockrell, captain, Jonathan Wray, Deborah Robinson, Lavada Washington, Bill Dross, Claudia Fowler, Susan Thompson, David Donald, Maureen Tock, and Seth Bumgarner.
Bronze Award: “A Step Ahead” with Danette Vance, captain, Terri Miller, Amy Burns, Jason Love, Stephanie Demers, Molly Yankus, Tim Wagner, Kurt Farnsworth, Julie VanWynsberghe, and Sandy Kellam.
Special recognition goes to the Top Point people in each team, who were: Michael Walsdorf, David Donald, Stephanie Demers, Frank Sugar, Sherita Golden, William Wolfe, Susan Kaiser, Alexis Sherman, Jessica Lickeri, Barbara Kerr, Sandra Arrighi, Cindy Klimek and Sandra Veach.Two employees named Men of the Year
The Columbus State Male Access Network (MAN). Initiative held its Men of the Year awards reception on Thursday, June 9. Awards were given to students, employees and a community member, from among those nominated by their students, peers, and/or co-workers. The employee awards went to Dr. Thomas Habegger, professor in Sport and Exercise Studies, and Wayne Cocchi, Interim Dean of Student Life. The MAN Initiative is a retention program that focuses on character building and leadership development for male students at Columbus State. The student winners were Mudanned Elsayyid, and Mark Ross. A special award for community service in honor of former Trustee Napolean Bell was given to 10TV anchor person Jerry Revish.
Student represents Columbus State, Ohio at worldwide conference
A Columbus State student will, for the first time, represent central Ohio at an annual worldwide logistics conference. Masana Nama was selected to attend the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2011 Global convention in October. CSCMP will cover all her expenses to the event in Philadelphia.
Nama was the sole student selected among central Ohio students vying for the opportunity to represent academic institutions in the region. She competed against two Ohio State University logistics majors. This is the first time that Columbus State was asked to submit a student candidate from our Supply Chain Management/Logistics program.
Nama’s five-minute presentation E-Commerce: Impact on Supply Chain Operations and Logistics helped sway the judges on a panel. Judges are logistics professionals in the area and are part of the local Columbus Roundtable – a logistics organization
The judges said, “Your five-minute presentation on E-Commerce was packed with pertinent, forward-looking information and was delivered in a very spirited and professional manner. You did a very nice job representing yourself and the CSCC Logistics program.”
It’s an honor not only to compete against other students and the network opportunities it provides,” said Nama.
She now plans to take advantage of the 3+1 program with Franklin University where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.
2011 Sport and Exercise Studies Hall of Fame announced
2011 Inductees into the SES Alumni Hall of Fame were, from left, Mandi Cecil, Jeff Gerardo, Dr. Brian Hoffman, and Captain Chad Vannatta. Not pictured is Lara Kahn.
The 2011 SES Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held June 2, in the WD Ballroom. The 2011 SES Alumni Hall of Fame inductees include:
Mandi A. Cecil, B.S. (1997) Coordinator, Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies Human Performance Center in Columbus.
Jeffrey M. Gerardo, B.S. (1997) Proprietor, Fit Forever Training Center in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Dr. Brian P. Hoffman, D.M.D. (1995) Proprietor and dentist, Advanced Dental Health in Sarasota, Florida.
Lara Kahn, B.S. (1998) Exercise Physiologist, McConnell Heart Health Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Captain Raychad J. Vannatta, B.S. (2002) Aircraft Pilot, U.S. Army (Ohio National Guard) in Columbus.
In addition, Zac Holmes, A.A.S. was announced as the 2011 SES-Human Performance Center Associate of the Year, and Jill Yocum,M.Ed. was announced as the SES 2011 SES Adjunct Instructor of the Year. The 2011 SES-Friend of the Program Award was presented to Rosemary Mayberry and Cheryl Trogusand the SES-2011 Students of the Year were also announced, including:Natalie R. Bozman, Terry J. Cornett II, Kimberly Hyatt-Drew, Jenna Long, Scott W. Lucas, Justin D. McAtee, Angela E. Walter, and Andrew P. White.
She’s not caught in a pickle
Testing Center staff members Marsha Garrett and Sandra Veach wanted to help students come prepared for their test administration during Spring Quarter Finals Week, so they decided to try “Pickle Power!”
At Spring Fling, student Betsy Dessaint correctly guessed the number of pickles in the pickle jar and won a book bag filled with supplies that every student needs. Betsy is a Radiology student.
With Finals Week just around the corner, the Testing Center didn’t want students to “get caught in a pickle” by not having the essential information when reporting to complete an exam at any of the four Testing Center locations: Columbus, Dublin, Westerville or Delaware. The Testing Center staff administered close to 5000 tests from end of quarter through Wednesday of Finals Week. For more Testing Center facts, please visit the website at http://www2.cscc.edu/services/testingcenter.
ITDL Seminar: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
This seminar is a great session for any new MS Excel 2007 user. The seminar will provide attendees with the necessary skills to develop, edit, maintain, and print basic spreadsheets using MS Excel.
Date: Wednesday, June 15
Time: 9- 11 a.m.
Location: Innovation Center, CT 106
Application deadline extended to Friday, June 17Columbus State's Commitment to Teaching Excellence: The Thirteenth Session Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop
The Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Department cordially invites adjunct faculty to apply to the Thirteenth Session of the Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop for Summer Quarter 2011. It will be held on the following three Fridays: July 8, July 29, and August 19 from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Read more about it, or apply here.
Parking lots closed for painting during break
Parking lots being painted will be closed in the morning and open as work is completed.
Monday, June 13: Lots 4-s, 5-s, and 12-s
Tuesday, June 14: Lots 1-e, 9-e, 3-e, and 11-s
Wednesday, June15: Lots 7-e, 2-e, and 15-e
Thursday, June16: Lots 6-e, 8-s, 27-s, and 16-s
Friday, June17: Lots 10-h, 20-s, 23-s, and 24-s
We’re getting signalized!
The City of Columbus has decided to “signalize” the intersection of Grove St. and Cleveland Avenue, which is a fancy word for adding a traffic light. The location is where a very busy crosswalk has caused worry for years. The new traffic light will greatly assist with pedestrian safety as they cross Cleveland Ave., as well as increase vehicle access to campus. The timetable for the installation has not yet been announced.
Lots of space(s)!
Looking out over the newly completed 32-S parking lot from the roof of the parking garage shows only part of the 300+ spaces that are now available for parking by Summer Quarter students. The lot is located on the site of the old Columbus Motor Car facility.
Late Friday night on the last day of Spring Quarter, long after graduation, finals, and fee payments were finished, a quick summer storm took down a 40-year-old locust tree, which crashed down across a sidewalk in the quad. Clean-up will take place during the break but the area is roped off for the time being!