July 7, 2011
Lifeline Ohio race to cross campus Saturday
Lifeline of Ohio’s “Dash for Donations,” a 5K race and 1K walk will begin in the Arena District and travel right through campus on Mt. Vernon Avenue on Saturday, July 9 starting at 8 a.m., so you might expect extra traffic and road closures in the area if you come to campus this weekend. On the other hand, you can still run in the race if you’d like to – register on race day starting at 6:30 a.m. in the plaza at Nationwide Arena! Our own Clawdette Cougar will be participating in the Kids & Mascots Dash prior to the start of the race.
Quality improvement teams and individuals to be recognized July 27
The winners of the 2nd Annual Quality Team Awards will take the stage at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 27, in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD Room 435. The noon event will also honor our 2010 Distinguished Teachers, Staff Employees of the Month and Year, and winners of a new award for Distinguished Full Professors, in addition to naming the three Quality Improvement Teams that excelled in performance improvement projects over the last year.
The fourteen teams nominated are:
Adjunct Orientation Team
Banking Services Review Team
Behavioral Intervention Team
Career Assistance for Undecided Students Team
Computer Lab IDs Team
Dental Hygiene Alumni Network
Developmental Education Block Program
Instructional Cost Model Team
Making Sense of CCSSE Team
Math - Summer Bridge Initiative
Tutoring Advisory Committee
Website Redesign Team
Wrap Up Sheet Team
To read the details about each team, click here. Judging the Quality Team Awards nominees were committee members Antoinette Perkins, Bradley Trimble, Bruce Massis, Jessica Tomasek, Marlon Dixon and Carmelita Boyer.
The new award for Distinguished Teaching by Full Professors will also be announced at the luncheon July 27. Nominees were: Greg Goodhart, Jackie Miller, Jeffrey Bates, Richard Ansley, Robert Fitrakis, Steve Abbott, and Tom Robbins. The selection committee for this award included: Brenda Johnson, Crystal Clark, Dona Reaser, John Scoville, Li Yang and Tom Shanahan.
Also being recognized at the luncheon are the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award finalists and winners who were announced at the Spring In-Service program, as well as the Staff Employees of the Month for 2010 and the 2010 Staff Employee of the Year.
ITDL trains to their strengths
The Instructional Technologies Distance Learning team participated in a staff retreat at the Delaware campus last month that focused on team-building and learning about one another's strengths. The retreat was facilitated by Lori McKenzie and Kristi Robbins in HR.
Before the retreat, ITDL employees took the “Win with Your Strengths” class offered by Human Capacity Development to gain a better understanding of their individual strengths. If your department would like to take this class, contact Lori McKenzie at ext. 5212.
The ITDL team after their retreat: Front row from left, Suzanne Patzer, Paul Owens, Mandy Golhofer, and Heather Crites. Back row from left are Sheree Nash, Jason LaMar, Rob Harley, Emma Young, Elina Vayntraub, Joel Nelson, Mary Hooker-Myers, and Rosemary Mayberry.
Jazz in July coming July 12
Join Student Activities and Athletics at the annual Jazz in July event, Tuesday, July 12, from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in the Courtyard. Jazz music will be provided by the Joel Steward Trio and Dolly and the Governor, plus free ice cream from Jeni’s! So make sure to stop outside for a relaxing break to your day next Tuesday.
Shopping for something special?
Did you know that the Bookstore places special orders for virtually anything you need to help you do your job at Columbus State (and show your Cougar Pride)? From textbooks to apparel, office items, software titles and more, if we don’t have it in stock, we will get it for you. To request a special order, simply download a “Bookstore Special Order” form on the intranet, return the form to the Bookstore and we'll get right to work on your special order!