Don’t forget to RSVP for meals at next Wednesday’s In-Service program. Breakfast and lunch will both be served in the Parking Garage first floor, similarly to Taste the Future. This keeps everyone dry and out of the wind with plenty of room for eating and socializing. You can RSVP for either meal or both, here.
The opening session will start at 9 a.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. A complete schedule of the day is online here.
Also, a few open slots remain for flu shots, to be given between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Union Hall 137 by appointment only. After making an appointment, you will also have to bring a consent form with you to the appointment to get your shot.
“Health Rewards Program” is new – attend a briefing and find out more!
Did you participate in the Wellness Incentive Program in the past, or did you want to? Then you should attend one of the upcoming briefings to find out how the Wellness Incentive has evolved into the new Health Rewards Program!
The briefings will explain the Health Rewards Program, which went into effect September 1 and is offered through United Health Care for employees covered by UHC.
Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107 and Thursday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. in CT 107. RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, or Deborah Robinson, benefits administrator. Delaware Campus employees may watch the briefings by teleconference and should also RSVP.
Have you landed at the Book Fair yet?
The Scholastic Book Fair is going on now at the Bookstore and will run through Saturday, October 22. Bring the family down Saturday for Family Day from 10 a.m. - noon. There will be lots of fun—and great reading—for all ages with story time, refreshments, raffle prizes, a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, and a free gift bag for the first 50 kids. Families who come to the Family Day can even register to win a Leap Pad (for kids 4-9). Don’t forget, parking is a breeze at Columbus State on Saturday!
Several IT employees recently were invited to make presentations at the OARnet Technology Conference held in the Columbus Convention Center. Columbus State IT and Franklin University IT were invited by OARnet to share their success stories in the area of workstation virtualization.
A virtual workstation is an individual user's interface in a virtualized environment. The virtualized desktop is stored on a remote server rather than locally. Desktop virtualization software separates the physical machine from the software and presents an isolated operating system for users. The benefits of desktop virtualization include cost savings because resources can be shared and allocated on an as-needed basis; more efficient use of resources and energy; improved data integrity because backup is centralized; centralized administration; and fewer compatibility issues.
OARnet is a division of the Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Technology consortium; OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting or government communities. Both Franklin University and Columbus State were early adopters of server virtualization, and are higher education success stories for OARnet.
Chris Scanlon, IT supervisor, spoke about the technology path from virtualized servers to virtualized work stations. Christopher Grubbe, systems administrator, shared the successes and challenges he faced in building the virtual workstation infrastructure for the Delaware Campus. The presentation was opened and closed by Jim Beidler, director of IT, who gave an overview of the college and the virtualization work that is currently underway at Columbus State.
The standing-room-only crowd from Ohio’s business and education IT communities were then invited to visit Columbus State for a tour of the college and the technology that helps it work. Answering questions after the presentation were Grubbe, Scanlon, and Beidler, along with Joe Gaines and William Simpson.
Plan Ahead: 5 days until 3 downtown ramps close
(reprinted courtesy of ODOT -
only one closure directly affects Columbus State traffic)
CLOSED: Entrance Ramp from Broad Street to I-71 North and I-670 West
CLOSED: Exit Ramp from I-71 North to I-670 West
CLOSED: Entrance Ramp from Jack Gibbs Boulevard to I-670 West
Narrowing these lanes allows construction crews to work safely while traffic is moving in the nearby travel lanes. The concrete barrier wall is a protective measure for both the driver and construction crews. Please follow the posted speed limit and use caution when driving through the construction zone.