November 7, 2011
The Seal of Approval
At the Long Street Offices Open House held October 27, Ellisa Schneider chats with guests who stopped by for a tour. The new offices, located across the street from the Lincoln Theatre on E. Long St., house the Columbus State Foundation and the Knowledge, Resources and Planning Department. Community members from the neighboring King Lincoln District were invited to stop by, tour the new facilities and step right next door to the Zanzibar restaurant for some refreshments and music.
Envision the Future: Master Planning Open Forums
Students, faculty and staff are invited to share their thoughts about the future of Columbus State at one of four open forums to be held this month. Sponsored by President Harrison, the Columbus State Master Planning Project is designed to focus long-term planning efforts on defining the physical and operational improvements necessary to meet the needs of Columbus State students, faculty, staff and the community.
No RSVP for the forums is necessary.
Monday, November 14, 12 - 1 p.m., Brown Bag in the Bookstore, second floor. Bring your lunch!
Tuesday, November 15, 4 - 5 p.m., Bookstore, second floor
Wednesday, November 9, 1- 2 p.m., Brown Bag in the Moeller Hall Student Lounge. Bring your lunch!
Tuesday, November 15, 10 -11 a.m., Moeller Hall Student Lounge
For more information about master planning, please visit the Master Planning Project web site.
Paramedic program partners with Testing & Talent Assessment Center
The Testing & Talent Assessment Center, (formerly the ACT Testing Center) in WD 223, has partnered with Columbus State’s Emergency Medical Services program, coordinated by Carolyn Steffl. EMS will now use the Health Education System Admission Assessment (A2 Exam) for pre-testing in screening and selecting candidates for the Paramedic Program.
The Testing & Talent Assessment Center will schedule candidates, administer and proctor the exam, and provide score reports to the candidate and the EMS Paramedic coordinator. The A2 Exam is part of a set of rigorous criteria used to select candidates for the program.
The Testing & Talent Assessment Center has provided similar services to the RN, LPN, Multi-Competency Health, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, Dental Hygiene, and Respiratory Therapy programs for the past several years. These degree programs use the A2 and other tests to screen and select candidates for degree programs.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, organization announces video contest
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio announces the “Put a Ribbon on It” video contest. NAMI Ohio is seeking short videos to post on its website which convey imaginative and meaningful messages to reduce the stigma of mental illness. If you create a video that is no less than 15 seconds and no longer than 60 seconds you could win $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, or $500 for third place. For more information about the contest and contest rules, click here.
Social Sciences offers Culture Jam Festival Nov. 9
Students in the Social Sciences Department’s Popular Culture classes will offer a Culture Jam Festival, presenting art, photography, music and essays, on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30-9 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium.
According to Adam Moskowitz, Ph.D., assistant professor in Social Sciences, the idea of “Culture Jamming” comes from Kalle Lasn's book Culture Jam. “In his book he calls for a commercial-free culture, a culture with authentic community and interactions that have not been automated through the process of commercialization,” said Moskowitz. “His book provides a critique of the increased bureaucratization of the modern world through the increasing role that corporations play in our lives.”
The event will also be live broadcast from 7-9 p.m. with Bob Fitrakis on www.talktainmentradio.com.
Fourteenth session of Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop offered
The Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Department invites adjunct faculty to apply to the Fourteenth Session of the Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop, Winter Quarter 2012. The Workshop will be held on three Fridays: January 20, February 10, and March 2, 2012, from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Attendance is required for all three days.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation on behalf of the Distance and Blended Learning Division and will be held on the Downtown Campus. The program is open to all adjuncts that have a current and/or Winter Quarter 2012 teaching assignment.
Dr. Carol Himelhoch, an associate professor at Cleary College and a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the workshop. The workshop is based on Ken Bain's book What the Best College Teachers Do and will enable participants to:
Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching
Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes
Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process
Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues
Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch
Complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom
Applications can be obtained in CT 107 or from your department chair. The deadline for applying to the Winter Quarter 2012 program is Friday, December 9. Completed applications can be mailed to RoseMary Mayberry, CT 107.
Bikers with flat tires unite!
Interested in cycling and cycling activity at Columbus State? Cyclists Tony Goins, Institutional Advancement, and Rich James, Human Resources, recently came up with an idea to create a basic bike repair kit on campus for students and employees to use in making emergency repairs to their bicycles. Student Activities agreed to be the “home” for the bike repair kit, and the sponsors are now trying to stock the kit with the necessary supplies.
James set up a wiki page to track what is needed. Go to http://csccbikekit.wikispaces.com/, click the edit tab and add your name and what you can donate. You can take your donations to Franklin Hall Room 142, or contact Goins or James for pick up. Here are some of the items needed for the repair kit:
Tube patches - Mountain and road
Tire boot patch
Tubes (all sizes)
Pump w/gauge (Presta and Schrader valves; floor pump or frame pump)
Chain master links (for different chain sizes)
Chain removal tool
Drive train lube
Replacement brake cables
Replacement shifter cables
Shop rags, hand cleaner
Box to hold tools
Join us at a farewell reception for Hamid Danesh Nov. 8
Hamid Danesh, vice president for Information Technology, will soon be leaving Columbus State for a new position. Please join us for a farewell reception for him tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in WD-402. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!