November 28, 2011
Student Affairs strengthens infrastructure
Dr. Chandra Bell
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Division of Student Affairs has begun a process of administrative and staff infrastructure and capacity-building. The changes are designed to strengthen the Division and provide the necessary leadership and capacity to manage the Division’s large size and work toward a strategic college-wide focus on student success and attainment.
The Student Conduct program and office will expand and Kellie Brennan has been named Director of Student Conduct, effective November 16. Brennan holds a law degree from the University of Cincinnati and dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice from Indiana University.
Since the revised Student Code of Conduct went into effect on July 1, 2010, Brennan has been handling all student behavioral misconduct and academic misconduct. In her new role as Director, Brennan will oversee the Office of Student Conduct and the college's Enrollment Review process, and she will facilitate the college's Behavioral Intervention Team. A new staff position, Student Conduct Specialist, will be added to assist her with the department's day-to-day student conduct and felony review operations.
Dr. Chandra Bell will lead the Division’s new Career Services Office effective December 1. Bell has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University and a master’s in community counseling. Career Services, located in NH 108, includes career counseling, career resources, and Acloché Career Assistance, which provides career planning and placement services to students and alumni. Two part-time career counselors will also be hired as part of the Career Assistance for Undecided Students Project led by Bell for the past two years.
Both of these service areas will be critical in supporting and advancing student success. Any questions should be directed to Renèe Hampton, Dean of Student Affairs.
Concert Band to perform tomorrow evening
The Columbus State Concert Band will present its Autumn Term Concert on Tuesday, November 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature guest artist Stephen Secan, principal oboist with the Columbus Symphony, who will play Handel's Oboe Concerto in G Minor and "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie The Mission.
The program will also include the Ohio premiere of "Avelynn's Lullaby," a work that Columbus State helped to commission. Student Robert Max Rouch will be piano soloist in "Kitten on the Keys." Other numbers are Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5" and selections from Pirates of the Caribbean. The Brass and Woodwind Ensembles will also perform. For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lou Ann Carman, Marla Crouch, Ellen Brooks and Maureen Erney to retire—receptions December 1 and 2
In a picture from the 80s: Lou Ann Carman
Graduation 1984: Marla Crouch
Lou Ann Carman, supervisor in Human Resources for 33 years, will retire December 15. Please join the HR Department at a reception for Lou Ann on Thursday, December 1, from 3-5 p.m. in the Franklin Hall Boardroom.
Please join the Office of Disability Services for a retirement reception for Marla Crouch, sign language interpreter in Disability Services for 30 years, on Friday, December 2, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in Eibling Hall, Room 101 (the conference room). Refreshments will be provided.
Maureen Erney, Staff Employee of the Year 2010
A more recent photo of Ellen Brooks
After many years of dedicated service, two employees in Curriculum Management will also retire in December. Ellen Brooks and Maureen Erney, coordinators in the department, will leave Columbus State with more than 30 years service. The Curriculum Management team will host a Retirement Open House for them on Friday, December 2, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in CT 107. Please plan to stop by and share in their accomplishments.
Nursing students offer Health Fair
The Columbus State nursing students will hold their annual Health Fair on Wednesday, November 30, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge.
The Health Fair will feature lots of different health screenings, blood donation with the American Red Cross, snacks, games, and more. The students will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and you can also enjoy a free chair massage from 12 -2 p.m.
Tour the Kelton House Museum Nov. 27- Jan. 6
The Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street, will offer a holiday exhibition of antique holiday ornaments and decorations now through January 6. Docent led tours are Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Audio tours are Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost of admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children over 6 years old. Find out more at www.keltonhouse.com.
Register now for SafeZone training on Dec. 21
SafeZone is a program designed to create a safe and embracing environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
SafeZone members are Columbus State employees who have received training to educate themselves about issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Members are committed to being open, accepting and providing resource information for LGBT individuals.
Become a SafeZone member by attending the training session Wednesday, December 21, from 2-4 p.m. The Diversity Office will facilitate the training session. To register or for more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell, coordinator, Diversity and Study Abroad, at email@example.com, or call ext. 2426.
Credit card compliance training offered
Columbus State Employees who handle any type of credit card information should attend Compliance Training (policy 9-12 Effective June 1, 2011). Classes will be offered in December for employees who have any contact with credit card information while performing their job functions. To sign up for classes, go here:
Training dates are:
Tuesday, December 6, from 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, from 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, from 9-10 a.m.
The classes will be held in the Student Assistance Conference Room, Madison Hall Room 225.
IT technicians recognized
Help Desk technicians Timothy Hanshaw, left, and Brian Vanhorn celebrate their awards.
At the most recent chapter meeting of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of Help Desk Institute, two Columbus State employees were recognized for their outstanding service and support in the Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati area.
Brian Vanhorn was a finalist for Analyst of the Year, and Timothy Hanshaw was awarded the Desktop Support Technician of the Year for the Chapter, and will compete for regional honors in January.
“Both Brian and Tim exemplify great customer service with their positive attitude, knowledge and attention to detail,” said Martin Barry, supervisor in IT.
Accepting The Challenge!
Marsha Garrett, Testing Center, gets weighed in by Mt. Carmel Hospital’s Katie Kinzig for the Columbus State Holiday Challenge. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, employees were invited to be weighed, and each of them will come back after New Year’s Day to be weighed again. Those who don’t gain more than one pound will earn a gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods.