December 5, 2011
United Way chief to speak at Autumn Commencement Friday
Janet Jackson, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio, will deliver the commencement address at the Autumn Quarter ceremony Friday. Graduation will be held starting at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial, Friday, December 9. The event is free and open to the public.
United Way of Central Ohio is one of the largest United Way organizations in the country. Jackson’s goal for United Way is “to help people achieve the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, income that can support a family through retirement, good health and a safe place to live.”
Prior to coming to United Way, Jackson served six years as Columbus City Attorney and nearly 10 years as a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Her honors and awards include: Allies of Equality Award from Equality Ohio, Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Columbus and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Columbus Education Association. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
A record 575 students have petitioned to graduate Friday at the Autumn Quarter ceremony. The largest number for an Autumn Quarter to date has been 456.
Welcome Team seeks participants for upcoming quarter
Welcome Team activities for Winter Quarter 2012 will be held Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4, from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. The team counts on your support and hopes you will be able to join in the fun as they welcome new and returning students.
Your service is much appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for everyone.
Welcome Team will offer assistance across campus in targeted (indoor!) locations including Madison, Davidson, Delaware Halls, and the Bookstore.
RSVP to Barbara Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
Apply for International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has announced that applications are now open for summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba, focusing on “Cuba in a Changing Global Community.” Collaborating with the University of Havana, CIEE will offer two 10-day seminars in Cuba next summer, tentative scheduled for mid-June and early July.
The University of Havanna, Cuba
Cuba is on the cusp of unprecedented political, economic, and social transformation. Liberalization of the Cuban economy, changes in leadership, and renewed interconnectedness with the world are heralding the start of a new era in Cuba. CIEE hopes to bring members of the U.S. and Cuban academic communities together to explore the country’s dramatic history, rich culture, and the profound changes that are under way.
Please visit the CIEE website for a program description, information on the host institution and seminar leadership, as well as application guidelines. Columbus State faculty can contact Kimberly Brazwell Coordinator, Diversity and Study Abroad, at Ext. 2426 for more information.
Cafeteria to close during break
The cafeteria will be closed from Sunday, December 11, through Monday, January 2, reopening on Tuesday, January 3—the first day of Winter Quarter. During that period, maintenance work will be completed, including the installation of a new beverage cooler. Also during this period, AVI will be able to provide catering only on a limited basis. Please contact AVI for catering specifics.
Reminder: Deadline for Fee Waivers is Dec. 15
The deadline for employee/dependent fee waivers for Winter Quarter 2012 is Thursday, December 15. A Request for Fee Waiver form must be submitted to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.
At her recent retirement party, Lou Ann Carman shows off her cake, created by Teresa Kackley, Curriculum Management. It is a clever rendition of a payroll check, with details that reflect Lou Ann's more than 30 years of service to the college. The cake did not survive the party intact.