April 30, 2012
A Chilly Challenge!
The First Annual Cougar Challenge 5K was quite a success, with more than 150 runners and walkers taking on the 3.1-mile course at Bridgeview Golf Center Saturday morning. Bundled up against temperatures in the 40s, runners and walkers completed the course to raise money for student book scholarships. The race was organized by the Staff Advisory Council. Race results are online here: http://www.premierraces.com/viewresults.asp?resultsID=861.
The link to a short survey about In-Service Day has been restored, so if you were unable to access it last week, please try again here: http://web.cscc.edu/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=133346510738
Visit the Scholastic Book Fair, going on today and tomorrow at the Bookstore!
The Columbus State 9th Annual Writers Conference this Saturday begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and includes 20 workshop sessions (including a session with Naomi Wolf), lunch, plus a keynote address and book signing with Naomi Wolf. Cost for the full day is $60 if you preregister ($80 at the door). The cost for students is only $20.
The keynote address, which will begin at 12:45, is free and open to the public.
For information or to register, check the website: http://www2.cscc.edu/academics/departments/english/writers-conference/index.shtml.
The HPC will begin scheduling personal training for Summer Quarter on Monday, May 7 (current clients) and Wednesday, May 9 (new clients). Due to high demand, scheduling must be done in person with Mandi Cecil. To schedule:
Starting at 6 a.m. May 7, current HPC clients should bring their Spring Quarter Fitness Assessment to the HPC.
Sign the client/trainer agreement.
Receive a statement for payment. Any credits you have will be applied to the new session.
Payments are made at the Cashier’s Office in Rhodes Hall.
Pay within 48 hours of scheduling to hold your spot. If your statement has not been paid within 48 hours of scheduling you will be removed from the HPC schedule. It will be your responsibility to reschedule.
If you have any questions, please contact Cecil at ext.2083.
With thousands of employees and more than 30,000 students, managing information is an important and necessary part of what we do here at Columbus State. The Document Management System, or DMS, is an integral part of this process.
Mary Brown, coordinator of the Administrative Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Requests in Records and Registration, uses the DMS system.
Implemented in early 2010 as a way to safely and securely manage documents between our Columbus and Delaware campuses--as well as our Regional Learning Centers--the DMS saves the college tens of thousands of dollars by allowing departments to process and scan documents in-house. DMS is currently used by Admissions, Advising Services, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Health Records, Library Technical Services, Public Safety, Records and Registration, Staff Advisory Council, Student Accounting, and the Testing Centers.
The Records and Registration Department processes the largest volume of documents into the system--a total of 137,214 since October 2011. Sue McLaren, Records and Registration assistant who works with information related to enrollment verifications, says her daily processes are positively impacted by the DMS, especially the tracking of non-CSCC documentation. Mary Brown works with DMS as part of her Tuition Refund Request and Administrative Withdrawal procedures, and points to the ease of use as one of the system’s best features, noting that “the convenience factor is an A+.” As a transcript evaluator, Summre Jones stresses the immediate access to documentation as an important benefit of the system; this instant access to information translates into more efficient and effective solutions to student questions and concerns. DMS is an essential piece of the puzzle for employees who focus on and promote student success!
Due to an event in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) on Tuesday,
May 1, the 20-S lot will be reserved all day.