October 1, 2012
Hay Presents at Inner City Economic Summit
Cheryl Hay, administrator for Business and Industry Training, was recently invited to present on the LogisticsART program at Columbus State, at the 2012 Inner City Economic Summit. The summit was hosted by CEOs for Cities and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) September 18-19 in Boston.
Hay presented with other city, civic, and business leaders on the topic of industry-led workforce development. The purpose of the Inner City Economic Summit was for leaders to gather and share practices that are proving durable in this fiscal climate. During the Summit, Hay was quoted on Twitter as saying "The only job security you have today is how marketable you keep your skill set."
College Book Bucks go to two Columbus State students
James Patterson is a renowned author who has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most hardcover fiction bestselling titles by a single author (76 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.
From his James Patterson Pageturner Awards (which rewarded groups and individuals for creative and effective ways of spreading the joy of reading) to his website ReadKiddoRead.com (which helps adults find books that kids are sure to love) to his regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading.
For the second year in a row, Patterson has offered an essay contest for college-bound high school seniors. The prize given to the winners is a gift certificate to the independent bookstore of their choice and two of the winners have listed the Columbus State Bookstore as their choice. Columbus State students Andrea C. and Ashley C. won a $1,000 first-place prize and $250 third-place prize respectively. To read their essays, you can visit the contest website here.
Counseling Services to offer seminars for mental health awareness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) 2012: Oct. 7-13. Since 1990, when the U.S. Congress established MIAW, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October in sponsoring many kinds of activities.
In support of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness, Counseling Services at Columbus State will be hosting a full week of seminars from October 8-12 on diverse mental disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and more. The seminars are design to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. To see the schedule of seminars, go online to the Counseling Services website events calendar.
Vayntraub wins photo contest
Elina Vayntraub, multimedia web developer in Columbus State's Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL) Department, was honored in three categories in the Ohio Environmental Council's 4th Annual Nature Photo Contest. She won the Excellence Award for her photo “Transformed Beauty,” the Excellence Award for “Native Alien,” and the Merit Award for “After the Rain.” See all the winning photos online here: www.theoec.org/PhotoContest_winners2012.htm.
Elina Vayntraub’s photo “Transformed Beauty.”
Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with Columbus State
Disability Services has a long list of special events and presentations this month to help celebrate Disability Awareness Month. You can keep up with the schedule on their Facebook page, or visit their website to see a list of activities, beginning with a Survival Sign Language course October 3, and the Movie of the Week October 8-12, which is The Hammer, the story of the first deaf wrestler to win the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Activities and seminars go through early November, so keep your eye on Update for the upcoming week’s announcements.
Tancred earns doctorate
MaryEllen Tancred, assistant professor in Medical Laboratory Technology, has earned her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University specializing in instructional design for online learning. Her research explored whether learner interests and COMPASS reading scores could be used as predictors of achievement in web-based courses. The premise is that in today's challenging economy, community colleges have the potential to improve learner persistence while remaining fiscally prudent by using old tools in new ways for advising students in their course format selections.
October Matrix Monitor online now
In the October issue of Matrix Monitor, you can read articles about family therapy, teen alcoholism, the costs of a cluttered desk and much more. See it online here. You can also access Matrix webinars for October by visiting http://www.matrixpsych.com/client-access.php , dropping down to your company name, clicking “submit” and selecting “Work & Family Resources.” Then you can click on the date of the webinar you want to attend and register.
New art exhibition in the Library features work of Kevin Willis
The Library has announced the opening of a new exhibition highlighting the art of Kevin Willis displayed in the main gallery on its 2nd floor and in the Northwest gallery on the first floor. Willis says “I thrive on challenges and interaction. Computer technology offers a new medium for expression in this decade. My art is sometimes intellectual and other times emotional. Both are needed for my work to retain the art of creativity.” The exhibition will be on view the entire month of October. The galleries are open all hours of operation of the Library.