October 25, 2012
A day of exploration
Columbus State student David Kopechek leads a group of high school students and parents on a tour of the Columbus State campus October 19, on Explore Columbus State day. The Admissions Department coordinated a special visit day last Friday while students had the day off from school for Central Ohio Teachers Association (COTA) day. Students and their families heard about academic majors and programs, student support resources, information about applying for admission, financial aid and scholarships, and took a tour of the Columbus Campus. A similar event was held at the Delaware Campus.
Following a successful and coordinated food drive the past couple of years, Columbus State and OSU Marion are partnering again on the community project. “More than 1,200 food items were collected last year and we hope to build on that,” said Dr. Rick Bartlett, professor in Business Management and one of the organizers or the food drive.
A collection table will be set up inside the entrance of Moeller Hall on the campus so that anyone in the community can make a donation. All items will be delivered to People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County in early December. The food drive kicks off on Tuesday, October 30 at noon in the lobby of Moeller Hall.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Delaware Campus up until 5:00 p.m. on November 30.
Nina Reese, supervisor of the Telephone Information Center, will retire after 30 years of service on Wednesday, October 31. The campus community is invited to wish her well at a retirement reception in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you missed one or more of the presidential or the vice-presidential debates, come to the Library on Friday, November 2 to watch every single debate rebroadcast in the Media Studio!
Students, faculty, staff and community members are all invited to stop by the Library, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the first debate. “They will continue chronologically through all of the debates until about 3:00 p.m. The goal is to keep the event nonpartisan and fun,” says Frank Neutzling, Multimedia Support Department.
Mathematics professor Darrell Minor had an article published in the Fall 2012 issue of the National Education Association (NEA) higher education journal Thought and Action. In "Poverty, Productivity, and Public Health: The Effects of 'Right to Work' Laws on Key Standards of Living," Minor points out that most studies that have been conducted on the potential economic impact of right-to-work laws have tried to compare individual compensation levels between right-to-work states and worker-friendly states, and have found mixed results. He argues that, because of varying cost-of-living indices among and within the states, compensation is not an adequate measure for such laws.
Using data from the 2010 census, he looked at seven other commonly-used measures of "standard of living", and found statistically significant correlations for four of them. All four of these measures (poverty rates, per capita GDP rates, health insurance rates, and life expectancy rates) favored the worker-friendly states over the right-to-work states. This snapshot data suggests that these four measures should be included in additional studies that search specifically for causal relationships between right-to-work laws and standard of living measures.
Due to a recent phishing attempt made against the campus, it's a good time to remind everyone that Columbus State will never email or call you asking for your network account information (especially passwords). We had a few people respond with their network user name and password. This resulted in over 40,000 fraudulent emails being sent from our email server and our ability to send email temporarily suspended. This also applies to the companies you do business with outside of the college (your internet service provider, Best Buy, Target, your bank, etc.). If you receive a phone call or email asking for this information, do not provide it.
If you have any questions about possible fraudulent email or phone calls, feel free to send Rob Clifford an email or call him at ext. 3686.