October 14, 2013
Columbus State Day makes news
This young attendee got his Superhero on after a visit to the Superhero Physics booth in the courtyard.
Beautiful fall weather and an all-out effort by Columbus State faculty and staff made for an excellent Columbus State Day October 12—our 50th anniversary gift to the community.
The Columbus Campus was all decked out with tents and exhibits, food trucks and touch-a-trucks, free books and free classes for everyone. Classes offered ranged from Positive Parenting to Using Photoshop like a Pro, and from Cooking with Young Children, to Retiring without Money Worries. There was something for everyone. Read more about the day in the Columbus Dispatch.
The day wrapped up with a special lecture from Dr. Shane Lopez, the world's leading researcher on hope, who taught attendees how investing in their future can pay off.
Reminder: Feedback requested for VP Candidates
Please remember to give your feedback on the candidates for the position of vice president for Information Technology, as they are introduced to campus through the Open Forums. The link to the feedback form is online here: Feedback Form
The final Open Forum for candidate Brian Rellinger, Chief Information Officer, Ohio Wesleyan University, will be Tuesday, October 15, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
The student-run dining experience, Christopher’s, now has a website where you can find menus, prices, hours and days that the restaurant will be serving each semester. Students in the Foodservice program are required to participate in the week-to-week production of running a foodservice establishment. As patrons of Christopher’s, you will be asked to critic the meal and the students that serve you. The information is reviewed and discussed after the restaurant is closed each week in order to better prepare our future managers in the Hospitality industry.
Briefings on Health Rewards Program offered
All full-time employees with UHC coverage are invited to attend a briefing which will help you navigate the web portal and answer any questions you may have about the Health Rewards Program offered through United Health Care (UHC). The briefings will be held:
Wednesday, October 16, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in CT 107 and
Tuesday, October 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in WD 352
Delaware Campus employees should RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover to attend a teleconference.
All employees, spouses or domestic partners covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must reach eight (8) points in the Health Rewards program to maintain a 20 percent payroll contribution.
The Health Rewards website contains the information on the Health Rewards program and points. The deadline to achieve the eight points is June 30, 2014 for
the 2015 year. Tutorials are available online here: http://welcometomyuhc.com/healthandwellness/tour/.
For any additional information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator at ext. 3989.
Are you interested in finding out more about the latest learning management system (LMS) software from Blackboard and Instructure Canvas? If so, please join us for these LMS forums:
Instructure Canvas - 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, in CT 107
The New Blackboard (SP 13) - 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in CT 107
All are welcome to attend these software demonstrations and Q&A sessions.
To watch archived videos of these forums and to explore both of these LMS platforms on your own in a "sandbox" environment, go to the new LMS Evaluation organization in Columbus State’s current Blackboard system. Learn how to access it by watching this three-minute tutorial: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/q6g6o
Distance Education and Instructional Support (DEIS) welcomes your input during this process through November 14.
Jackie Miller’s son Brett in 1983 sporting his CTI sweats.
Jackie Miller, RN, professor in the Nursing Department, took a moment to reminisce during Columbus State’s recent birthday celebrations, looking back to the day her students gave her a CTI Cougars sweat suit for her baby-to-be Brett, born October 3, 1983. Much later on, Brett met his future wife Erica on a student nursing trip to Mexico. Jackie now has a bouncing baby grandson, Gavin, to dress up in Columbus State onesies!