February 24, 2014
Message from IT: Sunday evening, February 23, between 7:55 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., campus Internet service and authentication services to external systems like Blackboard were disrupted by a hardware failure on server network distribution switch. This was a partial hardware failure which resulted in a somewhat unpredictable impact. Some services were up and down until the network fully stabilized around 1:30 a.m. IT apologizes for the disruption to services. Contact the Help Desk at 5050 if you have further questions about this service disruption.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. to attend President Harrison’s First Wednesday town hall meeting, where we will get our first look at Columbus State’s new and refreshed “brand,” including the new logo—the first in 27 years!
The college’s advertising agency, Ologie, will give a presentation detailing the extensive rebranding effort, which included input from committees composed of students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the new brand as well!
The branding portion of the program will be repeated at 12:00 and 3:00 p.m., with all three presentations taking place in the Conference Center Ballroom in WD, fourth floor.
As always, First Wednesday will be live streamed at http://www.livestream.com/ columbusstate . You will be prompted to enter the password cougars to enter the site. The livestream will also be archived for later viewing on this site.
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division. The three final candidates are Keith Groff, Ph.D., Allysen Todd, Ph.D., and Linda Schoen Wolf, Ph.D. The candidates will be available to answer questions about themselves and provide their vision as leaders within the Arts and Sciences Division at Columbus State. Read each bio below:
Dr. Keith Groff
Dr. Allysen Todd
Dr. Linda Schoen Wolf Tuesday, March 4
For more information about these forums, please contact Sandra Kellam or Julie Vanwynsberghe in the Human Resources Department, ext. 2408.
Connie Grossman, chairperson of Allied Health Professions, has recently completed her Ph.D. program at Northcentral University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Education specializing in Organizational Leadership. Grossman’s dissertation title was Succession Planning and Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education. “I want to personally express my appreciation for the support and assistance of the Allied Health Department, Columbus State administrators, staff, and faculty. Many people helped me accomplish this goal and I sincerely thank you all,” said Grossman.
Ruth Sternberg, Grants coordinator, enjoys telling stories – but not merely for grant applications. She also tells true stories each month at Speak Easy, a project of Wild Goose Creative. Sternberg will be a featured “teller” at the annual big storytelling event, The Big Easy, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Strongwater Food and Spirits, 401 W. Town St. You can get your tickets here: http://www.brown papertickets.com/event/558268, or pay at the door. The Big Easy is supported in part by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and the City of Columbus. Read more about the storytelling project at http://www.speakeasycbus.com/.
Former Columbus State employee Jeff Shick, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), worked with husband and wife entrepreneurs Ken and Nicole Amicon a while back on an idea for an invention they had—a way to clean bar glasses inside and out, quickly, efficiently and two at a time. Removing lipstick and smears from bar glasses has always been the nemesis of restaurant staff, and most procedures were messy, inefficient and time consuming. Enter the Small Business Development Center, and Schick, who advised his clients to take a class in Computer Aided Drafting and 3D printing, and “KissClean” was born! The product is now being manufactured in Wisconsin, assembled in Newark, and used at restaurants all over Columbus!
You can read the whole article that appeared in Columbus Business First here.
Spring is right around the corner which makes this a perfect time to get into shape and lose those few extra pounds you gained during this long, cold, snowy winter!
The spring session of the new improved Weight Watchers starts Tuesday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m. in WD 312, and all interested participants are invited to attend!
Columbus State’s Weight Watchers at Work Program offers many advantages over joining a normal Weight Watchers group:
The meetings are held conveniently at lunch time so they do not interfere with your busy schedule.
The cost of $156 for the 12-week program can be deducted from your paycheck in five installments of $26.
A smart phone app allows you to track your progress throughout the program.
Best of all, if you attend 10 of the 12 meetings you will be reimbursed half of the cost following the completion of the program!
Columbus State’s Weight Watchers at Work program has helped many participants lose unwanted pounds and inches. One of the current members has lost more than 90 pounds in the last 11 months. To attend the March 4 meeting, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989 by Tuesday, February 25.
Join Staff Advisory Council for their February Brown Bag Lunch offering: “A New Approach to Health Eating” presented by Carol Thomas, vice president for Information Technology. Thomas will discuss the plant-based diet that she has undertaken, and the impact it has had on her health. She will share some cooking ideas, recipes and tips. She may even have a few surprises for you! The session will be offered Wednesday, February 26, at noon in the Center for Workforce Development, room 011 (lower level).