March 3, 2014
Candidate forum to be rescheduled
The Open Campus Forum to meet Arts & Sciences dean candidate Allysen Todd, originally scheduled for today, Monday, March 3, will be rescheduled at Dr. Todd’s earliest convenience. On Tuesday, March 4, the Open Forum with dean candidate Dr. Linda Schoen Wolf will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.
Reminder: March's First Wednesday will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. A live stream will be available at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate using the password cougars.
March is Women’s Herstory Month at Columbus State, and there’s still time to nominate an outstanding woman for the annual Outstanding Woman Leader Award by completing and submitting a nomination form. Multiple winners will be named at the Women’s History Month Awards Celebration to be held Wednesday, March 26.
Nominations are also being sought for a faculty or staff member who has worked at Columbus State for at least five years and demonstrates a legacy in leadership. You can complete and submit a nomination for the Legacy in Leadership Award online here. The deadline for both award nominations has been extended to Friday, March 7.
Nominate a full professor to be recognized for his or her excellence in service, innovation, leadership and scholarly work at Columbus State and in the community! Please submit your nomination (name and department of nominee only) to Carmelita Boyer in Human Resources. Nominations should be sent via email by Wednesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. You can read more about the Distinguished Full Professor Award online here.
Past Distinguished Full Professors have been:
2011 – Steve Abbott, Jackie Miller, and Dr. Greg Goodhart
2012 – Dr. Robert Fitrakis, Gerald Mueller, Dr. Thomas Habegger, and James Taylor, CEC
2013 – Dr. Jeffrey Bates, Dr. Brenda Johnson, Steven O’Neal, Darrell Minor, and Kelly Hogan
All are welcome to join the next Academic Onboarding and Renewal program featuring four 2013 winners of the Distinguished Full Professor Award. The panel will include:
Jeff Bates, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Science, Safety and Health
Brenda Johnson, D.V.M., Professor of Veterinary Technology
Steven O’Neal, Professor of Landscape Design and Management
Darrell Minor, Professor of Mathematics
Each has been recognized for exemplary "service, scholarship, innovation, leadership, and other professorial achievements." They have been through the entire promotion and tenure process, provided leadership in many capacities, have been recognized for excellent teaching and have a historical perspective on Columbus State. This is a great opportunity to learn from the wisdom of their experience. Please register in advance.
For more information contact Rich James, ext. 2175.
New employees in Advising Services are, from left Jamel Chamberlain, Yolonda Kelly, Sarah Goff, Zach Rost, Kacy Gaddis, and Joe Santangelo.
Columbus State’s Advising Services would like to introduce six staff members who have joined the department since August.
Jamel Chamberlain, advisor, earned two degrees from Kent State University; a B.A. in Psychology and his M.A. in Sports Management. Upon finishing his time as a student at Kent, he served as an intern in several capacities before beginning his work as an academic advisor at Eastern Gateway Community College and Belmont College.
Yolonda Kelly, advisor, is from Dayton and completed an M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs at Wright State University. She was employed in advising at OSU from 2001-2012 before returning back to Wright State as an advisor in 2012. She began working at Columbus State in September 2013. She enjoys helping people live up to their potential – her life’s theme is to be in service to others.
Sarah Goff, advisor, has worked in higher education and academic advising for more than 25 years, and while she has tried retirement a few times, she has found that she is happiest when working part time. She has been married for 53 years, has two adult children, three grandchildren, and is a Delaware County Master Gardener.
Zach Rost, advisor, earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management from Cedarville University and has a master’s in Sports and Fitness, Leadership and Coaching from the University of Central Florida. He loves being at Columbus State, having the opportunity to work with such a diverse student body, and finds that his daily interactions with students are very rewarding.
Kacy Gaddis, specialist, has been with Columbus State for two years with the Telephone Information Center and the Advising Services office. Gaddis began her college education at Columbus State, transferred to Kent State to complete her bachelor’s degree, and is graduating in May with her master’s degree in higher education from Ohio University. She interacts with students daily and feels that a single interaction can inspire a student to make a positive contribution to the world.
Joe Santangelo, advisor, comes to Columbus State as a recent graduate from the Masters of Education program at the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Santangelo completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He has experience working with international students as a residence hall director and knows seven languages! His eighth will be American Sign Language, which he plans to start learning this summer at Columbus State!
Advising Services is thrilled to have such a talented, energetic group of student-focused individuals joining the team. Say hello and introduce yourself if you see them on campus!
Associate Professor Mark Mitchell, center, announces the winners of the Regional Skills USA Competition hosted by Columbus State’s Automotive Technology February 22. Twelve of the top local high school automotive vocational students competed to identify the best and brightest technicians. The three top finishers and one alternate now move on to the State Competition in April. There they will be judged by industry professionals including Columbus State faculty. The top finisher from Ohio will then compete at the Skills USA Nationals. Pictured from left are John Wiseman, Ohio Department of Education, fourth-place finisher Michael Harville, Eastland Career Center; Mark Mitchell, third-place finisher Chad Higginbatham, South Western Career Center; second-place finisher Scott Snapp, Delaware Career Center; and first-place finisher Jon Frost, of Grant Career Center.
Despite Polar Vortexes and double the usual amount of snow this winter, Columbus is still riding strong on CoGo bikes. In the latest report card, tracking data from launch date to January 1, Columbus CoGo riders have traveled enough miles to go around the world more than three times; offset 52,000 pounds of carbon monoxide (that's 26 tons. The average car emits 6 tons a year, to give you some perspective); and burned 3.3 million calories. That's roughly 6,000 Big Macs. High fives all around! Columbus State has its very own CoGo bike station, just across from the Bookstore, so even if you’re not adventurous enough to brave single digits right now, spring riding is just around the corner!
Outlook email tip: Are you buried under hundreds of sticky notes?
Outlook 2013 has built-in notes that work the same way as sticky notes with one tremendous improvement: they are available from any location with access to the Internet! To create a note, click the ". . ." indicator in the lower left corner of the Outlook screen, select Notes, and click New Note. You can also create a new note by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. Type your text in the note box, click the icon in the upper left corner, and select Save and Close. Notes that you create within the desktop version of Outlook can be viewed through the Outlook Web App, but cannot be edited. The Web App does not allow new notes to be created.