March 10, 2014
Grad of ECD program knows how to guide students
Stacey Raymond is the welcome face of the Early Childhood Development lab in Union Hall, where she assists students with their assignments, guides them to resources, answers thousands of questions, updates the job board, organizes the Practicum Manual, and much, much more.
But it’s what she doesn’t do that may be more important.
As a graduate of the Early Childhood Development program, Raymond knows the difference between doing something for a student, and helping them learn how to do it themselves.
Raymond was given the March Staff Employee of the Month Award at last week’s First Wednesday meeting, which was attended by nearly all of her coworkers.
“While (the ECD Lab) can be a very busy place, it is also a setting where a student can have the individual attention of a staff member who knows her role. The added value for the faculty is that Stacey becomes aware of gaps in learning, and can feed this back to the faculty so adjustments in the curriculum can be made,” says Marilyn Pramschufer, chair of Human Services. “This is one of the most direct ways to tap into student success.”
“Stacey is always one of the people that students mention as someone who helped them be successful in the program,” says Christine Creagh, faculty member in ECD. “Many students report that she has provided them with the encouragement and support they need as they try to juggle school, work, and family life.”
Sheri Harrington only works part time in Advising Services, but you’d never know it from the sheer volume of innovative and wide-ranging projects she produces. You might believe it’s the work of many dedicated advisors!
“In addition to her duties as advisor, Sheri has taken on various projects that impact students in profoundly positive ways,” says Beth Stanley, advisor, who, along with advisor Janet McDermott, nominated her for Part Time Staff Employee of the Month. “She helps create our newsletter Connections, and serves on an internal committee to promote good morale and team building. She organizes and implements the BLUEprint workshops that are geared toward student success. She works to promote the workshops using fliers, web materials, emails, social media and COLS classes. And she implemented the ‘table top’ series for students who don’t have time to attend a full workshop.”
“Remember, this is a part-time employee!” remarked supervisor Dawn Blair at the First Wednesday meeting last week. “She was nominated by her peers, who see just how much she brings to the position each and every day.”
Instructors invited to encourage student submissions
The editors of Et al.: An Online Journal of Excellence in Writing Across the Curriculum, a publication of the Columbus State Writing Centers, are now seeking submissions for the next issue of the journal.
Et al. accepts submissions of student-written works created in response to any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State. Instructors can direct their students to more information, including a manuscript-submission form, here: http://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/et-al/
For questions or more information, contact the Writing Center at email@example.com.
While there have been no reported cases of mumps at Columbus State, as we begin spring break we want students, faculty and staff to be aware that there appears to be a small outbreak on the campus of nearby Ohio State University. Nearly a dozen suspected cases of mumps have been reported at Ohio State in the past couple of weeks.
Because mumps is very contagious, it’s important to be alert in the coming days of the symptoms and how to minimize your chance of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the mumps virus typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. It is followed by swelling around the face.
Because most people have now been vaccinated, (MMR is the Measles Mumps Rubella vaccination) mumps has become a rare disease in the United States. If you think that you may have symptoms, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Additional information from the CDC is here: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/. And mumps prevention information is here: http://mumps.emedtv.com/mumps/mumps-prevention.html
Radiology student selected for national program
Diane Paquette, a Radiography student at Columbus State, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2014 Student Leadership Development Program.
The ASRT represents more than 152,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic technology students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.
Diane will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 26-29, in Orlando, Fla. In addition, she will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting. Diane was one of only 75 radiologic science students from around the country chosen to participate in the program.
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) announces the 2013-2014 Student Leadership Awards, which will be awarded at a special reception on April 10. The awards are an opportunity for members of the campus community to recognize the achievements of student leaders, organizations, and/or advisors.
All nominations must be completed and returned to SEaL by Monday, April 1, and self-nominations are accepted. In order to be eligible, the student leader or student club leader being nominated must be a currently enrolled student or recognized club or organization including Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), athletics, and peer mentors.
Award categories range from Student Club of the Year to Most Improved Club, and many others. You can find a Student Leadership Awards Nomination Form online, as well as a description of the award categories, here.