Columbus State will observe a holiday break from Christmas Day through New Year’s
Day, December 25 through January 1, and all offices and departments of the college will be closed, so if you need help
from on-campus student services such as advising, scheduling, financial aid or student
accounting, you should get that done now!
Of course the college’s online services will still be available for you to schedule
your Spring Semester 2015 classes during the break and the college will re-open on
Friday, January 2, 2015.
Spring Semester begins Monday, January 12, and the on-time registration deadline
is fast approaching: Wednesday, January 7, 2015. That evening at 11:00 p.m. is also the deadline to pay your fees for Spring Semester,
or your classes will be dropped for non-payment.
You can register right up to the start of the semester if you schedule and pay your
fees at the same time, but remember, you cannot schedule a class after the first meeting of that class without a signature from the instructor.
MLK events begin January 12
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question
is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer
that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and
communities. Americans from all walks of life work together to provide solutions to
our most pressing national problems. Columbus State has planned a week of programs
focused on education, action, and reflection.
The theme of this year’s program is: “Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Addressing
the Fierce Urgency of Now.” The activities are hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion,
Student Engagement and Leadership, Service Learning OAA Committee, Honors Program,
Student Conduct, Title IX, Cougars for the Community, and the African Descendants
Serve Your Community and Take Action
Monday – Wednesday
January 12 – 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall atrium
Hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership
A small act of gratitude, kindness, or forgiveness can take less than two minutes
and goes a long way. Stop by and "Serve on the Go"—you'll be glad you did! Please
recycle and drop off plastic grocery bags to create mats for the homeless.
MLK Annual Celebration, featuring Rev. Al Sharpton
Thursday, January 15, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Theatre
Hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion
The annual Columbus State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the memory
and life of Dr. King and features an array of musical guests and speakers.
Selma Film Screening and Discussion
Friday, January 16, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Gateway Theater, South Campus Gateway, 1550 N High St.
Transportation will be provided at 12:30 p.m. - meet in front of Nestor Hall, facing
Mt. Vernon Ave.
This film expresses the story of Martin Luther King, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the
civil rights marches that changed America. Following the film, there will be a 20-minute
question and answer session. Seating is limited. RSVP in OrgSync by January 16. A
$3 suggested donation will benefit the Boys and Girls Club, Milo-Grogan.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 5:15 pm.
King Arts Complex
Hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership, Cougars for the Community and African
Students will be volunteering during the Annul MLK Open House at the King Arts Complex.
This free community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends
to enjoy musical and live theater performances, watch films and videos, learn about
the civil rights movement, participate in hands-on studio art activities, view art
exhibitions and meet new friends. Columbus State students will volunteer in 1-2 hour
blocks and lead activities with families, including making signs for the march; handing
out materials, provide directions during the march and/or other responsibilities.
Martin Luther King Day March and Program
Monday, January 19, 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
King Arts Complex & Lincoln Theater
Hosted by the City of Columbus and Community Relations Commission
The celebration will kick off with the annual Martin Luther King Day March which will
begin from The King Arts Complex at 3:45 p.m. Participants of the march are encouraged
to wear warm clothing and bring banners representative of their school, organization
or city department. Everyone is encouraged to attend the free Martin Luther King Jr.
Day program at Lincoln Theater from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
MLK Global Café: Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now
Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall, West Lounge
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was on Monday, January 19, but what about the "Urgency
of Now?" The Global Café will inform students about becoming engaged citizens through
freedom of speech and by learning the steps to promote social justice on campus and
in the community.
Please register for these programs in OrgSync; visit cscc.edu/seal for more information.