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Campus Life August 27 

‘Weeks of Welcome’ kick off today!

welcome team

Welcome to Fall Semester at Columbus State! You’ll notice lots of activity going on around campus during the first days of the term, so join in the fun and kick off your semester right!

Weeks of Welcome is presented by Columbus State’s Department of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL). Here’s the schedule:

Monday, August 25 The Welcome Team, in the Courtyard Tent, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lost your schedule? Can’t find your class? The Welcome Team can help!

Campus Tours available daily in Madison Hall, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – Noon.

Tuesday, August 26-The Welcome Team continues in the Courtyard tent, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Involvement Fair, in the Courtyard, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Learn about opportunities to get involved in the Columbus community.

Columbus State Has Talent’ in the Courtyard, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Columbus State’s annual talent show returns.

Wednesday, August 27- WOW Cookout and Resource Fair, in the Courtyard, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a free lunch courtesy of Columbus State, and entertainment by WTMH!

Thursday, August 28A Diversity Celebration brought to you by Columbus State’s Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion, in the Courtyard, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Celebrate diversity and connect with many campus groups.


Student Success Series lists workshops and events you’ll need!

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Make sure to bookmark Columbus State’s Fall Semester Student Success Series booklet, where you’ll find listings for dozens of workshops, seminars, special events and resources that can help you make your semester a success. 

Included in the booklet are many academic and degree-planning workshops such as “Overcoming Math Anxiety,” and “Apps for College Success,” as well as Campus Involvement seminars such as “Communicating with Confidence,” and “How to Start a Student Club.”

You’ll find Career Planning workshops such as “Workplace Professionalism,” and “Resume and Cover Letter Tips,” plus lots of Community Service opportunities, Financial Literacy and Leadership Workshops, Wellness classes, Intramurals, Preferred Pathways sessions, and much, much  more!


Thinking of majoring in a health field?

Then you should attend the upcoming Health Major Fair, Wednesday, September 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge. 

At the Health Major Fair, you’ll be able to talk with faculty from Columbus State’s many health-related majors, as well as some health “pre-majors” for those planning to transfer to a university and earn a health-related bachelor’s degree. Explore Columbus State’s programs of study, find out what it takes to complete your degree, and examine career opportunities in each major field at the Major Fair!

Picnic planned for international students, families


Columbus State will host a picnic for international students and their families on Sunday, September 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Goodale Park shelter house, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus, 43215.

The event is free and includes food, games, and a chance to meet other international students from Columbus State.

The picnic is sponsored by Columbus State’s International Enrollment Services, the International Studies Association, and Global Diversity and Inclusion. You can RSVP for the picnic by emailing Thomas Giles.


Union Hall Food Court reopens with specials

The Food Court, located between Union and Delaware Halls, has reopened for Fall Semester and will offer some new selections. You will find healthier additions to the salad bar, grill station, and Fresh Grab ‘n Go selections; enjoy the new Smoothie bar; and find the Fresh Portable Fare offerings will be more varied and abundant. There is also new digital signage, menu boards and promotions.  Here are some of them:

Wake up (7:00– 9:30 a.m.)

·         $5.50     Energy drink, breakfast sandwich and hash browns
·         $5.50     Naked Juice and Greek yogurt
·         $4.00     Oatmeal, whole fruit, and juice
·         $3.00     Donut and juice 

$5 or Under Lunch Combos (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

·         $4.75     Slice of pizza, chips and bottled water
·         $5.00     Half sandwich, a side, and bottled water
·         $5.00     Soup and Build-Your-Own small salad 

Happy Hour (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

·         $3.50     Slice of pizza, chips, and fountain beverage
·         $4.00     Chicken tenders, fries, and fountain beverage
·         $4.00     Cheeseburger, fries, and fountain beverage

Delaware Campus Café offers supplies

Along with fresh pastries, sandwiches, soups and coffee, the Delaware Campus Cyber Café now offers an assortment of supplies and Columbus State spirit wear!

Available items include: Basic or graphing calculators, goggles, pens and pencils, paper, t-shirts, sweatshirts, day planners, travel mugs, and personal care items.


Win a $250 Bookstore gift card with your great idea!

Did you know that Columbus State is planning to become a Tobacco-Free Campus in 2015?  In preparation for this big change, we’d like to get suggestions from students for a campaign “slogan” the college can use to advertise and promote the Tobacco-Free Campus to our students, employees, visitors and the Columbus community. 

For example, at The Ohio State University, you will find posters across campus with the theme: “No butts about it—Buckeyes are tobacco free!”

So send your idea to by October 1 to be considered for the new campaign slogan.  You could win a $250 gift card to the Bookstore!

Join the M.A.N. Initiative Scholarship Program

logoThe Male Access Network (M.A.N.) Initiative is a retention and scholarship program offered by the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department that focuses on character-building and leadership development. The program is intended for male students at Columbus State who are interested in getting involved on campus, connecting with others, and receiving mentorship opportunities. Eligible participants also receive a scholarship for the autumn and spring terms.

There are still spots available to join the 2014-2015 session. You can apply online, or contact Brett Welsh for more information.


Become a member of the PONO Learning Community

The PONO Learning Community provides a safe space for Columbus State students to engage in an open dialogue about diversity-related topics and social issues. PONO is a unique program that offers a semester-long transformational journey driven by the experiences and reflections of group members. You are invited to become a part of this special community by joining a PONO group in the autumn 2014 or spring 2015 semesters.

If you would like to reserve your spot in one of the groups or receive more information please contact Sarah Baker or call (614) 287-2861.

CoGo Bikes offers half off to students


Columbus State students can take advantage of a special promotion from CoGo Bike Share through the end of the month, making it even more affordable with a special promotion of half off the $75 CoGo annual membership. 

CoGo Bike Share is a network of 300 bicycles and 30 stations located throughout downtown that provides Columbus residents and visitors with a transportation option for getting around town. The station on the Columbus State campus is directly across from the Bookstore, on Mt. Vernon Ave. The system is available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To get the half-off offer, email CoGo from your student email at and receive your discount code to sign up. For more information about CoGo Bike Share visit



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