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Campus Life January 28


New agreement with Franklin U offers degree option at Delaware Campus

logoColumbus State is proud to announce a new opportunity for students at the Delaware Campus. Beginning this term, Columbus State and Franklin University have expanded their long-standing relationship to include Franklin courses in Business Administration in Moeller Hall on Thursday evenings. In support of this new offering, Sarah Hyatt, a Franklin advisor, will be on campus Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to assist with any student needs.

Franklin plans to extend their current Business Administration offerings in the Fall Semester 2015.

Franklin has been a preferred transfer partner for business and career and technical programs for 16 years. Through this extension of our existing partnership, students will gain a streamlined process to transfer their associate degree to a Franklin bachelor degree.


February is Black History Month


Join Columbus State in celebrating Black History Month with the following events next week:

National African American Read-In
Celebrate the 25th annual read-in with Columbus State’s English Department! Participants select and read book excerpts, poems, speeches, or other pieces written by African Americans. This event will be held on Tuesday, February 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Professor Robyn Lyons-Robinson with the name of your piece by Friday, January 30.

“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”
This six-part documentary series details over five centuries of African-American history, from the transatlantic slave trade, through the election of our first black president. Written and presented by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the series presents an engaging look at the evolution of African-American culture, sharing the triumphs and challenges of black people from the 16thcentury through today. The films will be screened on three consecutive Wednesdays—February 4, February 11, and February 18—from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall, Room 106.


Honors Scholars program recruiting for fall

Please join us for an information session to find out more about the Honors Scholar Program at Columbus State. The program provides high-achieving students a unique opportunity to join a group of like-minded students seeking the challenge and reward of earning an Honors Scholar Diploma and transcript. Current students are eligible to apply.

The Honors cohort of students take honors-level classes as a group and receive one-on-one interaction with an assigned faculty mentor. There are co-curricular lectures and activities, specialized research and project opportunities, field trip and travel opportunities, and community service projects. Honors Scholars will find additional scholarship opportunities upon graduation and enhanced transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.

Stand out on your transfer application!  Become an Honors Scholar.

Honors Program Information Sessions

Saturday, February 7, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon – Delaware Campus
Saturday, February 21, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. – Columbus Campus
Saturday, March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Columbus Campus

To register for a session or get more information on the program, visit


Be an Admissions Ambassador

The Admissions Office is currently seeking energetic and engaging students to serve as Admissions Ambassadors. 

Admissions Ambassadors will:

  • Connect with future and new students about Columbus State, primarily on the phone.
  • Gain leadership and professional experience to put on their resume.
  • Be a part of the Columbus State Admissions Team with other students.
  • Help with special events and tours as necessary.

Apply today at employment, or contact Misty Mahefkey,, (614) 287-2557 for more information.


Theater program wins Harold Award, Best Actress

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Members of Theatre Columbus State attended the Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Awards January 22 where they received the prestigious “Harold Award” recognizing Columbus State’s 25-year anniversary in theater. The students, along with instructor Frank Barnhart, received nine nominations for awards for their production of “Spring Awakening” last fall. Sylvia Gonzalez, center, took home the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Wendla in the play.


Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams offered this fall


Columbus State’s athletic program will bring back cross country as a men's and women's intercollegiate sport beginning Autumn Semester 2015. Teams will compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Cross country is a welcome addition to the athletic program that has experienced great success in recent years. The men's and women's programs will be the 6th and 7th intercollegiate offerings at Columbus State alongside men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, and women’s volleyball.

The competitive season will consist of five to six meets and the regional and national championships. Columbus State will join 47 NJCAA institutions that offer cross country at the Division III level.


Re-connect your devices to the new WIFI after Valentine’s Day

people on laptops

Columbus State will implement new wireless controllers that will go live on February 14 on all campuses and regional learning centers. You will need to reattach your devices to the new wireless network.

Most devices will recognize the new authentication protocols and attach with no issues.  On some devices you will need to go through the steps to remove or “forget” the old CSCC wireless network. If you have difficulties reattaching to the new WIFI controllers, search “wireless setup” on the Columbus State homepage to find a how-to article.

There will be an open and unsecured guest wireless network available on campus; however we highly recommend that if you are a student you use your login credentials to connect your wireless devices to the secure wireless network identified with as “CSCC” on the list of available networks!


SafeZone 101 training offered Jan. 30

graphic“SafeZone 101” will be offered Friday, January 30, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., in WD 404. SafeZone 101 is the starting point for learning about the LGBTQ+ community and for developing safe spaces for students at Columbus State who identify as LGBTQ+. The training includes information sharing, reflective exercises, and interactive activities to help participants become more informed and effective allies. If you would like to attend, click here:, and log in to OrgSync to view this event. 


Need help in the Library? Make an appointment!

Do you ever need a little help with research, citations, or library technology? When you’re logged into Blackboard, you can now make an appointment with a reference librarian. Click on FOCUS on the “My CSCC” page, and look for the Library in the alphabetical list of the college’s services.Assistance from librarians will continue to be available on a walk-in basis during the Library’s regular hours, but making an appointment may be helpful if you have a specific project you need help with, or if you simply have a busy schedule! For more information, visit the Library’s 2nd floor Reference Desk or call (614) 287-2460.


Don’t pay for a gym membership

The Columbus State Fitness Center is open Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Don’t be worried if you don’t know how to use all of the exercise and weightlifting equipment there. There are certified exercise specialists and personal trainers available to assist you during all hours of operation. Use of the Fitness Center is free for all currently enrolled students—just bring your ID!


Save the Date for 10th anniversary conference

The 10th annual PREVAIL-RESPECT conference will present “Working While Black III: Developmental, Demanding and Defining,” Friday, March 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hale Black Cultural Center, on The Ohio State University campus. The conference will address the topic of work using historical, present, and future trends as well as life experiences with critical and hopeful perspectives.

The event is a collaboration between PREVAIL-RESPECT, Academy of Urban Scholars, and Columbus State with sponsorship from The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as a host of community organizations and volunteers.

For registration or more information, visitn, email, or call (614)984-5820.


Affordable housing applications available Feb. 3

If you are in need of affordable housing and are qualified for income-based rental assistance, Community Properties of Ohio (CPO) will offer north and east Columbus apartment homes by application only.  Apply on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The waitlist for these 1BR and 2BR apartments opens on February 3. Find out more at or call the leasing office at (614) 253-0984.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

Lots more activities and events can be found on the Columbus State Activities Calendar:


Spring Semester 2015 Issues:

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