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Campus Life November 19


The time to register for Spring Semester is now!

By staying informed about important deadlines, registering for classes early, and taking as many courses as you can manage successfully, you can achieve your goals! Some important dates to note for Spring Semester 2015 are:

December 25 – January 1: College Closed – Holiday Break

Wed., January 7: On-time registration ends

Wed., January 7: Spring Semester fees due

Thurs., January 8: Drop for nonpayment of fees

Monday, January 12: Spring Semester begins!

If you have questions or need help with scheduling, you can speak with an academic advisor during walk-in hours or make an appointment. Check times at


The ‘Great American Smokeout’ is tomorrow


Join the Department of College Recreation and Wellness for the Great American Smokeout Resource Fair, Thursday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. Departments from across campus and vendors from central Ohio will be on hand to offer students and employees the resources to help them quit tobacco for good!

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Columbus State will become a Tobacco Free College in 2015, so now is the time to make your plan to quit!


Bookstore has ‘Before the Bird’—pre-Black Friday Sale


There are a few days left for the Before the Bird Sale at the Columbus State Bookstore, where you will find deals including books for 30 percent off, children’s books for 50 percent off, $5 stocking stuffers, 25 percent off backpacks, and much more!  The sale runs through Friday, November 21, so hurry over today! 



New course offered on mobile app building

A new course will be offered in the Interactive Media Department for Spring Semester - IMM 2372 Adobe PhoneGap.  PhoneGap is an open-source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS.

In this hands-on course you'll discover how to use your HTML/JavaScript skills to build applications for mobile platforms including iPhone, Google Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Palm. Get the tools and experience you need to build app store-ready mobile applications! For more information about prerequisites and course content, contact Professor Jon Lundquist.


Communication faculty member publishes book

book cover

Clay Cormany, adjunct faculty in Communication, recently published his first novel,“Fast-Pitch Love,” with Astraea Press. The coming-of-age story focuses on a 17-year-old boy who has romance on his mind when he volunteers to help coach a girls’ softball team.  Fast-Pitch Love is currently on sale as an e-book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Cormany plans to use some of the money from sale of the book to support girls’ softball programs in central Ohio.


Chef apprentices win scholarships from Giant Eagle

Congratulations to the Culinary Apprenticeship students who won scholarships at last week’s tailgate recipe competition at Market District Grandview Yard. The winners and their tailgate recipes were:
1st place: Steve Boresz, who prepared a stuffed pepper with avocado crema; 2nd place: Tina Krick, who prepared baked ziti with Italian sausage and peppers; and 3rd place Michael Wagnor, with a lamb meatball and tzatiki.


Celebrate International Education Week at Columbus State

International Education Week 2015 runs Monday, November 17, through Friday, November 21. The week is an opportunity to celebrate international education and exchange worldwide, and also supports the concept of preparing Americans for a global environment by learning about others and exchanging experiences.

Activities are hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion, International Enrollment Services and Student Engagement and Leadership.

Nov. 17-21: Global Diversity in Action Instagram Photo Contest
Take a moment and capture “global diversity in action” via your best photos. Post your picture on Instagram using #ourworldcscc14. Top picks will earn prizes! One photograph per username. Winners will be notified in the comment section of their photographs on Instagram. Contest Ends Friday November 21.

Wednesday, November 19: Salsa Dancing Lesson
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Nestor Hall East Lounge
Do you wish you could salsa? Come over to Nestor Hall to learn all the moves from the professionals at Salsamente Dance Academy!

Thursday, November 20: International Student Thanksgiving Dinner
5:30-10:30 p.m. Conference Center Ballroom-fourth floor WD
International Enrollment Services will host our international students and families at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the ballroom. If you wish to buy a $15 ticket to the dinner, RSVP to Amy Bullock.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Sarah Baker.


DREAM Network Workshop: Transferring Beyond Columbus State

logoThe DREAM Network supports students who are undocumented, have DACA status, or are interested in immigration reform. The program offers a great place for students to get information about immigration policies, connect with others, and hear from helpful campus and community members. 

In the final DREAM Network session of the semester, the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department will host a workshop about transferring beyond Columbus State to a four-year University on Wednesday, November 19, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Library room 111. At the workshop, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Capital University will be represented in a casual panel-style presentation, as well as a short college table fair. To sign up for this workshop register here.


Brainstorm about Spring Break!

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) is looking for students who have an interest and experience in community service to be a part of a brainstorming session to talk about SEaL’s “Alternative Spring Break” program.

Offered Spring Semester, the Alternative Spring Break is an annual service program in which students can spend their break, March 16-20, doing service throughout the community, meeting new people, and reflecting on their experiences. In this brainstorming session, we will constructively assess the program and gather ideas for student recruitment. To join in on this brainstorm, please email Michelle Weiser, or call her at (614) 287-2857.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

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


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