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Deadline to register for annual leadership conference is Friday!


Sign up now for the 6th Annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, which will be held Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, at Columbus State. The theme of this year’s conference is “Aspire, Lead, Change.” The aim of the Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio is to offer learning opportunities to enhance student leadership skills, provide hands-on service experiences, and promote professional networking across Ohio.

The keynote speaker will be Prince Ea, an American rapper and activist, known for discussing politics, social issues, and environmentalism. Dubbed “The king of brainy hip-hop,” Prince Ea graduated Summa Cum Laude on full scholarship at the University of Missouri St. Louis, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

To register for the conference, go to The Columbus State Hub: The last day to register is Friday, October 16!


Veterans and military receive priority registration for spring semester

In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 3345.422, and in support of our student veterans and military service members, Columbus State will open a Priority Registration Period for Student Veterans and Military Service Members only beginning Thursday, October 15 and running through Sunday, October 18. During that time frame, only veterans and currently serving military service members may register for classes for the upcoming spring semester.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Military and Veterans Services Department at (614) 287-5552 or by email at


Speaker series presents lecture on human rights and the Cold War Oct. 19


The Ohio State/Columbus State Collaborative Speaker Series will present a lecture by Dr. Sarah Snyder, assistant professor of U.S. foreign relations at the School of International Service at American University, Monday, October 19, at 3:00 p.m. in TL 115.

The lecture, entitled “From the Universal Declaration to Tiananmen Square: Human Rights and the Cold War,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Snyder specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism, and U.S. human rights policy. Her book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transnational network devoted to human rights advocacy and its contributions at the end of the Cold War. She previously served as lecturer at University College London, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Yale University, and a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University.


Hispanic Heritage showcase is Oct. 21


Join the Spanish Program, Diversity Services, and the Library for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration entitled Postales de Latinoamerica on Wednesday, October 21, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio (first floor). The event will feature snapshots of Latin American culture including food, poetry, digital shorts, literature, and more. Contact Dr. Raquel Pina at if you would like to share a snapshot from a Latin American culture or RSVP for the event.



Latin American film series offered


The second in a series of Latin American films being shown at Columbus State will be “Mutum” on Wednesday, October 14, (today) in Delaware Hall 121, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The 2007 film by Brazilian Sandra Kogut is a coming-of-age story about Thiago, who lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Brazil. Forced to confront separations and betrayal, he slowly lets go of his innocence.

The series will be offered each Wednesday throughout October, cosponsored by Columbus State Modern Languages, Global Diversity and Inclusion, and Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies.


Columbus State alum writes history of West Side

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Sean Lehosit graduated from Columbus State in 2007, and says his time at the college remains the highlight of his education, even after transferring to Ohio State.

Now a freelance journalist, Lehosit grew up on “the Hilltop,” and recently had a history book published by Arcadia Publishing titled “West Columbus,” which celebrates the neighborhoods on the Scioto River west of downtown.

He combed through the extensive historical records and photographs of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, and the nostalgic artifacts from residents to best capture the early lives of the region’s pocket neighborhoods.

The first settlement in the area, Franklinton, was founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797. Later expansions included the areas of Sullivant’s Hill, Rome, and Camp Chase. The neighborhoods found success even though the Scioto River on multiple occasions threatened to wash them off the map during three great floods.

Lehosit’s book is available in bookstores, independent retailers and online.


2015/2016 Peer Educators named

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The new Diversity Peer Educators are, from left: Umulkheyr Hassan, Seniqua Carter, Shandon Mitchell, Hajar Saksaka, Neeha Pesala, Autumn Spitler, Chloe Faure, and Taylor Davis.

Eight students have been selected to represent the Office of Diversity Services as Diversity Peer Educators for the 2015-2016 academic year.

These student leaders will help foster a greater appreciation for diversity at Columbus State by coordinating programs and events for their peers including the MAN Initiative, the Women’s Connection, the PONO Learning Community, the Columbus State Leadership Society - Advanced Experience, the Scholar Network, the DREAM Network, the college’s SafeZone workshops, the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, and more.

For more information about the Diversity Peer Educator program please visit the webpage, or contact director Brett Welsh.


More SafeZone workshops coming up soon

logoSeveral SafeZone workshops will be offered at the following dates:

Friday, October 16 - SafeZone 101, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., WD 402

Wednesday, October 28 - SafeZone Sexual Identity, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Location TBD

Friday, November 13 - SafeZone Special Topic, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Location TBD

All employees may sign up by completing registration on the Hub at:  


Learning to lead

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Student Engagement and Leadership and assistant Amaal Shehabi, fourth from left, successfully launched the 5th cohort of the Columbus State Leadership Institute (CSLI).  Twenty-three students will gain the tools for successful learning while developing and utilizing new leadership skills. During four Saturdays this semester, CSLI participants will experience hands-on activities, small-group discussion, peer mentoring and guest speakers. Students who complete the program and volunteer for five hours will be inducted into the Columbus State Leadership Society on January 21, 2016 and be eligible to participate in the Columbus State Leadership Society: Advanced Experience to further develop their leadership skills through the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center.


Don’t forget to nominate your favorite professor-deadline is Oct. 31

Has a Columbus State faculty member made a big difference for you? If you have experienced excellent teaching from a member of the Columbus State faculty, you can recognize them by nominating them for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

The deadline for nominations for 2015 is Saturday, October 31. You can submit nominations through a brief online form or download and submit a paper nomination.  See the Distinguished Teaching page for more information and the nomination form.



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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