Win $500 toward books!
Enter the 2012 Columbus State Holiday Card Design Contest
The 2011 winner Doug Trott
won $500 in Bookstore credit with this card design—a photo of ice-covered pines.
Submit your best photograph, artwork or computer illustration to be used on the Columbus
State 2012 Holiday Card and you could win a $500 gift certificate to the Bookstore!
Yes, the holidays are a long way off, but planning for the 2012 holiday card is underway.
Submit your artwork in a 5” x 7” format, either horizontal or vertical orientation.
Card designs must be non-religious with a universal message for the holidays. The
deadline to submit your design(s) is March 16. Email your submission with your contact
information (name, phone number) to Paul Rehg at email@example.com or bring it in person to the Institutional Advancement Office, Franklin Hall 140.
International students create "Reading Restaurant" at Huy Elementary
International students (from left) Sajeel Shahid, Aryo Permono, Soha Fiaz, Pir Momin, Malekgotla Motloung, and Dimas Samudra display the books they read to second grade students at Huy Elementary last week
as part of their community outreach program.
The students shared folk tales, food, and fun from each of their home countries with
the elementary students. Their stories were even signed by a translator for hearing
Join the Humanities Department for “An Evening in Byzantium”
The Humanities Department will offer a special event called An Evening in Byzantium on Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The event is free and all are invited!
Byzantium was an ancient Greek city, founded by Greek colonists in 667 BC and named
after their king Byzas. The ancient city lies within the borders of modern day Istanbul,
Don’t miss your chance to learn more about ancient times through creative and imaginative
presentations about the Byzantine civilization. You could definitely use this for
a paper or speech!
Black History Month activities are underway
February is Black History Month, and several special events are planned on campus
for you to attend:
Tuesday, February 7
African American Read-In Chain
Students, faculty, staff and community members may read a selection of their choice
at the 23rd National Read-In.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Nestor Hall West Lounge
Saturday, February 11
“Drilling Down into 21st Century Student Diversity” panel discussion
This conversation series will invite dialogue from many different perspectives in
an effort to hear the voices of our students more clearly and learn to support, engage
and retain them through the educational journey.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall East Lounge
Wednesday, February 15
4th Annual Brothers Keeper Panel
The Brothers Keeper Panel is a community-wide town hall meeting, which challenges
participants to think about and discuss the obstacles of minority men in our community.
What are their struggles? What solutions do we have as community partners? This event
is open and free to the public (No RSVP required). Join this important conversation. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Conference Center Ballroom, Center for Workforce Development, 4th Floor
Thursday, February 23
Poets in Black Poetry Reading
11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Library Multimedia Support Studio – ground floor
Sexual Health Awareness Week begins Feb. 6
Columbus State will offer free sexual awareness information, condoms, and STD testing
by Columbus Department of Public Health on Monday, February 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall East Lounge.
Special Spirit Week activities lead up to big games!
The week of February 13 is Spirit Week at Columbus State and we will cheer on the
Cougars starting Monday, February 13 when you can get free “Clawpacks” from Clawdette the Cougar in the Nestor Hall Lounge
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, on February 14, join in the fun with games, prizes and a basketball shooting contest in the gymnasium,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, kick off the big game day on Wednesday, February 15 in the Nestor Hall East Lounge, by making a free Spirit T-Shirt, putting on some
spirit tattoos and getting ready to go to the women’s home game against Cincinnati
State Technical and Community College at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game starting immediately
afterward at about 7:30 p.m.
Find your internship “match”
The Ohio Board of Regents recently announced a new website, www.OhioMeansInternships.com, which is a “matchmaker” for students to find internships with Ohio businesses and
industries. The internships website is powered by Monster.com. The site is free for
students to search for opportunities and to post their resumes, and has news and items
of interest about work-based learning. Businesses can also post their internship opportunities
and search for talent free in the website. Check it out today!
Spring Street seeks submissions
Spring Street, Columbus State’s annual literary/visual arts journal, is currently accepting submissions
from students, faculty, and staff.
Spring Street welcomes a diverse range of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and
visual arts. The journal also accepts poetry written in foreign languages with an
Go online to the Spring Street website for more information and submission forms. You can make submissions via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them off in the Library or in Nestor Hall 420. The submission deadline is
Friday, February 17.
Foundation Scholarships available for Spring/Summer Quarters – Apply now!
Get scholarship money to help finish school this year! The Columbus State Foundation
is offering 124 scholarships totaling $126,000. These scholarships are available for
Spring and Summer 2012 Quarters, and many are intended to help students finish school
before the Switch 2 Semesters, which happens in the Fall 2012 term.
Foundation Scholarships offer something for everyone, from single parents and first-generation
college students, to Vet Tech students or HVAC students. You may apply for up to four
different scholarships! You must also have a FAFSA form on file if you are applying
for a scholarship that is need-based. The deadline to apply for these Spring and Summer
Quarter scholarships is Thursday, February 23 so hurry and apply now! You’ll find
the scholarship listing and the application online here.
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