Thursday, September 20, 2007
As coordinator of the Ford ASSET program, Chuck Wilson does it all, according to his nominator for the Staff Employee of the Month award, David Hill.
"He does everything to ensure that the Ford ASSET program is meeting the needs of the dealerships that employ his students, and the students themselves. Chuck also makes sure that the program has a positive image out in the community," reports Hill.
"He routinely travels all over Ohio to recruit students for not only the ASSET program, but also the Automotive Technology," says Hill. "He meets with employers of current and past students to get their feedback on the students' progress and to help facilitate a bridge between the work site and the classroom. His attitude to seize the opportunity is infectious!"
Dr. Andy Rezin, chair of the Automotive Technology department says, "Chuck always looks for a way to make good things happen in spite of obstacles, rather than ever considering that it can't be done. His positive attitude, constant energy and technical abilities continue to inspire his students and his coworkers."
Outside of the Directions for Youth building, Carl Bradwell paints over graffiti to spruce up the area.
A group of Columbus State employees took the day off work Tuesday to paint the new fitness room of the Directions for Youth building on Ohio Avenue, formerly the Police Athletic League, and help with yard work at the agency. The volunteer effort was coordinated by Barbara Smith-Allen, coordinator of Community Outreach, on behalf of the United Way. Community Care Day matches volunteer work teams with agencies that need help with special projects such as painting, landscaping, cleaning, and other unskilled labor. The volunteers for the day were, from left: Sharon Ward, Nancy Ziminski, Suzy May, Barbara Smith-Allen, Cheryl Ferguson, Vickie Hunter, Kelly Sanchez, Carl Bradwell and Paula Collier. Not pictured are Brenna Michaels, Susan Ewing-Ramsey, and Will Kopp.
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
The Capitol Cafe, operated by Sanese Services, will be preparing a variety of fresh food right on the Statehouse lawn. Bring your appetite and feast on hotdogs, bratwurst and much more!
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Dr. Joseph White
The Teacher Quality Enhancement Partnership will sponsor a roundtable presentation on urban education facilitated by Dr. Joseph White, a national authority on diversity in education and urban psychology.
Dr. White will lead a discussion on the teacher-student relationship and the role community plays in the development of students in an urban environment.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, October 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Workforce Development Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue. For more information on the roundtable, contact Laura Shady, TQE coordinator at ext. 5541.
Wellness Initiative announces "Body Challenge" resultsSince April, a number of teams from various departments at the college have been working to reach their goals in the "Body Challenge" competition initiated by Human Resources . . . and the results are in!
The goal of the Body Challenge was to create a healthier and more physically active environment on campus and for many of the participants, this goal was achieved.
Participants had the opportunity to spend three months altering behaviors that would impact their weight, body mass index (BMI), body composition (BC), circumference, aerobic output, and the amount of steps taken per day. Eight teams with a total of 116 participants took part in the challenge, and the majority of the contestants made positive changes, according to Don Laubenthal of the Human Performance Center. The HPC staff took initial and final assessments of all participants.
The competition worked on a point system and individuals earned points through changes in body weight, body composition/body mass index, circumference, and aerobic capacity. Point adjustments were made to account for variations in team size. The results:
Biggest Achiever per Team
Biggest Overall Achiever
Congratulations to all those who participated! The CSCC Wellness Advisory Committee would like you to keep your eyes open for the next Wellness Challenge which will begin soon.