Thursday, October 30, 2008

In-Service PandemoniumIn Service crowd enjoys balloons
At the Fall In-Service Opening Session, pandemonium breaks loose when balloons and candy began flying through the air to the tune of “Celebration” by Cool & the Gang. President Moeller announced the college’s brand-new No. 1 standing in the state—with 24,347 students, Columbus State surpassed Cuyahoga as the largest community college—and a celebration ensued. “This autumn we shattered our 3% enrollment increase goal,” said Dr. Moeller. “For the first time ever, we are the largest community college in Ohio. What a great reason to celebrate!”

Winter Fitness scheduling begins Nov. 11The Human Performance Center, lower level, Delaware Hall, will begin scheduling for Winter Quarter fitness training on Monday, November 11 at 6 a.m. Yes, you read that right – 6 a.m.  The early bird catches the worm!  Please call Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083 to find out about the new HPC scheduling policies.

Autism Transition program offers book study  book coverThe Autism College Transition (ACT) Program invites you to join in exploring the book “Unstrange Minds, Remapping the World of Autism” and its implications for our work. 

Author Roy Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and the Human Sciences and Director of the Institute for Ethnographic Research at George Washington University.  Grinker is also the father of a daughter who is on the autism spectrum.  His book, “Unstrange Minds” is a Victor Turner Prize finalist. 

The book is both the poignant account of the relationship between Grinker and his daughter and the scholarly presentation of a world class anthropologist.  The book explores the history of autism as a diagnosis, addresses the popular concerns about the “epidemic” of autism, and recounts how autism is perceived in other cultures throughout the world. 

This book study is for any instructor, parent or education professional who wishes to gain a broader and more insightful understanding of autism and teaching students who are on the autism spectrum. 

The book study group will meet on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m., November 18 and 25 in WD 404; and December 2 and 9 in WD 407.  Please send RSVP by November 14 to Matthew Wilson or call him at ext. 2050.
Richard Roy Grinker’s ,  Unstrange Minds, “Remapping the World of Autism,
ISBN   978-0-465-02764-4 ($15.95)

CSEA supports Children’s Hospital initiativeWe're nearing a non-stop season of holidays, and “Patches of Light,” a non-profit organization which helps critically ill children and their families at Nationwide Children's Hospital, needs our help.

CSEA and Central OEA/NEA are supporting Patches of Light by contributing disposable cameras, puzzle books for various ages, and coloring books.  Donation boxes have been set up in several locations on campus for your contributions, which we will be collecting for just one week until November 5.  See the list below for the box closest to you, and help make the days a bit brighter for critically-ill children in our community.  Ingrid Emch will also be collecting your donations at our Thursday, October 30, CSEA meeting (2:30pm, FR 104).  Thanks for your support!

child coloring with crayonsBoxes are located in the following locations:
Union Hall 313 - Contact Person:  Antoinette Perkins
Union Hall 414 - Contact Person:  Cindy Evans
Nestor Hall 420 - Contact Person:  Ingrid Emch
TL 323 - Contact Person:  Eric Neubauer
FR 245 - Contact Person:  Gilberto Serrano

If you'd like to put a box in your department for collections, please do so, and submit your donations by November 5 (or call, and a committee member will pick them up).

Workshop for student leaders offered Nov.6The Office of Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs will host a highly interactive workshop for current and potential student leaders on campus, The Men’s Student Leadership Workshop, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m. in WD Room 404.

Jamele Adams, Associate Dean of Student Life at Brandies University and Harlem, NY-born spoken word performer will facilitate the workshop.  This workshop will address leadership as it relates to the experiences and challenges of men on college campuses.  If you know a student who has great leadership potential, nominate them to attend this workshop by contacting Kimberly Brazwell at or ext. 2426.