Vet Tech students featured in national journalColumbus State’s veterinary technology students graced the cover of the Fall 2009 issue of NAVTA Journal, the professional journal from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. And inside the issue-- even more great press! The members of the Student Chapter of NAVTA were featured in an article about their club, activities, fundraisers, officers and mentorship program. The Chapter has more than doubled its membership in the past year. President of the chapter, Rob Smith, also was profiled in a story titled “Breaking the Mold.” Smith is a nontraditional student in the Vet Tech program because he is 43 years old, male, and starting his second career after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in 1989. Smith explains in the article that he “decided to follow my childhood dreams and pursue a career in the veterinary health care field.”
You can read the NAVTA Journal in its entirety here.
Disability Awareness Month to offer many activities, eventsOctober is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and along with the month-long art exhibit “Accessible Expression Ohio” in the ERC art gallery, the Office of Disability Services also will coordinate the following special events:
OTAP graduates 14
State Representative Tracy Maxwell Heard was the keynote speaker at a graduation ceremony for 14 students in the Orientation to Trades and Apprenticeships Program (OTAP) September 21 in the Workforce Development Center Ballroom.
Provost Judith Scherer, Dean Jane Schaefer and OTAP Supervisor Carol Higgins also addressed the graduating class. To achieve an OTAP Certificate, the students (pictured above showing off their certificates and gift work boots) were required to take part in a ten-week course that included six hours of classroom and hands-on training five days a week. The course allows them to enter the work force in construction trades, sustainable and renewable energy jobs, weatherization and all trade apprenticeships.
Celebrate “National Save for Retirement Week” October 18-24The following Financial Wellness activities will be offered for employees during National Save for Retirement Week:
Ohio Deferred Compensation Program
Enrollment Day: Monday, October 19,
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A representative will be outside of the Cafeteria in Union Hall. Stop by during this period to speak with the representative. This is an opportunity to join the plan or review your account with a rep.
Thursday, October 22,
12:00-1:00 p.m. WD 302
This seminar will provide cost-effective, time-saving budgeting techniques that may be used by anyone, as well as help employees utilize available tools and resources to get out of debt.
Contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, ext. 3989 to RSVP.
Upcoming events at the Columbus State Bookstore!Scholastic Book Fair at the Bookstore
Webinar: “Create Content that Meets Quality Matters Standards for Online Courses” Quality Matters is a set of forty specific elements, distributed across eight broad standards, by which to evaluate the design of online and hybrid courses. These standards help to design the layout of a course, making sure it is optimizing student learning. Webinar presenters are Samita Ghoshal, Instructional Designer and faculty, Lone Star College, Texas, and Sharon Rifkin, District Director, e-Learning and faculty, Broward College, Fla.
Attend this Webinar on Thursday, October 22, at 2 p.m. in CT 107. Click here to register