Thursday, July 16, 2009

light bulbVoicemail alert lights working again! The message waiting lights are operating properly again on the phone system. All voice mail functions have been fully restored. A message has also been sent to all current students noting the problem, and instructing them to call again if they have not heard back from an instructor or staff member they tried to call during the recent outage.

 

Good as Gold program changes to “audit-only” July 27 seniors citizensThe “Good as Gold” program will change beginning July 27—the first day of Autumn Quarter 2009 registration. The change involves enrollment in credit courses, which will now be on an audit-only basis. Formerly, Good as Gold students were able to take courses for credit.

All students who have participated in the program since Spring Quarter 2008 have been sent e-mails on two separate occasions explaining the changes.

Currently, the new description of the Good as Gold program reads as follows:

As a community service, Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment tuition free, on a space available basis for audit “R” only.

To register for credit courses, senior citizens who are 60 years old or older and who have been certified as eligible for the Good as Gold Educational Program pay the one-time, non-refundable $50 matriculation fee, which covers the cost of enrolling at the college, including application and permanent record maintenance and a student identification card.

The matriculation fee will appear and be due for the academic quarter in which the student initially registers for a course, even if the class is dropped by the student or cancelled by Columbus State. Good as Gold participants are responsible for payment of lab fees, books, instructional supplies, parking permits and any additional educational expenses required of other students.

Student rates to concerts and activities are available to Good as Gold students. Financial aid is not available for Good as Gold registration, as courses are taken for audit “R” only, and students cannot enroll for courses granting academic credit and audited Good as Gold courses during the same term.

For information regarding the Good as Gold Educational Program and to make an appointment, please call (614) 287-5538.

 

Cleaning Chris man cleaning statue
Even Christopher Columbus’ Carrera marble needs an occasional burnishing and tuck-pointing to keep the statue clean and glued together. Workers enjoyed perfect weather this week to do the job.

On Summer census day, FTE enrollment up 20% The preliminary Summer Quarter 2009 headcount and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) numbers as of census date, July 13, are now available from the Knowledge, Resources and Planning Department.

The summer headcount stands at 16,490 paid students, compared to the Summer 2008 headcount of 14,047. This represents a 17.39 percent increase from a year ago. The total FTE for Summer 2009 is 9,474.65, compared to 7,834.93 from Summer 2008, which is a 20.93 percent increase.

To see total comparison headcounts and FTEs by college, distance and off-campus centers, visit the Knowledge, Resources and Planning site here.

A more detailed report with department summaries will be forthcoming; watch for an announcement soon as to their availability on the intranet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missed the Employee Celebration? You can view some photos from the June 5 event here:

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Employee celebrationColumbus State employees enjoy dinner and good company at the Confluence Park banquet room.
around the tableSome of the good people from the Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning department share a table.
5 year award winnersThe 5-year award winners.
employee partyThe 25 quarter award recipients.
10 year awardeesThe "10-year" employees.
50 quarters50 quarters of service.
15 years15 years of service to the college.
75 quarters75 quarter award recipients.
20 yearsThese employees have been here for 20 years!
LermondeVivian Lermond has taught at the college for 125 quarters!
25 yearsThese faithful employees earned their 25 year service awards.
30 years30-year service award winners. That's right, they started during the Carter administra- tion.
LenoreLenore Schneider- man receives recognition from her colleagues for 37 years of service.
StaffordJIm Stafford is chosen as this year's Employee of the Year.
distinguished facultyThis year's distinguished teachers:
L-R Leslie Smith, Math, Sudha Kolathu-
Parambil, Math, Gene Strickland, Digital Photography, and Julie Molnar, Modern Languages, with Dr. Moeller.
the dance floorDancing the night away after the award ceremony.

 

Fitness Center almost finished new fitness center
Eric McMillon of Planning and Construction, recently led visitors from Institutional Advancement around the nearly complete Fitness Center expansion in Delaware Hall July 10. The new Fitness Center is part of the total $4.8 million renovation to Delaware Hall that includes a new Public Safety Department, expanded and renovated fitness facilities, Massage Therapy Department, athletic offices, storage and team rooms, and an aerobics/yoga/Zumba studio! The project is expected to be completed in August.