May 9, 2011
Arts & Sciences speak
3rd Annual Spring Symposium showcases faculty interests and academic work
Each year the Arts and Sciences Lecture Series Committee selects works by the faculty to present and discuss in a half-day symposium. The symposium is open to faculty and students and is intended promote intellectual life at Columbus State.
The event this year will be held Wednesday May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall.
Dean Jack Cooley, opening remarks
Terry Eisele and Jonathon Riddle “How to Create a
Graphic Novel: From Conception to Publication”
Julie Hallas “Hands on Geometry”
Matthew Marx “Using Pandora in the Classroom”
Nancy Pine “Social Justice”
Paul Malackany “Coworkers, Culture, and Service Work”
Brooke Woodard “Antimicrobial Natural Products”
Darrell Minor “Right to Work”
Matt Adkins “Education as Emancipation”
Melissa Logue “Second Life”
College Access Summit brings regional K-12, higher education together
One hundred-fifty district superintendents, high school principals, counselors, college presidents, admissions representatives and curriculum directors attended the first annual Regional Summit on College Access and Student Attainment Tuesday, May 3 in the Columbus State Conference Center.
The Summit was convened at the request of President Harrison, who led similar meetings at Central Florida University before coming to Columbus State. Moderated by Dr. Donald Upton, president of consulting firm Fairfield Index, Inc., the Summit started off with a discussion about the current state of college attainment in central Ohio. Participants were asked a series of questions using electronic polling, and results instantly flashed on the screen.
Throughout the day, the participants recorded their ideas, their suggestions and the types of data they needed in order to pursue new initiatives at their own institutions. The results will be published to the group on the Summit website. Dr. Harrison hopes to reconvene the group next year for the 2nd annual Regional Summit, to discuss and record any progress or new initiatives that result.
CEWD offers free biomanufacturing program
The Bio Science Manufacturing program is a free, 22-credit hour, grant-funded program designed to train dislocated, unemployed, and veteran workers in biomanufacturing concepts and giving them the tools necessary to obtain employment.
Biomanufacturing is the process of using living organisms to produce vaccines and other drugs, as well as food, beverage, or consumer biotech products. Companies previously hiring in drug development or research are now stepping up to build manufacturing facilities that will take their products into the real world. This has created a large category of jobs often classified as biomanufacturing.
The training program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
To qualify students must be unemployed, have a high school diploma or GED, be legally able to work within the United States, and pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Orientations for June classes will begin May 19 and run through May 2.
Students can register at http://www.facebook.com/CSCCBioScience.
Local bicycling activities abound in May!
Are you ready to ride your bike? May is full of local bike activity. Here are some upcoming Columbus State events:
May 16 -Mayor’s CEO Bike to work Challenge
Join Mayor “Bikin” Mike Coleman, President Harrison, and other local leaders for a ride from Franklin Park to City Hall. Arrive at Franklin Park by 7:30 a.m. and after a few words from the Mayor we’ll leave by 8 a.m. to bike downtown with police escort. Arrive at City Hall at approximately 8:20 a.m. where we will have a brief program, coffee and treats. The event ends by 8:45a.m. You can detour to Columbus State from the ride if necessary.
May 16 - Biking 101 and Group Ride
4:30 p.m. - TL 113 - The ABC’s—Assertive, Bold, Consistent—of safe urban riding. Register.
5:15 p.m. - A casual group ride departing from the Christopher statue that will connect with the Alum Creek Trail and Franklin Park (for those who may want to return to vehicles left at the Mayor’s ride). Register
May 18 - Spring Fling - Look for biking information, free goodies and raffle items at Spring Fling on the Columbus Campus.
The Month of May
Join the Bike to Work/Class Challenge. Compete against other organizations and businesses to see who can have the greatest percentage of its employees riding in May. Just a few can make a difference. Columbus State won in 2009. Let’s bring the trophy back!
Log any ride—fun, workout, errand or commute—at http://cscc.ridenet.net. Doing so in May will make you eligible for prize drawings and all year round for a discount card from the Small Business Beanstalk. Read about the incentives at http://conta.cc/kIGBRd. When you join our Ridenet site be sure to select "Cougar Cranks" for your team. (Note: The challenge site and Ridenet site are separate systems. You have to record rides in both to benefit from both.)
For early morning locker room access contact Heather Borland with your Cougar ID and request access beginning at 7a.m.
2010 Faculty Orientation completed
New faculty members in 2010 recently finished their third and final orientation seminar. Over the year the group engaged in a variety of topics including: college academic policies and practices, instructional technology, assessment, student success, classroom management and behavior, and the promotion and tenure process. New faculty, or those who have gone from part-time to full-time since January 1, 2010 are: Gregory Adkins, Henry Bawden, Dea Boster, Lisa Briggs, Rachel Brooks-Pannell, Michael Brue, Jill Caddotte, Peter Carswell, Shawn Casey, Mecy Corum, Amy DeLorenzo, James DeMonte, Zachary Dziczkowski, Alec Fleschner, David Foor, Angela Fry, Brent Funderburk, Scott Gano, Susan Abdel-Gawad, Steven George, Amy Hatfield, Jeffery Hawks, Matthew Heywood, Eric Kenz, Nicholas Lakostik, Irene Petten, Nancy Pine, Ben Pugno, Don Ricker, Peter (Bo) Riley, Rachael Romain, Asiamah Selloane, Shauna Sowga, Ellen Stadler, and Chuck Wilson.
M.A.N. Initiative “Men of the Year” awards to be given
The MAN Initiative is pleased to announce an overwhelming response of nominations for the Men of the Year Awards! The recognition event has been moved to Thursday, June 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in WD 409. At this event, we will award two students, two employees and one community leader as Men of the Year. Join us as we celebrate the hard work and achievements of great men on our campus and in the community.
The following Columbus State men have been nominated as Men of the Year:
Students: Korie Jenkins, Muhanned Elsayyid, Harry Cox, Kenneth DePriest, Phillip Thomas, Quincey Harris Sr., Bryan Anderson, Samuel Leath, Mario Dillon, Samad Shah, Sulman Bachani, Tristan Phommarath, Mark Ross, and Esrom Margai.
Employees: Lawrence James, Paul Boaz, Dedrick Reid, Arthur Hayes, Thomas Habegger, Wayne Cocchi, Manning Baumgardner, Rich James, Reuel Barksdale, Paul Rehg, and Ben Williams.
The MAN Initiative is a retention program that focuses on character-building and leadership development for enrolled male credit and non-credit students at Columbus State who are interested in planning for lifelong success.
May Screen ‘n’ Speak to be held tomorrow
The Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs Department and the MAN Initiative program committee invites you, your colleagues and your students to the final Screen n’ Speak event of the 2010-2011 academic year. The May Screen n’ Speak film topic is about absentee fathers and we are pleased to have Debbie Strain and Marlon Dixon as our facilitators this month!
The Screen n’ Speak will be held Tuesday, May 10, from 12 – 2pm in Franklin Hall Room 104. The program will feature two documentaries: “Labor Day” and “A Father’s Promise.”
Year-end purchasing deadlines loom!
The following are a few friendly reminders from Purchasing regarding fiscal year-end
May 27 (F) Last day to requisition capital equipment. Requests for any item on the FY 2011 approved capital equipment list that is essential, but cannot be ordered or received by June 30, should be submitted to your cabinet member by May 27, including a rationale for the deferral and the length of the deferral period required. Each Cabinet member should communicate items approved for carryover to Aletha Shipley by Monday, June 6, so that budgets for these items can be carried over for FY12.
June 2 (R) Last day to create online requisitions for operating, non-capital, purchases.
June 3 (F) Last day to place orders with a vendor for operating, non-capital purchases. Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and Brad Farmer, Purchasing Supervisor.
June 30 (R) Date by which all goods and services, operating and capital, must be received in order to be charged to FY 2011 budget.
July 29 (F) Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2011 budget. Invoices received after July 29 will be charged to FY 2012 budget.
Other helpful information:
Grant accounts will follow the same deadline as the college. The only exception to the purchase order deadline is if the grant does not end on June 30. Please contact your grant accounting representative if you have questions or require additional processing time for grant invoices.
TRAVEL and TUITION REIMBURSEMENT:
Travel related reimbursement requests must be submitted pursuant to college procedure within 30 days upon return from travel, or by July 29 if travel occurs in late June. Tuition reimbursement payments are not subject to this deadline and can be processed per guidelines established by Human Resources.
Please contact the Purchasing Office at extensions 2641, 5600, or 2443 if you need assistance expediting the delivery of any goods or services ordered.
Med Lab students recognized nationally
Med Lab students, from left, Kimberly Nibert, Rebekkah Cummins and Yanxia Li.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program recently recognized three students for their academic achievement and leadership activities in the Medical Laboratory Science field. Kimberly Nibert, Rebekkah Cummins and Yanxia Li, and were presented the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Student Honor Award. Rebekkah also received the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Scholarship to be used to further her career goals.
And Mahamud Hassan has been recognized for his academic achievement and leadership activities in the Medical Laboratory Science field, receiving the Carol Watkins Medical Laboratory Scholarship and the Wolfe Associates Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship. The Medical Laboratory Program currently has a 100% pass rate for students taking the National ASCP Certification Examination.