June 30, 2011
Hooping it up
The first day of Summer Quarter 2011 was a Hula Hoopin’ good time at the Welcome Team tent in the courtyard. Student Ambassador Mariam Bahova and Clawdette Cougar entertained the troops as students stopped for directions and information June 27.
Columbus State offices will close at 4:30 p.m.
tomorrow, Friday, July 1. All classes will be
held as scheduled. The west end (near
Cleveland Ave.) of the 12-S parking lot will be
closed all day Friday for use by Columbus Police.
The college is also closed on Monday, July 4.
Testing, Testing … July 11 – 15
From July 11 through July 15, systems specialists/functional subject matter experts from Admissions, Business Services, Curriculum Management, Financial Aid, and Records and Registration will be heavily involved in testing system changes that will support the upcoming semester conversion. This work is critical to a successful transition and may result in those involved being less available for everyday tasks or special requests. During those five days, you can assist the process by being aware of the integrated testing and by scheduling detailed projects for another time. Questions? Contact Todd Warner at ext. 2598.
Like subs? Help The First Tee
You can help raise money for The First Tee of Columbus just by eating at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 5957 Sunbury Rd, in Westerville on Wednesday, July 6, anytime between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Go ahead and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Fifteen percent of all proceeds will be donated to First Tee of Columbus!
The First Tee of Columbus serves as a unique learning environment for youth ages 5-18 by using golf to teach life skills. Columbus State’s Bridgeview Golf Course and Driving Range is home to The First Tee of Columbus.
Final Reminder for Wellness Incentive Program
Employees who are participating in the Wellness Incentive Program, and have completed the three required steps for a pay out—a biometric screening, a personal health assessment, and a health coaching session—should have their additional activity points recorded in WebMD by 5 p.m. TODAY -Thursday, June 30. There are no exceptions to this deadline!
If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Missed recent forums? See the video
If you missed the recent open forums discussing draft policies for
Telecommuting and Phased Retirements, you can watch an instructional
McGraw-Hill Education and Columbus State pilot customized training program
Students from McGraw-Hill Education present their Capstone Project at the completion of the 21st Century Skills course.
Earlier in June, 20 McGraw-Hill employees received a 21st Century Skills diploma from Columbus State after enhancing their leadership skills with curriculum customized for their company. The program was developed for McGraw-Hill by Columbus State’s Business and Industry division in Community Education and Workforce Development. Administrator Cheryl Hay worked with chair of the Business Programs Department, Angelo Frole to put together the curriculum.
Course topics included personal development, communication, working with others, dealing with change, professional development, and a capstone project where participants demonstrated lessons-learned in a real business context.
"This course dramatically improves teamwork as well as communication and presentation skills among co-workers, who finished the program with the knowledge they need to compete in the global, competitive workplace,” said Tim Williams, senior vice president Customer Operations for McGraw-Hill Education and Workforce Committee co-chair for the Columbus Regional Logistics Council.
Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive meetings to be held next week
The Columbus State Board of Trustees recently approved a Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive for eligible employees of the college. If you have any questions about the incentive or your eligibility for this opportunity, please plan on attending one of the following meetings:
Wednesday, July 6 – 1:00-2:30 p.m., WD Room 407
Wednesday, July 13 – 1:00-2:30 p.m., WD Room 404
At the meetings, HR will discuss eligibility, procedures, paperwork needed, and next steps. If you have any questions, please contact Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416 or Twila Wiley at ext. 2422.