Before and after borer
The beautiful ash trees that used to line the walkway east of Franklin Hall, seen in this photo from the 90s, (top) are no more, due to Emerald Ash Borer damage. The dying trees were removed from several areas of campus last week. Some pines, crab apples and serviceberry trees remain to provide meager shade.
Chorus Columbus State members took time out last Tuesday to perform a mini-concert on the steps inside the Bookstore during lunch hour. Gordon Franklin directs the Chorus and participants include students, employees and members of the community.
Find FoE online
If you’ve been following the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) progress, or want to know more about the initiative and how it impacts our students, you can now find the information you need online. Log on to http://intranet.cscc.edu/foundations to read about the FoE program, activities, teams, resources, upcoming events, and more. (Intranet is not available off campus.)
Be sure to check the “Resources” page for the recently released list of prioritized recommendations resulting from the work of the First Year Dimension Committees. These recommendations are the results of studying student and faculty/staff survey responses, college data, and articles on best practices in student retention and success. Items were prioritized according to their potential to have greatest impact on student retention and success!
Last call for recipes!
The Columbus State Bookstore is still in need of original recipes for the Columbus State cookbook that will go on sale at the Bookstore this fall. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the Columbus State Foundation to help provide student scholarships.
What’s more, when you email your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be entered to win a $25 Bookstore gift certificate.
If you missed the first call for recipes, it’s not too late! Please submit your favorite recipe by Monday, August 22.
ISA canoes the Hocking River
To celebrate the end of the academic year, Columbus State’s International Students Association (ISA) members and their advisors enjoyed a weekend at Hocking Hills State Park. Members and their advisors visited Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, and went canoeing on the Hocking River. From left are Bosang Kwon, Jimmy Hernández, Tristan Phommarath, Lilia Bermúdez (advisor), Michael Schumacher (advisor), Samantha Swope (ISA president), and Erika Santolalla as they prepare for the canoe trip.
Write poetry or just love poems?
Join the Poetry Reading at the Bookstore on Wednesday, August 24, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Come enjoy the poetry and read your favorite poem—or better yet, read your own original work!
RAVE test canceled
The test message scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 for the RAVE mobile alert system has been canceled. The test will be rescheduled.