November 10, 2011
Summit seeks strategies
At the second Regional Summit on College Access and Attainment, held Tuesday in the Conference Center, more than 150 local educators came together to discuss three major topics and create a working plan for future meetings. The day kicked off with a panel discussion on current initiatives, which included Columbus State President Dave Harrison, Dr. Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus Public Schools, Dr. Kathy Krendl, president of Otterbein College, and Dr. Bill Wise, superintendent, South-Western City Schools. The attendees then broke into three working groups for data collection, curriculum alignment, and college access—and determined the next steps for regional goals and strategies.
Hamid Danesh, vice president of Information Technology, and his wife Sheedeh talk with President Harrison at a farewell reception held Tuesday. Danesh will leave Columbus State next month to accept the vice president of Information Technology/CIO position at State University of New York (SUNY).
International Enrollment Services plans annual dinner for Nov. 22
In the spirit of sharing our American traditions with the international student population at Columbus State, International Enrollment Services will host the annual International Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The annual event allows our international students and their families to enjoy a traditional American meal with family and friends of the college. Each year has seen increased participation, and this year the department expects more than 150 students to participate.
Your help and support are needed to make this event a success. Please consider making a contribution to support this event. Your contributions will be used to provide dinner tickets for international students and their families or to help covers other event expenses. If you would like to attend the event as well, individual tickets can be purchased for $14 per person. Checks should be made payable to Columbus State Community College and sent to Amy Burrell, international student advisor, in Enrollment Services, MA 111.
Three sponsorship levels are available, as well as the option to attend the dinner:
The GOLD Sponsorship is $140, and provides tickets for 10 international students or covers other event costs.
The SILVER Sponsorship is $70 and provides tickets for 5 international students or covers other event costs.
The BRONZE Sponsorship is $30 and provides tickets for 2 international students or covers other event costs.
Library staff present at ALAO Poster Sessions
Columbus State Library staff members were prominently represented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference. Held in Toledo, November 3 and 4, the conference drew attendees from all across the state. Poster session concepts had been submitted and were accepted for presentation during the conference. Presenters for these sessions included Julie Zaveloff and Jessica Crossfield presenting “Increased Enrollment: Challenges and Solutions.” Another session focused on “Group Study Room Policy: A Team Based Approach” by Nathan McGuirk, Robert Millspaugh, and Sara Chan. A third addressed the topic of “Cross Training for Success” presented by Don Sutterfield and Lis Huey.
Time to schedule personal training for winter!
The Human Performance Center will start scheduling appointments for Winter Quarter 2012 personal training on Monday, November 14 for current clients; Monday, November 21 for new clients.
To schedule, please meet with Mandi Cecil in person in the HPC, lower level of Delaware Hall. Scheduling starts at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Due to high demand, email or voicemail requests cannot be accommodated.
You also must complete a quarterly fitness assessment prior to scheduling.
Note: Scheduling is not available on Monday/Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 1-3 p.m.
You must sign the client/trainer agreement before you will be put in the schedule book.
All payments for personal training go through the Cashier’s Office. When you schedule, you will be given an invoice. The HPC will apply all credits that are due.
You must pay the fee within 48 hours of scheduling to hold your spot. If payment isn’t made you will be removed from the HPC schedule and it will be your responsibility to reschedule.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083.
Aviation Maintenance partners with Testing & Talent Center
The Testing & Talent Assessment Center, formerly called the ACT Testing Center, on the second floor of WD, has partnered with the Aviation Maintenance Technology to provide the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Exams to students in the program.
Aviation Maintenance graduates will be able to take the FAA Technician Airframe, General, and Powerplant exams at the Testing & Talent Assessment Center. These Certifications are required credentials for graduates to obtain employment and/or advance their careers in the aviation industry.
The Testing & Talent Assessment Center is also now an authorized computer-based testing center for LaserGrade FAA Airman Knowledge Tests. This represents 93 various FAA exams covering aircraft dispatcher, pilot, navigator, maintenance, engineer, instructor, instrument rating, and other aviation technical areas.
One-day bottleneck to happen Nov. 16
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has reported that they will close one lane of southbound Cleveland Ave. between Jack Gibbs Blvd. and McCoy St. for construction on Wednesday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please make a note of it!