February 6, 2012
Testing Center employee calms nerves, enforces rules
If anyone could be called a “Social Butterfly” and “The Sheriff” in the same sentence, it would be Marsha Garrett. With a permanent smile and vivacious personality, the Testing Center Specialist is able to relax and calm students who are nervous about their exams, while simultaneously keeping an eagle eye out for any type of test-taking misbehavior. Her balanced approach to her job earned her the February Staff Employee of the Month Award last week.
“Marsha is the Sheriff of the Testing Center because anytime she walks the floor and has a feeling that something is not right, she always finds someone doing something they aren’t supposed to,” said Aisha McGrapth, Enrollment Services, who nominated Garrett for the award. “Marsha took the task of working with Kellie Brennan, Student Conduct director, to work with any student who has been caught cheating or otherwise being disruptive in the Testing Center before that student is allowed to return.”
“One of Marsha’s other responsibilities is processing make-up exams submitted by faculty,” said McGrapth. “She created a new quarterly report that tracks how many makeup exams are submitted, which departments submitted them, and how many are taken. She then works with instructors to make sure the process runs smoothly.”
“Marsha has added to both the service and the atmosphere in the Testing Center,” said supervisor Michelle Teasley. “Her personality is magnetic and she reminds us all to serve the students and the faculty with a smile!”
See a video of the February SEOM ceremony here: http://youtu.be/dj27r3FuHtI.
Construction closures impact late hours near campus
Employees coming to campus after 10:00 p.m. may find some interstate highway closures and detours this week. I-71 southboundcloses at I-670 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, Jack Gibbs Boulevard will close at St. Clair Avenue at 9 a.m. Wednesday. It will not reopen until Friday night.
Feedback requested from Dean Candidate Open Forum
If you were unable to attend the Open Campus Forum for Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Maria Marron last week, you can view the video on the Intranet here (Intranet is not available off campus).
Faculty and staff who attended the Forum or viewed it online are invited to provide their feedback to be passed on to the selection committee. All responses will be anonymous. The link below will take you to a two question survey that will allow you to provide feedback. The deadline to submit responses is 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 13. Survey link
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Bostos Demers or call ext. 5519. For the most up-to-date information please follow the Human Resources Department on Facebook: Human Resources at CSCC or Twitter: @CSCC_HR.
Theatre Roundtable awards Kephart
Frank Barnhart, instructor in Communication, recently acted as host of the annual Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Awards, held January 29. The Roundtable is an association of two dozen companies that promotes local theatrical performances. As host of the event, Barnhart had the privilege of awarding “the Harold” Lifetime Achievement award to Professor Emeritus Nancy Kephart. The Harold awards are named in honor of the late Harold Eisenstein, veteran director of the Gallery Players. Kephart was also awarded a Best Director’s Award for her production of Romantic Fools performed by Theatre Columbus State Autumn Quarter 2011. Kephart retired from Columbus State December 31 after more than 22 years of teaching.
ITDL second place at Innovation Awards
Jason LaMar, (left) and Joel Nelson
Columbus State’s Instructional Technology Distance Learning (ITDL) Department was a finalist in the Innovation in Non-Profit Service Delivery category at the 2011 TechColumbus Innovation Awards, held February 2. The winner was the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging at Ohio State, with Columbus State placing second, beating the OSU Medical Center, the City of Columbus, and the Columbus Museum of Art, among other nominees. Attending the banquet from ITDL were Jason LaMar, multimedia video web developer, and Joel Nelson, web developer.
Read more about the Innovation Awards online here.