Preview Columbus State’s mobile website
Columbus State’s mobile website is ready for a semi-public preview here:
The site is designed with information that’s most useful to mobile users, including Admissions, Course Schedules, and Maps & Directions. The site was designed by the same firm that designed Columbus State’s current website.
Content was chosen through a small survey and by examining server data to see which sites get the most mobile traffic. A group of students came in for one-on-one user testing on the site last week.
The mobile website is designed as a complement to the main cscc.edu site. For more detailed information, users will still be referred to the main site. Columbus State is also working on ways to make the main site more mobile-friendly.
Have feedback? Email Web Content Coordinator Tony Goins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleague Desktop UI to be removed from all desktops
The Colleague Desktop User Interface (UI) will be removed from all desktops beginning Monday, April 2. During that week, IT will begin removing the desktop icon that many people have been using to access the Datatel Colleague system. The software has become obsolete and has been replaced by the UI4.3, which is accessible from your internet browser while on campus. Instructions and information relating to the new UI can be found at http://intranet.cscc.edu/Colleague/index.htm.
During the week of April 2, IT will remove the icon from computers at sites other than the Columbus Campus. In the following weeks IT will progressively remove the desktop UI from the Columbus Campus, beginning west of Cleveland Avenue and finishing with Madison and Rhodes Halls. The schedule can be found at the above website.
The most significant change from this transition is that "eSQL" queries cannot be run from the new UI. If you ever run queries as part of your daily, monthly, quarterly or annual processes, you should contact your Colleague Module Custodian or System Specialist to ensure that you have access to and receive training on the new query tool.
Construction work to be completed over break
Construction work is scheduled for Nestor Hall, floors 1, 2 and 3 and Davidson Hall, floors 3 and 4, from Friday, March 16 through Friday, March 25. The floors will not be closed during the construction work, but employees should proceed carefully through areas marked for work.
It’s easier than ever to access Library databases
The Library will begin using EZproxy on Friday, March 16, which will provide one uniform proxy service for students to be able to access all Research Databases from both on and off-campus. The new proxy service will not require any browser configuration.
Here's how it works:
1- When you are on-campus, EZproxy will recognize you as an authorized user and will send you directly to the library database.
2- When you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your last name and cougar ID number. Once recognized, you will have instant access to the library databases.
It's that easy! Why not try it from home over break!
Get ready for the warm weather with Weight Watchers! Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program session will start Tuesday, March 27, at 12:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room, 3rd floor. We need a minimum of 20 participants to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at email@example.com by Friday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m.
Bortz, Owens publish article on construction science articulation
Dean Bortz and Dr. Margaret Owens, faculty in the Construction Management program, recently published an article entitled “Two-Plus-Two Construction Management Programs and Articulation Agreements” in the International Journal of Construction Education and Research.
The article was written in conjunction with authors from The Ohio State University and the OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, in Wooster, Ohio.
The article explains that to meet workforce needs of U.S. industries, colleges and universities nationwide are increasingly being asked to develop better 2+2 programs and articulation agreements to guide a smooth transfer of students between 2-year and 4-year institutions. In the article, the authors present two case studies of formal articulation agreements between a 4-year and two 2-year construction management programs.
Honor society takes awards at Regional
The Columbus State chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, earned a 5-Star rating for its service projects in 2011.
The chapter received the awards at regional competition recently, on the strength of two major projects. The chapter urged students to sign a college-completion pledge in February. Then, in November, the chapter hosted a panel on school bullying. The event won 1st Runner-Up for their project, as well as a “Catch a Shining Star Award.”
Several members received individual awards:
Paul Saltz was inducted into the Order of Athena and recognized as Ohio Region’s 2011 Most Distinguished Regional Officer.
Britta Sharp, vice president of membership, was inducted into the Order of the Golden Key.
Christine Drake was inducted into the Order of Athena and received the Ohio Region’s Most Distinguished Chapter Officer award.
Columbus State’s Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1990. The honor society has 1,275 chapters worldwide and 39 in Ohio.
Columbus State TV ads named best in nation –
Columbus State’s series of television ads produced last summer won the national Gold Paragon Award Tuesday evening at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations’ conference in San Francisco. You can view the winning ads here: http://cstv.cscc.edu/category/commercials/.
Earlier this month, the same television ad series won first place nationally among all colleges and universities with enrollment over 20,000 in the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. Second place in that category went to Purdue University. Other winners included Boston College, Johns Hopkins, Case Western, Syracuse University, and the University of Michigan.
At the NCMPR National Conference, Will Kopp, Mark Van Horn and David Wayne of Institutional Advancement also gave a presentation on Columbus State’s video program, including the production of “Real Community” videos and “The Biggest Learner” web-based reality show.
Receiving a Gold Paragon Award at NCMPR’s national conference this week were (from left) Mark Van Horn, Will Kopp, and (far right) David Wayne. NCMPR President Kyle Schwarm (second from right) presented the award.
New look for online files comes over break
On Thursday, March 22, the online file storage at storage.cscc.edu will get a facelift. The new interface is very intuitive with the look and feel of the common Windows Explorer file presentation. If you have questions you can contact the Help Desk at 287-5050.