May 17, 2012
Get answers about how and why the financial
aid book allowance is changing.
Whenever changes are made to the way financial aid is
distributed, there are sure to be lots of questions and
concerns. Beginning Summer Quarter, Columbus
State will implement a new procedure affecting how
and when funds will be distributed for the purchase
of textbooks and course materials/supplies prior
to the start of classes. And student questions
are rolling in.
Students are asking: "Will I still get my money?"
"Do I have to shop at just one place?" "What if
I don't use all my allowance on books?" "Why
are you making this change?" ... and a myriad of
If you work directly with students, you
will want to be well prepared to answer these questions.
Attend an upcoming Financial Aid Disbursement - Book Allowance Information/Training Session and learn all the ins and outs of how the process is changing, and why Columbus State is making this change.
Sessions will be a half hour in length, and held from May 21-25 at a variety of times. They are designed to prepare staff and faculty to help students understand and navigate this change. All Columbus State employees are welcome to attend. Register online here.
For more information on the book allowance disbursement changes, visit www.cscc.edu/disbursement.
Congratulations to the Leadership Institute Class of 2012 on their graduation May 1. Class members include: Mikhail Shmukler, Judith Cockrell, Amanda Jennings, Darrylene Mason, Todd Taylor, Patricia Fabrisi, Christina Stillion, Murray Holmes, Michael Johnson, Kimberly Brazwell, Lydia Gilmore, Pat Campbell, Mark Jackson, Dana Knott, Darrin Albaugh, Alexis Sherman, Cathy Ritterbusch, Hari Ruiz, LaVada Washington, Teddi Lewis-Hotopp, Doug Gray, Angie Schreiber, Patty Gabrenya, Jon Moorehead and Sandy Kellam
The Leadership Institute focuses on exploring and building leadership skills and competencies related to leading change. Participants must commit to a nine-month program that requires the completion of assigned readings, attendance at leadership development sessions, and completion of a group project. The group project reports are available online here. http://www2.cscc.edu/about/hcd/LeadershipInstitute/LI2011-12.shtml
The annual Arts & Sciences Symposium for Spring 2012 will be held over three days this year, on May 22-24 in the Library's new Multimedia Studio from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Symposium spotlights the academic work and interests of the faculty in the Arts & Sciences. The event is free and open to the public. A schedule of topics and presenters can be seen here
Glenn Smith led last Friday's lunchtime ride on the Olentangy Trail.
Join the Cougar Cranks on a Bike Month Friday ride, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus statue. The ride will go at an easy pace on the Jack Gibbs trail out to Wolf Park and back, led by Paul Rehg from Institutional Advancement.
How to Lock Your Bike – The EcoVelo blog walks you through some important considerations and choices when choosing a lock and locking your bike.
“Like” Cougar Cranks on Facebook to discuss this article and stay connected to college and Columbus cycling news.
What do you get when you combine the insight of TED Talks, the creativity of Pecha Kucha, and wrap it up in Bike Month? You get: The Next Big Thing: “Spoke and Wheels” an event to creatively share an idea or story connected to the bicycle.
Thursday, May 31, is the culmination of Bike Month and the Ohio Bike Challenge. At 6:00 p.m. in CT 107, members of the college and Columbus communities will work within the creative constraints of 20 slides lasting 15 seconds each to share a compelling message. Topics will include:
Bicycling Makes You Smarter
Bike Propaganda Art
The Fascinating History of the Bicycle
The Wheels of Change
Engaging Students through Recreation
The Gift of a Bicycle
and.... there is still time to add your talk!
Submit a title and brief description of your presentation to Rich James. If you know you will attend, please RSVP at The Next Big Thing. Also check out Cougar Cranks on Facebook for bike news and discussion and the college bike page for more resources.
David Meyers, data analyst in Community Education & Workforce Development (CEWD), is the lead author of a new book, Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State (The History Press), which endeavors to put Ohio’s contribution to jazz in its proper perspective. “The history of jazz is largely the story of a few key cities--none in Ohio,” says Meyers. “As a result, most jazz historians give short shrift to the Buckeye State, regarding it as a go-through rather than a go-to place. However, the fact is that jazz has long been practiced in Ohio and with a vengeance.”
Drawing upon materials collected for their 1999 "Jazz Ohio!" year-long exhibit at the Ohio Historical Society, Meyers and his co-authors (Candice Watkins, Arnett Howard, and James Loeffler) chronicle the development of jazz in Ohio from its roots in ragtime through its insinuation into all musical genres. They also provide 60 mini-biographies of some of the jazz greats who have called the Buckeye State their home. The quartet previously collaborated on Listen for the Jazz and Columbus, the Musical Crossroads. Ohio Jazz is available from any major bookseller.
It took a solid team effort in order for the Cougars Men’s Golf Team to earn their first trip to the National Tournament in NJCAA Division II. Led by a quartet of local players Hayden Pyles (Dublin), Nathan Young (Sunbury) Ash Alstadt (Columbus) and Jacob Stasiuwelicz (Galena), the Cougars rebounded after finishing the second round in third place. The Cougars, coached by Rocky Nelson, would need to make up five strokes in the final round in order to secure at least a second place finish in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament and a berth to the NJCAA DII National Championships held at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN next week. Finishing with a final round of 303 the Cougars beat out Muskegon Community College (MI) by two strokes in dramatic fashion.
The Cougar Golf Team, back row from left: Kyle Gardner, Hayden Pyles, Lance Clark, and Kevin Kwiatkowski. Front, from left: Nathan Young, Jacob Stasiulewicz, and Ash Alstadt.