May 24, 2012
Concert Band celebrates Columbus Bicentennial next week
The Columbus State Concert Band, directed by Thomas Lloyd, will perform its spring concert on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom on the fourth floor of WD.
The free concert will offer several selections celebrating the city of Columbus Bicentennial.
The opening march, Neddermeyer Triumphal, composed by Ohio born Karl King in 1911, was dedicated to his mentor and the most important musician in Columbus in the early 20th century, band director Fred Neddermeyer.
African-American composer William Grant Still began his career as a professional musician here in Columbus in 1915 after leaving Wilberforce College. The band will play the selection "Entrance of the Porteuses" from Still's 1926 ballet.
The contributions of Battelle Memorial Institute to the space program will be saluted in a new composition by Vincent Oppido. The band will perform the work while a video display entitled "The Hubble Space Telescope: Exploring Space and Beyond" is projected.
Euphonium soloist and long-time band member Julie Byas will be featured in John Steven's "Benediction.” Three members of the band will perform solos in a Dixieland number entitled "The Ramble Stomp."
The concert will conclude with the first published work by Julie Giroux. "Mystery on Mena Mountain" was written when the composer was only sixteen. Columbus State recently joined in a consortium to commission Giroux to write a new work which will receive its Ohio premiere next year as part of the Columbus State Concert Band's Festival of Music by Women Composers.
Don’t miss this exiting free concert commemorating the Columbus Bicentennial!
Last call for Quality Team nominations!
The 3rd Annual Quality Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 1, recognizing the winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Distinguished Full Professor Awards (new last year), the Staff Employee of the Year, and the Continuous Quality Improvement Team Awards.
The event will honor teams and individuals from across the college whose work exemplifies continuous quality improvement—the kind of work that will lead to the college’s reaccreditation in 2013 by the Higher Learning Commission.
A total of $8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winning teams, with the Gold Award of $4,000 to be divided among members of the top team and two Silver Awards of $2,000 each being divided among the runner-up teams!
Feedback requests on Dean Candidates
Employees who attended Open Forums to meet the candidates for Dean of Advising and Student Support Services are invited to give their feedback on the candidates by clicking on the links below. If you were unable to attend the open forums with the candidates, you may view their interviews online here:
May 22 forum video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1BNYRQZnxo
Feedback: Melanie Carter
Update your Cougar Rewards information to keep receiving benefits!
The Columbus State Bookstore is moving to a new data management system for Cougar Rewards, and is requiring all of our Cougar Rewards members to update/provide their personal information. Click here to complete and submit this email to assure that your Cougar Rewards continue without interruption.
Not a Cougar Rewards member? Fill out the form to enroll and begin receiving your benefits!
To keep your Cougar Rewards account active, we MUST receive your updated information by May 31, 2012. Please complete all of the fields below and submit this email today. If your information is not received by May 31, your account will be closed as we move to our new system.
Windows printing migration to be completed next week
During the last week of May, the IT Department will move employee printing to new print servers. The actual migration of the printers to the new servers will be transparent and require little or no user interaction.
There are two changes you will notice:
To install a new printer you will now go to print.cscc.edu. This new address will replace empprint.cscc.edu.
The desktop icon will be:
Please refer to Windows Printing - FAQ’s on the Intranet for questions you may have or contact the I.T. Support Center at ext. 5050 with any problems.
Mac users: Please contact the Help Desk at ext. 5050 to schedule a time to install a printer. This needs to be completed by July 1, 2012.
Summer Quarter 2012 deadline for Fee Waivers is June 6
The deadline for Employee/Dependent Fee Waivers for Summer Quarter is June 6. A Request for Fee Waiver form must be turned into Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.
You may also pay your fees first and be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the quarter by completing the Request for Fee Waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt into Human Resources by July 18. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Thompson or call ext. 2406.
Chef Apprentice and Baking students win Golden Spoon
Hospitality students (from left) Ben Kroeker, Adam Hagar (instructor), Matthieu Henry, Chad Arn Devault, and Deja Johnson display The Golden Spoon award they won as Favorite Food Establishment at the annual Taste to Remember fundraiser, sponsored by Children’s Hunger Alliance and American Culinary Federation Columbus Chapter on May 17. Guests at the fundraiser were able to pick their favorite of more than 20 establishments, and they chose the Columbus State food station!
Columbus State Early Childhood Development student Tara Brown has recently been deployed in the Army National Guard to Afghanistan. She has been placed in charge of a program to help women and children in Afghanistan with some basic needs, and one of those needs is for socks! Tara says that the program is desperately in need of new or gently used socks for women and children. The Early Childhood Development program will collect any donations through the end of the quarter and send them after June 8 to the Army National Guard for distribution. If you have some you can donate, bring them to the ECD Lab in Union Hall, Room 141!
TRiO students earn Success Scholarships
Nine TRiO-Student Support Services participants and two Trio-Student Support Services alumni were selected for the Scholarship Opportunities for Success Scholarship (SOS). SOS is a volunteer grass-roots organization that awards scholarships to Columbus-area students who have faced obstacles such as poverty, childhood abuse, domestic violence, loss of a partner, and discrimination on the job. Students selected for the scholarships have strong ambitions to further their education in order to improve life for themselves and their families, despite such obstacles.
Columbus State TRiO students who earned the 2012 SOS scholarships are Kaliah Bradberry, Amy Cunningham, Izetta Davis, Teresa Griffin, Torya Ross, Jolene Easterling, Chynell Gram, Tiya Mitchell, Victoria Surber, and alumni Tara Harte and Brittany Whit.
Upcoming ITDL Seminars
Grade Center (2 Hours)
BB9 160 is an introduction to the Blackboard Grade Center, including creating a manual column and manually entering grades, creating a Total column, creating a Weighted Total column, downloading grades, modifying and creating custom grading schemas, modifying and creating custom categories, organizing columns, and sending email through the Grade Center.
Prerequisites for this session: BB9 101 Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
Date: Friday, May 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. Click here to register
Blogs and Journals (1 hour)
BB9 153 discusses two of Blackboard's built-in collaborative tools: Blogs and Journals. Learn what they are, how they work, and how they may be used in a course. Participants will also learn how to create, manage, edit, and grade both Blogs and Journals.
Prerequisite: Transition from Blackboard 7.3 to Blackboard 9.1
Date: Friday, May 25
Time: 2:00 p.m. Click here to register
The SPOKEN Word: What do our Students Have to SAY?
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about a variety of free tools (SCREENR, JING, VOICE THREAD) that can be used to orally capture students' thoughts and responses. These tools can also be used as a convenient and effective method for instructors to disseminate feedback and to deliver various announcements.
Who can use this software? Everyone! Foreign language instructors can use such technologies to capture oral exams. ESL instructors can use these tools to help students practice pronunciation and speaking. Any instructor who has students doing oral presentations can use such software to encourage practice and to provide feedback. Web instructors are encouraged to incorporate such technologies in their online classes, in order to build community and teacher-student presence. Anyone who wants to vocalize an announcement (versus typing it) or wants to create short training videos will find this session helpful.
Presented by: Melissa Logue, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
When: Tuesday, May 29 (8:00 - 10:00 a.m.) - Register
Turn your PowerPoints into Videos
Have you ever viewed a PowerPoint that has been posted online? It seems one-dimensional. There is no voice behind the slides to provide context and feedback. Consequently, a posted PowerPoint may lose some of the point of the presentation.
Why not convert your existing PowerPoint to a video (with audio recording) that can be embedded in your Blackboard course? We can actually accomplish a conversion from PowerPoint to video in just one click!
In this hands-on workshop, participants will convert one of their own PowerPoint presentations (so don't forget to bring one!) to a video by using a free software called iSpring. During the presentation, attendees will learn how to download the appropriate software and will discuss best practices regarding creating voice recordings on PowerPoint, as well as editing, saving, and uploading recordings into Blackboard.
Presented by: Melissa Logue, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
When: Friday, June 1 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register