November 5, 2012Reminder: Budget forums open to all faculty and staff
During In-Service, Dr. Harrison mentioned a series of budget forums that would be held in November to help everyone understand the college's current budget situation and what we do and don't know at this time related to planning for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013. Those forums have now been scheduled for Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20. The Monday forum will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the Tuesday forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. Both will be held in the Conference Center Ballroom in WD.
You do not need to preregister to attend one of the forums. Everyone is welcome to attend, and each forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
The forums will be videotaped and posted on the website for anyone who cannot attend in person.
Columbus State recently received $19,527 from the Siemer Family Foundation to expand afterschool tutoring to an additional 40 immigrant and refugee children in grades 2-8 at three ESL Afterschool Communities sites in Franklin County. Suzanne Schaefer, Transitional Workforce, supervises all the Afterschool sites and will implement the grant activities. The Seimer Family Foundation is part of the Columbus Foundation, with the goal to provide funding for those institutions and organizations who affect continuing and long-term benefits for societal, educational, and cultural needs of the community.
In the spirit of sharing American traditions with our international student population, Columbus State will host the annual International Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 20. This event allows international students and their families to enjoy a traditional meal with family and friends of the college. We have experienced an increase in participation each year and are expecting more than 150 students this year.
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 and to help covers other event expenses. If you would like to attend the event as well, individual tickets can be purchased for an additional $15 per person. Checks can be made payable to Columbus State Community College and sent to Amy Burrell in Enrollment Services, MA 111. Thank you again for your generosity during this giving season!
GOLD Sponsorship: $200 (Provides tickets for 10 international students and for 3 guests from your organization or department to cover dinner and other event costs)
SILVER Sponsorship: $110 (Provides tickets for 5 international students and for 2 guests from your organization or department to cover dinner and other event costs)
BRONZE Sponsorship: $50 (Provides tickets for 2 international students 1 guest from your organization or department to cover dinner and other event costs)
Members of the various teams who led the campus-wide effort to Switch2Semesters this year met for a celebration of their work and a picnic October 26 at Goodale Park. You can see a short video of the celebration here: http://youtu.be/BCe8LxgPMIw
Each year, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) awards $15,000 in Ping Faculty Development Fellowships to International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) participants from CIEE member institutions, community colleges, and historically black colleges and universities who are committed to applying seminar experiences to advance internationalization efforts at their home institutions.
The fellowships are designed to broaden participation in international education and strengthen capacities for internationalization at eligible institutions. The goal is for participants to utilize their IFDS experience as a way of increasing international awareness on their home campus.
If you are interested in becoming a 2013 Ping fellow, visit the IFDS website to learn more. The Ping Fellowship application deadline for summer 2013 programs is January 15, 2013.
Ping Fellows in Russia.
Joe Daugirdas, also known as The Coupon Guy, has been honing his shopping skills in the Northeast Ohio area for many years. He has built his saving ways to the point where he typically saves 70 to 80 percent when shopping for groceries and over 90 percent for toiletries. Much of what he purchases is then donated to charitable organizations such as the Cleveland Food Bank and local churches.
Using his shopping skills, Daugirdas began teaching the “Savvy Shopper” class at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. He has also taught classes on how to save money on gasoline/natural gas, weddings, travel, and a class for teenagers. He has been active with Junior Achievement in schools across the Cleveland area, teaching pre-teens and teens the value of fiscal responsibility as they enter adulthood.
Daugirdas will come to Columbus State on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. to give a presentation on saving money through couponing. The session is free and open to the public in Nestor Hall room 342. The presentation is co-sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership and the Ohio Benefits Bank.
Dr. Margaret Owens and Dean Bortz, faculty members in Construction Sciences, presented an OSHA update to a standing room only crowd at the recent Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association Trade Fair and Expo at OSU's Fawcett Center.
The event is sponsored by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and gives facilities personnel, design professionals, constructors, materials and services providers and students the opportunity to learn about the latest trends. Dr. Owens presented on the new fall protection hazards standards and update.
Dean Bortz spoke about the new workplace and transport hazard pictogram requirements currently being implemented which become mandatory on January 1, 2015. The conference was an excellent opportunity to present the CSET Department and Columbus State to this ever-growing market segment for employment and career opportunity.