April 1, 2013
At the annual Outstanding Woman Leader Awards reception, ten students and employees were recognized for leadership, and the first annual Legacy in Leadership Award was named for its first recipient, Dr. Jan Rogers, Vice President for Student Affairs. At the reception, from left are award winners: Sarah Baker, Cheryl Hay, Kimberly Brazwell, Kelly Hogan, Laura Shady, Dr. Jan Rogers, and students Sara Yurkovic, Kristin Balmert, Rachel Rockwell, Stacie Banes, and Jovonne Abbott.
Chatting with a Major General
Students chat with Major General Deborah Ashenhurst after her speech about the history of women in the military, given March 29 in honor of Women’s History Month. Maj. Gen. Ashenhurst is the first female Adjutant General in Ohio, and she gave credit to those women who had come before her to pave the way despite the many challenges for women in the military. Ashenhurst commands the Ohio National Guard, which includes the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve and the Ohio Naval Militia. You can listen to a story on her visit from WOSU Radio’s NPR News here.
After reviewing a record 38 portfolios from this academic year’s Distinguished Teaching Award nominees, the selection committee as has chosen ten finalists for classroom observation during the remainder of Spring Semester. Of these ten, four will be selected and honored as Distinguished Teaching Award winners during the Quality Awards Luncheon to be held in June. Please congratulate the finalists:
Selloane Asiamah, Social Sciences
Beth Barnett, Development Education
Rick Bartlett, Business Management
Ron Elizaga, Psychology
Eric Kenz, Biological Sciences
Rita Ralph, Mathematics
Don Ricker, Social Sciences
Peter "Bo" Riley, Humanities
Fauna Stout, Medical Assisting
David Tom, Psychology
Learn more about the DTA award, see this year’s nominees and past winners, and nominate a faculty member for next year’s award at http://cscc.edu/faculty/DTA.shtml.
Complete the “Great Colleges To Work For” survey
We are at the mid-point in the survey window for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges To Work For survey. On March 17, 600 randomly selected employees received an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject line “The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For 2013 Faculty/Staff Survey.” These employees should have received a reminder email from ModernThink with same subject.
If you received this invitation please complete the survey. Columbus State is participating in this study to assess our workplace quality, culture and satisfaction. Your voluntary participation and honest feedback are critical to obtaining a full and accurate assessment. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
The survey window closes on April 14 so don’t delay!
You can still sign up to attend the April 3 session of “Introduction to Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership reframed,” offered from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in WD 415.
In his book Hostmanship, hospitality industry veteran Jan Gunnarsson challenges individuals to reframe their views of customer service and leadership. At its core, Hostmanship invites us to rethink the customer service experience seeing ourselves as connected to the customer as host. This shift transforms the interaction, creating a welcoming attitude where we are able to share ourselves and our knowledge with our guests in every interaction.
In this introduction to Hostmanship, we will discuss its foundation and principles as well as its application for personal and professional growth. Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=433&D=2922
Get off the couch and get ready for the Cougar Challenge 5K
The 2nd annual Cougar Challenge 5K (3.1 miles) is just around the corner! The race will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Bridgeview Golf Course. Columbus State’s Wellness Program and the staff at the Human Performance Center want to help you prepare for the race, even if you have no running or racing experience! Attend a “From Couch to 5K” seminar to learn training tactics and get support on Monday, April 1, at 1:00 p.m. in WD 103 or Wednesday April 3, at 12:00 p.m. in UN 139. For more information contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator.
Join President Harrison for the April town hall meeting, First Wednesday, to be held April 3 starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD). All employees are welcome to attend this short meeting where we will recognize the April Staff Employee of the Month, and chat about current events at the college. First Wednesdays are also live streamed on a private channel for employees, so please log in at http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate using the password cougars.