April 25, 2013
Reminder: First Wednesday to be held May 8
The First Wednesday gathering for the month of May will be rescheduled to the second Wednesday, May 8, from 8:15-9:00 in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD). In addition to the important recognition of Staff Employee of the Month, Dr. Harrison will use this time to provide an overview of the college budget for 2013-14. Dr. Harrison will provide some context, talk about where we're headed, and give you a chance to ask questions.
The Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative recently announced that there were nearly 70 nominations for the 3rd Annual Men of the Year Awards. This year, the Men of the Year Awards Reception will be special because it will be the first time that the program will also include a “Rites of Passage” for the students who have completed the mentoring and scholarship portion of the MAN Initiative. In addition to our cohort, we will recognize mentors and all of the nominees and then award two students, two employees and one community leader as 2013 Men of the Year.
Employees nominated for the honor include: Bart Prickett, Cameron Kishel, Duy Dang, Dean Bortz, Thomas Fast, Tywan Banks, Vincent Cocozza, Jason Woltja, Samuel Walter, Keith Coates, Paul Boaz, David Hill, David Gelo, Chuck Wilson, Thomas Robbins, Greg Goodhart, Timothy Davis, Robert Markin, Richard Vade Bon Coeur, Matthew Saelzler, Matthew Wilson, Jeffrey Akers, Rick Bartlett, Rob Harley, Lynn Cox, Cecil Williams, James Smithhisler Jr., Terrence Brooks, Korie Jenkins, Travis Stewart, Luke Robson, Steven Zelenka, Charles Steward, Obie Ford III, Christopher Keck, Daniel Werner, Christopher Miller, Craig Kerns, Brian Seeger, and Stanley Williams.
The awards reception will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD). The reception is free and open to the public.
Terry Eisele, associate professor in Modern Languages, has recently completed a three-volume graphic novel, called “With Only Five Plums.” It tells the story of the shocking events of the Lidice massacre during WWII in former Czechoslovakia. The graphic novel is based on 15 hours of interviews that Eisele did in 1995 with Anna Nesporova, one of the few survivors of the massacre and subsequent three-year internment in Ravensbruck concentration camp. You can read more about Eisele’s book on the With Only Five Plums website, or on Amazon.
Book Three in Eisele’s series
Mary Lewis, service learning coordinator for Psychology 2340 - Human Growth and Development Across Life Span, works with the students to perform their service learning component at LifeTown, a life skills training program for students with disabilities. LifeTown partners with Columbus State to provide service learning opportunities for our students. The class participants put together a video of their service learning experience, which you can see on You Tube here: http://youtu.be/FVzxfAA_5L0. According to Lewis, all the student volunteers shown in this excellently done video are from this particular Spring Semester class.
Welcome Team Summer Semester forming!
Summer 2013 is just around the corner and the Welcome Team hopes you will have some time to volunteer. Welcome Team Summer 2013 will be held May 20 and 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Team counts on your support and hope you will be able to join in the fun as they welcome new and returning students to our Columbus State campus.
Your service is vital, appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your enthusiasm creates an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all! RSVP to Barbara Allen, call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
As a way to celebrate Earth Day, Columbus State International Student Association members, faculty and staff volunteered by cleaning and preparing the flower beds at the Peace Garden at Franklin Park Conservatory. The event was held on Saturday, April 20 and although it was unseasonably cold, the crew accomplished what was proposed for that day, reports Lilia Bermudez, coordinator of the service project. Front row from left are: students Huy Bui , Huy Chu, Mey Ling Liow, Yohei Takabatak, and Lilia Bermudez, Sandy Drakatos, Becky Murray. Back row are: Mark Polifroni, Michael Schumacher, Irene Petten, Nathan Moffitt (OSU student), Nathell Grubb, and Amy Burrell.