September 9, 2013
College mourns loss of Carolyn Kaufman
The Columbus State community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Carolyn Kaufman, 40, associate professor in the Psychology Department, on Saturday, September 7. She will be remembered at a memorial service on Wednesday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna, where her family will receive friends from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, as well as an hour prior to Wednesday’s service.
Carolyn was a well known and beloved faculty member for more than 10 years, and many of her students have expressed their sorrow through postings on her obituary page and through social media. “I first met Dr. K in June 2007, when I took her abnormal psychology class,” writes former student Catherine Bogan. “From the instant she walked into the room and greeted us, I knew that this would be my favorite class. I knew that this was the class for me. To make topics seem more relevant—especially regarding bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders—she would use characters in movies, anime, and literature. She loved to laugh and joke with us; her sarcasm and wit endeared her to many. I would often hang back after class was over to talk about certain things from class in greater detail, and of course, we would talk about our cats. Three years later, I took psychology of personality with Dr. K, and the class was just as engrossing.”
Colleague David Tom writes, “At work, Carolyn brought to bear an incredible wit, fierce creativity, sincere compassion and unwavering integrity to all she did. She often said that the best part of coming to work was working with the colleagues we shared at CSCC. I echo that sentiment and am saddened that the world is a little dimmer now that such a bright star has suddenly gone out. I’m thankful that Carolyn was a colleague, a source of inspiration, and most importantly, a friend.”
Traci Haynes, chair of the Psychology Department, writes, “Carolyn did so much for us in the Psychology Department, and we will be forever grateful to her. We are thankful that she shared her amazing talents and professional dedication with us. She touched us all and made us stronger. Carolyn was also the sister-in-law of Elisa Kaufman, the long-time office associate in our department. Elisa resigned in July after giving birth to her second child, and Carolyn was so proud to be an aunt to Nathan and Victoria. Our department is planning to purchase a memorial plaque for one of the benches at the Columbus Zoo. Carolyn was an amazing photographer and loved taking pictures of the animals there.”
“Carolyn cared deeply about her students and about Columbus State,” President David Harrison says. “Her energy, her commitment, and her intelligence made the college better. I’m grateful for our time together.”
In lieu of flowers, Carolyn’s family asks that donations be made to the Dr. Carolyn Kaufman Scholarship Fund in care of the Columbus State Development Foundation.
The Columbus State Library/Learning Center officially opened its partnership with the Delaware County District Library September 5 with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Moeller Hall.
“The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) and Columbus State have been developing this collaborative partnership for several years and we are so pleased that the library services we will be providing will benefit students in our college and patrons using the Orange and Main branches of the Delaware Library,” said Bruce Massis, director of Libraries.
“The partnership opened with the exchange of services available in Moeller Hall and in the MAIN Library and Orange branch of DCDL. Thanks to DCDL, students visiting Moeller Hall will be able to borrow fiction and non-fiction books. They can also apply for and receive DCDL library cards from the Library/Learning Center desk.”
Columbus State will furnish informational kiosks that will be placed in the Orange and Main branches of the Delaware Library that will aid students and potential students with the information they need to become part of the college family. Also, in the near future, Columbus State teams will also be presenting informational workshops in the Delaware Library Branches on a variety of college-related topics, according to Massis.
Cutting the ribbon September 5 are, from left, Ken O'Brien, Delaware County Commissioner; Holly Quaine, Delaware Chamber of Commerce; Cindy Hall, Sunbury Chamber of Commerce; Dennis Stapleton, Delaware County Commissioner; Mary Jane Santos, Delaware District Library Director; Bruce Massis, Gary Merrell, Delaware County Commissioner; and Neil Neidhardt, Delaware District Library Board Member.
Laurie Needles, Delaware Campus Testing Center coordinator, browses the new stacks.
Kelly Hogan, professor of Developmental Education, tests out the information kiosk.
With Autumn Semester 2013 well under way, we've come up with 9 Tips to Start the Semester Right. If you find these helpful, please pass them along to your classes or "share" them on social media. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/1663lBo.
Got a 10th tip, or even an 11th? Email them to Tony Goins to have them included in a future version of the list.
Jeff Gruber, associate professor and program coordinator for the Aviation Maintenance Technology was awarded the 2013 FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year award from the Columbus Flight Standards District Office.
Gruber has worked with the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) for more than ten years conducting safety seminars for pilots and mechanics. He has chaired the Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium hosted by Columbus State for the last five years and given many safety presentations to the attendees.
Print Services has updated its Print Request Form to provide better service.
“The new form drills down on a more job specific level which assists in order accuracy and completion,” said Jonathan Lipscomb, supervisor of Print Services. “More information is gathered up front which streamlines the production process and improves turnaround time.”
The top of the new form includes Print Services webpage address and contact information for customer assistance.
The form itself is much easier for the user to complete and categorized into the following areas:
Graphics are also included to assist the customer in selecting options such as paper color, paper size, binding and finishing.
One of the best features of the new form is the online job submission option to applicable areas (Color or B/W). When the user completes the form and clicks “Submit,” an email is sent to the appropriate print workflow (Color or Black and White). The user then has the option to attach additional files (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, preferably PDFs) to the email just as they would normally.
The user may also still print the form and submit to Print Services through inter-office mail or drop it off at the service window located in the basement of Discovery Exchange (faculty and staff only).
“Introduction to Hostmanship: Customer Service and Leadership Reframed” will be offered on Thursday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jan Gunnarsson, a hospitality industry veteran from Sweden who wrote the book “Hostmanship,” 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. You can register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=433&D=3179
Hostmanship 2: Taking Hostmanship to the next level
Hostmanship authors Jan Gunnarsson and Olle Blohm, invite us to rethink our definition of customer service to see every encounter not merely a transactional experience but one to genuinely connect.
Hostmanship encourages us to ask what happens when we become hosts and see every interaction as an opportunity to treat ourselves, colleagues and others as guests. We become engaged, present and active building connection, satisfaction and engagement.
In Hostmanship 2, we build upon this understanding developing practical applications and connections to weave Hostmanship in our daily practice with our customers.
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=518&D=3222
From Boss to Host: The Art of Welcoming Leadership
As a companion book to Jan Gunnarson and Olle Blohm's “Hostmanship,” Boss to Host defines leadership simply as "guiding others to a better place." Through a Hostmanship perspective, leaders are invited to consider "the art of welcoming leadership" focusing on how welcoming leadership can play a decisive role in successful organizations.
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=519&D=3221