"Friday in November" continues through Saturday; special matinee Friday
A reminder that “A Friday in November: The JFK Assassination Remembered,” presented by Theatre Columbus State, continues this weekend. It is written and directed by Columbus State's Frank Barnhart. The single, 90-minute act with no intermission is performed free of charge in Nestor Hall Auditorium through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. nightly.
There is an additional matinee at 3:00 p.m. today and a special Commemorative Show at 12:45 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, November 22. The commemorative show will pause for a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. to mark the moment that President Kennedy was shot in Dallas 50 years prior to the day and minute.
In addition, each scheduled performance begins with a 15-minute video featuring six current and former Columbus State employees who recount their memories of the first news reports of the assassination. See it here:
Unlike Autumn Semester 2012, this year Finals Week falls directly after the Thanksgiving Holiday, which is November 28 through December 1.
Because there is no week to catch up on regular testing before finals begin on December 2, the Testing Center is asking for faculty to help by scheduling ALL regular and catch-up testing to be completed by Wednesday, November 27—before Thanksgiving—or earlier. This way, the Testing Center can keep lines to a minimum and allow students to complete their Final Exams without delay the week of December 2 -7.
Students who make use of weekend testing should be advised to complete all regular and catch-up testing by Saturday, November 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on what the Testing Center is calling “Super Saturday.”
Only the Columbus Campus Testing Center will be open on Super Saturday, November 23. As a reminder, The Testing Centers at all locations are closed on Sundays.
The Testing Center’s goal is to provide the best possible service to the campus community during this critical time of the semester, and it is much appreciated if faculty can emphasize to all students that regular testing for Autumn Semester should be completed during the week prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. For more information about Testing Center hours and policies, please call ext. 5219.
Concert Band to perform holiday concert Nov. 26
The Columbus State Concert Band will present a concert of Holiday Music on Tuesday, November 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The program will include "Echo Carol" with student Calvin Ling as the piano soloist, the traditional Hanukkah Song "Maoz Tzur," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," narrated by actor James Smith.
For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following important due dates for payroll are for the pay period ending Sunday, December 15, for the pay date Tuesday, December 31:
Web time entry for employees: 11:00 p.m. December 16
Web time approval for supervisors: 5p.m. December 17
Payroll items not submitted through web time entry must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16 to ensure processing for December 31. All information received after that time will be processed for payment for the January 15, 2014 pay date.
Payroll checks for employees not enrolled in direct deposit will be available in the Police Department located in Delaware Hall on December 31. Please complete and submit your direct deposit authorization form to the payroll office by December 2 for direct deposit of your pay on December 31.
If your address has changed, please submit an address change form to the Human Resources Department located in Rhodes Hall 115. The address change form is available online here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the payroll office at ext. 2348.
SAC begins Toys for Tots drive
Look around campus for the familiar boxes that signal the start of the Toys for Tots holiday drive, sponsored by Staff Advisory Council. This year’s goal is to collect $5,000 worth of donations. Please donate new, unwrapped toys (for any ages) by Friday, December 13, when they will be collected and taken to the Toys for Tots distribution center. Donation boxes are also located at the Delaware Campus and the Gahanna Regional Learning Center. Donations may also be made by check to “Toys for Tots” and sent to SAC member Sean Nowlin, coordinator in Facilities Management, DE 025.
It’s the time of year for this special reminder:
In the event that Columbus State must close or alter its operating schedule because of severe winter weather or other emergencies, an announcement will be posted on the college's website.
You can also sign up for text message alerts on the college’s RAVE system, or watch local media for updates. Here’s how to sign up for RAVE to get text message alerts for emergencies, including those days that campuses are closed due to severe weather: Emergency text message alerts
Columbus State also notifies the local media when emergency closings occur due to severe weather. Local television channels 4, 6, and 10 each have a service that allows individuals to receive emergency weather-related emails or texts. Weather-related closings are also broadcast on most local radio stations.
Late breaking news!
The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, directed by Emma Easton, will share double holiday concerts entitled, "Gifts of Joy!" this weekend, Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
The performance on Friday will recognize local gospel music legends, Pastor Von Thomas and Mrs. Bonnie Lane. There will also be memorial tribute to the late Dr. James Nesbitt, former instructor at Columbus State, for his contributions to the Gospel Ensemble. The special musical guest for the evening is Marvin Miller, Jr. On Saturday, the Ensemble will share both their new original music video and new Christmas EP. Special musical guests include youth dancer Zamera Campbell and vocalist LaMarr Scales. Both concerts are free and open to the public.