February 3, 2014
First Wednesday scheduled for February 5
Don’t miss the monthly town hall-style meeting with Dr. Harrison, where he will announce the February Staff and Part-time Staff awards, and update the campus on the latest news. The meeting will start at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor. All employees are welcome to attend! The events are always live streamed as well for those who are unable to leave their office. Go to http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate and enter the password cougars to enter the site. The livestream will also be archived for later viewing on this site.
Director of Libraries, Bruce Massis, received one of four national awards presented to academic library directors at the American Library Association mid-winter conference in Philadelphia last week. The award was presented by the Copyright Clearance Center to Massis for his work in the area of “Fair Use” of copyright at Columbus State.
Pictured is Massis receiving the award from Tim Bowen, director of Academic Products and Services at the Copyright Clearance Center.
Two Columbus State students, Devon Porter and Francois Dean, and graduate Meredith Hunsaker have been cast in SRO Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music to be staged February 20-March 2, at the Shedd Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue in downtown Columbus.
The musical, which tied as a 1960 Tony Award winner, tells the story of a nun who becomes a governess to the seven children of a widowed father and how their lives change through love and music. The story is based on Maria Augusta Trapp’s memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.
Porter, who plays “Rolf,” is in his final year at Columbus State and plans to attend OSU to pursue a psychology degree. He been involved in theater since his early teens and has appeared in more than 20 shows prior to The Sound of Music, including Cinderella, Pippin, and A Friday in November: The JFK Assassination Remembered.
Dean, who is playing “Herr Zeller,” has performed in various Columbus State theatrical productions, the most recent being A Friday in November.
Hunsaker, who will play the roles of “Ursula” and a nun, earned her Associate of Science degree from Columbus State and her bachelor’s in zoology from Ohio State. She played multiple roles in the Columbus State production Titanic: A Retrospective and A Friday in November.
The director is award-winning director/producer Frank A. Barnhart, instructor of Theater Performance Studies in the Communication Department, whose work has been acclaimed in Columbus with awards that include a Best Director award from the Central Ohio Theatre Round Table and in New York with an Off-Off Broadway Review Award for producing and directing. For Sound of Music show times and tickets, visit the SRO website.
Jablonka earns master’s degree
Marlene Jablonka, assistant to Carol Thomas, vice president for Information Technology, recently earned her master’s degree in Education from the University of Dayton. Jablonka joined the Columbus State in the Human Resources Department in 2009 and has been working in IT since 2011.
Tiffany McClain, director of Disability Services, has been named to Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues for a two-year term ending in 2016.
Landscape students to sell Valentine flowers
The Columbus State Landscape Association students are continuing to raise money for their trip to the Student Career Days landscape competition in March. Support their efforts by purchasing roses or tulips for your Valentine sweetheart!
The students will be taking orders until February 7 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply order your roses by color (red, white, pink, or yellow) for $3 each, $15 for six, or $30 for a dozen. Or you can get multicolored tulips for $5 a bunch (five tulips).
Pick up will be on Thursday, February 13, from noon until 6:00 p.m. in the Davidson Hall second floor lobby. Bring cash or a check payable to CSLA for your order.
Did you know: Red roses are for love and passion; pink roses are for appreciation and admiration; white roses are for perfection, purity and innocence; and yellow roses are for joy, friendship and delight? Tulips are just for FUN!
All fulltime employees with UHC coverage are invited to attend a briefing which will help you navigate the web portal and answer any questions you may have about the Health Rewards Program offered through United Health Care (UHC). The briefing will be held Wednesday, February 5, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in CT107.
Delaware Campus employees should RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover to attend a teleconference.
All employees, spouses or domestic partners covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must reach eight points in the Health Rewards program to maintain a 20 percent payroll contribution.
The Health Rewards website contains the information on the Health Rewards program and points. The deadline to achieve the eight points is June 30, 2014 for the 2015 year.
Tutorials are available online here: http://welcometomyuhc.com/healthandwellness/tour/.