May 12, 2014
Commencement highlights captured
Relive Friday’s Spring Semester Commencement with this video captured by Mark Van Horn, Marketing & Communications!
Trish Malloy seems to have computer ESP when it comes to troubleshooting the IT problems of the Transitional Workforce Department. According to Doug House, director, “Trish demonstrates unending patience when assisting our employees. As a former IT professional, I can say that I would never have been able to demonstrate the patience that Trish does! In each and every case, Trish has the problems diagnosed and corrected ASAP.”
Several members of the Transitional Workforce Department nominated Malloy for Staff Employee of the Month, and attended the May 6 President’s Town Hall meeting where she was recognized for her work.
Florence Plagenz, supervisor of the ESL Afterschool Communities, says “It is a pleasure to know that Trish is there when a problem arises. When several of the ESL Afterschool Communities staff purchased iPads for use in their programs, we called Trish when the network connection wasn’t working. The very next day she had coordinated efforts for a new wireless receiver to be installed!”
“Trish does an amazing job of responding to questions in a timely manner,” says Chelsea Francis, Non-Credit Registration. “She helped us keep track of student interaction and allowed us to help students in the most efficient ways possible.”
“She makes sure new instructors have access to our shared network drive—sometimes within minutes of the time the request is sent in,” says Tara Narcross, supervisor of the Language Institute.
“Trish has always been so responsive to our department when we have technical issues,” says Brianne Manczak, program coordinator in ESL Afterschool Communities. “She is so quick to respond and solve a problem, even if it means coming out to our off-campus sites. I can’t say enough about how wonderful and helpful Trish has been to work with.”
During the break there will be some short-term lot and street closures for maintenance issues and an event.
Lots 8-S and 9-E, both near the TIC, are scheduled to be closed for a short time.
This weekend, in order to accommodate the Invention Convention, 20-S next to GT will be blocked off and Grove Street will be closed from 6:00 a.m. Friday through 5:00 p.m. Saturday.
Paycheck date incorrect
The pay date for the pay period ending April 30, 2014 is May 15, 2014. Please disregard the incorrect pay date (May 13, 2014) printed on your pay advice or check. All payroll direct deposits and checks will post on Thursday May 15, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Payroll Office at (614)287-2348.
Dr. Jack Cooley. Sr. VP for Academic Affairs, signs a transfer partnership agreement with Bowling Green State University as BGSU Provost Dr. Rodney Rogers looks on. The partnership between the two institutions provides students with a direct and guaranteed path to a bachelor degree. The agreement is the ninth partnership between Columbus State and our four-year institution partners, joining Ohio State, Ohio University, Ohio Dominican, Miami, Ohio Wesleyan, Franklin, Capital and Otterbein University.
The Blackboard upgrade will take place Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15.
The Distance Education and Instructional Support (DEIS) division has created a number of resources to help support you and answer any questions you may have about the upgrade.
Go to https://online.cscc.edu/blackboard/instructors/ to learn more about the upgrade, see some of the featured enhancements, and find out about training that is available for this updated version of Blackboard.
If you have any questions or concerns about the upgraded version of Blackboard or the upgrade process, please contact the Faculty Assistance Center at http://teaching.cscc.edu/request.
Proctors monitor online test-takers from the ProctorU office in Hoover, Ala.
Beginning Summer Semester 2014, Columbus State’s Testing Services will offer a new, optional service to Columbus State distance learning students who are enrolled in courses but are in a different country.
Columbus State will partner with Proctor U, a company that provides real-time online proctoring 24 hours a day.
Proctor U provides a secure face-to-face proctoring environment via the computer and webcam. A student signs into Proctor U at their scheduled testing time and is connected to a proctor who administers the student’s exam via webcam and various security measures. Proctor U provides a secure testing process that maintains the security and integrity of the test proctoring policies adopted by the Columbus State Testing Center, while meeting faculty exam guidelines.
This joint venture will provide an alternative solution to those students living abroad to continue their studies. Students and faculty are assured a secure and reliable proctoring service that meets and exceeds the high standards of testing required by Columbus State Testing Services.
For information about Proctor U, go online here http://www.proctoru.com, and feel free to contact Denise Cashon at ext. 5675 for any additional questions you may have.
The 12th Annual Taste to Remember will be held Thursday, May 15, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Station 67, 379 W. Broad Street.
Hosted by the Columbus Firefighters IAFF Local 67, the cost is $45 person in advance, $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Hunger Alliance and the American Culinary Foundation’s Columbus Chapter scholarship fund. Food, wine, spirits and desserts are all featured.
For more information: www.childrenshungeralliance.org or call (614) 643-8020.
The Union Hall Food Court will be closed for construction between May 12 and August 1. Other food options during Summer Semester include food trucks located next to the Library, food carts located around campus daily, and the DX Café located in the bookstore. You can check out the various options online here: http://cscc.avifoodweb.com/menus/CSSC_Weekly_Menu.pdf
Graduates of the Community/Habilitation Assistant Program join their instructors, top row, for a Spring 2014 Class picture.
Twelve students completed the Community/Habilitation Assistant Certificate Program May 5 and more than 120 guests joined them at the ceremony to hear them speak of their accomplishments. The Community/Habilitation Assistant Program is an innovative program designed for individuals with a developmental disability. Students accepted into the program attend classes and participate in two practicums as they learn the skills needed to become a Community/Habilitation Assistant.
Those completing this program will be working in human service agencies throughout Central Ohio providing needed support to other individuals with disabilities. The one-year certificate program first ran in June of 2007, and each year approximately 12 students have completed the program.
Jackie Teny-Miller, program coordinator and assistant professor in MH/AS/DD says, “This program is a dream come true for the students, families, friends and professionals that support people with disabilities. No other program like this exists in the country and it’s an honor teaching and supporting these young men and women.”
Read about natural ways to help lower blood pressure in the May issue of Wellness Online. You can also read more articles including: Prevention is the Best Medicine; It's the Finish Line! Get ready to walk or run your first 5K; and even see a Dr. Oz Video: Boost Your Energy!
Do you know any upcoming graduates of Columbus City Schools who are planning to attend Columbus State? Encourage them to apply for the Robert Weiler Family Scholarship!
The Robert Weiler Scholarship provides $1,000 to support graduates of Columbus City Schools who are attending Columbus State and who wish to complete a four-year degree. The scholarship is renewable for a second year. Applicants must be graduates of the Class of 2014 from Columbus City Schools and meet other qualifications.
Applications are due June 15, 2014 and can be accessed here: http://cscc.edu/services/financial-aid/pdf/weiler.pdf.