May 19, 2014
Monthly town hall to be held June 3
President Harrison’s monthly town hall meeting, including the Staff Employee of the Month recognition, will be held Tuesday, June 3, at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. If you cannot attend, but would like to watch the live stream broadcast online, visit http://www.livestream.com/ColumbusState, where you will be prompted to enter the password cougars.
Thursday, May 15, marked the third year the Delaware Campus has hosted Woodward Elementary School fourth-graders. This year the students had fun in the Learning Center talking about Bigfoot and learning about the C.R.A.P. (Currency, Reliability, Authority, Purpose) test. Delaware Campus Librarians Dana Knott, Brianne Miller, James Castrillo and Kristine Kinzer presented to the students using updated field guides, masks, Bigfoot signs, and cutouts of Bigfoot footprints placed in the hallway.
Woodward elementary students show off their Bigfoot masks.
The students laughed during each session when Miller introduced the C.R.A.P. test to them, and they loved having the opportunity to say “crap” in an academic context. According to the librarians, it was a less-skeptical bunch this year with more Bigfoot believers. “We had one student whose mom had supposedly seen Bigfoot in the woods. It was funny that many students talked about not trusting scientists; some students even called scientists liars! On the other hand, we had students who wanted to believe in the Bigfoot videos they had seen on YouTube,” said Bruce Massis, director of the Library.
The day ended with “graduation” where Delaware Campus Director Pat Fabrisi and Clawdette Cougar passed out certificates and Columbus State goodie bags.
A Health Rewards Briefing will be offered on Tuesday, May 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.. in CT 107, and Thursday, May 22, at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., also in CT 107. Any employee and spouse/domestic partner covered under either of the United Health Care plans through Columbus State must reach the eight-point minimum by June 30, 2014 to maintain the 20 percent coverage rate. Learn more about the Health Rewards Program online here. A tutorial is also offered online.
For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, at ext. 3989. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 9:00am & Thursday, May 22 at 12:00pm in CT107
Take control of your career, your business and your life at the tenth annual Ohio Growth Summit! The keynote presenters will share their expertise and guidance on how to start and/or grow a business.
The keynotes include: Chris Brogan, Human Business Works and Owner Magazine; Steve Kloyda, The Prospecting Expert; Jason Surfrapp, IWearYourShirt.com; Jerry Ross, National Entrepreneurship Center; Heather Whaling, Geben Communication; and Jess Ostroff, Don’t Panic Management.
The 2014 Ohio Growth Summit will be held Wednesday, June 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Center for Workforce Development, Conference Center Ballroom, Fourth Floor.
Learn more and register to attend at: ohiogrowthsummit.com.
The Columbus State Bookstore has created an additional area of seating for those seeking a quiet spot to eat lunch or have a snack from the Café. The seating area is located on the first floor near the elevators-perfect for rainy summer afternoons. As a reminder, the Cafeteria will be closed for remodeling during the Summer Semester until August 1. Other food options during the summer include food trucks which will be parked near the Library, the food carts that are located in other areas of campus, and the Bookstore Café!
Di Pietro returning to Stanford
Music instructor Rocco Di Pietro will return to Stanford University May 19 through 24 to give a Colloquium on his recent musical work. The presentation will be live streamed from Stanford to the Conservatory of Shanghai in China. Di Pietro will then be in the Stanford recording studio on May 22 recording his work "The Rajas for John Cage," and on May 23 will give the first live performance at the computer music center of Stanford of "The New laughter,” an homage to Bruno Maderna, Di Pietro’s teacher. He will also have his book "Homages to Bruno Maderna" published by The University of Bologna, Italy, in June.
Get ready for the warm weather with Weight Watchers! Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program session will start Tuesday, May 27, at 12:00 p.m. in WD 312. Fifteen participants are needed to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, May 19 to sign up.
The college congratulates our new hires and promotions:
Renee Fambro, Director, Human Resources
Kyle Landis, System Specialist, Admissions
Cynthia Meyers, Office Associate, Integrated Media and Technology
Rachel Fowler, Program Coordinator, Records and Registration
Callie McInturf, System Specialist, Admissions
Mark Dudgeon, Supervisor 1, Facilities Management
New Full-Time Career Opportunities:
Technician, I.T. Support Services – Requisition No.3096
Annually Contracted Faculty, Early Childhood Development - Requisition No. 3099
Annually Contracted Faculty, Health Information Management - Requisition No. 3097
Clinical Coordinator, Nursing - Requisition No. 3101