June 12, 2014
Clark to become Faculty Fellow for International Students
Crystal Clark, Professor in the English Department, has recently been named the International Student Faculty Fellow. The focus of the work is to serve as liaison with existing programs related to the University of Toledo Community College Consortium for International Students, and Professor Clark has a close relationship with the administrators of that consortium. As international students in selected countries where we have a third party relationship become a potentially larger part of our student population at Columbus State, this work will be increasingly essential to Columbus State, and beyond involving other faculty, Professor Clark’s work will involve close partnerships with those who have existing expertise in the Division of Student Affairs.
Hicks is new counselor
Columbus State’s Counseling Services recently welcomed Michael Hicks, M.S.Ed, L.P.C. as new mental health counselor in the department. Hicks is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in community mental health counseling for more than eight years. He holds a BS in Employee Assistance Counseling from Franklin University and a MS in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton.
Hicks has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including outpatient counseling for both mental health and addiction issues, vocational rehabilitation, and crisis intervention and stabilization services. He also has experience teaching at the graduate level. “My philosophy is that everyone has the ability to make positive, affirming changes in their lives and reach their full potential by addressing difficult issues openly, overcoming stigma, strengthening their self-esteem, and building a strong and healthy support system,” said Hicks. “I am here to guide students along this path toward positive growth.”
Blackboard Grade Center I
Pre-requisites: training participants must have already taken Introduction to Blackboard ITI training course.
Wednesday, June 25 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) - Register
Tuesday, July 15 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) - Register
Wednesday, August 20 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) - Register
Blackboard - Online Self-Paced Offerings
ITI online courses can be taken completely online and do not require any face-to-face meetings. ITI online classes are now accessible via our new online course tracking portal system that will require you to login when taking our classes. The online tracking system will allow you to track the online courses you have taken, print your own certificates of completion, and even email proof of completion to anyone if the needed.
Our current online Blackboard course offerings are:
ITIBB-0100-WEB: Introduction to Blackboard
ITIBB-0110-WEB: Grade Center I
ITIBB-0140-WEB: Discussion Boards
All ITI online classes are now access via our new online course tracking portal. Click here to login and start taking ITI's online courses!
WebEx Meeting Center Basics
WebEx Meeting Center is a virtual online meeting room which allows Columbus State employees to hold meetings online. WebEx requires participants to have internet access and a computer with a microphone and audio capabilities. All communication is done through the computer, whether a desktop pc or laptop. WebEx allows for multiple participants, up to 200, at different locations to connect online and share any document, power point, web site, or other multimedia. Although WebEx has video capabilities, the focus generally is with sharing data and information with participants.
Please note: All participants must download and complete the Cougar (WebEx) Meeting Request form before signing up for this training session - Download Meeting Center Request Form
Thursday, July 10 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register
Thursday, August 7 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register
Thursday, September 4 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register
An event this great can only happen once every four years! Join millions of viewers and fans around the world in watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil. First round matches begin Thursday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m. when Brazil debuts against Croatia. Schedule permitting, all matches will be streamed in the library’s Media Studio located in Columbus Hall, Room 111, throughout the tournament. For a comprehensive list of matches please see the schedule online.
Christopher’s, the student-run dining experience offered in Eibling Hall 05, will serve lunch only, from 11:00 to 12:15 p.m. only on Thursdays during Summer Semester. See the menus here.
Tim Malloy, systems administrator in IT, will ride in the annual Pelotonia for his sixth time August 9 and 10. Malloy rides to raise money for cancer research in honor of his father who died of leukemia in 2007. 100 percent of every dollar raised by Pelotonia riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. To donate to Malloy’s ride, go online to his donation page.