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Pierce Freshwater
Oct 6, 2015

The News Hub (Oct. 5 - 12, 2015 )

Oct 6, 2015 by Pierce Freshwater

Get up every morning and tell yourself, “I can do this.”

The News Hub is Columbus State's centralized information "Hub" promoting student engagement at Columbus State. Each week, students can learn about featured activities on campus through the campus’ integrative tool, The Columbus State Hub (also known as OrgSync) which helps students explore resources and co-curricular activities. Students don’t just have to opportunity to attend college, but the chance to experience success through involvement.

In This Week’s Edition:

Upcoming Events: Get Involved
Student Focus: What do you do to keep your mind healthy?
Featured Involvement Opportunity: Mental Illness Awareness Week
Featured Club: Mental Health Matters
Featured Wellness: Kettlebell Conditioning!
Featured Job Opportunity: Supplemental Instruction Leader
Featured Tech Tip: Do you use the Quick Print Station?
Featured Support: Counseling Services
Student Perspective
Previous Issues

Featured Events: Get Involved! 

Student Focus 

What do you do to keep your mind healthy?

“While living with 15 people can be difficult, I find comfort in having a house full of people to talk with!" - Valerie M.

“Meditation is medication of the mind!” - Kate S.

“Working on my physical health keeps my mind in good shape.”  - Joe C.

Featured Involvement 

Mental Illness Awareness Week

College can be stressful but these events can help students to develop good ways to better manage related stress. People are here to help! This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, with this Tuesday, October 6, being National Depression Screening Day. Counselors and local organizations will be present to provide brief confidential screening and information.

Wednesday, October 7th, is the Mental Health & Wellness Fair, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lounges. Information on mental illnesses. There will be featured events every half hour! All of these events are at or here on the Hub in Get Involved.

Featured Club 

Mental Health Matters

This week’s featured club is Mental Health Matters. Mental Health Matters is an organization that aims to raise awareness about mental health and provide resources to help connect those in need. For more information on how to get involved with this club, check out their webpage (link below)!

Learn more at MHM's Club Portal!​

Featured Wellness 

Get active with Kettlebell Conditioning!

Visit Delaware Hall 158 on Monday’s at noon for kettlebell conditioning to combat the mid-semester blues! Kettlebells target larger muscle groups, thus helping to torch calories. Kettlebells target hard-to-reach muscle groups with each move: abs, butt, back. If a refreshing, dynamic new workout sounds good, then get down to Delaware Hall with a valid cougar ID and tone up today! For more information, click on the link below:


Featured Job 

Supplemental Instruction Leader

Interested in working with students in a one-on-one and small group tutoring environment? Have the ability to demonstrate sensitivity to students from diverse social and academic backgrounds? Become a Supplemental Instruction Leader!

A “Supplemental Instruction Leader” conducts one to three 50-minute study/tutoring sessions per week throughout the term using strategies learned through the departmental SI Leader training workshop. 


  • Helps students to develop and apply appropriate learning and study skills. 
  • Meets regularly with the course instructor(s), SI Instructor, and/or Coordinator(s) and is responsible for planning SI sessions, creating/distributing all SI session handouts, and notifying the instructor(s) about problems or potential problems. 
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the course material, as well as multiple instructional methodologies, to meet various student learning styles. 

For more Information:


Featured Tech Tip 

Have you used the Quick Print Station?

Many students are not aware of the quick print station in Columbus Hall (the Library). This helpful resource is located just inside, to the right and includes four laptops for efficient printing. Students do not need to log-in; only bring a flash drive or bring up their email to print off a paper before class. Also, a stapler and whole punch is provided if necessary. To find out when the Library is open or to find out more information, click on the link below!

Featured Support 

Need help? Visit Counseling Services!

At the downtown campus, Counseling Services offers multiple interventions to support students. They provide a safe and confidential environment where students can explore personal concerns in efforts to increase life balance as established through satisfying relationships, improving academic performance, setting personal goals, gaining self-awareness and making effective and satisfying life choices. Trained licensed mental health professionals are able to provide you with help working through an array of mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Any enrolled student can stop by Nestor Hall room 010 during 8:00am- 5:00pm Monday - Thursday and 9:30am- 4:30pm on Friday to make an appointment. For more information, visit Counseling Services website at

Student Perspective 

Check out how fellow student, Nikki Smith, balances part-time work and single motherhood, all while maintaining her place on the Dean’s List. 

“You have to have that forward thinking of how to build some stability in your life.”