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Pierce Freshwater
Oct 12, 2015

The News Hub (Oct. 12 - 19, 2015)

Oct 12, 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 has been the biggest struggle you’ve faced as an international student?
Featured Involvement Opportunity: Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio
Featured Club: International Student Association
Featured Wellness: Open Gym Schedule
Featured Job Opportunity: Volunteer Services Student Assistant
Featured Tech Tip: Use the International Student Advisor Chats
Featured Support: International Advising: Amy Bullock
Student Perspective: Keyla Ayala, International Student
Previous Issues

Featured Events: Get Involved! 

Student Focus 

What has been the biggest struggle you’ve faced as an international student?

“…after completing high school in Punjab, India I came to the States and had to re-complete high school courses in an ESL Program. As an international student, getting past the language barrier has been my biggest struggle. ”

 - Khushdeep K.

“…when I first came to school in America, I had to learn how to use everything online. In Cameroon, Africa everything is done with paper. Technology was my biggest barrier.”

Rezvan N.

Featured Involvement 

Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio

Sign up for the Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, held on November 13 & 14, 2015 at Columbus State Community College. Prince Ea is an internationally known artist and will be the featured keynote speaker on Friday, November 13, 2015! To see Prince Ea’s youtube videos, please visit:

College students and administrators/advisors may register here:

Featured Club 

International Student Association

The International Student Association (ISA) provides out-of-classroom learning experiences through field trips, cultural events, and various other social events for international students on campus.  ISA can give you a chance to meet other students from countries all over the world as well as provide you with a lot of fun at some of the best parties and activities on campus. If you're interested in the opportunity to develop leadership skills as an officer or member, check out their portal to learn more.

ISA's Portal can be found here:

Featured Wellness 

Aerobic Fitness in the Open Gym!

Regular aerobic exercise can bring remarkable changes not just to your body, your metabolism, and your heart, but also to your spirits, reports the February 2011 issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Students can participate in open gym and play basketball, soccer, or other options. Click the link to discover open gym hours.

Featured Job 

Federal Work Study II-Volunteer Services Student Assistant (Faith Mission)

Get paid to serve the community!

Since 1966, Faith Mission has served the homeless community by providing shelter, food and clothing all while helping individuals gain access to longer term solutions such as housing, employment assistance, medical, dental and vision care, counseling and support groups.

Job Requirements:

  1. Performs general office duties such as data entry and returning phone calls and e-mails.
  2. Assists with donation pick-ups, drop-offs, and intake.
  3. Assists in organizing the donation room to maintain an efficient system for the arrival and departure of donations.
  4. Creates "Move-Out Boxes" comprised of donated items that are given to residents that are moving out of the shelter and into a new home.

For more information, Visit:

Featured Tech Tip 

Use the International Student Advisor Chats!

Columbus State Community College is dedicated to actively engaging International students. One way that CSCC does this is by having International Student Advisor Chats. These Chats are held on the third Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. To initiate the chat you go to

Featured Support 

International Advising: Amy Bullock

Amy Bullock in the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center has a lot of experience with helping international students as an International Enrollment advisor. Currently, Bullock serves as the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System Principal Designated School Official. Bullock can assist international students with academic, financial and personal matters, as well as, help with work authorization, and adjustment to U.S. society and education.

Amy is herself a Columbus State graduate, so international students can be sure that she can relate to their experience. If international students are interested in meeting with Amy, learn more by clicking on the following link: or send her an email at

Student Perspective 

Check out how International student, Keyla Ayala has benefited from attending Columbus State!

“I’m so excited about what my future looks like.”