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Pierce Freshwater
Nov 23, 2015

The News Hub (Nov. 23 - 30, 2015)

Nov 23, 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 are you thankful for?
Featured Involvement Opportunity: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Featured Club/Program: Honors Program & Honors Student Advisory Council
Featured Wellness: Yoga Classes
Featured Job Opportunity: Fantastic Fridays Student Assistant
Featured Tech Tip: Multimedia Support Center
Featured Support: New Student-Parent Community
Student Perspective: Lorrie Thompson, From Columbus State to Ohio State University
Previous Issues

Featured Events: Get Involved! 

Reminder: Columbus State is closed November 26 - 29 for Thanksgiving.

Student Focus 

What are you thankful for?

Chris is thankful for being able to wake up every day and be happy with what he has. He is also very thankful for his family. "With all the negativity in the world I am thankful for being alive".

Brandon is thankful for having a great family and friends. He is thankful that both his parents are alive and support him. Also, Brandon is thankful for loyal friends and that he has no drama in his life. "I am thankful for the opportunity that I have to do something with my life".

James is thankful for being alive. He is also thankful that both of his parents are alive and are there to support him. "I am thankful that I am 19 and not in prison."

Featured Involvement 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks to those around us for all that they do. One way to contribute to the spirit of Thanksgiving is to give back to your community by donating blood! The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Nestor Hall’s West Lounge (Study Lounge). Your donation of 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives!

Students can make an appointment at using sponsor code: cougars.

Featured Club/Program 

Honors Program & Student Advisory Council

The Honors Program is an option for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Honors students are able to serve on the Honors Student Advisory Council, where members attend many community service events. The Honors Student Advisory Council has meetings at 1:00pm on Fridays in Delaware Hall.

Students who complete the Honors Program application and are admitted into the program will automatically be considered for an Honors Program scholarship (up to $2,000 per academic year, renewable for two years). No additional scholarship application is required. If you are interested in joining the Honors Program, find out more information about the eligibility requirements by visiting the Honors Program website at

Learn more about the Honors Student Adviory Council here:

Featured Wellness 

Fitness Center

Seeking physical and spiritual awareness? Peace of mind? More flexibility? Yoga can help an individual achieve these goals and more. Mental clarity and heightened focus are enviable advantages in college, and are freely available to CState students. This is not too good to be true- there is yoga every Friday at noon in Delaware Hall 158! With a current cougar ID, the benefits of yoga are available to anyone interested in increasing their flexibility, focus and forming friendships.

Featured Job 

Fantastic Fridays Student Assistant

The Fantastic Fridays program lets K-12 students work in real college-level science labs. Students get hands-on science training, and even get to solve murder mysteries!The Biological and Physical Sciences department is seeking students with strong science backgrounds and an interest in science education to assist in delivering the Fantastic Fridays program throughout the academic year.

General duties will include:

  • Set-up and take-down of labs
  • Organizing of program materials and supplies
  • Preparing supply carts
  • Supervising middle-and high-school students during labs/projects
  • Providing basic presentations of science topics
  • Other duties as assigned and needed by program

Sample areas for science activities include: Anatomy, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geology, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology, and Zoology.

To find out more and apply for this position, visit:

Featured Tech Tip 

Multimedia Support Center

Great computer hardware can be hard to come by, especially for a college student on a tight budget. Columbus State can help! Located in the library (Columbus Hall), the Multimedia Support Center Lab is full of software and hardware to help students create media projects. They have multiple scanners and Wacom tablets, as well as 16 high end gaming computers. Knowledgeable media experts are on hand to help with questions, and to provide advice & learning resources.

For hours and more information, visit

Featured Support 

NEW: Student-Parent Community

Columbus State is in the process of building a Student-Parent Community, with specialized campus resources geared towards student parent success to assist parents in completing their educational goals. They would like to welcome any student who is also a parent to join their portal to access resources and get news geared towards people with similar needs.

We are excited to form this community for Student-Parents completing their educational goals at Columbus State. This group will serve as a home-base for Student-Parents and provide as many resources as possible to support you. Over the next few months, a Student-Parent Survey will be launched, as well as, a focus group, in order to develop goals for this community. If you have questions or would like to be involved in this conversation, please contact a member of the planning committee.

Learn more about and join the Student-Parent Community by clicking the link below!

Student Perspective 

Lorrie Thompson always knew she wanted to be a nurse like her mother and grandmother. But like many other adult students, she needed a flexible class schedule.

“My Columbus State education prepared me for leadership in my field, preparing for graduate school, and whatever comes next.”