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Pierce Freshwater
Dec 7, 2015

The News Hub (Dec. 7 - 14, 2015)

Dec 7, 2015 by Pierce Freshwater

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

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 your plans for the holidays?
Featured Involvement Opportunity: Stress Busters Social Event
Featured Club/Program: Cross Country Club
Featured Wellness: Meditation Room
Featured Job Opportunity: DX Café Student Associate
Featured Tech Tip: IT Support Services
Featured Support: DX Bookstore
Student Perspective: Jacqueline Dulay, Troubleshooting
Previous Issues

Featured Events: Get Involved! 

Student Focus 

What are your plans for the holidays?

“I plan to spend thanksgiving with my husband, and for Christmas we usually see a movie in theatres and grab Chinese!”

-- Danielle Y.

“I plan to work and save up for Christmas!”

-- Emily B.

“Enjoying time with family, and having eggnog!

-- Clarence D.

Featured Involvement 

Stress Busters Social Event

Finals Week is approaching fast, which means tensions can be running high as you cram for exams or complete final projects. Get ahead of the stress by going to the Stress Busters event on Wednesday, December 9 from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Nestor Hall “Loud Lounge”. Take a break with games, food, free massages, and bubble wrap!

Visit the following link to find out more about this event:


Featured Club/Program 

Cross Country Club

Many students like to exercise to help relieve stress. A great resource for those students is to join the Columbus State Cross Country Club. This club accepts everyone and caters to all fitness levels. The Cross Country Club runs on Fridays from 5:30pm-7:00pm, and has multiple morning runs during the week.

To join this club, visit the following link:

Featured Wellness 

Meditation Room

A quiet place to relieve stress is in the Meditation Room in Nestor Hall 028. The meditation room is open to everyone looking for a brief respite from the college grind. The room is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment for group use. It is non-sectarian and can be used by up to 25 people at a time.

To find out more about this room, or to reserve it, please visit:

Featured Job 

DX Café Student Associate

Looking for some extra cash to use during the Holidays? Become a “DX Cafe Student Associate.” As a Café Student Associate, one must be customer service oriented and familiar with barista services!


  • Uses point of sale system to accurately complete sales transactions including electronic register, cash handling, and credit/debit card transactions.
  • Prepares and handles food products, including hot and cold beverages, while adhering to health/safety standards and protocols.
  • Maintains cleanliness of Café.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: basic sanitation and safety standards/procedures. Skill in: customer service; accuracy, attention to detail. Ability to: hold a consistent, reliable schedule; maintain confidentiality; follow procedures for food handling and preparation; maintain cleanliness of work area; operate a point of sale station.

For more information, Visit:

  Columbus State Bookstore Job Fair: Open Interviews

The Columbus State Bookstore is now hiring seasonal associates for the Spring Semester 2016 peak period (January 12 – February 12, 2016).


Discovery Exchange (DX) Building
283 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Located at 283 Cleveland Ave
(corner of Cleveland & Mt. Vernon)


    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



PAY $8.10/HOUR


Standard retail practices and procedures. Ability to interact effectively with customers and deliver excellent customer service. Work as a team in a busy retail environment. Minimum qualifications are a High School degree or GED.

Interested candidates should apply online before attending the Job Fair. Apply online at and search for Sales Associate, requisition 90. All candidates hired will be required to attend a training session the week of January 4 – 8.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Columbus State Bookstore at 614-287-3915 or at

Featured Tech Tip 

IT Department

Having technology fails during finals week can be frustrating! The IT department in The Center for Technology and Learning 116 can help with technological emergencies pertaining to Columbus State. The IT department can help students navigate Cougarweb, Blackboard, the CSCC Wifi, and a student's CSCC email. Students can call from 7:30 a.m - 10:00 p.m. Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. on Sundays, or stop in Monday- Friday from 7:30 am- 10:00pm, and Saturdays from 9 am- 4 pm.

Visit their webpage for more information:

Featured Support 

DX Bookstore

Housed across Cleveland Ave, from the main part of campus, is the DX Bookstore. The Bookstore provides many helpful resources for students including, textbooks, school supplies, spirit apparel, a convenience store, a coffee shop, and more. Students can even purchase basic academic necessities with financial aid, on select items (and if students qualify). The Bookstore is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm, Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit the bookstore website at:

Student Perspective 

Jacqueline Dulay is all too familiar with balancing the pursuit of her education at Columbus State with the realities of a working life.

“Columbus State sets the standard high and challenges students not just to learn, but to apply.”