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Kimberly C Rhyan
Oct 29, 2014

Get involved: Campus Life Update, October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014 by Kimberly C Rhyan

What is OrgSync?

Managing your co-curricular (activities outside the classroom) record is easier than ever! By developing your profile in Columbus State's new program, OrgSync, you can keep an online record of your involvement (clubs, campuus events, blueprint workshops, etc), academic experiences, employment history and recommendations, and much more.

OrgSync is a web-based platform that allows you to connect with several organizations, departments, and students on campus! You can join a club's OrgSync page and learn all about their activities, communicate with members or sign up to attend campus events. Think that's great? OrgSync also allows you to find volunteer opportunities and track all of your service hours throughout your time at Columbus State! You can even make an e-portfolio that stays with you for life to showcase your work and involvement!

OrgSync makes your college experience a little easier by putting all of these fancy features in one easy-to-access place! Sign in here and build your co-curricular transcript. All students who register are elegible to win a free vizio tablet from the Bookstore!

Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 2

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, which means you will get one extra hour of sleep. WebMD has some information on how our bodies react to time changes:


Veterans Week salute is Nov. 5

Columbus State will salute our student veterans at the third annual ceremony to support the troops and military veterans at the college. The event takes place Wednesday, November 5, at noon in the courtyard. The Ohio National Guard will provide the Color Guard.

Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman, Assistant Adjutant general of the Ohio National Guard (Air Force) will be the guest speaker. He is an Ohio State University graduate and is a pilot who has taken part in 29 combat operations.

More than 1,000 military veterans take classes at Columbus State this semester. Additional events:

Tuesday, Nov. 4: Veterans Employment Support Day.  City, county, state and federal agencies along with private employers will be on the Columbus Campus for a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 the Center for Workforce Development.
Thursday, Nov. 6: Veterans Resource Day. VA Mobile Healthcare Enrollment Van and other VA support offices and organizations will be on the Columbus Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7: Columbus Veterans Day Parade. Several Columbus State staff and student veterans will meet at Nationwide Blvd. where the annual parade forms at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: Columbus State campuses and Regional Learning Centers are closed.

Theatre Columbus State to perform Nov. 12-15

“Spring Awakening” a play by Frank Wedekind, directed by Frank A. Barnhart, and performed by Theatre Columbus State, will be offered Wednesday through Saturday, November 12 - 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. A matinee at 3:00 p.m. Nov. 13 will also be performed. All performances are free and open to the public.

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind’s controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth century, Wedekind’s intense body of work was largely unpublished and rarely performed. Yet the play’s subject matter—teenage desire, suicide, abortion, and homosexuality—is as explosive and important today as it was a century ago. Spring Awakening follows the lives of three teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, and Wendl, as they navigate their entry into sexual awareness.  The play is for mature audiences.

American Sign Language club to host movie Nov. 21

Columbus State’s ASL Club will host the movie “No Ordinary Hero” on Friday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

No Ordinary Hero marks the first time that a movie has been produced by deaf executive producers and a deaf director. The movie is a family drama about a deaf actor who plays a superhero on a TV show who must look beyond the cape to inspire a deaf boy to believe in himself.

The film is open captioned making it fully accessible to deaf, hard of hearing and “signing impaired” audiences. 

Healthy life coaching free for students through Dec. 23!

“Get REAL” healthy life coaching is a 50-minute, one-on-one session during which you will discuss your health history, diet, and lifestyle with a Healthy Life Coach to develop practical, short-term steps for reaching your goals. This initial session is usually $15, but will be free for all Columbus State students through December 23. 

Follow-up sessions with a Healthy Life Coach throughout the semester are then encouraged. These one-on-one meetings will provide you with guidance and support to reach your goals and make sustainable changes for improving your health and happiness. The follow-up sessions cost between $30 and $95 per semester, based on the number of sessions selected. 

Get started with your Health Life Coach today by calling or emailing Jenna Long in the Human Performance Center (HPC) at (614) 287-2445.

SES student featured in Dispatch

After three seasons on the Bishop Ready High School football team, Anthony Herrmann changed his tune.

“I decided to switch over and try something new,” said the West Side native, now 20 and enrolled at Columbus State studying Sport and Exercise Studies.  “I’ve always had a creative niche in the back of my mind.”

His postgraduate efforts, which began as a duo with friend and drummer Jordan McVey, spawned a pop-rock foursome known as Personal Public that now records and performs in between other pursuits.  Read the full article in The Columbus Dispatch

Head to Hills Market on Friday!

Hills Market Downtown, at 95 N. Grant Ave., has the perfect Halloween day activities this Friday. From 12-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, there will be nothing but sweet treats for everyone. They will have caramel-apple making, a hard-cider tasting, a costume contest where you could win a $100 Hills Market gift card, and of course tons of free samples. Head over there after class on Friday for lots of Halloween fun!

Plus, did you know that the Discovery District is extremely haunted? Find out more by stopping at the Kelton House for a tour on Saturday or Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to hear about their ghosts, and then head over to Thurber House to read about theirs! (They have bunches.)

Movie “A Girl Like Me” to show Nov. 1

Join Columbus State and the Frederick Center for Professional Development on Saturday, November 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a special screening of the movie “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story,” in Delaware Hall room 121.  The movie is free and open to the public. This special event is hosted by the college in recognition of Transgender Awareness Month.

Bookstore closed Oct. 31

The Bookstore will be closed for inventory on Friday, October 31. The Bookstore will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3.

Red Cross Blood Drive is Nov. 3

Serve our community and give the gift of life at the Monday, November 3 Blood Drive. The Red Cross accepts both appointments and walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, please visit: and type in Sponsor Code: cougars. For more information call (614) 287-5092.


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Michelle Weiser ǀ Assistant, Community Service and Student Clubs
Student Engagement and Leadership
550 E Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215
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