Columbus State "In the News" -- May 2010

"In the News" offers a selective view of media coverage of Columbus State University. Be aware that links to articles and other coverage by external media may, in time, be deleted or become part of a pay-per-view archives. Report invalid links to sutley_bill@ColumbusState.edu. More "In the News" items are available from 2010, including July, June, April and earlier.

Newnan Times-Herald (Ga.)
$5 million fundraising begins for new campus
http://www.times-herald.com/Local/5-million-fundraising-begins-for-new-campus-1142819
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has kicked off its $5 million fundraising campaign to help build a new campus in Coweta County. Hopes are to have a ground-breaking ceremony for the new facility by the end of summer, and to be open for classes spring quarter 2012. .... The state-of-the-art allied health building will house various health care-related programs. The health programs are expected to support the proposed new Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Piedmont Newnan hospitals. ... WGTC currently has agreements with several four-year colleges that allow certain credits to transfer. Those colleges include ... Columbus State .... [Accessed May 26, 2010]

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Professor David Schwimmer Discusses Deinosuchus
During 30-plus years at Columbus State University, paleontology professor David Schwimmer has helped piece together a compelling story behind Deinosuchus, a giant, ancient relative of the alligator that roamed what's now North America about 80 million years ago. [Accessed May 25, 2010]

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
Foley Campaign Material Glosses Over Company's Failure In 1990s
http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-tom-foley-firm-failure-0520,0,7856311.story?track=rss
Thomas Foley, a leading contender for the Republican gubernatorial nomination at Saturday's party convention, says his 25 years of experience as a business owner and executive will enable him to "fix our economy and our broken government in Hartford." But one of Foley's claimed success stories — his ownership of The Bibb Co., a textile manufacturer that he bought through a junk-bond-financed leveraged buyout in 1985 — ended with him relinquishing executive control and most of his 95 percent stake in Bibb 11 years later. Bibb — whose Bibb City plant on the outskirts of Columbus, Ga., was once known as the largest cotton mill in the world — went through a "prepackaged bankruptcy reorganization" in 1996 that removed Foley from executive control. ... Speaking of the time Foley owned the Bibb City plant, John Lupold, a retired professor of history at Columbus State University, said Bibb was "contracting rather than expanding." He said that was not unique; scores of regional textile mills were dying because of overseas competition.  [Accessed May 21, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
CSU women's basketball: Lady Cougars sign eight
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/20/1128881/csu-womens-basketball-lady-cougars.html
Columbus State women’s basketball coach Jonathan Norton announced Wednesday the addition of eight players during the spring signing period. They join one early signee aleady in the recruiting class. Among the nine signees, seven are from Georgia. The class comprises five freshmen and four transfers. There are four guards, three post players and two forwards. “We feel like we have really addressed our needs with this class,” Norton said in a news release. “… We feel like most of these players will step in right away and contribute.” [Accessed May 20, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
CSU joins Degree Network System to help students in Army
Columbus State University has taken steps to make it easier for its Army-enlisted students and their dependents to complete their degrees in criminal justice without interruption from relocating due to reassignment. Effective this fall, the university will be classified as a Degree Network System institution as part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System Army Division. By joining this network, which consists of about 160 colleges and universities, Army service members and their dependents enrolling at CSU can transfer their degree credits from other colleges and universities in the network. Credits earned at CSU can likewise transfer to other schools in the network. [Accessed May 19, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State signs three basketball players
Robert Moore has been the men’s basketball coach at Columbus State for just more than a month. Tuesday, he announced the names of his first three signees. All three are guards, who are expected to help Moore return the CSU program to be a run and shoot style team. One of the players is a junior college transfer from Chattahoochee Valley. Jarmarquis Steverson (6-foot, 190 pounds) averaged 11.6 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals a game for CVCC. He shot 42 percent from 3-point range. Two of the players — Andrew Houts and Dimitri Davis — were signed out of high school. [Accessed May 19, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State men's tennis: CSU nets Peach Belt Conference honors
The Columbus State men’s tennis team, made its first trip to the NCAA Division II tournament, received a spring sport Team Sportsmanship Award from the Peach Belt Conference. The award is given to the team in that sport that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class. The team award is selected by other teams who compete in that sport. ... The Cougars also had two players make the PBC Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team: Filip Cojbasic, a junior from Cacak, Serbia, has a 3.96 grade-point average as an accounting major and is on the first team; Diego Motivar, a junior from Bogota, Colombia, has a 3.55 GPA as a marketing major and also was honored. [Accessed May 19, 2010]

Rockdale Citizen
5 named soccer all-stars
A quintet of local soccer players are continuing their careers in the fall after signing college scholarships. But first, they get to play one last time at the high school level. Salem’s Ashley Parker and Taylor Gates, Heritage’s Melissa Drish, Nicole Young of Rockdale and Eastside’s Ashton Ziadie were selected to play in divarsity.com’s senior all-star game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lassiter High School in Marietta. The Salem duo will cap a memorable, four-year career that saw the Lady Seminoles win four consecutive Region 8-AAAA championships and advance to two final fours.... Parker, a Columbus State signee, was the defensive stalwart on a unit that allowed 15 goals in 16 games and picked up 10 shutouts. [Accessed May 19, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Major donation to patient care (Editorial)
Maybe this trend of area health care institutions working together in the public interest can become a Columbus trademark. If this is how it pays off, it’s hard to imagine many would mind. Just days after a group of local ob-gyn physicians submitted a petition asking St. Francis Hospital and Columbus Regional Healthcare System to set aside their conflict over baby delivery services, the two hospitals groups announced a joint $1 million pledge to Columbus State University’s nursing program. That’s not just a substantial gift to CSU, although of course it is that. It’s also a major contribution to patient care in this area, and a timely response to a national health care problem that in Georgia is closer to a crisis, according to a 2009 report by the University System of Georgia’s Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Accessed May 18, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus to get its first Early Head Start program
Teenage parents will soon be able to get child care advice and training from the Chattahoochee Valley’s first Early Head Start program. The program, which held its grand opening Monday morning at the Teenage Parenting Center, will focus on children from birth to 3 years old and pregnant mothers, teaching teen parents about child development and parenting skills. The program also will encourage increasing breastfeeding and getting fathers more involved. The Early Head Start program is being funded by a $2 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was created by Columbus State University, Enrichment Services Programs and the Muscogee County School District. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus leads way in servant leadership
Robert K. Greenleaf once wrote an essay, “Essentials of Leadership,” because he believed “we in this country were in a leadership crisis, and I should do what I could about it.” In 1964, Greenleaf founded the Center for Applied Ethics in Westfield, Ind. It would later become the Greenleaf Center, a worldwide training organization. The center’s main mission is to teach individuals and groups and organizations that true leadership comes from serving people. It’s the premiere center for this leadership philosophy, most often targeted to businesses, organizations and corporations. Greenleaf died in 1990. His first career was as a researcher and developer with AT&T, and a second career was speaking and writing about servant leadership. Had he lived, Greenleaf likely would have been proud of an achievement that no other city has been recognized for to date. On June 16, Columbus will be named a Servant Leadership City. ... About 155 local companies utilize the institute’s Employee Assistance Program. As well, a partnership between the institute and Columbus State University allows servant leadership students to put their classroom know-how into community action. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greenville coach returns to football field after appearing on "Extreme Makeover"
GREENVILLE --One day after his heart-wrenching story was told to a national TV audience, Jeremy Williams was back in his comfort zone -- coaching high school football in rural Georgia. Some things have changed since last February's taping for "Extreme Makeover" and Sunday's night's broadcast on ABC-TV, while other things have remained the same. Williams is progressively getting weaker from the terminal illness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, but the coach's faith and determination remain as strong as ever. .... Among the other gifts presented were college scholarships to Columbus State for the couple's two children .... [Accessed May 18, 2010]

WTVM-Channel 9
Earthquake in the Valley: Could it Happen Here? (video report)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Major earthquakes have affected the Chattahoochee Valley in the past, but the question is, will they affect our area again? "In terms of large earthquake that people recognize pretty quickly as earthquake, it's been a long time," says Dr. Clinton Barineau, an Assistant Professor of Geology at Columbus State University. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Reality TV Magazine
Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Williams Family and Demi Lovato - Season Finale!
Ty Pennington opens the season finale of Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC by saying that this season has been all about team work, and tonight’s episode in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia, is one of the most inspiring yet! ... It’s time to Move That Bus! The Williams family is overcome with emotion - Jeremy and Jennifer sob - as they take in the sight of the new house. The builders come forward to say that Columbus State have given Jacob and Josie scholarships, and that the rest of the mortgage has been paid off. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Art Daily
Magnetic Landscape: An Exhibition of Contemporary Video Art on View at the Columbus Museum
COLUMBUS, GA.- Magnetic Landscape examines the ways several contemporary video artists use landscape as a way to create new visual metaphors. For decades, video art has been a force in the visual art world. Many artists create works that combine art, technology and science as a reflection of today’s society. Presentday video art exists within a range of technology‐driven disciplines such as architecture, design, sculpture, electronic art and digital art. .... Although the Columbus Museum and Columbus State University have included the medium in previous exhibitions, neither organization has organized an exhibition comprised solely of video art. Magnetic Landscape is an opportunity to present to the community the important artistic practice of video as art. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Americus Times-Recorder
Birkel headed to South Korea, China as part of grant
AMERICUS — In March, Georgia Southwestern State University and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) extended their reach internationally after creating RCI Korea. For five weeks this summer, RCI will expand its intercultural competence even further when Executive Director Rick Birkel, Ph.D., travels to South Korea and China as part of a Fulbright-Hays Grant. Andrew College in Cuthbert was awarded the $80,100 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Birkel will join five faculty members from Andrew and nine other educators from across the state in South Korea and China from June 10 to July 12. .... During the program orientation in April, participants were prepared by two experts in Chinese and Korean culture: Penelope Prime, Ph.D., director of the China Research Center and professor of economics at Mercer University; and Tom Dolan, Ph.D., director of the Hallock Lecture Series and professor of political science at Columbus State University, who formerly lived in Seoul, South Korea. [Accessed May 18, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State baseball: Cougars can't get past season-long nemesis in regional
Florence, S.C. — Columbus State just didn’t have an answer for Georgia College all season. The Cougars were an outstanding 44-7 against everyone else, but they were 0-5 against Georgia College. And the last loss was the most damaging, a 5-3 defeat that eliminated the Cougars from the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday night. Georgia College swept the Cougars at Ragsdale Field during the regular season. The first of those losses ended a school-record 21-game win streak for CSU. Georgia College also beat CSU 5-0 on Friday. “We gave it all we had,” said CSU coach Greg Appleton. “You have to give them (GCSU) credit — they did what they needed to do to win. I just hate to see this team did not get a chance to play another game.” [Accessed May 17, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State men's tennis: Cougars' quest for first national title ends as Valdosta State shuts out Cougars 5-0
Altamonte Springs, Fla. — Columbus State’s quest for its first NCAA Division II men’s tennis championship fell short, losing 5-0 to top-ranked Valdosta State in the semifinals Friday. [Accessed May 17, 2010]

Accessed May 17, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Hospitals pledge $1M to CSU nursing program
St. Francis Hospital and Columbus Regional Healthcare System have jointly pledged $1 million to Columbus State University’s nursing program, officials announced Friday. The money — the largest amount ever pledged to the School of Nursing — will be paid out over the next five years equally by both health organizations. It will help maintain the school’s bachelor’s degree program and establish a master’s degree in nursing at CSU. Officials said this should help produce more nursing professionals for the region — and in turn help alleviate the shortage, which many hospitals face across the country. “It is important to the (University System of Georgia), to this community and to the state that we turn out more nurses,” said Erroll B. Davis Jr., chancellor of the University System of Georgia. [Accessed May 17, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State beats Erskine to stay alive in regional
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Columbus State rallied from a three-run deficit early in the game to edge Erskine 8-7 in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday. [Accessed May 17, 2010]

WRBL-Channel 3
www2.wrbl.com
Update: CSU President Contract Renewal
University Systems of Georgia Chancellor, Erroll Davis, says the contract renewal would have had the same result a month ago. “Quite candidly it would have been renewed last month with all the other presidents but, upon his request it was deferred.” A renewal Mescon says he thankful for. “I’ve very grateful for the support of The Board of Regents, it meant a lot to me that it was unanimous endorsement.” Mescon deferred the renewal vote because the faculty senate at CSU took a vote concerning his leadership, which resulted in 62 % of the faculty voting ‘no confidence’ in their president. Mescon said he would work on the relationship he has with the faculty. “Mescon says he’s already met with members of the faculty senate and has plans on meeting with other faculty leaders from the American Association of University Professors.” Davis says The Board of Regents had a lot to consider. “We certainly listen to the faculty the faculty are our interface with the students they are the heart and say of what we do, they however aren’t the only voice to which we listen.” [Accessed May 17, 2010]

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Regents extend CSU president Mescon's contract for one year
Last month, Columbus State University President Tim Mescon received a no-confidence vote from the school’s faculty. Thursday, Mescon’s one-year contract was unanimously approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “They made the appointment with the board’s full support of Dr. Mescon,” University System spokesman John Millsaps said. [Accessed May 13, 2010]

WTVM-Channel 9
Georgia college students will pay $300 extra per semester (w/video)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia college students will shell out even more money next year for tuition. The Board of Regents voted, on Tuesday, to help the schools in their budget balancing act.  "It is a struggle to figure out how to balance the quality and access," said John Lester ... Starting next fall, Columbus State students will pay an extra $300 per semester. [Accessed May 13, 2010]

WTVM-Channel 9
CSU joins network accommodating Army service members
COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus State University has joined a network of colleges and universities that helps Army-enlisted students and their dependents complete their degrees without interruption from relocating due to reassignment. Effective fall 2010, Columbus State is classified as a Degree Network System institution as part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System Army Division. [Accessed May 10, 2010]

CR80 News (Arizona-based e-news on Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security)
CSU, Google develops mobile app for students

Students at Columbus State University will soon be able to swipe their smart phones like their student ID cards with the use of a new app developed by university programmers and Google. The new app, which uses bar code technology, will enable students to check out books from the library, pay for on-campus dining and more. [Accessed May 4, 2010]

Accessed May 26, 2010

Newnan Times-Herald (Ga.)
$5 million fundraising begins for new campus
http://www.times-herald.com/Local/5-million-fundraising-begins-for-new-campus-1142819
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has kicked off its $5 million fundraising campaign to help build a new campus in Coweta County. Hopes are to have a ground-breaking ceremony for the new facility by the end of summer, and to be open for classes spring quarter 2012. .... The state-of-the-art allied health building will house various health care-related programs. The health programs are expected to support the proposed new Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Piedmont Newnan hospitals. ... WGTC currently has agreements with several four-year colleges that allow certain credits to transfer. Those colleges include ... Columbus State ....

Accessed May 25, 2010

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Professor David Schwimmer Discusses Deinosuchus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PM20mz8e5A
During 30-plus years at Columbus State University, paleontology professor David Schwimmer has helped piece together a compelling story behind Deinosuchus, a giant, ancient relative of the alligator that roamed what's now North America about 80 million years ago.

Accessed May 21, 2010

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
Foley Campaign Material Glosses Over Company's Failure In 1990s
http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-tom-foley-firm-failure-0520,0,7856311.story?track=rss
Thomas Foley, a leading contender for the Republican gubernatorial nomination at Saturday's party convention, says his 25 years of experience as a business owner and executive will enable him to "fix our economy and our broken government in Hartford." But one of Foley's claimed success stories — his ownership of The Bibb Co., a textile manufacturer that he bought through a junk-bond-financed leveraged buyout in 1985 — ended with him relinquishing executive control and most of his 95 percent stake in Bibb 11 years later. Bibb — whose Bibb City plant on the outskirts of Columbus, Ga., was once known as the largest cotton mill in the world — went through a "prepackaged bankruptcy reorganization" in 1996 that removed Foley from executive control. ... Speaking of the time Foley owned the Bibb City plant, John Lupold, a retired professor of history at Columbus State University, said Bibb was "contracting rather than expanding." He said that was not unique; scores of regional textile mills were dying because of overseas competition. "It was pretty universal," Lupold said. "But I don't know how you can say anything was doubling in employment." On Columbus State University's website is a history of the plant, which was in what once was a separately incorporated district called Bibb City, a company town where the paternalistic management provided cheap housing for mill workers.


Accessed May 20, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
CSU women's basketball: Lady Cougars sign eight
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/20/1128881/csu-womens-basketball-lady-cougars.html
Columbus State women’s basketball coach Jonathan Norton announced Wednesday the addition of eight players during the spring signing period. They join one early signee aleady in the recruiting class. Among the nine signees, seven are from Georgia. The class comprises five freshmen and four transfers. There are four guards, three post players and two forwards. “We feel like we have really addressed our needs with this class,” Norton said in a news release. “… We feel like most of these players will step in right away and contribute.”

Accessed May 19, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

CSU joins Degree Network System to help students in Army
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/19/1127384/degree-network-system-csu-joins.html
Columbus State University has taken steps to make it easier for its Army-enlisted students and their dependents to complete their degrees in criminal justice without interruption from relocating due to reassignment. Effective this fall, the university will be classified as a Degree Network System institution as part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System Army Division. By joining this network, which consists of about 160 colleges and universities, Army service members and their dependents enrolling at CSU can transfer their degree credits from other colleges and universities in the network. Credits earned at CSU can likewise transfer to other schools in the network.

Accessed May 19, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus State signs three basketball players
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/19/1127536/columbus-state-signs-three-basketball.html
Robert Moore has been the men’s basketball coach at Columbus State for just more than a month. Tuesday, he announced the names of his first three signees. All three are guards, who are expected to help Moore return the CSU program to be a run and shoot style team. One of the players is a junior college transfer from Chattahoochee Valley. Jarmarquis Steverson (6-foot, 190 pounds) averaged 11.6 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals a game for CVCC. He shot 42 percent from 3-point range. Two of the players — Andrew Houts and Dimitri Davis — were signed out of high school.

Accessed May 19, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus State men's tennis: CSU nets Peach Belt Conference honors
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/18/1126210/columbus-state-mens-tennis-csu.html
The Columbus State men’s tennis team, made its first trip to the NCAA Division II tournament, received a spring sport Team Sportsmanship Award from the Peach Belt Conference. The award is given to the team in that sport that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class. The team award is selected by other teams who compete in that sport. ... The Cougars also had two players make the PBC Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team: Filip Cojbasic, a junior from Cacak, Serbia, has a 3.96 grade-point average as an accounting major and is on the first team; Diego Motivar, a junior from Bogota, Colombia, has a 3.55 GPA as a marketing major and also was honored.

Accessed May 19, 2010

Rockdale Citizen
5 named soccer all-stars
http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/sports/headlines/94218559.html
A quintet of local soccer players are continuing their careers in the fall after signing college scholarships. But first, they get to play one last time at the high school level. Salem’s Ashley Parker and Taylor Gates, Heritage’s Melissa Drish, Nicole Young of Rockdale and Eastside’s Ashton Ziadie were selected to play in divarsity.com’s senior all-star game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lassiter High School in Marietta. The Salem duo will cap a memorable, four-year career that saw the Lady Seminoles win four consecutive Region 8-AAAA championships and advance to two final fours.... Parker, a Columbus State signee, was the defensive stalwart on a unit that allowed 15 goals in 16 games and picked up 10 shutouts.

Accessed May 18, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Major donation to patient care (Editorial)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/18/1125693/major-donation-for-patient-care.html
Maybe this trend of area health care institutions working together in the public interest can become a Columbus trademark. If this is how it pays off, it’s hard to imagine many would mind. Just days after a group of local ob-gyn physicians submitted a petition asking St. Francis Hospital and Columbus Regional Healthcare System to set aside their conflict over baby delivery services, the two hospitals groups announced a joint $1 million pledge to Columbus State University’s nursing program. That’s not just a substantial gift to CSU, although of course it is that. It’s also a major contribution to patient care in this area, and a timely response to a national health care problem that in Georgia is closer to a crisis, according to a 2009 report by the University System of Georgia’s Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis.


Accessed May 18, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus to get its first Early Head Start program
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/18/1126162/columbus-to-get-its-first-early.html
Teenage parents will soon be able to get child care advice and training from the Chattahoochee Valley’s first Early Head Start program. The program, which held its grand opening Monday morning at the Teenage Parenting Center, will focus on children from birth to 3 years old and pregnant mothers, teaching teen parents about child development and parenting skills. The program also will encourage increasing breastfeeding and getting fathers more involved. The Early Head Start program is being funded by a $2 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was created by Columbus State University, Enrichment Services Programs and the Muscogee County School District.

Accessed May 18, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/15/1122583/columbus-leads-way-in-servant.html
Robert K. Greenleaf once wrote an essay, “Essentials of Leadership,” because he believed “we in this country were in a leadership crisis, and I should do what I could about it.” In 1964, Greenleaf founded the Center for Applied Ethics in Westfield, Ind. It would later become the Greenleaf Center, a worldwide training organization. The center’s main mission is to teach individuals and groups and organizations that true leadership comes from serving people. It’s the premiere center for this leadership philosophy, most often targeted to businesses, organizations and corporations. Greenleaf died in 1990. His first career was as a researcher and developer with AT&T, and a second career was speaking and writing about servant leadership. Had he lived, Greenleaf likely would have been proud of an achievement that no other city has been recognized for to date. On June 16, Columbus will be named a Servant Leadership City. ... About 155 local companies utilize the institute’s Employee Assistance Program. As well, a partnership between the institute and Columbus State University allows servant leadership students to put their classroom know-how into community action.
Shaw basketball's Denson signs with Auburn; four other Shaw athletes ink letters of intent
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/18/1126650/shaw-basketballs-denson-signs.html
Chris Denson signed to play basketball at Auburn on Tuesday morning, and four other Shaw athletes signed to play college sports. ... Reid Lynch signed to run track at Columbus State ...


Accessed May 18, 2010
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greenville coach returns to football field after appearing on "Extreme Makeover"
http://www.ajc.com/sports/high-school/greenville-coach-returns-to-529394.html
GREENVILLE --One day after his heart-wrenching story was told to a national TV audience, Jeremy Williams was back in his comfort zone -- coaching high school football in rural Georgia. Some things have changed since last February's taping for "Extreme Makeover" and Sunday's night's broadcast on ABC-TV, while other things have remained the same. Williams is progressively getting weaker from the terminal illness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, but the coach's faith and determination remain as strong as ever. .... Among the other gifts presented were college scholarships to Columbus State for the couple's two children ....


Accessed May 18, 2010
WTVM-Channel 9
Earthquake in the Valley: Could it Happen Here? (video report)
http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12497471
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Major earthquakes have affected the Chattahoochee Valley in the past, but the question is, will they affect our area again? "In terms of large earthquake that people recognize pretty quickly as earthquake, it's been a long time," says Dr. Clinton Barineau, an Assistant Professor of Geology at Columbus State University.


Accessed May 18, 2010
Reality TV Magazine
Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Williams Family and Demi Lovato - Season Finale!
http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/blog/2010/05/16/extreme-makeover-home-edition-williams-family-and-demi-lovato-season-finale/
Ty Pennington opens the season finale of Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC by saying that this season has been all about team work, and tonight’s episode in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia, is one of the most inspiring yet! ... It’s time to Move That Bus! The Williams family is overcome with emotion - Jeremy and Jennifer sob - as they take in the sight of the new house. The builders come forward to say that Columbus State have given Jacob and Josie scholarships, and that the rest of the mortgage has been paid off.

Accessed May 18, 2010
Art Daily
Magnetic Landscape: An Exhibition of Contemporary Video Art on View at the Columbus Museum
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=30071&int_modo=2
COLUMBUS, GA.- Magnetic Landscape examines the ways several contemporary video artists use landscape as a way to create new visual metaphors. For decades, video art has been a force in the visual art world. Many artists create works that combine art, technology and science as a reflection of today’s society. Presentday video art exists within a range of technology‐driven disciplines such as architecture, design, sculpture, electronic art and digital art. .... Although the Columbus Museum and Columbus State University have included the medium in previous exhibitions, neither organization has organized an exhibition comprised solely of video art. Magnetic Landscape is an opportunity to present to the community the important artistic practice of video as art.


Accessed May 18, 2010
Americus Times-Recorder
Birkel headed to South Korea, China as part of grant
http://americustimesrecorder.com/local/x2023209657/Birkel-headed-to-South-Korea-China-as-part-of-grant/print
AMERICUS — In March, Georgia Southwestern State University and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) extended their reach internationally after creating RCI Korea. For five weeks this summer, RCI will expand its intercultural competence even further when Executive Director Rick Birkel, Ph.D., travels to South Korea and China as part of a Fulbright-Hays Grant. Andrew College in Cuthbert was awarded the $80,100 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Birkel will join five faculty members from Andrew and nine other educators from across the state in South Korea and China from June 10 to July 12. .... During the program orientation in April, participants were prepared by two experts in Chinese and Korean culture: Penelope Prime, Ph.D., director of the China Research Center and professor of economics at Mercer University; and Tom Dolan, Ph.D., director of the Hallock Lecture Series and professor of political science at Columbus State University, who formerly lived in Seoul, South Korea.

Accessed May 17, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State baseball: Cougars can't get past season-long nemesis in regional
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/16/1124307/columbus-state-baseball-cougars.html
Florence, S.C. — Columbus State just didn’t have an answer for Georgia College all season. The Cougars were an outstanding 44-7 against everyone else, but they were 0-5 against Georgia College. And the last loss was the most damaging, a 5-3 defeat that eliminated the Cougars from the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday night. Georgia College swept the Cougars at Ragsdale Field during the regular season. The first of those losses ended a school-record 21-game win streak for CSU. Georgia College also beat CSU 5-0 on Friday. “We gave it all we had,” said CSU coach Greg Appleton. “You have to give them (GCSU) credit — they did what they needed to do to win. I just hate to see this team did not get a chance to play another game.”


Accessed May 17, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State men's tennis: Cougars' quest for first national title ends as Valdosta State shuts out Cougars 5-0
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/15/1122222/columbus-state-mens-tennis-csu.html
Altamonte Springs, Fla. — Columbus State’s quest for its first NCAA Division II men’s tennis championship fell short, losing 5-0 to top-ranked Valdosta State in the semifinals Friday.


Accessed May 17, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Hospitals pledge $1M to CSU nursing program
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/15/1123417/hospitals-pledge-1m-to-csu-nursing.html
St. Francis Hospital and Columbus Regional Healthcare System have jointly pledged $1 million to Columbus State University’s nursing program, officials announced Friday. The money — the largest amount ever pledged to the School of Nursing — will be paid out over the next five years equally by both health organizations. It will help maintain the school’s bachelor’s degree program and establish a master’s degree in nursing at CSU. Officials said this should help produce more nursing professionals for the region — and in turn help alleviate the shortage, which many hospitals face across the country. “It is important to the (University System of Georgia), to this community and to the state that we turn out more nurses,” said Erroll B. Davis Jr., chancellor of the University System of Georgia.


Accessed May 17, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State beats Erskine to stay alive in regional
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/15/1123868/columbus-state-beats-erskine-to.html
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Columbus State rallied from a three-run deficit early in the game to edge Erskine 8-7 in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday.


Accessed May 17, 2010

WRBL-Channel 3
www2.wrbl.com
Update: CSU President Contract Renewal
http://www2.wrbl.com/rbl/news/local/article/update_csu_president_contract_renewal/153514/
University Systems of Georgia Chancellor, Erroll Davis, says the contract renewal would have had the same result a month ago. “Quite candidly it would have been renewed last month with all the other presidents but, upon his request it was deferred.” A renewal Mescon says he thankful for. “I’ve very grateful for the support of The Board of Regents, it meant a lot to me that it was unanimous endorsement.” Mescon deferred the renewal vote because the faculty senate at CSU took a vote concerning his leadership, which resulted in 62 % of the faculty voting ‘no confidence’ in their president. Mescon said he would work on the relationship he has with the faculty. “Mescon says he’s already met with members of the faculty senate and has plans on meeting with other faculty leaders from the American Association of University Professors.” Davis says The Board of Regents had a lot to consider. “We certainly listen to the faculty the faculty are our interface with the students they are the heart and say of what we do, they however aren’t the only voice to which we listen.”

Accessed May 13, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Regents extend CSU president Mescon's contract for one year
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/05/13/1120801/university-system-of-georgia-board.html
Last month, Columbus State University President Tim Mescon received a no-confidence vote from the school’s faculty. Thursday, Mescon’s one-year contract was unanimously approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “They made the appointment with the board’s full support of Dr. Mescon,” University System spokesman John Millsaps said.

Accessed May 13, 2010

WTVM-Channel 9
Georgia college students will pay $300 extra per semester (w/video)
http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12470810
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia college students will shell out even more money next year for tuition. The Board of Regents voted, on Tuesday, to help the schools in their budget balancing act.  "It is a struggle to figure out how to balance the quality and access," said John Lester ... Starting next fall, Columbus State students will pay an extra $300 per semester.

Accessed May 10, 2010

WTVM-Channel 9
CSU joins network accommodating Army service members
http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12447133
COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus State University has joined a network of colleges and universities that helps Army-enlisted students and their dependents complete their degrees without interruption from relocating due to reassignment. Effective fall 2010, Columbus State is classified as a Degree Network System institution as part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System Army Division.

Accessed May 4, 2010

CR80 News (Arizona-based e-news on Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security)
http://www.cr80news.com/2010/05/04/csu-google-develops-mobile-app-for-students
Students at Columbus State University will soon be able to swipe their smart phones like their student ID cards with the use of a new app developed by university programmers and Google. The new app, which uses bar code technology, will enable students to check out books from the library, pay for on-campus dining and more.

Accessed April 29, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Real 'guitar hero' composes new piece for CSU Guitar Ensemble (Sandra Okamoto column)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/29/1103861/real-guitar-hero-composes-new.html
Andrew Zohn is one of the finest guitarists I've ever heard. It's not like I've heard every world-class guitarist, but I've heard my share covering the arts for many years. I do know that Andrew is a world-class guitarist. And that we're lucky to have him at the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. The Schwob School and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians asked a true "guitar hero," Sergio Assad, to compose something new for the CSU Guitar Ensemble.


Accessed April 29, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State University guitar students talk about Sunday's concert
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/29/1101602/columbus-state-university-guitar.html
"This is a giant event in guitar studies," said Andrew Zohn, the guitar professor in the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. The Schwob School and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians commissioned a piece by Sergio Assad. That piece, "Suite Brasiliera," is written for three guitars. The world premiere will be Sunday. The students performing the piece are Chad Ibison, Arash Noori and Donovan Butez.

Accessed April 29, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus State University students turn oral histories into a performance
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/29/1103831/discovering-diversity-in-columbus.html
Ever walk by someone sitting on the sidewalk surrounded by what looks like their possessions? What about someone in a wheelchair, trying to navigate a crowded corridor? An elderly person trying to reach something on the top shelf of a grocery store? This past semester, Columbus State University theater professor Becky Becker and history and geography professor Amanda Rees’ classes have been working together — and independently — on an oral history performance project.

Accessed April 29, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com
Rediscovered Beethoven Piano Trios Receive NY Premieres At Alice Tully Hall
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rediscovered_Beethoven_Piano_Trios_Receive_NY_Premieres_At_Alice_Tully_Hall_20100427
On May 18, 2010 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, The International Beethoven Project presents the New York premieres of three Beethoven chamber works. ... The beloved "Archduke" Piano Trio completes the concert program, which will be performed by The Beethoven Project Trio - an ensemble founded in 2008 that comprises three critically-acclaimed musicians: pianist George Lepauw, violinist Sang Mee Lee and cellist Wendy Warner. ... WENDY WARNER, hailed by Strings magazine for her "youthful, surging playing, natural stage presence and almost frightening technique," has become one of the world's outstanding cellists. ... A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, she is on faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, the Music Institute of Chicago, and the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Georgia.


Accessed April 29, 2010

The Northport Gazette (Northport, Ala.)
County High’s Davis signs with Columbus State University
http://www.northportgazette.com/articles/2010/04/29/sports/doc4bd9b060449bc725697335.txt
NORTHPORT – Dimitri Davis, a 6’3” guard for Tuscaloosa County High School, is taking his basketball skills to a higher level. The senior announced on Monday he would attend Columbus State University in Columbus, GA under new coach Robert Moore. Columbus State is a Division II school. Davis said he had offers from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, Spring Hill College in Mobile, Colgate, Arkansas-Little Rock and several other schools. “I liked the school when I went there in February,” Davis said. “I liked their gym, but when the new coach was hired, he came to visit me, and we had a bond. The school fit me better than the others.”

Accessed April 28, 2010

Albany Herald
Darton's Wright signs with four-year Columbus State
http://www.albanyherald.com/sports/headlines/91887359.html?ref=359
ALBANY — It was just like Darton. That same feeling — that familiar easy-going, I-belong-here rush washed over Marah Wright. That’s why Wright, who had a brilliant two-year career at Darton, will be playing basketball at Columbus State next season after signing Thursday. Wright, a product of Early County High School, plans to major in sports medicine. She said she had other offers from Albany State, Clark Atlanta and Southern Polytechnic State, but when she made her visit to Columbus State she knew she belonged there.
“They welcomed me with open arms, just like they did when I came to Darton,’’ Wright said. “I chose Columbus State because it’s a better school, good environment and because of the nice people there. I felt like I was at home. It felt the same as when I first came to Darton.’’

Accessed April 27, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Mescon has improved CSU (letters to the editor)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/27/1101569/mescon-has-improved-csu.html
As a student at Columbus State University, I approve of Dr. Mescon and appreciate his vision for our university. Have I agreed with everything he has done? Of course not. Does he have the best interest of the school at heart? Absolutely.


Accessed April 27, 2010

WLTZ-Channel 38
http://www.wltz.com/news/georgia/92128959.html
Agreement Eases Transfer of Technical College Students to University
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Technical college students will be able to more easily further their education, thanks to an agreement signed Monday between presidents of Columbus State University, Columbus Technical College and West Georgia Technical College. “As a taxpayer in Georgia, I believe we sit in the same boat,” Columbus State President Tim Mescon said. “We’re providing seamless education for our students. It’s incumbent for us to provide as many options to students as we can.”


Accessed April 27, 2010

WFDD-88.5 FM (Winston-Salem, N.C. National Public Radio audio report)
Voices and viewpoints
http://wfdd.org/voices
Join 88.5 WFDD and host Denise Franklin for conversations with local residents who are making or have made an impact nationally - or internationally. ... Our first guest on this 8th Anniversary Edition of Voices & Viewpoints speeds around a track on 8 wheels… setting records and winning national titles.Then with ease he sits on a stage earning national awards for classical guitar. This renascence man is 19-year old Kimani Salim Griffin.  As a first grader, he began playing the guitar and a friend’s skating birthday party sparked his interest in in-line skating. Now he’s getting ready to race in In door in line nationals in Lincoln Nebraska in early July. And recently, his music has landed him solo concerts on NPR, at Carnegie Hall and in Italy. He’s now studying music performance at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Georgia.


Accessed April 27, 2010

Tuscaloosa News
TCHS’ Davis signs scholarship
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100427/NEWS/100429599/1015?Title=TCHS-8217-Davis-signs-scholarship
NORTHPORT | When the Tuscaloosa County High School boys basketball team needed a road win to advance to the Class 6A Northwest Regional, senior Dimitri Davis scored a career-high 35 points in a victory at Jackson-Olin. Davis, a 6-foot-3 guard, signed on Monday to play for Columbus State University, an NCAA Division II school in Georgia. “Words can’t describe it,” Davis said of the scholarship opportunity. “I’m just happy I can get a chance to go play on the next level.

Accessed April 26, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Update: Proponents say Columbus' $23 million Chattahoochee River whitewater project's ready to launch, could be finished by 2012
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/26/1101404/update-proponents-say-columbus.html
In an announcement full of wind and waves of applause, proponents Monday proclaimed Columbus will have a 2.5-mile downtown river whitewater course by 2012. ... Citing figures from a Columbus State University study, Uptown Columbus President Richard Bishop said the finished course is expected to create 700 jobs, draw 18,000 visitors — 144,000 of those from out of town — and annually bring in $300,000 in lodging taxes and $1.7 million in sales taxes.

Accessed April 26, 2010

WTVM-Channel 9
CSU showcases new mobile apps at Google roadshow
http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12365566
COLUMBUS, GA — Columbus State students will be able to swipe their "smart phones" like electronic I.D. cards, thanks to a new application the university's programmers have developed with the help of Google. That "app," or application, was among several unveiled Wednesday at a Google Higher Education Roadshow that CSU and Google hosted for about 70 colleges and university information technology leaders, mostly from the Southeast. "Columbus State has been a great place for both creativity and development," said Gabe Cohen, Product Manager, Google Apps Education. "The students benefit from having IT staff working to build useful mobile applications, rather than maintaining servers all day."

Accessed April 26, 2010

CSU rifle team gets national attention (video report)
http://www.wtvm.com/global/category.asp?c=151146&clipId=&topVideoCatNo=15098&topVideoCatNoB=139506&topVideoCatNoC=105243&topVideoCatNoD=134983&topVideoCatNoE=157397&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4726649&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Accessed April 26, 2010

The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Ga.)
Court was her showplace
http://daltondailycitizen.com/sports/x1687723520/Court-was-her-showplace
Baleigh Coley isn’t a showstopper. She runs it. Coley’s ability to manage Northwest Whitfield’s offense, and her willingness to dish to an open teammate rather than take a shot, is one key reason the Lady Bruins went 57-7 the past two seasons and reached the Class 4A state championship game earlier this month.  “One of her strengths as a point guard,” Lady Bruins coach Margaret Stockburger said, “is that she can handle the ball extremely well and find open players. If you’re not ready, she’ll knock you down with a pass.” ... Coley’s career contribution to the Lady Bruins — they were 91-29 in her four years — helped the diminutive point guard to earn a scholarship to Columbus State University.


Accessed April 26, 2010

Arts Across Georgia (blog)
Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders Program Announces 2009-2010 Honorees
http://artsacrossga.blogspot.com/2010/04/woodruff-salutes-georgia-arts-in.html
The Woodruff Arts Center is pleased to announce the 2009-2010 Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders honorees: ... Brenda May Ito – Professor of Theatre, Columbus State University ... Woodruff Salutes is a program designed to honor teachers, school and arts administrators, community leaders, and volunteers throughout Georgia who have championed and demonstrated the ability of the arts to impact positively the lives and learning of young people. ... Each honoree was chosen because of their exemplary leadership in the use of arts in education and for their impact on the community, state, and discipline they serve. As part of this recognition, honorees will receive $2,500 to contribute to the arts program of their choice. They will also be honored with a reception at their school as well as a culminating reception at the Woodruff Arts Center on May 22, 2010.


Accessed April 26, 2010

Dick's World (blog)
Schwob School of Music’s Kaleidoscope Was Brilliant Again
http://dicksworld.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/schwob-school-of-musics-kaleidoscope-was-brilliant-again/
That was great!  It was wonderful!  Marvelous! Those were superlatives that filled the air following the Schwob School of Music’s annual Kaleidoscope Concert at Bill Heard Theater at the RiverCenter.  They were uttered following prolonged, thunderous applause, whistling,  and cheering as the CSU Philharmonic played the finale.

Accessed April 20, 2010

WTVM-Channel 9
Monday marks one year anniversary of EF2 tornado (w/video)
http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12337757
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  One year ago today, April 19, 2009,  Phenix City and Columbus saw an EF2 tornado rip through the Bi-Cities with winds as high as 115 miles per hour. John Lester, spokesman for Columbus State University, says he remembers that Sunday night like it was yesterday.  "It was scary, I mean we obviously have hundreds of students who are living downtown. We were concerned about them and concerned about the downtown we love so much." Columbus State University's downtown campus received a lot of damage. The roof was torn off of the Corn Center and a large section of the ac-board depot was taken out.

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Commentary: Robert Moore a good choice for CSU? Nope, a great one!
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/11/1083123/commentary-robert-moore-a-good.html
Robert Moore, huh? Well, of course. Who else? Who better to lead the Columbus State men’s basketball program back to national prominence? Who better to sell the university, not just to top prospective basketball players within a four-hour drive, but to a community that had come to ignore this local treasure? Turns out the best man for the job was right here in town, quietly tucked away at Brookstone. Forget the resume. Disregard the lack of Division I pedigree or eye-popping win-loss record. Robert Moore is more than merely a good choice. He’s the perfect choice. Moore will be the Greg Appleton of basketball. Appleton, you may recall, didn’t have the greatest resume when he was hired to replace Chip Reese in baseball. But all he has done since is win a national championship and more games than any other baseball coach in school history.

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Spelling bee, mass hysteria, Greek mythology make up CSU's new theatre season
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/10/1082012/columbus-state-university-2010.html
Columbus State University department of theater held its first season announcement party Thursday night. Faculty and students made the announcement in the Studio Theatre before the opening night performance of “Crazy for You.”

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
2010 Oxbow Meadows Reptile Festival (photo gallery)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/11/1083114/2010-oxbow-meadows-reptile-festival.html#http://media.ledger-enquirer.com/smedia/2010/04/11/00/041110_ReptileFest_Draco.standalone.prod_affiliate.70.jpg

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Schwob School Music Children's Open House (photo gallery)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/03/27/1066869/schwob-school-of-music-childrens.html#http://media.ledger-enquirer.com/smedia/2010/03/27/18/schwob4.standalone.prod_affiliate.70.jpg

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Kappa Sigma Wins Chariot Race at CSU Greek Week (video report)
http://videos.ledger-enquirer.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=12506041
Kappa Sigma's TJ Hogan and Steve Huddleston took the first place prize in CSU Greek Week Chariot Race.

Accessed April 12, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Delta Zeta Wins Chariot Race at CSU Greek Week (video report)
http://videos.ledger-enquirer.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=12505838
Delta Zeta's Priscilla Moffat, Tesa Moore, Brittney Griffin, won the Greek Week Chariot Race at Columbus State University.

Accessed April 12, 2010
The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, Ill.)
New UI band director ambitious about fundraising
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/music/2010-04-11/new-ui-band-director-ambitious-about-fundraising.html
CHAMPAIGN – For only the fifth time in history, the University of Illinois has a new director of bands – one who has to juggle work with another university for a few months, while starting a massive fundraising initiative. Robert Rumbelow was hired to lead the nation's largest college band a year ago while on sabbatical from Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Ga. So he still owes that university a few months of work. But he's in the process of moving here, and his family will join him in June. Meanwhile, Rumbelow is preparing an ambitious fundraising program to help the UI regain a long-held national top ranking. No less a figure than John Philip Sousa once called the program "the best in the nation." ...

Accessed April 5, 2010
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Company opens local center to test, develop warfighter technologies
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/03/1073841/company-opens-local-center-to.html
U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company has opened a new Columbus center that will test and develop new warfighter technologies and help train soldiers for combat. City and company officials debuted Thursday the Soldier Works Warrior Integration Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility located at 7206 Schomburg Road. Raytheon officials said the new facility should help Fort Benning as it merges with the U.S. Army Armor School — formerly located at Fort Knox, Ky. — and the Infantry School within the Maneuver Center of Excellence. It should also allow for more efficiency and closer collaboration with Raytheon’s primary customers, they said. ... Raymer said he plans to collaborate with the U.S. Army Soldier Battle Lab at Fort Benning. Also being discussed is a possible partnership with Columbus State University to develop a computer modeling and simulation program.

Accessed April 2, 2010

The Bayonet (Fort Benning)
Students plan for college with monthly CYSS field trips
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/04/01/1072516/students-plan-for-college-with.html
Instead of class periods, crowded hallways and a cafeteria lunch, 54 students from Faith Middle School spent a day exploring the world of higher learning Friday during a road trip to Columbus State University. “It’s all spaced out,” said 14-year-old Jewel Caruso, after touring the many buildings on campus. “You can talk with your friends between classes. You can have more freedom.” Jewel hopes to be a cardiothoracic surgeon some day and plans to go to college to make her dream a reality. That’s why she signed up for the road trip, a new opportunity this school year thanks to Child, Youth & School Services. “I wanted to see how the campus works and what you do in college, what classes you take and what majors there are — just to know the university in general,” Jewel said. “It’s important to know that now so in high school (I) can start preparing.”.... The trip to CSU was the third of five road trips with CYSS this semester. ...  “Basically, what we’re trying to do is expose the students to college life,” said Connie Carter, CYSS liaison officer in charge of the program. “It ignites that spark. It plants a seed (to) say, ‘This is possible
for me.’ ”

Accessed March 26, 2010

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Game is still fun (Richard Hyatt column)
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/03/26/1064965/game-is-still-fun.html
When the coach blessed the meal, the shortstop, the left fielder and the right fielder bowed their heads. Forty years after they played for him the ballplayers still show reverence for Charles Ragsdale’s values and influence and the importance a single baseball season played in all their lives. Stories they tell of Columbus College’s first baseball season make them laugh ... how somebody hid the pants to Johnny Kirkland’s uniform before a game ... how Andy Robinson collided with the only fencepost standing in left field ... how members of the golf team peppered Dennis Neal with golf balls during a game. Stories they tell about today aren’t so funny ... how a former teammate has needed two liver transplants ... how another player’s wife is suffering from cancer ... how two teammates have passed away. For this unlikely group, the 1970 baseball season was magical. That they won 26 out of 33 games is only part of it. The memories of building a baseball program from the foundation up and the friendships they made along the way are more important than the victories.