Monday, November 30, 2009
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Chorus to perform tonight
Chorus Columbus State will perform a concert tonight at 8 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The Chorus will be singing Mozart's “Vesperae solennes de confessore,” Charles Ives' “Psalm 90,” and Randall Thompson's “The American Mercury.”

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musiciansBand concert tomorrow features Harry Potter musicThe Columbus State Concert Band will perform its autumn term concert on Tuesday, December 1, at 8 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium. The free concert will feature the music of English composers Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Arne, Walford Davies and George Dyson. The guest artist is actor John McAndrew from London, England. He will read excerpts from the Harry Potter novels while the band performs the film music of John Williams. For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd


Last day to save at the BookstoreThere are some big savings today only at the Columbus State Bookstore. You can get $3 off every $10 with this coupon today (Nov. 30) only!

Campus Technology '09 Virtual Conference is ThursdayAttend a groundbreaking online event that will immerse you in the latest, most successful education technologies and services. The conference will be held Thursday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in CT 106 or on your desktop.

Stay for an hour or stay for the day. Bring your entire team and participate together to research products, technologies and solutions.

There are two methods of taking part in the conference:

  1. If you would like to attend this event from your own desktop computer at your home or office use this link to register:

  2. If you would like to take part in this conference with other fellow CSCC faculty members, CT 107 will be reserved for this event. Register to take part in CT 107.

AQIP Milestone Celebration to be held December 9Columbus State will celebrate the completion of the college’s first Systems Portfolio with a “Milestone Celebration,” Wednesday, December 9, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in CT 107. The 100-page portfolio highlights many of the college’s institutional processes, results and improvement efforts. Attend the celebration for refreshments and a look at our collective masterpiece. RSVP to Sunday Zidonis by Monday, Dec. 7.

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Theatre Columbus State to hold auditions for the slapstick comedy “Double Bind”Full of slapstick humor and theatricality, Douglass Parker’s “Double Bind” involves twin boys separated at an early age and raised by different parents in different towns. When many years later one brother sets out on a search for his lost twin, the two unknowingly end up in the same town. The result is a crazy series of comic conflicts fueled by mistaken identity and the fact that both twins have the same name.

“Double Bind” is a fun-filled modern translation by Douglass Parker of Plautus’ popular Roman farce, “The Menaechmus Twins,” which served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors.”

Auditions will be held in Nestor Auditorium, Monday and Tuesday, December 7 and 8, at 7 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Roles are available for both men and women, with a possibility of “gender-blind” casting.

Auditions are open to all Columbus State staff and faculty as well as students, but students cast must enroll in THEA 180.

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Fee Waiver deadline is December 14The deadline for Employee and Dependent Fee Waivers for Winter Quarter is rapidly approaching. A Request for Fee Waiver form must be turned into Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. December 14 to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed. You may also first pay your fees and be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the quarter by completing the Request for Fee Waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt to Human Resources by February 3, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Thompson at ext. 2406.

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Diabetes is fifth deadliest diseasemedical deviceIn 2005 there were approximately 75,000 deaths as a result of diabetes complications in the United States. In 2007 there were an estimated 17.9 million diagnosed and 5.7 million undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the United States. The prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled from 1986 to 2006, making diabetes the fifth deadliest disease in this nation.

Even when individuals are covered by health insurance, they can still experience a lot of out-of-pocket expenses due to this illness and can sometimes be put in a position to make decisions based on finances and not what is the best for their health.

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s blood sugar levels. People who have diabetes have difficulty converting food to energy. After eating, carbohydrates are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is then carried by the blood to cells throughout the body particularly to the muscles and tissues. Many people do not find out they have diabetes until there are complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nerve problems and many others. It is important for people to understand the risk factors, symptoms and how to get tested if needed.

Some of the risk factors include: age greater than 45 years, diabetes during a previous pregnancy, excess body weight (especially around the waist), family history, having given birth to a baby weighing more than nine pounds, high blood pressure (greater to 140/90 mmHg), inactivity, Metabolic Syndrome, and being in certain ethnic groups (African-American, Hispanic/Latin-Americans, Asian-Americans and Native-Americans).

Some of the symptoms include: increased thirst, increased hunger, fatigue, increased urination, blurred vision, weight loss and sores that don’t heal.

Steps to take to prevent diabetes: increase physical activity (30 minutes five days per week), make healthy food choices and get regular check ups with your physician.

Resources: Centers for Disease Control.
American Diabetes Association.

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