Monday, September 14, 2009

40,000th graduate is law enforcement student 40,000th graduateLaw Enforcement graduate Donna Mitchell was the lucky student to cross the stage Friday as the 40,000th graduate of Columbus State. The Summer Quarter grad was surprised with the honor when she handed her name card to faculty reader Keith Sanders at the podium, who announced the milestone to the audience. Along with her Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, Mitchell also took home four tickets to Taste the Future, and a special commemorative certificate and a bouquet of flowers!






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More “Taste,” with zero waste!While delectable cuisine will take center stage as the main event at the annual Taste the Future, a new green initiative is a featured attraction this year. The showcase of culinary masterpieces includes savory samples from more than 50 of central Ohio’s finest establishments.

recycling logoTo better serve the community and lessen the environmental impact of holding such a large event for hundreds of people, the goal this year is zero waste. Significant changes include use of plastic eco products made with sugarcane or corn that are 100 percent compostable. They include all white-colored food plates and utensils and all cups supplied at drink stations. Although they look and feel like plastic, they are not. The biodegradable dinnerware was donated by the Wassterstrom Company.

Across campus special disposal stations, clear signage and volunteer assistants will be available to help patrons properly dispose of paper, food, dinnerware, plastic bottles, glass and aluminum in receptacles for both compostable and recyclable items.

Tickets for Taste the Future are $100 each. All proceeds fund scholarships and special projects at Columbus State Community College. This adult-only event takes place tomorrow from 5:30–9:00 p.m. More information is available at There’s still time to get your ticket!


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Information Security Committee Web site now online The Information Security Committee has developed a Web site to provide current meeting materials, security tips, security brown-bag dates and presentations, committee meeting dates, and a new Information Security email address for your convenience:

The committee will keep the Web site content fresh while providing helpful information on how to protect your PC while at home and at work. The committee's web site can be found at

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about computer security, safety or information security while at work, please send an email to:


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Are you prepared? Family and Community Preparedness training offered
The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency depends on how prepared you are. Even though each person’s needs are very different, there are steps you can take to create an emergency plan for all types of emergencies from fires, floods, power outages to potential terrorist attacks.

Columbus State is offering two training sessions to provide you with common sense measures you can take to prepare yourself for emergency situations. They will be offered on: Wednesday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, September 30, from 1 - 3 p.m. in the new Public Safety Training Center, Delaware Hall Room 047.

Please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator to sign up for the session by emailing or calling ext. 3989.

The training is sponsored by the CSCC Wellness Initiative, Public Safety and CEWD.

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USI September Newsletter now online lady with headacheAs part of an ongoing effort to provide its’ clients with current healthcare and wellness information, USI is pleased to share with you the September 2009 edition of our Health & Wellness USI Newsletter.

Included in the September edition are tips on pain management from the American Pain Foundation and a delicious and healthy recipe for baked pears with lemon sauce from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).