Thursday, November 18, 2010

Protect sensitive information with “secure shredding”

binYou’ll soon see consoles and bins like this in every building.  At the start of this new program, there will be a total of 14 consoles and 71 bins spread across 23 buildings.  

Columbus State will soon implement a new college-wide secure shredding program that helps protect the college’s sensitive information while saving you time. You will no longer have to stand in front of a shredder feeding it a couple sheets of paper at a time. You’ll simply walk up to a locked secure bin and drop the papers inside. A quick reminder: Never place documents with sensitive information in a standard garbage can.

Secure shredding is a quick, convenient way to dispose of sensitive college information in a timely manner. This new process will protect our college, our customers and each employee and student by reducing the risk of sensitive information being accessed and used for fraudulent purposes. In order for the new program to succeed, your active participation is needed.

Here’s what to do

All sensitive paper documents that are no longer needed should be placed in the Iron Mountain shredding containers conveniently located throughout each building at each campus location. Information stored on digital media should be sorted separately. You can read more about the Secure Shredding Program online here:

What to shred
• Any office paper, any color
• File folders, any color
• No need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands and small binders

What not to shred
• Plastics
• Common trash
• Hazardous materials
• Metals
• CDs, DVDs

Lots of men’s and women’s basketball action this weekend!

Coach with players
Men’s Head Coach Pat Carlisle will go for his 100th win this weekend.

Columbus State will host the Columbus State Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20 in the Delaware Hall gymnasium. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday.

The men’s basketball team is currently ranked 13th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll, with a 4-0 record. On Friday at 7 p.m., Men’s Head Coach Pat Carlisle will be aiming for his 100th win as they take on Henry Ford Community College, ranked 9th in the preseason polls. On Saturday, the men will play Delta Community College at 6 p.m.

The women’s basketball team, currently 2-2, will play Delta Community College on Friday at 1 p.m. and Henry Ford Community College on Saturday at noon.

Admission is free to Columbus State employees and students and $3 for the general public. And if you can’t make it to the tournament, you will be able to watch a live stream on the Web at

Friday Lunch Idea:
Come to the gym and watch the Columbus State women’s
basketball team play Delta Community College at 1:00 p.m.

Alumni Association seeks volunteers for annual event
The Columbus State Alumni Association will host its annual “Breakfast with Santa” event on Saturday, December 11. Assistance is needed on both Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, before and after the event. Set-up, decorations, photography, cookie decorating, face painting, story telling and much more help is needed! Contact Becky Murray at to volunteer or get more information.

glovesStudent Veterans Club sponsors winter clothing drive
“Every donation counts” toward the Student Veterans Club winter clothing drive, which runs now through December 10. The club is collecting new and gently used items such as coats, hats, gloves and warm socks to go to needy veterans locally. Items can be dropped off in boxes at these locations: the VA Office in Rhodes Hall, the Student Activities Office, Room 116 Nestor Hall, or the Computer Commons on the first floor in the Center for Teaching and Learning. The Student Veterans Club thanks you for your generosity!

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More holiday news
dfgdfgThe Columbus State Landscape Association (CSLA) has launched its annual Poinsettia Sale, a fundraiser for the club to help defray the costs of their participation in the Student Career Days competition. Student Career Days is a three-day competition for students enrolled in horticultural or landscaping programs at colleges and universities nationwide. This year the competition will be held at Joliet Junior College in Illinois.

The CSLA thanks Dill's Greenhouse, who supports their organization by providing beautiful and healthy plants for the annual sale. The poinsettias for sale range from $7 to $45. The sale runs through November 24. If you’d like more information or an order form, email CSLA president Dale Grinstead, at

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Chorus Columbus State to perform fall concert Nov. 29
Chorus Columbus State invites everyone to attend their concert for Autumn Quarter! The concert will be on November 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Technology and Learning (TL) Room 123.
chorus photo

To put on your calendar for 2011!
On Tuesday, February 15, guest artist Dr. Everett Jones of Wilberforce University will present a concert of African-American piano music in Nestor Hall Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. The free concert will feature the works of William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay, Margaret Bonds, and George Walker.  Dr. Jones will play the very same concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. later that month! Mark your calendar early for this exciting event. For more information contact Thomas Lloyd at



Do you play Jazz?

Rick Brunetto

New to Columbus State this Winter Quarter will be the Columbus State Jazz Ensemble, which is open to staff, faculty, and community members, as well as students enrolled in Music135 for one credit.

If you play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar or drums, CSCC adjunct faculty member Rick Brunetto wants YOU!  Brunetto directs the Rick Brunetto Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra that specializes in Big Band music from the 30s and 40s. Brunetto received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a master’s in percussion from The Ohio State University. During his career, he has spent time studying under world-renowned timpanist Fred Hinger, played with the Bob Allen Trio for 13 years, and served as the music department chair at Denison University for seven years.

If you’d like more information about joining the Columbus State Jazz Ensemble, contact Brunetto by email or call him at (614) 419-5076.

Leeman’s work entitled “Upstream #5

Leeman exhibits in Hartford, Philadelphia
Adjunct instructor in Humanities Stacy Leeman's painting “Yaakov Blesses Yehuda W#1” will be part of the Dura Europos exhibit at the Philadelphia Jewish Museum of Art from December 5- March 27. Three of Stacy Leeman's works from her Upstream series also appeared in a show called “Seduced by the Sacred” at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Connecticut.  The exhibition opened on October 3 and runs through November 22. 



Black Friday extended through...well, Friday!
To give employees even more chances to save, the Bookstore is extending our Way Early, Pre-Black-Friday sale through Friday, November 19! Remember, your employee discount now applies to sale items (only excluding clearance already 50% off or more). Plus, you earn Cougar Rewards. The savings are steep so hurry in!

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chipsTell us what you think of our food
A survey for Food Services should have landed in your email inbox yesterday. Columbus State is taking part in a national survey to assess how well our food options stack up. We need your opinion! Just click on the link in the email and you'll be taken to the survey. Complete and submit it, and we'll send you a coupon for a free bag of chips!

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