Thursday, September 11, 2008

Asbestos abatement in Eibling next weekEibling HallDuring the quarter break next week, September 15-19, contractors from Ohio Technical Services will be working on the first floor of Eibling Hall to remove asbestos-bearing floor tiles and the adhesive (mastic) that had held them in place. The work will be done in the area that is already blocked off for construction.

“The removal should not cause any measurable level of asbestos to be released”




The floor tile and mastic was found to have a small percentage of non-friable asbestos. The friable type of asbestos is breathable; this is not. There is only a very tiny exposure risk, as the asbestos is bound into the tile and mastic media.

“The removal should not cause any measurable level of asbestos to be released,” says Safety Program Coordinator Stephen Trundy. “Even so, the area will be treated as an abatement zone, with the signage and notifications typical for such an effort. In short, it will look a lot worse than it is.”

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Stephen Trundy,


Jim Stafford
James Stafford

Network administrator works beyond everyday responsibilitiesLead Network Administrator James Stafford never has a discouraging word when faced with challenging systems that need tweaking, says his nominator for Staff Employee of the Month, India Ashley.  “He would just say “let me work on it,” she said.  “He thought outside of the box and transformed the way we do business,” said Ashley.

Stafford was named Employee of the Month at a ceremony held Wednesday, September 10.

"He thought outside of the box and transformed the way we do business"



“When the previous HEAT administrator left the college, we were left with a knowledge void,” said Ashley “At the request of the Colleague Project Team, Jim created a system for the creation of new accounts in Novell, GroupWise and Colleague for new employees,” she said.

“Jim stepped right in to work with HR to develop this system for the Employment Services Reps to use. It cuts the time and workflow process down by weeks!”

“In my 25 years at CSCC I have never seen a more dedicated or hardworking employee than James Stafford,” said his supervisor Jim Beidler.  “He always seeks out ways to make things better.  His ear is always to the ground and his nose to the grind stone!”

Documentary follows Somali journeySomali Diaspora posterAfter five years of documenting Somali Daispora, the Somali Documentary Project has just released its first book, “The Somali Disapora: A Journey Away.” A book signing will be held at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., on September 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 221-6801.

The book is unique in its comprehensive examination of the Somali Diaspora in America. This is a story of an optimistic people as they struggle through the desperate challenges of fleeing a civil war and as they find that they must face different challenges in America.

Photographer and former Columbus State student Abdi Roble and writer Doug Rutledge begin their journey in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, where over 150,000 Somali people have come to escape the violence. They also document the lives of Somali people in Columbus, which is the second largest Somali community in the United States, and in Minneapolis, which has the largest Somali community.

“The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away” was released by the University of Minnesota Press on September 5.


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Check out the September issue of the Matrix Monitor, a newsletter from Matrix Psychological Services.

Deadline for Autumn Quarter grade entry September 15, 11 p.m.The I. T. Support Center will be available for assistance:         

M-F: 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (callback 10 p.m.–midnight)
Sat.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (callback until midnight)
Sun.  (callback hours 2-midnight)
M: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (call back hours 6–11 p.m.)

During the Break (September 15–23), the I. T. Support Office hours will be Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. only.  Calls returned 6 p.m.–midnight.  Callbacks on Saturday and Sunday are from 2 p.m.–midnight.


DiPietro to perform in NYC Oct. 13Rocco DiPietro, adjunct instructor in Humanities, has been invited to  perform a new work called "Caravaggio" for organ and electronics at the Flea Theater in New York City for the series called "Music with a View," produced by Kathy Supove. DiPietro will perform and then hold a work shop. The concert is on Columbus Day, October 13.  For more information, visit