Monthly Archives: October 2016

UITS Halloween Activities!


The UITS department participated in many Halloween activities around campus this year!

14853092_1425913344103802_8967069679309624665_oThe festivities started with the Help Desk and Repair Shop hosting their yearly Pumpkin Decorating Contest for its student employees. Congratulations to the winners – Thomas, Ray, & David!

After the pumpkin decorating contest, UITS employees made their way down the basement of University Hall to participate in a Haunted House put together by Data Entry, Enterprise Software and The Registrar’ Office. It was the fifth annual Halloween event to be held in the basement of University Hall. The haunted house was full of frights, but luckily treats and refreshments were waiting at the end for those who made it through alive.

14723751_1137973312946255_2674402712753274880_nThe UITS department had two winners in the Columbus State University costume contest. Mary Covington, Barbara Smith, Zane Everitt, Jill Massas, and Barbara Psalmond won for best home made costumes. Vincent Gammage and his two favorite Things won the contest for having the best original costume.

Congratulations to all our Halloween winners this year. Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!


TAG Columbus Cyber Simulation Event


Stanton Gatewood, CISO, Georgia Technology Authority delivering Keynote address
Stanton Gatewood, CISO, Georgia Technology Authority delivering keynote address















Columbus State University hosted TAG Cyber Security Simulation on Tuesday, Oct 25th at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

“The TAG Information Security Society’s mission is to provide a leadership forum focused on education and collaborative sharing of today’s information security, privacy, risk management and compliance related issues. Keeping you informed, allowing community collaboration and facilitating an open exchange. The society is positioned well for business and technology professionals interested or actively working in the field of information security, privacy, risk or compliance.” –

Distinguished speakers like Stanton Gatewood (CISO, Georgia Technology Authority), Tera N. Ladner (Director of Information Governance Aflac Inc.), Stephen McCamy (Sr. Threat Management Consultant Aflac Inc.) presented at the event. The CSU president Dr. Markwood, Mr. Abraham George (VP/CIO, UITS), students, faculty, and staff participated in the event. The participants were presented with a real-world scenario that would strain personnel and resources, and cause numerous critical decisions that affect both the information technology function and business processes. The event was a real success in all aspects.

Congratulations to Winning Silver in the Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award!

Brandon Lindley, Chancellor Hank Huckaby, Barbara Psalmond,

Congratulations to Barbara Psalmond in receiving Silver in the 2016 Chancellor’s Service Excellence Help Desk Center of the Year Award. Her team was awarded Silver based on the ability to adopt continuous-improvement methodology that emphasized student and/or employee satisfaction as well as the quality of service. The efforts of the team have resulted in improved satisfaction and student recognition. Way to go!