December 2010 Fun File Days Wrap Up

Another Fun File Days event has come to an end with record number of university departments choosing to participate.  Fifty university departments shredded a total of 8,328 pounds (4.16 tons) between December 13th and December 20th.

The faculty and staff in the main office of the College of Computing and Digital Media shredded the most with a total of 657 pounds!  However, many departments took full advantage of the event and shredded equally impressive amounts.  The top ten shredders were:

1.       CDM Front Desk – 657 pounds

2.       CDM Advising – 637 pounds

3.       Financial Affairs – 585 pounds

4.       Facility Operations LPC – 572 pounds

5.       Human Resources – 562 pounds

6.       School of Music – 468 pounds

7.       College of Communication – 348 pounds

8.       Department of Management – 329 pounds

9.       New Student and Family Engagement – 298 pounds

10.  Ray Meyer Fitness Center – 267 pounds

In addition to finishing in the top 10, the School of Music took their participation to the next level by documenting their success with both a poem and photographic evidence.

Ode to “The Vault”

The School of Music here at DePaul doesn’t have much space

Students need the rooms to practice, sing, and study figured bass*.

We store our files in “The Vault”, a tiny space for sure

Simply look in-it’s obvious! The Vault needed a cure!


The School of Music knows of off-site storage for a fee

But we consult these files often and need them close, you see.

Because each inch of space is valued and our storage space is cramped

We looked forward to Fun File Days, to get “The Vault” revamped!


Eight hours in “The Vault”–sorting, stacking, oh what fun!

We had many things to shred, but knew were weren’t done.

Reorganizing files in new spaces we had cleared

We reclaimed cabinets and oh, the floor space! Everybody cheered!

We now have room to store the files of new graduated students

But only for five years — it’s law! (We always practice prudence).

Our offices are cleaner and far less chaotic too,

All because RM said “don’t let old files make you blue!”


We know we aren’t the biggest school with files at DePaul

With over 600 pounds of paper CDM beat us–Oh, the gall!

But here at the School of Music we’re proud of our space reclaimed

And that is why the catered lunch, in our honor should be named!


*Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of integer musical notation used to indicate intervals, chords, and nonchord tones, in relation to a bass note. Figured bass is closely associated with basso continuo, an accompaniment used in almost all genres of music in the Baroque period, though rarely in modern music.



In addition to the prizes awarded to the College of Computing and Digital Media and the School of Music for their enthusiastic participation, Records Management raffled off Chicago Bulls tickets to one lucky winner!

Overall, Fun File Days were a success and the Records Management Department invites you to consider participating in a future event.



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