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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 1, 2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to helping you learn how to protect yourself in today’s “connected” world. NCSAM was created over a decade ago by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance. Why is a whole month dedicated to this topic? On any given […]

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Microsoft Office Online Now Available

Microsoft Office Online Now Available

October 1, 2014

Microsoft recently made changes to their Office line-up and licensing, which provides St. Norbert College students and employees with more options than ever before for installing and using Microsoft Office. As an alternative to Google Docs and other cloud-based productivity suites, Microsoft has introduced Office Online, providing fully functioning versions of their Office software “in […]

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What’s New in ITS

What’s New in ITS

September 3, 2014

Summer is always one of the busiest seasons for ITS. With fewer constituents on campus, we can focus resources to project-based work, including refreshing and upgrading existing equipment and systems and installing new technologies. Here are just a few of the highlights from summer break: New Building Projects We spent a significant amount of time […]

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Second Annual ITS Open House

Second Annual ITS Open House

August 27, 2014

St. Norbert College faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual ITS Open House on Friday, September 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Open House will be held in all three ITS suites: Cofrin 123, 119, and 106. Come to the ITS Open House to: Meet ITS staff and learn about our services See new and […]

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Lunch & Learn Series, Plus Office Hours (New!)

Lunch & Learn Series, Plus Office Hours (New!)

August 27, 2014

The ITS Lunch & Learn series is back! Now in its third year, Lunch & Learn is a monthly roundtable luncheon hosted by our vice president and CIO, Raechelle Clemmons. Each month we’ll focus on a different topic of interest, to increase awareness about ITS activities and broader technology issues in higher education. Other elements of […]

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Printer Replacement Project Underway

Printer Replacement Project Underway

March 6, 2014

Between March 6 and March 31, the Digital Print Center will be upgrading 47 printers across campus. A majority of the printer replacements will be scheduled during Spring Break. In addition to the printer replacement, the Equitrac client on faculty and staff computers will be upgraded. ITS will be assisting with the printer replacements and software […]

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Upgrade Scheduled for Campus TV System

Upgrade Scheduled for Campus TV System

March 5, 2014

ITS will be upgrading the campus cable television system this summer, providing the campus with 64 fully-digital television channels, many of which will be in high definition. Currently, ITS provides analog-only television service through an in-house system that receives TV content from DirecTV, Dish Network, and over-the-air channels and redistributes this content across campus via […]

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Electronic PO and Encumbrance System Available for Use

Electronic PO and Encumbrance System Available for Use

March 4, 2014

On June 1, 2013, the college implemented its first electronic purchase order and encumbrance system in Banner. The project was a collaborative effort between the Finance department and ITS, and Facilities, ITS, and the Natural and Applied Sciences division were the system’s first users. While these departments initially piloted the system, the intent was for […]

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Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

February 3, 2014

Spring semester is here, which means it’s time for another set of the ITS monthly Lunch & Learn roundtable luncheons. Each Lunch & Learn focuses on a different topic of interest, to increase awareness about ITS activities and broader technology issues in higher education. Attendees are also free to bring their own questions or topics […]

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Winter Break Projects

Winter Break Projects

December 8, 2013

Winter break is nearly upon us, and for ITS, that means we’re working on Winter projects! Winter break and the summer are always busy times for us, as we work to update systems and services while the rest of the campus slows down a bit. In addition to the wireless project and SNoodle upgrade announced […]

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New Wifi System Planned for Campus

New Wifi System Planned for Campus

December 6, 2013

ITS will be rolling out a new wireless network across campus, in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with a more robust wireless infrastructure that utilizes the newest wireless standards and significantly expands the system’s capacity to handle the growth in wireless devices on campus. The new wireless system was selected after an extensive […]

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ITS Governance

ITS Governance

November 5, 2013

Last year, ITS took its first steps into technology governance by requesting a college-wide committee—the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)—to provide input and recommendations on technology plans, projects, and priorities. This committee includes one representative from each division, both academic and administrative. This year, we’re broadening our advisory and governance structure to ensure that there are […]

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Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

November 5, 2013

In September, ITS announced that two campus storage solutions would be phased out this year: the G: drive for classes-related content and the M: drive for students. Why are we making this move? While these were great solutions for their time, there are now better storage options available that we should take advantage of. Storage, […]

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“Spatial” November Workshops

“Spatial” November Workshops

November 4, 2013

In celebration of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 17 – 23) and GIS Day (Nov. 20) ITS is offering several workshops that will introduce participants to geospatial technologies and their applications both in and out of the classroom. A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a tool used to visualize data to help see patterns, relationships and […]

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Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 6, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to helping you learn how to protect yourself in today’s “connected” world. And ITS is championing the cause, with useful tips and workshops to help you stay safe and secure online. In support of NCSAM, ITS is/has: Registered as a Cyber Security Champion with […]

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Salesforce.com Goes Live!

Salesforce.com Goes Live!

October 6, 2013

The college’s enterprise application ecosystem was recently extended to include a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, salesforce.com. The implementation of salesforce.com — which was generously funded by an anonymous donor — took five months to complete, from initial requirements gathering in April to the official “go live” in September. CRM systems are designed to provide […]

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What’s New in ITS

What’s New in ITS

September 5, 2013

ITS staff have been busy this summer working on a number of projects to enhance and expand technology services on campus. Here are just a few of the highlights: Classroom Updates Five classrooms – Boyle 106, 122, 201, 209 and Bush 130 – received refreshed AV equipment this summer! Enhancements include new projector, larger screen, […]

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Improved “Lunch & Learn” Series

Improved “Lunch & Learn” Series

September 5, 2013

Last year, ITS hosted a lunch series called “Conversations & Collaborations, Lunch with the CIO”. Building upon the success of that program, this year we’re hosting a monthly “Lunch & Learn” roundtable luncheon. Many elements of the program are the same: The lunches will be hosted by our CIO, Rae Clemmons Lunch & Learn’s are […]

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Phase Out of Technology Services

September 4, 2013

ITS has been conducting a review of our services portfolio over the past year, and will begin phasing out a number of services during the 2013-14 academic year. In general, services were identified to be phased out if they met one or more of the following criteria: The technology is antiquated, and often is no […]

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ITS Open House

ITS Open House

September 4, 2013

St. Norbert College faculty and staff are invited to an ITS Open House on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Open House will be held in all three ITS suites: Cofrin 123, 119, and 106. Come to the ITS Open House to: Meet ITS staff and learn about our services See new […]

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