New Campus Wireless Networks To Be Implemented
May 12, 2015 On Monday, May 18, Information Technology will implement new secure wireless networks which will encrypt the traffic between most devices and the network. This enrollment process will install a security certificate and profile onto your...
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Webinar: Getting The Most From Lynda.com
April 13, 2015 How Well Do You Know lynda? Get the most from the complimentary lynda.com online learning access provided to you by Valpo’s Office of Information Technology. Join the lynda.com Client Services team for a 45-minute webinar on user...
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Important Notice About Student Account Refunds
April 6, 2015 As of April 1st, all student account refunds are being processed by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Valpo’s partnership with TMS allows students to receive their student account refund via Direct Deposit or a reloadable Visa...
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Changes To Alumni Email Forwarding
March 30, 2015 In the interest of securing and protecting our campus computing network, the Office of Information Technology will be retiring the current server that manages email forwarding services over the summer. All alumni are still eligible to...
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Have You Reserved Your Place Yet?
March 17, 2015 “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” ~Herbert Spencer Greetings, As we pass the midpoint of the semester, the Office of Information Technology wishes you success on the second half to come. We want to...
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Office 365 Now Available Free Of Charge
February 13, 2015 Everyone at Valpo is united behind a single goal – to help prepare our students to lead and serve in both church and society. Now, there’s an exciting new benefit that aims to go a long way to achieve that goal. Valparaiso...
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Spring Training Opens Soon
January 22, 2015 “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” ~Elbert Hubbard Greetings, The Office of Information Technology is pleased to share the Spring 2015 Training...
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WebEx Distance Learning & Video Conferencing
January 13, 2015 The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce our newest service for distance learning and video conferencing needs. We have partnered with WebEx to deliver cloud-based, interactive meetings and online interactions....
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Colleague & DataVU System Upgrade During Break
December 12, 2014 As part of an IT effort to help prevent major system outages like we experienced with Colleague and DataVU last year during Christmas Break, we will be moving the main Colleague/DataVU system and all associated data to a new...
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Lynda.com Launches IT Training Category
October 22, 2014 lynda.com has announced a new IT training category, which features a wide range of online courses designed to keep you current on the latest technologies, boost your productivity, ease software migrations, and advance your career....
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DataVU Help For Spring Registration
October 15, 2014 Registration is approaching for the Spring ’15 semester! Information Technology wants to make sure you are prepared to register using DataVU. We have added a few refresher sessions for first-year students to assist you in...
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Have You Reserved Your Place Yet?
October 9, 2014 “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” ~Henry Miller Greetings, As we pass the midpoint of the semester, the Office of Information Technology wishes you success on the second...
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Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month In October!
September 24, 2014 Valpo is among a large number of higher education organizations celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) this October. Conducted every October since 2004, NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign that...
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Windows Updates Pushed To Campus
August 20, 2014 On Thursday morning, August 21st, the Office of Information Technology will be pushing out Windows updates to all Windows-based computers on campus. The delivery method for this is a bit different than what has happened in the past....
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Fall IT Training Registration Opens
August 18, 2014 “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” ~Elbert Hubbard Greetings, The Office of Information Technology is pleased to share the Fall 2014 Training...
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New Anti-Virus And Computer Management Software
July 17, 2014 The Office of Information Technology is in the process of distributing new Microsoft software to computers on campus. The software includes a new anti-virus package called System Center Endpoint Protection (Endpoint), as well as a...
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Web Help Desk Disabled
June 30, 2014 As of 5:00 p.m. CST today, client access to the outgoing Web Help Desk (WHD) ticketing system has been disabled. IT staff will continue to have access to complete work on open and in-progress tickets. As of Monday, June 23, all new...
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Colleague, DataVU, And Informer Downtime July 1
June 30, 2014 Access to the Colleague, DataVU, and Informer systems will be temporarily unavailable for approximately one hour (from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 1. During that time, IT staff will be getting a backup snapshot of the...
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It’s Arrived – The New ITicket System!
June 4, 2014 This new system is meant to make it easier and more efficient for you to find answers to your questions, get the latest news from IT, and submit a request to our staff.In this email, we want to highlight two of the new tools in the new...
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Summer IT Training Registration Opens
May 19, 2014 “Any growth requires a temporary loss of security” ~Madeline Hunter The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the Summer 2014 Training Schedule. If you have not had a chance to attend one of the sessions, we would...
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Internet Security Panel Discussion
May 6, 2014 The Valparaiso University Department of Computing and Information Sciences and the Office of Information Technology will be presenting a panel discussion on “Current Trends in Internet Security” Wednesday, May 7,...
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Office 2013 Will Be Here Soon
April 22, 2014 Information Technology is pleased to announce that we will be upgrading all Windows computers on campus to Office 2013, beginning this summer and finishing in the fall. Computer labs on campus will all be reimaged during the summer,...
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The Heartbleed Bug – What Does It Mean To Me?
April 11, 2014 What’s all this about Heartbleed? On April 7, researchers found a flaw in one of the tools used to secure internet traffic. That tool, called OpenSSL, is responsible for providing security on the internet. The bug allows an attacker...
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Evaluation Of Printing Services
April 10, 2014 IT staff are partnering with McShane’s to conduct an evaluation of printing efficiency on campus. Beginning in mid-April through the end of the semester, a team including representatives from McShane’s and Valpo’s IT department...
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Blogs.valpo.edu Moving To A New Server
April 7, 2014 On Wednesday, April 16 during the early morning maintenance time period (3:00-7:00 a.m.), we are moving the blogs.valpo.edu service to a new server. We are not removing or changing anyone’s ability to use this blogging site,...
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April 2014 Open Forum
April 1, 2014 We’re pleased to invite you to our April IT Open Forum. Becky Klein, Manager of Client Relations and Matt Smith, Technology Assessment Consultant will facilitate; other IT staff may also attend depending on the scheduled topics....
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Spring 2014 IT Training Reminder
March 14, 2014 “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~Steve Jobs Greetings, As we pass the midpoint of the semester, the Office of Information Technology wishes you success on the second half...
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SafeConnect System Removed From Service
March 14, 2014 During the second week of Spring Break 2014, IT networking and infrastructure staff removed the SafeConnect system from the network. What does this mean for you? You will not be required to authenticate in order to use the network on...
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Retirement Of Pluto.valpo.edu Server
March 7, 2014 IT staff are in process of decommissioning and retiring the server named pluto.valpo.edu by July 1, 2014. This server is also known as wwwstage.valpo.edu, faculty.valpo.edu, staff.valpo.edu or student.valpo.edu. First, we want to...
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New Google Hangouts Will Be Enabled
February 28, 2014 On Monday, March 3, IT will be enabling the new Google Hangouts option within our Gmail@Valpo system. If you’ve used Google Talk or Hangouts already, you will notice that this change combines the video calling functionality...
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Spring 2014 Lynda.com Contest
February 1, 2014 Learn something… and win a prize! IT is excited to announce a contest and prizes available for those of you using your lynda.com account. To participate, just continue doing what you are doing…logging in, viewing courses,...
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Spring 2014 Training Schedule Announced
January 15, 2014 “We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein Greetings, The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 Training Schedule. If...
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January 2014 Open Forum
January 6, 2014 Please join us for another IT open forum! The feedback we received from the first IT Open Forum was very positive, and we are pleased to invite you to our next session. Becky Klein, Manager of Client Relations and Matt Smith,...
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