Technology Services consists of Client Support and Educational Technology Services, Enterprise Information Services, Network and Server Systems, and the Project Management Office.
Topics include Admission’s pending move to PeopleSoft, Professor Terry Beck’s use of podcasts in his Schools in American Society course, recent improvements in the campus network, and exciting updates from Collins Memorial Library on their scheduled migration to a new Integrated Library System and the recent debut of the online version of the University Archives.
The next issue of TechNews is scheduled for distribution during the spring semester. Please send ideas for articles and other suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we approach the end of fall semester, hours for the Tech Center in the lower level of Collins Memorial Library will be as follows:
Monday-Thursday, December 9-12, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, noon to 10:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, December 16-19, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 20, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Tech Center, including the Technology Service Desk, will be closed for winter break from December 21, 2013, through January 1, 2014. The hours between January 2-20 will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Regular hours will resume with the start of spring semester on Tuesday, January 21. Good luck with finals, and enjoy the break!
Technology Services is pleased to announce we have doubled the bandwidth of the Internet connection for campus residences from 250 Mbps to 500 Mbps. In recent months, we’ve seen this connection approach and, in some cases, hit the bandwidth limit at certain times of day, often resulting in degradation of service and poor performance.The increased bandwidth means we are no longer hitting the limit, so campus residents should see faster service and improved speed when connecting to the Internet. As always, though, if you experience any issues, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or email@example.com for assistance.
Puget Sound CIO William Morse has a new blog, aptly titled Morse Musing. His first post focuses on the rapid pace of change, both in the greater world of technology and closer to home. You can check out the blog and/or subscribe to receive notification of future posts.
Remember when the Optimize wall was bare? Campus members are invited to gather Thursday, November 7, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Wheelock Rotunda to celebrate all that’s been accomplished in this endeavor over the past two years. The event will feature music, refreshments, and remarks from President Ron Thomas and Academic Vice President and Dean of the University Kris Bartanen. This is a major milestone for campus, so everyone is encouraged to come join the celebration!
See the Optimize page for more information on this important project.