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Weinberg College IT News, Spring 2019

Director's note

Dear Colleagues,

As spring blossoms across campus and the end of the quarter rushes towards us, Weinberg College IT is similarly renewing and looking ahead. I am very excited to welcome new colleagues, who are refilling our vacant positions:

  • Jennifer Bivens, Business Analyst Lead
  • Christine Glass, Developer

Get to know our new Weinberg College colleagues in this issue’s Staff Spotlight. Each brings unique experience and skills that we’re looking forward to integrating into our team and the College.

I am also energized by our refocus on priorities specific to the College due to our IT support functions transitioning to Northwestern IT. The Weinberg College embedded staff on the Northwestern IT support team will continue to provide the support services you depend on to get your daily work done. Our new focus at Weinberg College Information Technology will be to provide broad-based, high-impact solutions to the College that facilitate research, enhance teaching & learning, and improve administration & process. As we plan our work for this coming year, we welcome any suggestions or input into this process from you.

Lastly, many of you are getting ready for the summer. We have some suggestions for prepping to leave campus, especially if you are going abroad. As always, if you have any feedback for me on this newsletter or the services we provide, please do let me know.


Michael Satut

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Summer Prep Checklist and Security Abroad

What kinds of travel, work, or research will you be doing this summer? Do you know how to access systems from off-campus or how to keep your data secure abroad? In addition to our annual prep checklist, this year we’ve gathered additional tips for traveling abroad.

Summer Prep Checklist
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Did you know? Resources for instruction, research, communications and more

There are many great resources around campus, but finding them can sometimes be a challenge. Check out some resources we think are helpful for instruction, research, communications and more.
More Resources
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Retiring our Servers

Taking apart the physical servers in the basement of the Dean's office brought back memories of when the team first installed it. Learn where services go when physical servers are retired.
Server Retirement
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Improve Web Accessibility

Improving your web accessibility means that you are removing obstacles for members of our community. Read tips on writing helpful alt text and making PDFs and other documents accessible.
Web accessibility
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Staff Spotlight - Special Edition

Meet our three new Weinberg College IT team members and learn about their varied experience and skills.
New team members
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Announcements and Events

Do you feel confident in your ability to identify a phishing email? Check your knowledge with our upcoming Phishing Quiz, which will be send via email. See details on upcoming iModules and Smartsheet events.
Announcements and Events
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