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Weinberg College IT News, Winter 2019

Director's note

We have several exciting updates to share in this newsletter, as well as a retrospective look back at our efforts in 2018. Looking forward, I remain very excited about our ongoing work to integrate our IT support operations with Northwestern IT. This project is being carried out  with the main goal of improving the overall service provided to our community. This will also provide my team with new opportunities to focus on how we can better engage and support the College community.

In team news, I am very pleased to announce that Matthew Carroll will be joining our team as our new IT Platforms Lead on April 1. This revised role is focused on providing the platforms that support application development, web infrastructure, and other systems to meet the teaching, research, and administrative needs of the College.

Many of you may know Matthew Carroll from his time at Weinberg College. For those that do not, Matthew joins us with twenty-plus years of IT experience in higher education here at Northwestern and prior to that with the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Milwaukee). More recently, Matthew has served as the IT lead and senior developer/analyst at The Graduate School, overseeing all aspects of IT for this unit. Matthew has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University.

I hope you find this newsletter helpful to you. As always we are open to any suggestions or feedback. Lastly, I’d like to share my immense gratitude for Rachel Goc and her great work in pulling together this newsletter and annual report.

Michael Satut

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2018 Annual Report

Weinberg College Information Technology is pleased to share our 2018 Annual Report. This report highlights the goals and special projects that we executed in 2018. We invite you to read report to learn more about the work we're proud of and where we're headed.
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Support Service Update

The IT team at Weinberg College is always shifting to meet the changing needs of the College, with support operations often being at the forefront. Learn more about the ongoing transition of the Weinberg College IT and  Northwestern IT support operations teams.

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Five Crucial Steps to Email Newsletters in iModules

Sharing the unique story of your department or program through an iModules email newsletter is a great way to connect with your current students, alumni, and community members. But what goes into making an email newsletter that resonates with your audience?
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Security Trends of 2018

Alex identifies his top trends in cybersecurity in 2108. Learn more about privacy and data breaches, the cost of cybercrime, and how human error is surprisingly common.

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New and New-to-Us in 2019

Weinberg College IT staff are trying out some new apps, games, and gear in 2019. Read on to see some of the new and new-to-us items our staff picked out.

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Staff Spotlight

Get to know Senior Systems Administrator Tyler Maclean and how he keeps his head in the cloud.
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Mark your calendars on May 22-23rd for TEACHx 2019, an annual event that showcases pioneering experiments in teaching and learning through technology.

Are you or your lab interested in using an Electronic Lab Notebook solution? We are collaborating with other Northwestern schools to assess interest and determine if we can find a common solution for this need. If you are interested, please participate in the following short survey.

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