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Archive for August, 2010

Introducing “Ole Miss Today”

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Robby Seitz

The first version of Email to Groups was introduced more than twelve years ago, and it underwent a major revision in 2004.  This month it will undergo another major revision. Since October 1, 2009, about 12,000 messages have been sent using Email to Groups each to different groups of students and employees.  Although they may […]

Freshman Attendance-Based Program: Keeping UM Freshmen Under Control!

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Deetra Wiley

In the Fall of 2001, the UM Academic Support Center (ASC) launched the Freshman Attendance-Based Initiative program (FABI).   The ASC is responsible for advising freshman and sophomore Liberal Arts undecided majors and Pre-Health Professions track students. The ASC is also home to FABI and other outstanding programs such as: STARS, EDLD courses, and E-Advisor. FABI […]

Student Laptop Rental Program

Posted on: August 30th, 2010 by Clay Pounds

Need a laptop for a class presentation? Computer down for repairs? The IT Helpdesk provides students an economical solution to short term or surprise problems through the student laptop rental program. Each Dell laptop includes Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Symantec EndPoint Antivirus. All laptops are ready to work with wired and wireless networks and […]

Classroom Technology 2010

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by Johnny Price

Classroom Technology has been on the move!   This year,  6 new rooms were added in Old Chemistry, including one full multimedia classroom and 5 wall plate/projector classrooms.  There were 4 classrooms added in the new Guyton Annex with lecterns, desktop computers and Extron controls.  In connection with the North Residential College, two new full lectern classrooms were also […]

Ole Miss Mobile

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by

Have you ever wanted to check your bursar account  from your cell phone?   Or check your class schedule one last time before you walk into the wrong room?  The new Ole Miss Mobile site allows users to experience a mobile-friendly version of the Ole Miss Web page.  Easily accessible links to widely used applications like […]

Podcasting on iTunes U

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by Penny Rice

Are you looking for ways to enhance your technology skills, learn about various subjects, study different languages, find extra study materials for a class, etc.? Try iTunes U. According to Apple’s Web site, there are more than 250,000 free lectures, videos, films, and other resources from universities and public learning institutions that are available on […]

Employee Self-Service

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by Al Ling

Employee Self-Service is a software application which allows employees to go online to perform common tasks such as change of address, review/change their benefits information, record their working time, and other similar tasks.  When fully implemented, it will offer University employees the ability to use the myOleMiss portal to update information that previously required a […]

Introducing “Ole Miss Blogs”

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 by Robby Seitz

Does your office need a way to distribute information but is reluctant to sacrifice trees for printing newsletters?  If so, then let me introduce you to Ole Miss Blogs. At its heart, a blog (short for “web log”) is a Web-based content management system that enables non-webmasters to post information on the Internet.  More simply, it […]