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Archive for January, 2013

The Spring 2013 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing  for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we made during the break along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. UM Google Starting in March 2012, all students are given UM Gmail accounts which include […]

Attendance Tracking Scanners for UM Classrooms

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Class Attendance Guidelines Policy discusses the importance of attendance relative to learning.  Instructors are asked to report cases of freshman students missing three or more class periods as part of the Freshman Attendance-Based Initiative (FABI) program.   The Academic Support Center follows up on these cases to connect students with resources.  Yet, taking attendance for large […]

1098-T and 1042-S Tax Documents

Posted on: January 11th, 2013 by Chris Provence

Every January, the University of Mississippi issues tax-related documents to students and employees so they can prepare their personal tax return.  W-2’s were discussed earlier in a November 2012 TECHNews article.  Two other forms issued are Form 1098-T and Form 1042-S.

Student Email Alert: Automatic Email Forwarding Ends on February 8, 2013

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by

In March 2012, the University of Mississippi (UM) went live with UM Gmail.  Once all students were provided with UM Gmail accounts in summer 2012, UM Webmail was taken offline in October 2012. Now, the final step is near.  As a reminder, on Friday, February 8, 2013, automatic email forwarding from to for students […]

Using Electric Utility Carts for Transportation on the UM Campus

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 by RONALD SAVELL

Utility Carts vs. Campus Vans In November 2001, The Office of Information Technology (IT) purchased its first utility cart. IT was one of the first groups to have carts on the main campus.  The campus was growing and streets were closing, making it almost impossible to continue using our vans for access.  Due to the […]