Audra Stafursky, a senior majoring in information sciences and technology, is using the programming skills she's learned in the classroom to develop a cost-saving inventory solution for student computer labs across University Park.
On March 22, 2017, IT leaders from across the University came together to discuss a shared vision for Penn State IT. In addition to participating in numerous activities, attendees heard from Ann Clements, associate professor of music education, and Adri van Duin, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, on the many ways faculty use and rely on services provided by Penn State IT.
A new program created in collaboration with technology association EDUCAUSE will give instructional designers in higher education across the country the opportunity to collaborate and work toward achieving career goals.
Penn State units that would like the best opportunity to have new networking and telecommunications work completed and billed by the end of the fiscal year — June 30 — should submit service requests to Enterprise Networking & Communications Services (ENCS) through the ENCS Service Inquiry Request Form no later than March 30.
Penn State faculty are invited to submit a proposal for a faculty engagement program providing support for the redesign of a resident instruction course that will be offered in a blended face-to-face and online format.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016–17 IT Impact Awards. IT staff members from all colleges and campus locations are eligible to be nominated. The deadline to submit nominations is April 7.
The maximum size of an email sent through Penn State’s email system has been increased from 20 MB to 25 MB. The new increase matches the allotment offered by some other email providers and will enable students, faculty and staff members to send much larger emails than before the increase.
On Dec. 8, Penn State began a new Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA), which will change how Penn State faculty and staff access Adobe Acrobat Pro and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.
Sam Richards, a Penn State senior lecturer in sociology, encourages the use of technology in his race and ethnic relations class to help open the door for communication — not just in class, but across the globe.
Beginning Feb. 1, five-digit dialing will no longer be supported for Centrex phones at Penn State University Park. As a result, students, faculty and staff members who use Centrex phone services — typically used for some fax machines and residence hall courtesy phones — will need to dial "8" plus a seven-digit phone number for calls and faxes to other University Park numbers and within the 814 area code.