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Jan. 12: The cold snap this month has UIT staff members wearing Mean Green sweatshirts this Friday. Pictured in sweatshirts from the UNT Office of Orientation and Transfer Programs' sale to benefit the UNT Parents' Association are Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, left, Mari Jo French, Philip Baczewski, Karen Snyder and Clarissa Hutkowski.

Left to right, Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Mari Jo French, Philip Baczewski, Karen Snyder and Clarissa Hutkowski on sweatshirt Friday.

Jan. 10-11: About 12 University IT staff members moved from Sage Hall to the General Academic Building. New office directory.



UNT Graduation
Clarissa Hutkowski,
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Business Management, UNT College of Business

Benjamin Regalado pictured with the UIT table at the UNT Resource Fair for new students, Dec. 8, 2017.New Role
Orientation season kicked off Dec. 8, 2017, for new and transfer students joining UNT this spring. Benjamin Regalado, junior avionics logistics major and new student assistant for UIT marketing and administration, will represent University IT at the upcoming Student Success Sessions for Campus Technology and present the UIT Technology Tour to new students. 


Professional Development
Banks, Raymond, attended Jamf Nation classes in Dallas, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017
DaMiri Young pictured shaking hands with UNT Vice President Bob BrownDaMiri Young received a certificate of achievement Nov. 26, 2017, from Bob Brown, vice president, Division of Finance and Administration, for completing the UNT System HR Supervisory Building Blocks course of instruction over the past nine months.
Yuguang Ma, Charles Peterson, SC 17, International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12-17, 2017, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colo.
Jennifer Lee, Maureen Saringer, Dreamforce: Salesforce Conference, Nov. 6-9, 2017, San Francisco
Richard Sanzone, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, Philadelphia

Catherine Brown, UIT, helped at the Bake Sale to raise money for SECC.



Catherine Brown helped raise money for the State Employee Charitable Campaign at the Oct. 31 UIT Bake Sale.
Help Desk, Microcomputer Maintenance Services and the Adaptive Technology and Learning Lab moved to Room 330 in Sage Hall effective Oct. 2.

Professional Development
Raymond Banks, Yonathan Khoe, Jamf Nation User Conference, Oct. 24-26, 2017, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jennifer Lee, NACADA, Oct. 11-13, 2017, St. Louis


UIT Presentations • Sept. 29, 2017 – I.T. Works! Conference Day
  Philip Baczewski and DaMiri Young: High-Performance Computing
  Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner: Online Testing and Analytic Services
  Jennifer Lee, Kem Marcum: Customer Relationship Management
  Richard Sanzone and Sharukh Mithani: Printing with PaperCut

Photo of Catherine Brown, new administrative assistant in the Exam and Research Data Services Office.Catherine Brown, administrative assistant, Exam and Research Data Services, Instructional IT Services

Jennifer Spillman, Student Success Technology, accepted a position at a private company in Dallas

Sept. 18: Job title changes


Photo of Clarissa Hutkowski, Maureen Saringer, Karen Snyder and Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner at the UNT Planetarium for the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse.
Solar eclipse watchers Clarissa Hutkowski, left, Maureen Saringer, Karen Snyder and Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner take in the sun Aug. 21 at UNT's Rafes Urban Astronomy Center.


Professional Development
Yonathan Khoe, IT specialist, Instructional IT Services, attended MacAdmins Conference, July 10-13, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Katrina Flachsbarth, IT specialist, IT User Services, attended the CompTIA ChannelCon 2017 Conference, July 31-Aug. 2, in Austin, Texas.

New to UIT
Karen Snyder, administrative coordinator, joins UIT from the UNT Division of Student Affairs succeeding in the position vacated by Mari Jo French.

Role Change
Clarissa Hutkowski moved from Exam and Research Data Services to UIT Administration succeeding in the position left by Robin Melendez-Martin.


Congratulations: New Role in UIT
Mari Jo French, assistant director, Planning, Budget and Communications

Robin Melendez-Martin, accepted a new position in UNT Facilities Services as the contract administrator.


Congratulations to UNT Graduates

Jennifer Spillman, Student Success Technology: Master of Science, Information Science, Health Informatics, magna cum laude
Carrie Stoeckert, Planning, Budget and Communications: Master of Science, Learning Technologies, summa cum laude

Student Assistants

Divya Agrawal, Computer-Based Testing Center: Master of Science, Kinesiology
Crystal Anozie, Help Desk: Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Studies
Rusheeta Chaganti, Computer-Based Testing Center: Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
Bryce Fite, Microcomputer Maintenance Services: Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Maria Gu, Adaptive Computer Lab: Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Jiayin Hao, Computer-Based Testing Center: Master of Science, Accounting
Geyani Kayyuru, High-Performance Computing: Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
Satwik Reddy Manchireddy, High-Performance Computing: Master of Science, Computer Science and Engineering
Gaby Okundaye, UIT Desktop Services: Master of Arts, International Studies
Max Quimby, Microcomputer Maintenance Services: Bachelor of Science, Biology
Raymond Pinnick, Computer-Based Testing Center: Master of Science, Engineering Management
Chau Trinh, Computer-Based Testing Center: Master of Science, Accounting


UIT celebrates Student Appreciation Week

Robin Melendez-Martin was named HUB Champion by the UNT System Business Service Center.
Jennifer Spillman earned the Salesforce® Certified Administrator credential.

Carrie Stoeckert, assistant director for planning, budget and communications, transfers to Transportation and Parking Services as the new director for parking services effective April 24, 2017.

Professional Development
April 27-29, 2017, 5th Annual Salesforce® Higher Education Summit, Austin, Texas
   Jennifer Lee
   Maureen Saringer
   Jennifer Spillman


UIT Town Hall Snapshots
Professional Development
Philip Baczewski
, DaMiri Young, Dell EMC HPC Community, March 27-30, 2017, Austin, Texas

New staff
Breuna Riggins, student assistant, UIT Desktop Services

Service Awards
Jacob Flores
, five years
Richard Herrington, 20 years
Yonathan Khoe, five years
JoAnn Luksich, 21 years
Jonathan Starkweather, six years

UIT Town Hall Meeting  •  March 24
Philip Baczewski reviewed data on the slides submitted by each department that detailed each unit's 2016 data and accomplishments during the annual get-together. 


Role Change
Sharukh Mithani, IT manager, succeeds Deke Isaac as the manager for Microcomputer Maintenance Services with a new title as manager, UIT Support Services, and remains in the same workgroup led by Richard Sanzone, director for IT User Services, Feb. 1, 2017.
Katrina Carpenter, IT specialist, also has a new title as assistant manager, UIT Support Services.

Feb. 12, 20107: Richard Sanzone, director, IT User Services, UIT, won the Galveston Marathon in the category for males, ages 35-39.

  Overall   ------------ 1st Half ------------ ------------ 2nd Half ------------ Time Chip Gun
Place Place Name Bib No Age Rnk Time Pace Rnk Time Pace Back Time Time
1 5 Richard Sanzone 853 38 1 1:39:40.4 7:36/M 1 1:34:43.0 7:14/M   3:14:23.4 3:14:41.2


David "Deke" Isaac, IT managerJan. 31, 2017: David "Deke" Isaac, pictured right, IT manager, Microcomputer Maintenance Services, 27 years of service



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