Campus Computing: There's an App for That – Student Services

UNT launches new mobile app for studentsThe Division of Enrollment, University Communications, Recruitment and Marketing and UNT System IT Shared Services rolled out the result of their latest collaboration – an app to deliver up-to-date technology for student services. The student-focused mobile app is available now from iTunes or Google Play, for either iPhone or Android. The app allows students to access information they need while on the go, according to a recent announcement by Neal Smatresk, UNT president. Read more.


Network Connection: They Never Listen

By Philip Baczewski, senior director, University Information Technology
You may have recently heard news stories about certain emails. Email servers seem to have dominated the news cycle for the last two years. And leaked email may have even influenced the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The thing about email is that you never know when or where it will turn up. Read more.

Hotspot: People in the Zone

Hotspot wordmarkRyan Fellers, manager, Office of Data, Analytics and Institutional Research, University Information Services
Richard Herrington, IT manager and consultant, Research and Support Services, University IT
Aaron Powers, IT manager, Administrative IT Services


UIS: Start Your Training Requirement Now!

By Allen Clark, associate vice president for University Information Servicestraining, development for UIS

In an effort to build and grow upon our skills on campus, I am asking that everyone – managers, support staff members, students/part-time employees, etc., within University Information Services, Transportation and Accreditation, participate in development workshops and/or courses.

Managers should choose at least three courses from a pre-selected list of offerings... Read more.

Complete Your Security Awareness Training

The online security awareness training has been updated and now can be accessed through the EIS portal. All UNT System and UNT employees must complete this year’s security awareness training by Dec. 31, 2016. Read more.

President Barack ObamaPresident Obama Websites Preserved as Part of UNT Collaboration

By Tanya O'Neil, news promotion specialist, URCM, UNT
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, President Obama-era federal websites will find a new home at the University of North Texas. Read more.

Gadgets that Wage War on Winter

Jack FrostYou can be ready this year to greet Jack Frost when temperatures feel like there's nothing between you and the North Pole except a couple of mesquites and a barbed wire fence. A few new gadgets may help you overcome winter weather in the home, outdoors and even with the clothes you wear. Try the Cold Avenger Mask while jogging or maybe a pair of Agloves that you don't have to take off to make your smartphone work. Read more.

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