Software updates and “log off” reminders

Happy Holidays to you! To prepare for the University’s holiday break, IT-style, we ask that you save your work and log off of your workstation before leaving for the break.  (PC users: click the Windows button and select “Log off.” Mac users: click the Apple icon on the top left of the screen and select “Log off.”) Don’t simply lock your keyboard, and don’t shut down your computer. Leaving your computer on and connected to the network-although logged off-will allow your computer to receive any updates that we may be pushing out over the holidays.  And, for up-to-date information on maintenance to IT@Sam services, please view the announcements section in the Cherwell Portal.

On Friday, December 19, beginning at 9pm, the following software packages will be updated:

  • Audacity 2.0.5 (Windows)
  • Mathematica 10.0
  • Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 (Windows)
  • iTunes 12.0.1 (Windows)

Updates will conclude at 9:30pm.

Regardless of the particular holiday you celebrate or recognize, all of us at IT@Sam hope you have a safe and happy holiday break.  See you next year!

‘Tis the Season for Deals on Dell!

Time for some doorbusting deals, Bearkats! Dell is giving us exclusive Black Friday deals 1 week before everyone else. Sales go live tomorrow, Thursday, at 7 am. Offers will be available from Thursday, November 20-Wednesday, November 26. But don’t wait! Quantities are limited.  So if you’ve been eyeing that new computer, tablet, or some sweet speakers to rock out to Bon Jovi loud and proud, now is the time!

Check out the top deals below and the flyer attached for more information.

Top Deals to look for:

  • Dell 24″ monitor for $94.99 (Market value $229.99)
  • Dell 15″ Inspiron laptop for $186.19 (Market value $299.99)
  • Dell Venue 7 tablet for $97.99 (Market value $149.99)
  • Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker – AD211 $28.49 (Market value $69.99)

You can get a 2nd chance at similar limited quantity deals starting on Thanksgiving Thursday at 9 a.m. Cyber Week kicks off with Cyber Monday deals on December 1 at 7 a.m.

Shop your SHSU store today at: or call 1-800-695-8133

Member ID: US120079463

Offers valid only in the US.

Sam Houston State University DellU BlackFriday Flyer

Cherwell Relaunch Demo Sessions

Faculty and Staff, Cherwell is relaunching! You spoke and we listened. The new updates are designed to help you navigate and place tickets in a much more streamlined fashion. You don’t want to miss out on a demo session to try it out before it launches in January. Take a look at the dates below and sign up in Talent Management! If you have any questions, contact us at, or call 936-294-1950 (ext. 4-1950).

Cherwell relaunch flyer