On Wednesdays, We Wear Red

wearredIn honor of February as American Heart Month, we thought it would be fun to show our support by wearing red. Throughout the month, various campus departments and organizations are showing their support as well.

According to the Center for Disease Control, uncontrolled high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. So this month, wear red with us and learn more about the steps you can take to stay heart healthy, such as controlling blood pressure and eating healthy.

Hello, February!

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Happy Tuesday to you! And helloooo February Newsletter. If you haven’t had a chance to peruse the latest I.T. happenings, here’s your chance!

Our new Technology Trainer, Natalie Payne, is hitting the ground running with scheduling courses. We’ve got a few courses this month you probably haven’t seen in a while. Click on over and take a look. We’ll have even more course offerings in March, so sign up for our Listserv to hear about them first.

It’s also about time for annual inventory and renewal of equipment documentation. Campus technology inventory audits will be from February 16 to March 20. IT Client Services Director, Stephanie Fors, shares more about the process and various campus locations where we can help you.

As usual, we also have a new tech tip and security tip for you. They’re always there to help give ideas for productivity and staying safe online.

System Updates For Critical Vulnerability

Critical updates will be implemented on Thursday, January 29, in order to protect the following systems from a newly released vulnerability.

The following will be updated on Thursday, January 29, after 5:00 PM:

  • Archon
  • Banner External Web Apps
  • Banner SSB
  • DegreeWorks
  • Library EZProxy
  • MailMan Mailing Lists
  • MySam
  • Picasso
  • Sage Academic
  • Sage Research
  • Search (Google Search Appliance)
  • SFTP Server
  • Surveys
  • TK20
  • Webfarm dotCMS Web Sites
  • Webfarm PHP Web Sites

For more information about this vulnerability, go to: https://access.redhat.com/articles/1332213.

We appreciate you understanding the criticality of this emergency maintenance, and we regret any negative impact this may have for you.

Help Stop Cyber Stalking

Did you know that most stalking begins with cyber stalking? More than six million people are stalked each year in the U.S. Fifty-three percent of stalking victims had a previous relationship with the harasser. The statistics go on. This year, resolve to help change them.

On Wednesday, January 28th, at the AB4 Olson Auditorium starting at 6pm,  we’re partnering with the SHSU Police Department to help bring awareness to our campus and community about the dangers of stalking and cyber stalking. Come learn about the signs, dangers, and what you can do to help stop it.

The event is open to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Please share this event and help us bring awareness to this crime.

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New Year, New Tech Deals

Happy New Year Kats!

IT@Sam is all about new technology to help increase productivity. No matter the brand, we want you to get the best deals out there as a perk for being a part of the Sam Houston State University community.

This month, Dell has some great deals. Use the member ID we’re providing below, you can save $50 on PCs $499.99 and up by using coupon code: WVZLQ4D$XG6QWL or save $100 on PCs $999.99 and up by using coupon code: X0P3BZZB6RKKVR. These codes are good until January 30 at 6 am. Also, mark your calendars for their President’s Day presale, February 5 starting at 8 am online. This presale could save you up to 32%.

Click on the flyer below for some of their highlighted items on sale this month.

Website: Dell.com/SHSU

Phone Number: 1-800-695-8133

Member ID: US120079463

Sam Houston State University DellU MPP January Mid-Month Flyer