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Wayne State University Wayne State University - Computing & Information Technology Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:50:58 EDT PHPSimpl Wayne State University Logo Feed provided by Click to visit. C&IT Presents XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data Wayne State University Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT Employees: Update your campus address The start of a new semester is upon us and now is a great time to update your campus address! This information allows us to improve the accuracy of mail, package and inter-office delivery, and assist WSU Police in locating you in case of a campus safety incident. You will be answering the following: Where do you want your WSU mail delivered? Do you receive mail under a different name?  Do you work in any other buildings on campus?  Whether you have to update your information or just confirm that it's already correct, this will only take a few moments of your time. Please verify your information at: If you have any questions, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or Wayne State University Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT Familiarize yourself with sites before buying online Online shopping is convenient, both for you and for cyber attackers. Heavy use periods like the holiday shopping season are open season for online attackers. Even well-known sites may lack proper encryption, allowing your personal information to be intercepted during transaction. Before you begin your shopping this year, take a few steps to protect yourself. Reviews: Before buying from a site, look online for customer reviews. What do other people have to say about it? Have their experiences been good ones? Ads: Only give your business to online stores that you know and trust. Avoid making purchases through unknown sites that you see advertised on social media and in spam emails. Security: Before purchasing, check your browsers address bar for HTTPS and the padlock icon to verify a site is secure. Check the security, privacy or FAQ sections of every site to familiarize yourself with the methods used to protect your information. Apps: If you use apps for sites like Etsy, eBay or Amazon for online shopping, make sure you are fully aware of their privacy policies and any settings that allow them to share your information. If you make purchases on your phone or other Wi-Fi enabled devices, connect to a secure network before sharing billing or address information. Learn more about computer security at Contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-5347 or for questions or assistance. Wayne State University Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT Protect yourself against identity theft Identity theft is a very real threat and it may take years to recover if you ever find yourself a victim of fraud. In fact, it is one of the most common and costly crimes in the country:
 15 million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently 100 million Americans have at risk personal info due to databases being lost, stolen or accessed by unauthorized individuals 7 percent of all adults have their identities misused Every year, identity theft financial losses total upwards of $50 billion 21 percent of those who responded to the annual ECAR study admitted to having an online account hacked And 14 percent said they had a computer, tablet or smartphone stolen How to protect yourself Review your statements: Keep tabs on your bank accounts, credit card and any other payment statements on at least a monthly basis. If you see anything unusual, contact your provider right away. Shred documents: Any papers with personal information should be shredded before being tossed in the trash. Not up for it? Opt for paperless billing and statements to make it easier. Know when not to share: Avoid pop-up ads, spam email, texts and other messages that ask for personal information. Keep it limited on social media, too, and remember that what you share may compromise your security. Post photos after the vacation, think twice before sharing your location and be choosy about who you connect with. Wayne State University employees will never ask you to share personal information online. Avoid public Wi-Fi: Always connect to WSU-SECURE when on campus. If you have to use a public network, make sure it is encrypted or use the WSU VPN before sharing personal information. Always use HTTPS for websites and SSL for login services like email.  Secure devices: Encrypt your hard drive and always use the most up to date operating system, applications, software and plug-ins. And install anti-virus software! Credit report: Get your credit report every year for FREE.  Learn more at Wayne State University Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:00:00 EDT Create and maintain secure passwords It can be hard to keep track of all the passwords you're required to have today. School, work, banking, plus a handful of social media accounts – every corner of our life requires credentials that not only must be secure, but must be easy to remember. Make your password strong. To increase strength, make sure your password includes: Eight or more characters Upper and lower case letters Numbers Symbols  Don't leave yourself vulnerable. Make sure your password DOES NOT include: Your username or account number A single word Your pet's name Your birthday, phone number or your address When it comes to passwords, length is more important than complexity. Use a passphrase to secure your accounts. For example, the phrase, "I love Detroit," becomes a powerful password when paired with numbers and capitol letters: ILoveDetroit313. Use a password manager to create and maintain unique credentials for all of your profiles. A password manager is a type of software that encrypts, stores and manages passwords. Students, employees and anyone else who requires access to multiple accounts on a regular basis may benefit from a password manager. Check out LastPass, KeePass or 1password. And of course, never use the same password for multiple accounts and change your passwords regularly. Wayne State University Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 EDT Practice safe browsing habits every day We spend most of our daily lives online, but none of the browsers, apps or devices we use are 100 percent secure. That’s why it’s important to practice safe browsing habits every day. When you are reading e-mail or browsing online, be on the lookout for suspicious links and deceptive web pages, which are major sources of malware. Be careful when selecting browser plugins, apps or other downloadable files since they can introduce new vulnerabilities. Keep your browser software up-to-date. Be sure to install antivirus updates and regularly check for and install browser plugin updates (e.g. Adobe Flash and Java). It's also important to stay current by regularly checking in with trusted websites for the latest safety information. Be secure. Be sure that a URL includes HTTPS before entering any personal information, e.g. Ignore it. When in doubt, do not click on a pop-up window or extraneous ad. Keep private information safe. Always use a strong, unique password for every account and avoid storing account information on a website (auto fill). Tip: consider using different web browsers for general web surfing and sensitive logins. Use private networks for sensitive transactions. Do not check your bank account, make purchases or log in to other websites that require personal information when you’re using public Wi-Fi. Be stealthy. Browsers store a lot of information: cookies, cached pages and history. Some offer private modes — like Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode — that do not save this information and ensure the safety of personal information. Follow the golden rule. Share with care, that is — do not post something about someone else that you wouldn't want them to post or share about you. In the same vein, be aware of what is being posted about you; be sure to manage your privacy and security settings. Devices can get malware too. Remember to plug in devices like USB drives and scan them with security software. Back it up. Make an electronic copy of all your files and keep it stored somewhere safe. Report it. If you do experience cyber crime or a lapse in security, please report it to the FBI Internet Crime (  Wayne State University Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:00 EDT Guard your privacy when offline or traveling Planning a vacation during the summer months? You may be more vulnerable when traveling, because a break from a regular routine or encounters with unfamiliar situations often result in less cautious behavior. Protect yourself and guard your privacy when away from home. Track your device. Install a device finder or manager on your phone or tablet in case it's lost or stolen. Make sure it has the capabilities to remotely wipe your device clean and protect against malware. Avoid social media announcements about your travel plans. It's tempting to share your upcoming vacation plans with your online friends, but consider how this might make you an easy target for local or online thieves. While traveling, avoid using social media to locate yourself to airports and consider posting those beautiful photos after you return home. Traveling soon? If you're traveling with a laptop or other mobile device, remove or encrypt confidential information. Consider using a laptop or device designated for travel that has no personal information stored on it, especially when traveling out of the country.  Limit personal information stored on devices. Use a tool like Identity Finder to locate your personally identifiable information (e.g., SSN, credit card numbers or bank accounts) on your computer and then secure or remove that information. Rethink your apps. Consider deleting any sensitive apps on your device — email, shopping, banking, etc. — you can re-download them when you get home. Similarly, make sure you are signed out of apps so your information isn't easily accessible if your device is lost or stolen. Physically protect yourself and your devices. Use a laptop lock, avoid carrying identification cards, shred sensitive paperwork before you recycle it and watch out for "shoulder surfers" at the ATM. Wayne State University Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:00:00 EDT Do your part to prevent mobile device theft Your laptop and smartphone are filled with personal data such as photos, banking information and passwords. If these devices fall into the wrong hands, the results can be more damaging than you think. Larceny is the biggest crime everywhere, and Wayne State University is no exception. While the WSU Police Department has done phenomenal work cutting down these types of crimes — down from over 600 to about 200 per year in roughly 15 years — they are still very real. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from this type of attack is examine your own behavior. “Do not inadvertently create a situation [that makes you a target],” said Lieutenant Dave Scott of the Wayne State University Police Department. “Look at your routine from the point of view of a criminal.” Smartphones are one of the most common targets of theft. Thieves act quickly to get these desirable items and are known to snatch them right out of your hands while you’re using them — an act you may have heard WSU police refer to as “Apple Picking.” What can you do to keep yourself and your possessions safe? It’s OK to have your phone out, but don’t be distracted by it. When walking around campus, try your best to keep your personal belongings tucked away and be aware of your surroundings. Ask yourself: Am I familiar with the area? Is there anyone behind me? Am I in a populated space? Do not leave personal belongings in sight or walk away from them. This is true for both students and employees. If you’re studying on campus, take your belongings with you when you get up. Similarly, employees should lock away personal belongings in their desks or offices. Your car is a public place, too — “Locked doors and rolled up windows only slow down criminals,” Lt. Scott said. If a thief sees something they want, “they will have no issue breaking your window to get it.” If your device is stolen, remain calm and do not put yourself in danger by pursuing the thief. Without a phone, you cannot call the police. But if you draw attention to yourself — “HELP! That person stole my phone!” — a passerby can alert the police. If you are targeted because you are alone and there are no other people nearby, find the nearest building or blue light phone and call WSUPD immediately. Try to offer as much information as you can about the incident as well as the suspect. Other ways to avoid device theft: Customize or differentiate your belonnings so they're easy to spot. Always delete any sensitive information ASAP. Resist using autofill features. Back up your information regularly. If you must keep sensitive information on your device, encrypt it. Write down the serial number and keep it filed in a safe place. Install tracking and recovery software. Always use a passcode when possible to lock your device. In an emergency, contact the WSU Police Department at 313-577-2222. For more information and other non-emergencies, contact WSUPD at 313-577-6057. Wayne State University Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 EDT Open Textbook Adoption Awards Announced Wayne State University Mon, 30 May 2016 23:00:00 EDT Big Data & Business Group Hosts Third Annual Symposium March 23, 24 The Big Data & Business Group at Wayne State University will host it's third annual symposium March 23 and 24, 2016 at the Student Center. More than 300 attendees, including representatives from more than 100 companies, are expected. This informative gathering will focus on issues associated with deploying big data strategies to drive business success, including managing and analyzing data gathered via marketing, development, manufacturing, sales and service. Attendees will learn from hands-on tutorials and case study presentations by leading business analytics firms and major corporations who have launched big data/analytics initiatives. Learn more about this event at or check the events listing for ticket availability and registration.   Wayne State University Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:00:00 EDT Qualtrics Launches New User Interface Insight Wayne State University's online survey software provider Qualtrics has recently launched a new platform and user interface called Insight. The Qualtrics Insight Platform will be the default interface by June 7, 2016. Try the new platform today — just click on your name in the upper-right corner of Qualtrics and select Experience the Qualtrics Insight Platform (you can revert back to the original user interface through the same process at any time before June 7).  As the launch date nears, C&IT will also be sharing quick tips to familiarize users with the features and components of the new platform. Keep a look out on and Academica for these updates. Learn more about Qualtrics on Knowledge Base or If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at or 313-577-4357. Wayne State University Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 EDT Broadcast Messaging: Be the first to know about snow days Wayne State University Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDT Special Talk on Privacy and Big Data on January 26   Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. Data Privacy Day kicks off Data Privacy Month, which extends until February 28. To figure out if you know how to protect your privacy, we suggest the National Cyber Security Alliance's Privacy IQ Quiz.   This year, C&IT and Wayne State's Center for the Study of Citizenship are sponsoring a special talk on Privacy and Big Data. Join University of Michigan Chief Privacy Officer Sol Bermann for a talk on how research using big data is both powerful and dangerous, the value of privacy and its importance in higher education, and more! Mark your calendar for 2 p.m. on January 26 in the Bernath Auditorium in the Undergraduate Library - no RSVP required.   Keep up to date with Wayne State's Chief Privacy Officer Geoff Nathan at For more information on Data Privacy Month, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance website at Wayne State University Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDT Apply for the C&IT Scholarship today! Wayne State University Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDT Welcome back! Free Microsoft Office, Wi-Fi Tips, and more Welcome to a new semester at Wayne State! There are many great tech services available to students on campus and online -- we've featured three important ones below. See the full list at Have a great year! Get Connected! WSU-SECURE is the easiest and most secure Wi-Fi network on campus and is compatible with devices running iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows, and more. Set up your device today! Don't share your AccessID and password with anyone. Your friends and family can use the WSU-PUBLIC network, no login required. Housing residents with devices that cannot use either Wi-Fi network (including some gaming systems, smart TVs, and Blu-Ray players) can use the wired network or request a device exception to get wireless Internet access. Save Money! Currently registered Wayne State students can download a full copy of Microsoft Office for free. Downloads are available for PCs and Macs. You can use your free copy of Microsoft Office 365 as long as you are a registered Wayne State student! Find the help you need! The C&IT Help Desk is a one-stop shop for all your tech support needs. Call (313) 577-HELP or email for help accessing email, Blackboard, Academica, and more. Visit us on the lower level of the Student Center Building (Suite 005) for computer and mobile device diagnostic and repair services including Wi-Fi support. Check out for more information, including free and discounted software. Wayne State University Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:00:00 EDT Congratulations C&IT Scholarship Winner Arooba Javed C&IT was thrilled to award the second annual C&IT Scholarship to Arooba Javed on August 18, 2015. Arooba and her sister joined us for a reception where CIO Joe Sawasky offered congratulations and awarded her the $1500 prize and a brand-new tablet computer. Congratulations Arooba! This award is made possible through generosity of current and past employees, corporate philanthropy, and C&IT's innovative entrepreneurial activities. Check this fall for updates on the 2016 scholarship. Wayne State University Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:00:00 EDT What happened? Technology updates over the summer Welcome back Faculty!  C&IT worked overtime this summer to upgrade some key Wayne State IT systems in order to provide you with the best technology experience possible. The biggest changes are upgraded email, our brand new portal, and new modern campus phones. Your email has been upgraded to the new Wayne Connect - Powered by Microsoft. To set up the New Wayne Connect on your smartphone or desktop, contact your local tech support person or check out these step by step guides. Don’t worry! You continue to have the powerful and convenient features like free/busy calendaring and access to the global address list. Your emails and calendar data were all automatically transferred, and your email addresses have stayed the same.  Access the new Wayne Connect in the same location at Wayne State's new portal Academica has officially replaced Pipeline. Academica provides access to all the same employee and student features and services: time sheets, registration, TravelWayne, pay stubs, class schedules, reporting and more. Login to Academica at anytime you would have used Pipeline.  Academica is a modern portal for our dynamic campus. You can: Find services quickly using the search box Pin resources to My Frequent Links for one-click access Access services on the go from your mobile device Connect with the Wayne State community in real-time  The campus-wide telephone system upgrade is underway. Because of an AT&T limitation, 5-digit dialing between the older campus phones and the new VoIP phones is not available and will result in a fast busy signal or a "Number Not in Service" message. To ensure your campus calls get through, you now need to dial full phone numbers, for example: 9-1-313-577-1234.  We know this is a lot of change! If you have any questions or would like personal or group assistance, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-HELP or Wayne State University Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:00:00 EDT Now Hiring: Web Developer Student Assistant C&IT's Business Applications team is currently seeking candidates for a Web Developer student assistant position. Applicants should have experience with both front-end Web work (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and with a server-side scripting language. Experience with PHP and MySQL is preferred, but not required. This position will begin immediately and, if possible, be a full time position throughout the summer. The project will be completed by the end of the calendar year. The position pays $13.00 per hour. Resumes can be sent to David Thompson. Wayne State University Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:00:00 EDT Qualtrics Users Group Meeting on June 2 Wayne State University Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 EDT Nine month faculty: Updates coming to Wayne State IT systems this summer Wayne State nine month faculty: C&IT is updating Wayne State IT systems this summer to provide you with the best technology experience possible. When you return to campus this fall, you can expect to see two new systems: upgraded email and our brand new portal. Your email will be upgraded to the new Wayne Connect - Powered by Microsoft. This modern communication and collaboration platform will have some great new features: Large storage capacity – an increase from 12GB to 50GB OneDrive – an online file storage, collaboration, and sharing tool  Skype for Business – integrated instant messaging, audio, and video conferencing Don’t worry! You will continue to have the powerful and convenient features you currently enjoy such as free/busy calendaring and access to the global address list. Your current emails, calendar, and address book data will be automatically transferred, and your email addresses will remain the same too. There are a few small steps you can take to make sure you have the easiest transition - just check them out here. Your account will be transitioned this summer, and you will receive email notificatications before and after. The new system will be available in the same location: Wayne State is also adopting a new, homegrown portal: Academica. You can use Academica today - just visit Thanks to the feedback of our Academica beta community, we can officially retire Pipeline this summer. Academica provides access to all the same employee and student features and services as Pipeline: time sheets, TravelWayne, reporting, pay stubs, registration, class schedules and more. Academica also boasts many enhancements: Connect with Wayne State via a modern messaging system Use current social media conventions like #hashtags and @mentions Access the portal from many popular mobile devices Visit the services you use the most in one-click Pipeline will no longer be available as of July 31. Find Academica at If you have any questions about either of these transitions, feel free to contact the C&IT Help Desk now or throughout the summer at (313) 577-4778 or Wayne State University Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:00:00 EDT Last chance to apply for the C&IT Scholarship! Wayne State University Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 EDT C&IT Chili Cook-Off On Friday, March 13 C&IT hosted a division-wide chili cook-off to celebrate the arrival of spring and raise money for our C&IT Scholarship fund. We had 13 chilis entered in the competition and we raised an incredible $444! Congrats to all of our winners! Eric Dau was selected as fan favorite, closely followed by Vijaya Sastry. Our judges picked Bhavani Khoneru as their winner, while Linda young was the judges second choice and was awarded third place in the popular vote. Great job. Check out a few pictures of the event below! Wayne State University Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:00:00 EDT Qualtrics Quickie: Navigation Buttons Check out the first in a series of short videos teaching you tips and tricks for getting most out of Qualtrics. Have suggestions for future content? Email Wayne State Qualtrics Administrator Rich Lerman. Wayne State University Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT Check out the new We are pleased to launch the new and subtly different Take a look around the homepage for a few small changes -  updated service categories, a more prominent search box, and a streamlined system status dashboard. Don't worry, you can still click through to a full system status dashboard for more information. Wayne State University Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT Data Privacy Month Starts Today! Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. Data Privacy Day kicks off Data Privacy Month, which extends until February 28. To figure out if you know how to protect your privacy, we suggest the National Cyber Security Alliance's Privacy IQ Quiz. This ten question quiz will only take a few minutes, but will help you understand what you already know about data privacy and what you need to study more. Data privacy and security involve more than just being careful what you share on social media - take the quiz now to find out if you know how to keep your information safe. For more information on Data Privacy Month, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance website at Wayne State University Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT C&IT is Now Hiring Student Ambassadors Are you great at explaining things to people? Are you outgoing and good with people?  Wayne State C&IT is seeking out student assistants to help with the launch of our new Microsoft email system and our new portal! This position will send you across campus to provide demos, answer questions, share promotional material, and just generally talk up our new products. You will be the face of these products on campus! Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. This job takes some technical skills, but it is first and foremost a communications job. What We’re Looking For: strong communication skills comfortable with public speaking good at explaining complex things in simple ways able to provide demos of products for a variety of audiences outgoing - you will talk to a lot of new people every time you work tech-savvy - comfortable with computers, smart phones, new programs, and new services familiarity with Wayne State campus and systems (Pipeline, Blackboard, Wayne Connect, etc.) experience with/passion for Microsoft services a plus able to operate independently and make decisions problem-solving skills​ Duties: run demonstrations for offices across campus manage promotional tables in campus buildings and at campus events instruct small and large groups in the operation of services answer lots of questions about how these new services work​ This is not an office job - you will be all over campus helping lots of groups learn how to use these new services. You have to be comfortable with using both of these systems, but remember that first and foremost this is a job about talking to people and helping them through the transition. Details: The position will begin February and will run through September 2015 Employees must be available during the day on some weekdays and may need to work select weekends No more than 20 hours per week. This position will pay $13 per hour. To apply, send your resume to and include a sentence or two of why you think you'd be a good fit for the job. Please apply by February 7. Wayne State University Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT How does Wayne State use our new Silicon Mechanics Research Cluster? Wayne State University Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT Quit Monkeying Around - Switch Your Surveys to Qualtrics The Qualtrics Research Suite is available free-of-charge across campus to Wayne State students, faculty, and staff. The application is a user-friendly, feature rich, web-based survey tool which allows users to build, distribute, and analyze online surveys, collaborate in real-time, and export data in multiple formats. If you are using Survey Monkey or any other survey tool for your Wayne State related polls and research, switch to Qualtrics today for a full set of professional features at no cost to you or your department! With Qualtrics you can: Create surveys with embedded video, audio, and graphics Send and track participation invitations  Utilize polls and website feedback tools Export data directly to SPSS, CSV, PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Access Qualtrics any time by visiting and signing in with your AccessID and password.  Existing Qualtrics users can easily migrate their current accounts to a Wayne State account. For more information, including the specific benefits available to you as student, staff, or faculty, visit Wayne State University Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 EDT Qualtrics Survey Software now available across campus free-of-charge The Qualtrics Research Suite is now available free-of-charge across campus to Wayne State students, faculty, and staff. The application is a user-friendly, feature rich, web-based survey tool which allows users to build, distribute, and analyze online surveys, collaborate in real-time, and export data in multiple formats. Staff are all automatically subscribed to Level 2 benefits which include 25 surveys, 100 questions, and 1000 responses per year. Use Qualtrics to survey your customers and gain feedback on your services! With Qualtrics you can: Create surveys with embedded video, audio, and graphics Send and track participation invitations  Utilize polls and website feedback tools Export data directly to SPSS, CSV, PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Access Qualtrics today by visiting and signing in with your AccessID and password.  Existing Qualtrics users can easily migrate their current accounts to a Wayne State account. For more information, visit Wayne State University Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:00:00 EDT UROPConnect - The New Hub for Undergraduate Research Wayne State University Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EDT Now accepting applications for the C&IT Scholarship! C&IT is pleased to announce the first annual C&IT Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate students in technological fields. The award recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides financial and technological assistance for completing degree requirements. This award is made possible through generosity of current and past employees, corporate philanthropy, and C&IT's innovative entrepreneurial activities. This year, the scholarship award will be a Dell Venue tablet and approximately $1500. Apply by March 31, 2014 to be considered for the scholarship. Application information, rules, and the full details are available at Wayne State University Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EDT January 28 kicks off Data Privacy Month Wayne State University Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EDT Campus closed? Snow days? Be among the first to know! Did you know that Wayne State Broadcast Messaging lets you receive important updates from WSU (including campus closures) right on your phone? You don’t need a smartphone or a data plan - just any cell phone that can receive SMS messages. Broadcast Messaging is customizable. If you’re a student, you can choose to get new grade notifications delivered directly to your phone, but have housing announcements sent just to your Wayne Connect inbox so you can look at them when you have the time. If you’re an employee, you can receive messages about buildings you work in, general campus announcements, and more. And you can choose a different delivery method for each kind of message or the same method for everything. Most importantly, the WSU Police can send out messages to notify everybody signed up within minutes of any emergency. If campus is closed for weather or other reasons, you will be among the first to find out. This is the fastest way to be aware of important information on campus. Sign up today at or look for Broadcast Messaging on your smartphone at Wayne State University Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:00:00 EDT Wayne State Uses Salesforce to Drive its Culture Shift Wayne State University Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:00:00 EDT Upgrades Completed - COEUS, Researcher's Dashboard, eProp Available for Use The following migration was completed ahead of schedule. All systems are available for use. Summary The COEUS grant management system, the Researchers' Dashboard, and eProp will all be unavailable from   Thursday August 15 5:00 PM until Tuesday August 20th 5:00 PM. Why is this necessary? The COEUS database is being moved to a new platform.   What do I need to do? Researchers needing to submit eProps should do so prior to Aug. 15 or make arrangements to route paper forms with their Grant and Contract Officer.   Contact information for Grant and Contract Officers can be found here.   We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Wayne State University Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:00:00 EDT Discover Windows 8 with Microsoft-- A Hands-On Demonstration Have you tried out Windows 8 yet? The newest operating system from Microsoft was designed with users in mind. The Start screen features the people, folders, files, and apps that matter most to you. And Start screen tiles refresh with live information to keep you up-to-date at all times.  Windows 8 is designed for desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Use the Windows 8 app store, Xbox Music, and keep all your files in the cloud - built into the heart of Windows 8. Find security, speed, and style on the latest devices, including touch-screen computers and tablets.  Join Microsoft in the Student Center Building for a hands-on opportunity to discover Windows 8. Trained representatives will show you the best new features, coolest highlights, and all Windows 8 can do for you. It's Windows reimagined and reinvented! Visit the first floor Student Center Building anytime from 10am-5pm, March 25-April 5 to talk to representatives, see demos, and try it for yourself.   Wayne State University Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:00:00 EDT Important Information Regarding Illegal File Sharing and Downloading Wayne State Employees: This message is being sent by C&IT in accordance with the requirements of the federal law called the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Save yourself from potential legal problems with large media industry organizations. Publishers of copyrighted material, such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) have been conducting an ongoing campaign to discourage copyright violations through file-sharing by searching through download sites. If you have set up your computer to share music, movies or software there is a good chance they will find you. If you are using Wayne State’s networks they contact us and tell us to tell you to delete the files, and we are required by federal law to comply. Although this is quite rare, they also have the right to sue you, and this can get very expensive very quickly. Accordingly, Wayne State strongly discourages the unauthorized sharing of copyrighted materials, including music and movies.  Read more about this issue:  There are legal ways to download or otherwise acquire copyrighted material. A comprehensive list of these alternatives can be found at:  Thank you. Joseph F. Sawasky Chief Information Officer & Associate Vice President Computing & Information Technology Wayne State University Wayne State University Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 EDT WSU Researchers: Federal Grants Will Enable Wireless Innovation Wayne State University Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:00:00 EDT Android Users: Download the Improved Wayne State Mobile App This message was sent via Broadcast Messaging on October 17, 2011 to WSU Mobile Android Users. It’s been a few months since the initial release of the Wayne State Mobile app for Android, and thanks to your feedback, we’ve made some big improvements. Wayne State Mobile has been rebuilt from the ground up. It’s faster. It’s more reliable. It does everything the old app did and more! If you had issues with the old app taking too long to load, you’ll immediately notice the new app’s increased speed. Problems with the app not working? The new app is far more stable and reliable. Whether you are a frequent user or haven’t logged on in awhile, we hope you’ll check out the new and improved Wayne State Mobile app for Android. You will need to uninstall the old app and install the new app. To uninstall: ·      From your phone’s Home screen, tap the Menu key and select Settings; ·      Under Settings, select Applications; ·      Then select Manage Applications; ·      Locate Wayne State Mobile and tap to open; ·      Select Uninstall. To install, search for ‘Wayne State Mobile’ in the Android Market. Or scan the QR code below: Your continued feedback helps us improve Wayne State Mobile. What would you like to see added, removed, or changed? Send us your suggestions through the Feedback form in the app or shoot us an email at  Thanks, C&IT Mobile Computing Team Wayne State University   Wayne State University Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:00:00 EDT HP notebook computer batteries recalled due to fire hazard Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries used in certain Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq notebook computers are being voluntarily recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The batteries are being recalled because they can overheat, which poses fire and burn hazards. According to a CPSC report, the batteries were manufactured in China and about 162,600 of them were sold in the U.S. between July 2007 and July 2008. These batteries have been sold in computer and electronics stores across the country, and through various online retailers, including and For more information about the recall, and to see specific computers and batteries that are affected, go to: If you have one of these recalled batteries, the CPSC strongly urges you to remove it immediately. Contact the computer manufacturer for a free replacement battery and use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. If you need assistance determining whether your battery is affected, visit the PC Clinic at universe IT, 211 Student Center or call (313) 577-5056. The PC Clinic provides a range of services for your personally owned computers and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. --
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