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IT word changes according to Associated Press

In March, the Associated Press announced its major changes in word styles, including IT words. This is a “big deal” for IT words that have remained unchanged for decades in a field where technology changes frequently and fast. (Some words, like “e-mail”, have remained unchanged for 20+ years.) New IT word styles include: * cellphone…

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New Science Center Access Policy begins today

Colleagues, Just a reminder that starting TODAY, you will need a valid SJU ID to enter the Science Center after 5:30 PM (until 11:00 pm when the Technology Center closes) Mondays – Thursdays and all day on the weekends during the times when classes are in session and the Technology Center is open. Please contact…

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IT Training Update

IT Training Rolls Out Formalized Blackboard Training for Students As you are no doubt aware, Saint Joseph’s University upgraded to Blackboard 9.1 at the beginning of this semester. In order to further support this transition, and to ensure a more comprehensive utilization of the CMS, Information Technology began offering Blackboard training for students. While students…

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IT Training Opportunities: Fall 2010

Want to create professional-looking Word documents? Want to get more out of your Excel spreadsheets? Want to create PowerPoint presentations that pop? The Office of Information Technology is offering free day and evening Microsoft Office workshops for all SJU faculty, staff and students. Topics for these workshops include: • Understanding the Basics of Microsoft Word…

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Font Change to Save Ink

A student at the University of Wisconsin discovered that switching fonts from Arial to Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink. The cost of ink is on the rise, so this small change may be very beneficial in the long run.

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Tech News: iPad Release

As you all probably know, Apple released its latest product, the iPad recently. Apple is publicizing the iPad as: “the best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. Hands down.” The iPad behaves similarly to the iPhone, but on a larger scale. The features of the iPad should be familiar to current Mac…

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February 16, 2010 – Microsoft releases Critical Updates

Windows Updates Windows Automatic Update Update is a feature in the Windows operating system that allows critical updates released by Microsoft to be automatically installed on an end user’s computer at a scheduled time. For SJU managed windows machines, this time is automatically set by SJU Information Technology. Windows Automatic Update is an extremely useful…

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Free Microsoft Applications Workshops Available to Students

Faculty members may want to make their students aware of the upcoming trainings being offered by our department. The Office of Information Technology is offering free day and evening Microsoft Office workshops beginning in the Spring 2010 semester. Topics include: • Understanding the Basics of Microsoft Word • Creating Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel • Creating…

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