Tech News on Hawk Hill

Street Team: Tablet or iPad – Worth the Expense?

With ads and news about the release of the latest tablet constantly bombarding the consumer market, you may be wondering if a small piece of technology is really all it is hyped up to be. This past summer, I purchased an iPad 4 so I had a portable system for studying in China. While abroad,…

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Street Team: Academic Dashboard

Academic Dashboard – Andrew Wyschnskyj              I recently contacted Gerry Donahue, Assistant Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics in the Office of Information Technology, about the Academic Dashboard.  The Academic Dashboard is a newly released tool, created by IT.   Gerry me some insight about how the Dashboard is used and what the purpose of the Dashboard…

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Street Team: Motorola’s Project Ara

In case you missed the technology news this past week, Motorola teamed up with Dutch designer Dave Hakkens to create a new kind of phone. The following video came out earlier this summer, and it caused quite a commotion among technology lovers and phone manufacturers alike. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c&w=320&h=240] The concept “Lego” phone was just a figment…

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Street Team: Emergency Notification System (ENS)

The winds started picking up and everyone knew it was coming. Superstorm Sandy, one of the costliest storms to ever hit the United States, was scheduled to hit Philadelphia on October 29th. Pennsylvania was in a state of emergency and Philadelphia had shut down its public transportation system.  Everyone on SJU’s campus was preparing for…

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OS X Mavericks Upgrade Policy

*This message is intended for employees and faculty members who have a Mac issued to them by Saint Joseph’s University.  If you have a computer running Windows, this email will not apply to you.*   On Tuesday, Apple released the new version of their operating system, OS X Mavericks.  What’s different about this release is…

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Cyber Security Presentations

Just a reminder that IT Training will present “Cybersecurity: Protecting your Data, Protecting Yourself” in the Mandeville Teletorium on the following dates and times.   Tuesday October 22nd: 11:15 – 12:00 Wednesday October 30th: 5:00 – 5:45   If you have any questions, please contact the SJU Technology Service Center at techhelp@sju.edu or Ben Jezierski,…

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Spotlight: Media Services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has a great deal to offer the Saint Joseph’s University campus, but there are some departments within IT that many people may not have heard of and therefore cannot take advantage of.  OIT is comprised of User Services, Application Services, Computer Services, Network Services, System Administration, Telecommunications, Web Services,…

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TSC Accepting Donations for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Last month was the first of our ongoing monthly lunchtime service sessions with the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.  All who attended reported sharing a wonderful experience and a deep gratitude for the chance to take part in this opportunity for community service. Since we began our relationship with the Mission last year, many of you…

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Pilot Program: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Beginning today, 10/7/2013, the Technology Service Center is piloting a new program that we think you will be very interested in.  At the end of each school year, the TSC sends out a survey to SJU students to find out what technology services you like and what services you would like to see implemented.  Last…

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