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by Rachel on March 18, 2014 in Announcements

Yellow StarIn a partnership with Auxiliary Services, Enterprise Applications and Analytics (EAA) has implemented an application for Housing and Residence Life known as StarRezStarRez allows students to select rooms and search for roommates during allowable periods, such as room reclaim or room selection interests (February 17-21). Students should log in with their Active Directory credentials, in which Helpdesk can assist. However, further student questions or assistance requests should be referred to Housing and Residence Life.



January/February 2014 Super Techs

by Rachel on March 18, 2014 in Spotlight

TSS Assistant Director, Sterlin Sanders, has implemented a new employee recognition program for his area aptly titled the “TSS Super Tech Award.”
Technicians are assessed using a developed rubric emphasizing initiative, professionalism, quality of work, reliability, and uniqueness. Recipients of the award receive a certificate and a $25 gift card.

Taray L. Eady
Taray L. Eady
Top Lead Technician
Taray is a lead technician that performs at the level of a full-time IT staff member. He consistently conducts himself in a professional manner and applies a strong initiative towards handling IT business transactions within Inventory Management. Outside of IT, he is one of the co-founders of the popular mobile app Blazer Nation, which has accumulated over 4000 downloads in less than a year.

Edward C. Lawson
Edward C. Lawson
Top Student Technician
Chad is student technician that has been employed with us for only a year and half but performs at the level of a four-year veteran. He’s a quick thinker with the ability to resolve the most advanced technological issues by using self-guided troubleshooting skills. Chad is always willing to pitch in and help out in other areas of TSS. Outside of IT, Chad is the vice president of the prominent on-campus group Media Arts Geniuses. At the recent Harper Hill event (50 Years of Integration) at the Student Union, his group created a video documentary of the movie actor’s work, which was personally recognized as a job well done by Harper himself.

Quotes (edited) by Sterlin Sanders. Original picture (edited) by Jeff Shipley.

I Caught You Caring (ICYC)

by Rachel on March 17, 2014 in Spotlight

 I Caught You CaringDuring 2013-2014, the following members receivedI Caught You Caring cards for providing exceptional service:

Ryan Beaudry (Formerly Helpdesk)

Philip Bishop (eLearning)

Samantha Bryant (Formerly Helpdesk)

Kyle Culpepper (Media Services)

Bradley Cupp (Media Services)

Rex DeVane (Media Services)

Helpdesk (Team)

Greg Henderson (Applications and Analytics)

Gary Kuhlmann II (IT/Web Services)

Roberto Leal (Media Services)

Benjamin Li (Helpdesk)

Lorrie Proal (IT Administration)

Russell Reese (Helpdesk)

Kanan Simpson (Network Services)

The cards can be completed by anyone to recognize any VSU employee for going the “extra mile.” To learn more about the program, visit the ICYC site.


2014 Employee Recognition

by Rachel on March 17, 2014 in Personnel, Spotlight


Congratulations to the following team members who were honored March 3, 2014, for their continued service and commitment to VSU…


5 Years

Yellow Star Philip Bishop (eLearning)

Yellow Star Amanda King-Spezzo (eLearning)

Yellow Star Vincent King-Spezzo (eLearning)

Yellow Star Gary Kuhlmann II (Web Services)

Yellow Star Lorrie Proal (IT)

Yellow Star Keisha Roberts (IT)


15 Years

Yellow Star Jeremy Scott (IT)


25 Years

Yellow Star Rex DeVane (Media Services)

Yellow Star Michael Johns (IT)


Upcoming Training Sessions

by Sheila Hall on March 17, 2014 in Training

Person at computer    VSU IT Training and Communication provides technology training and support of campus site-licensed software and accounts to VSU faculty and staff. Classes are free to all VSU employees.


VoIP/Jabber (IM)  March 19 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm
Designed to help you become familiar with the features of the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, this hands-on workshop will demonstrate tasks such as transferring calls or speed dialing; as well as introduce you to the instant messenger application called Jabber that integrates many of the phone features such as voicemail, conference chats/calls, and call history.

Cascade Basic (Web Editor)March 21 @ 9:30am-12:30pm
The Cascade Basic training introduces features available in the new content management system (CMS) utilized by VSU to maintain departmental websites.  This class is mandatory for those who have the responsibility of editing departmental web content. It is also a prerequisite to attending the Cascade Intermediate training and Cascade Open Labs.


 Interested in attending? Register today!

 For more information, visit www.valdosta.edu/tc

Have questions? Call 229-333-7395 or email ittraining@valdosta.edu