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Georgia Summit

by Rachel on September 9, 2014 in Announcements

September 17-19:  Several IT staff, along with other VSU employees, will be attending this year’s conference in Augusta, Ga. The purpose of the conference, according to their site, is to facilitate interaction among users of all USG enterprise applications and services. The following presentations will be conducted by our very own IT staff and other related departments:

  • Brian Haugabrook (IT), Barrie Fitzgerald (IR), and Andy Clark (EMC): “Driving Student Success through Information Discovery”
  • Barrie Fitzgerald, Brian Haugabrook, and Andy Clark: “Data-Driven Student Portal for Improved Student Success”
  • Barrie Fitzgerald, Brian Haugabrook, and Andy Clark: “Improve Math Course Pass Rates through Math Placement”
  • Sterlin Sanders (IT), Benjamin Li (IT), Brian Haugabrook (IT): “Improving Institution Performance with Enhanced Second-Tier Services”
  • Jarrod Murray and Nikki Moore (eLearning): “A Constructivist Approach to Effective Online Strategies”
  • Vincent Spezzo (eLearning): “Gamification in GeorgiaVIEW: Using the Existing Brightspace by D2L”

Information Security Personnel Updates

by Rachel on September 9, 2014 in Announcements

Bill Moore, former chief information security officer, shared his last with VSU IT on August 29. After many years of dedication and service to the university, Bill has accepted a position at Kennesaw State.

In Bill’s absence, Moe Mondesirinformation security associate, will be the first point of contact for information security issues.

The Assistant Director of Information Technology position has been posted online at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/4523.

What’s New in Office 365

by Rachel on August 21, 2014 in Announcements

Microsoft has added a few new features to Office 365:

1TB OneDrive for Business
Office 365 now provides users with 1TB (1,000GB) of OneDrive for Business cloud storage. Learn more about OneDrive for Business

Office Web Apps
Web Apps for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote are now available.

Increased Mailbox Storage
Each email account has been provided with 50GB of additional storage.

Office 2013 for Students:
All students have received the Microsoft Student Advantage which allows each student to install Office 2013 (or Office 2011 for Macs) on up to five computers and Office mobile apps on five devices. For steps on downloading Office 2013 or Office mobile apps, view the Microsoft Student Advantage Guide.

Office 2013 for Faculty and Staff:
VSU-owned equipment can be upgraded to Office 2013 by request from Information Technology. However, faculty and staff must purchase “Work At Home” media to install Office 2013 on personal equipment. Learn more about Work at Home Software

Have questions? Contact the Helpdesk at 229-245-HELP (4357)

Brian Haugabrook, CIO for VSU IT

by Rachel on July 10, 2014 in Announcements

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Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney named Brian Haugabrook Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Division of Information Technology on July 1, 2014. Haugabrook joined VSU in 2004. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Public Administration, Haugrabrook has advanced within Information Technology as programmer, systems analyst, director of data warehouse, and interim CIO since 2013. Read more in the full article…

May/June 2014 Super Techs

by Rachel on July 10, 2014 in Spotlight

 TSS Super Tech Award Recipients for May – June 2014
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.

Image of Clint Cauley                              Image of Matt Flannigan
Clint Cauley
, Student Tech                            Matt Flannigan, Lead Tech



Here We Grow Again. . .

by Sheila Hall on April 22, 2014 in Announcements

Team members

IT has recently experienced some growth and restructuring with several new hires and position changes. The latest organizational chart is posted online.

We would like to welcome our newest IT Team Members and congratulate those who have taken on new roles within IT:

Austin Bohannon, Helpdesk Lead Technician

Pepper Croft, IT Project Manager

Brett Daugherty, Systems Services Associate

Joshua Harrison, Helpdesk Student Tech

Cheryl Hatcher, Associate to the CIO

Rickey Hooks, TSS Student Technician

Jody Hudnall, Systems Operations Lead Tech

Gwendolyn Kyles, Assistant to the CIO

David Mohrfield, Applications Lead Technician

David Moore, TSS Student Technician

James Powell, Applications Lead Technician

Lorrie Proal, Computer Services Specialist for Purchasing

Jeff Shipley, TSS Computer Services Specialist