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IT Student Employee Retreat

by Rachel on October 6, 2014 in Events, Training

The IT Student Employee Retreat is designed to prepare you for a career upon graduation. Come learn from an expert about resume building and interview coaching strategies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Friday, October 17
Location: Student Union, Meeting Room - 1AB
Time: 9a – 11a and 12p – 2p (Identical sessions)


Guest Speaker

Gala Jackson

Gala Jackson
VSU alum and CEO of  Interview Snob


Interested in attending? Register Today!


Two People with Speech Bubbles  For questions, contact Cheryl Hatcher (Associate to CIO) at chatcher@valdosta.edu.

Georgia Summit

by Rachel on September 9, 2014 in Events

Georgia Summit - University System of Georgia

Several IT staff, along with other VSU employees, attended this year’s conference in Augusta, GA, on September 17-19. The purpose of the conference, according to the site, is to facilitate interaction among users of all USG enterprise applications and services. The following presentations were 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


Personnel: Information Security

by Rachel on September 9, 2014 in Personnel

Personnel Changes
Bill Moore, former chief information security officershared 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 Mondesir, information security associate, will be the first point of contact for information security issues.


Person with Plus Sign 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 storageLearn 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

Person with Question Mark For 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…