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The FBI Atlanta Division is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The FBI has received multiple calls from college students at various universities in Georgia, as well as universities in other states, to include Wisconsin,...
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As we increasingly use personal cell phones for work, here are two important things to remember. Illinois Freedom of Information Act The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state university, NIU is subject to the Illinois FOIA. Texts, e-mails, files, etc. used in the “transaction of public...
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NIU’s Employee Cellular Services Stipend Agreement Form is now online. Employees who need cellular communication devices to do their jobs should use this form to request a monthly stipend. Talk with your manager/supervisor/department chair before submitting the form so the agreed upon amount is selected. Your department must then submit the Additional Pay Form to Payroll to...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology has been working to improve cellular service in the New Residence Hall Complex. The installation of a Neutral Host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in the New Residence Hall Complex began last summer. The installation is nearly done, and technical testing is complete. Eventually, the DAS will expand to improve cellular...
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NIU has approved a Cellular Service Stipend Policy and will no longer purchase cellular communication devices for individual employee use. Employees whose duties require a cellular communication device may receive extra compensation in the form of a monthly stipend. This is taxable income. If the manager and employee agree that there is a need for...
An update to the NIU Mobile app is in the Android and Apple app stores. Version 3.1.0 includes the new interactive campus map, which enables online navigation of the NIU campus anytime from virtually anywhere. “The 3-D interactive map, along with the directional signage that was installed throughout campus late this summer, is big step...
Telepressure!
[vsw id=”R4c0CO4NmfI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Here’s a new techno-term that will likely resonate among many modern-day office employees: “workplace telepressure.” Northern Illinois University psychology researchers, who coined the term, define it as an urge to quickly respond to emails, texts and voicemails – regardless of whatever else is happening or whether one is even...
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NIUTEL has been a part of Information Technology Services for more than 25 years, delivering telecommunications services to the campus. Part of ITS Network & Communication Services, the team name has been changed to ITS Communication Services. The new name better describes the current range of services and looks ahead to future offerings. Located in...
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A cell phone application proposed by a team of NIU students might someday make working and living in war-torn countries a little bit safer. The four-student team, operating under the name Vitalert, won the NIU College of Business’ second Social Innovation Competition. The class challenges teams of students to create a business plan for a...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In recognition, Victim Advocacy Services at the Women’s Resource Center is teaming up with the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. A cell phone can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a...
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NIUTEL and Housing & Dining have been receiving concerns from parents and students regarding cellular coverage in the New Residence Hall due to its solid and durable construction of 8-inch thick concrete pre-cast walls with concrete plank flooring. However, NIU staff overseeing the project were able to use cell phones in all above-grade levels of the building...
Kirk Mango
On a Friday evening a couple weeks ago, my wife and I were out for a leisurely dinner at a popular Italian restaurant near where we live. We were sitting at the back of the restaurant by a window at a table for two; love those two-person tables. The restaurant was crowded but the ambiance...
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