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Phase 1 of the campus-wide upgrade to 100 Mb connections has been accomplished as of the target date of July 1. Twenty-six buildings have 100 Mb connections to the NIU network. These buildings had the infrastructure required for 100 Mb connectivity already in place. Sixteen more buildings will be upgraded in Phase 2, which has...
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ITS will enhance two key services while reducing their cost: Network Connections and Virtual Servers. Network Connections Effective Monday, July 1, 100 MB will be the new standard for network connections. No more 10 MB connections will be installed. The cost of existing and new 100 MB connectivity will be reduced from $15 to $11...
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The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has recognized NIU employee Jonathan J. Lehuta, a prominent veteran leader in DeKalb County with more than 30 years of service to his community, county and to his fellow vets, as the Illinois Veteran of the Month for April 2013. Lehuta, a U.S. Navy veteran, was honored Friday during...
Green Up NIU
Almost a year has passed since NIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) launched its “Green Up NIU” campaign to practice and promote sustainability on NIU’s campus. “Sustainability means planning and implementing services and programs that have the ability to meet the needs of the present student population without compromising the ability to meet future student needs,”...
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When Blackboard became sluggish during the end-of-the-semester crunch in fall 2012, the obvious solution was to add two more physical servers. To write a purchase order, have it approved, send it to a vendor, receive the servers and set them up would normally take about six weeks. Fortunately, ITS had a much faster way to...
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People from all areas of campus and external university constituents visit NIU’s online directory – easily accessible by clicking a link in the upper right corner of any NIU Web page – to find faculty, staff and departmental information. With so many recent changes lately, now is a good time to visit the site and make...
Northern Illinois University is upgrading its emergency notification system (ENS) and moving to a new platform, the university announced Wednesday. The new Everbridge system will be fully operational by the end of the fall semester and will allow for better implementation of NIU safety bulletins by allowing management of both alerts and advisories in one...
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NIU will host the 10th annual SLATE Conference Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at NIU-Naperville. Over the past nine years, more than 2,500 people representing almost 120 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country and around the world have attended the SLATE Conference. This conference invites all faculty, teaching staff, system administrators,...
Green Up NIU
The start of every academic year brings new changes. This year was no different with the implementation of student printing quotas in campus computer labs maintained by Information Technology Services (ITS) as part of its Green Up Initiative. This academic year, each student receives 300 free prints (one side of one sheet of paper). Any...
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Just in time for the start of fall semester, version 2.5 of NIU Mobile is rolling out in app stores. The popular smartphone app adds additional campus-friendly features for students on the go. New modules include: eSuds – Look up the status and availability of the washers and dryers in the residence halls. Social Media...
As part of  Information Technology Services’ Green Up NIU effort, in conjunction with the university’s Vision 2020 Initiative, NIU students started the fall semester with a new email system and access to several of Google’s popular applications thanks to a partnership with Google Apps for Education. The new email service increases students’ capacity to 25...
NIU’s Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center stepped into a familiar spotlight last week at Bb World 2012, Blackboard’s Worldwide User Conference in New Orleans. Jason Rhode, assistant director of the center, represented NIU to accept the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. This award recognizes leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration,...
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