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April 2010


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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

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IT & Sustainability Tip
Print out any webpage without its background colors using the Internet Explorer setting "Print background colors and images" to speed up your printing and save printer ink. Generally, the IE setting "Print background colors and images" is disabled, but the important thing for users to remember is to always preview WebPages before printing.

In IE, users can go to File menu, then click on Print Preview option. Then users can enable or disable print background colors option, by opening the system IE and clicking the Tools menu. Then go to Internet Options and open it and click the Advanced tab to scroll down to the option Printing section.

Users can then check the option "Print background colors and images" then Apply and click ok.

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Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Radford University

Banner Implementations Continue

Throughout March, the Banner project teams continued to refine implementation of the core Banner modules launched recently. >>MORE

DoIT Shares User Tips for Mid Term/Final Grade Entry in Banner Student Module

The recent Midterm Grade Entry period resulted in some useful tips offered by Banner users. MORE >>>

Campus Community Benefits From Increased Bandwidth

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) continues to accommodate the growing demand for Internet bandwidth. MORE >>>

Modem Pool Service Discontinued on May 15

Since January 1, DoIT reports indicate use of the existing modem pool serving off campus users has fallen to less than 150 users. MORE>>>>

DoIT and Facilities Management Team Up To Generate Data Center Energy Savings

DoIT and RU Facilities Management have evaluated the HVAC systems and airflow serving the campus data centers in the interest of increasing efficiency and reducing “wear and tear” on the air conditioning units serving them. MORE>>>>

DoIT Uses Spring Break To Complete Classroom Upgrades.

DoIT’s Electronic Engineering Services (EES) used RU’s recent Spring Break to add new reflective painted screens to Cook Hall room 107. MORE>>>>

Utilizing Outlook and Entourage from Off-Campus Without the VPN

Users who only utilize the campus VPN to access email via Outlook or Entourage can configure their computers so that the VPN is not required. MORE>>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff

TCarrie Sillmanhe DoIT staff is eager to serve the RU community by answering your questions and helping make your use of technology more effective. Each month, we will introduce you to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate your use of these amazing technologies.
This month, it is our pleasure to introduce and welcome Carrie Silliman, DoIT’s new manager, data warehouse and reporting. >>MORE