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December 2011


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

Security Tip
It is important to learn about file-sharing risks. Sharing files with a stranger can infect your computer with viruses, worms and Trojan horses. To disable file-sharing, check your operating system and other program help files.

IT Tip
Empty the recycle bin. When you click "delete" on a file or a program, it doesn't go away for good. Instead, it sits in a kind of purgatory in your computer's recycle bin. Go ahead and empty the recycle bin. From then on, get into the habit of doing so about once a week.

IT Sustainability Tip
The best energy saver is to make sure your computer and peripherals like printers and scanners are turned off at the end of every day.

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DoIT Announces Winter Break Classroom Upgrades
The Division of Information Technology's (DoIT) Electronic Engineering Services will upgrade Walker 279 and two classrooms (608 and 610) at the Roanoke Higher Education Center over the winter break. MORE>>>

Exciting New App—RU Mobile Is Coming Soon

RU MobileBeginning this spring, you can carry the Radford University campus in your pocket with RU Mobile, an application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. MORE>>>

WVRU Is Home of 2011–12 RU Men's Basketball

Public Radio WVRU, 89.9 FM, returns as the flagship station for the Radford Sports Network and is the home of RU men's basketball regular-season games. MORE>>>

Wireless Access Upgrade Set for Jan. 9

The Cisco Network Access Control (Clean Access) system used to validate the security posture of computers connecting to the campus wireless network will be upgraded on Jan. 9. MORE>>>

DoIT to Ensure Automatic Locking of Inactive Computers

Unattended computers and mobile devices create a security risk and are easy targets for prying eyes or someone with malicious intent. MORE>>>

Maple Update Planned for Jan. 4

The Maple mathematical software used in campus classrooms and computer labs will be upgraded from version 13 to version 15 on Jan. 4. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff - Steven Taylor, Web Programmer

Steven TaylorThe DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Web Programmer Steven Taylor. MORE>>>