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March 2012


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

IT Security Tip
If you access the Internet from a computer lab or a kiosk on campus, make sure you log out when you are done. Leaving the computer unlocked or a website open puts your personal information at risk.

Banner Tip
Using wildcards in Banner
When performing a search in Banner, use wildcards such as the percent sign (%) whenever possible.
"Mende%" will yield Mendes, Mendez, Mendez-Klein, etc.
"De%La%Rosa" will yield De La Rosa, Dela Rosa, Delarosa, etc.

"E% 2%" will yield ENG 2013, EGR 2103 and any other course where "E" is the first letter of the subject and "2" is the first number of the course.

IT Sustainability Tip
One way to save on electricity is to use a laptop instead of a desktop computer. A desktop generally uses two to four times more power than a laptop. A laptop computer is designed for optimal power consumption.

Accessibility Tip
Did you know that when you send an email that is a JPG with embedded text, the screen readers used by the visually impaired can't read the text? Be sure to include plain text in all your mass emails. For more, visit

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Annual recertification begins for DoIT's sensitive systems

The Division of Information Technology's (DoIT) annual user recertification process began on March 12. MORE>>>

For website guidelines, tips, tricks and more, go online

Radford University's Office of Web Communications provides a number of resources to help departments develop their Web presence. MORE>>>

How to avoid costly mistakes using Web photography

It is important to understand how to avoid violating copyright restrictions on imagery— photography, video and artwork. MORE>>>

Is it legit? When in doubt, ask

Phishing is a common type of spam that can lead to theft of a user's personal information. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Josh Williams '06

Josh WillaimsThe 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 we introduce Multimedia Classroom Technician Josh Williams '06. MORE>>>