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December 2016

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Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

Security Tip - Holiday Phishing
At this time of year, users find more "package delivery" e-mails in their inbox that contain malware, because everyone's making purchases for the Holidays. The senders are spoofed Federal Express, USPS, DHL and UPS addresses referencing a delivery number, with a URL to click for information. Do NOT click. This URL can download malware, backdoors or ransomware that will interrupt your work life and possibly encrypt your machine. Beware of package delivery fraud, and use a special private e-mail address for all your online purchases. The Federal Trade Commission has a good resource on their website.

Banner Tip
Supplemental Data Engine(SDE) is a Banner feature that allows user-defined fields to be added to a Banner form. This allows information to be associated with a record on a Banner form without any customization required to the form.

If SDE information is associated with a record on a Banner form, the lightbulb icon on the toolbar will be lit up.

Banner bulb turned onTo access the information, click the lightbulb and the Supplemental Data screen will be displayed with the existing data.

offIf SDE information is not associated with a record on a Banner form, the lightbulb icon will be greyed out.

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"rusecure" WiFi Going Away Jan. 4 to Complete Transition to "Radford_Wireless"

To enhance wireless network access, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) updated the WiFi network list during the summer of 2016. On Jan. 4, 2017 the network named "rusecure" will be discontinued. MORE>>>

Power Down During Winter Break

As you prepare to leave your office for Winter break, remember that this is an opportunity to reduce energy usage by powering down any IT equipment that will not be used over the break. This includes your computer, monitor, printer, copier and other associated devices. MORE>>>

Annual Technology Support Survey

Each year the Division of Information Technology surveys faculty and staff to better understand needs and help improve our services. MORE>>>

AEM Web Content Management System Update

The content management tool that is used to update web sites across campus has been updated to Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) version 6.2. MORE>>>

CHBS Television Studio Completed

The installation for an advanced television studio in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building is now complete. The studio incorporates a two-wall green screen, LED lighting and the ability to have two television sets for quick switching from a desk shot to a standup shot. MORE>>>

January OurTurn

Planning for January Our Turn is currently underway. Mark your calendar for the week of January 10th – 12th and watch for announcements on workshops and other opportunities for faculty and staff training during this time. MORE>>>

Faculty "Spotlight"

Since its installation, the telepresence room has hosted a variety of meetings that have ranged from business meetings, dissertation defenses, government meetings, guest speakers, and synchronous distance education courses. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Jon Benfield, WVRU Operations Director
John BenfieldThe DoIT staff serves the Radford University 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 WVRU Operations Director John Benfield. MORE>>>