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Phishing alert: Microsoft OneNote Audio Note is used to get users to go to a fake Microsoft Login page

K-Staters need to be constantly on guard for potential phishing scams. The latest on the scene is a OneNote Audio Note phishing scam campaign.

Scammers are sending emails with the subject line: “New Audio Note Received” and then the body of the email message states that one of your contacts in your address book sent the email. The email includes a link such as “Listen to the full message here” which then takes you to a fake OneNote Online page. If you login, your credentials are stolen.

What can you do?  

  • Be aware of emails asking you to view an audio note. Ask the person who “sent” it if they actually did send it.
  • Be aware that Microsoft login forms will just be on microsoft.com, live.com, microsoftonline.com, and outlook.com domains only. If you are presented with a Microsoft login form from any other URL, avoid it and only use your normal bookmarks to go to these sites.

If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu).

 

CRM Town Hall July 30

Registration opens Thursday, July 18, for the third CRM Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall is 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, in the College of Business Administration, Room 4061.

The Town Hall will start with a 30-minute CRM project status update. This part of the meeting is open to everyone via Zoom and does not require registration. Go to k-state.edu/crm/town-hall for the Zoom ID. You will need to use your eID and password to view this page.

The next part of the meeting will focus on business processes and requires registration. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their use of a CRM system for undergraduate recruitment. Individuals can evaluate what is currently working and not working in their recruitment processes. Please be aware these are different sessions than the previous Town Hall, but we welcome new and past participants.

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IT Update

July means turn up the heat! This month we continue with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Migration Readiness Project (MRP), the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Town Hall meeting and so much more.Updates

Staff

Jan Elsasser was named Deputy CIO for Business Intelligence and Analytics. The Deputy CIO for Emerging Technology and Innovation will remain unfilled. 

 

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July 26: Explore Microsoft Excel (basic training)

An introductory training for Microsoft Excel is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, in 306 Calvin.

""About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the foremost spreadsheet program in use today.

It is commonly used to…

  • Conduct calculations
  • Clean data
  • Graph or plot data (to identify data patterns)
  • Create data visualizations (both static and interactive)
  • Apply visual styles to data tables and data visualizations
  • Create interactive data visualizations (interactive pivot tables, interactive dashboards with sliders, and others)
  • Create simple macros for continuing data handling (with Visual Basic programming language)
  • Process data for analytics in other software programs
  • Enable the share-ability of information
  • Access online survey data (in analyze-able format), and more…

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CRM Town Hall July 18

Registration opens Monday, July 8, for the second CRM Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall is 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, July 18, in the College of Business Administration, Room 4061.

The Town Hall will start with a 30-minute CRM project status update. This part of the meeting is open to everyone via Zoom and does not require registration. Go to k-state.edu/crm/town-hall for the Zoom ID. You will need to use your eID and password to view this page.

The next part of the meeting will focus on business processes and requires registration. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their use of a CRM system for undergraduate recruitment. Individuals can evaluate what is currently working and not working in their recruitment processes. Please be aware these are different sessions than the previous Town Hall, but we welcome new and past participants.

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New CRM selected for student recruitment

The Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) search committee is happy to announce TargetX, powered by Salesforce, as K-State’s new CRM for undergraduate and graduate recruitment.

TargetX received high ratings from the campus community following their product presentation. Throughout the selection process, TargetX demonstrated the ability to meet K-State’s business needs by providing a strong platform that will follow the lifecycle of a student. More information about the selection process is available in previous updates posted on the CRM website.

Key benefits and features of TargetX include:

  • Campus-wide collaboration
  • Business process automation
  • Sleek and mobile-friendly tools
  • Web-based platform
  • Constituent catered portal
  • Salesforce CRM solution and applications

Town Hall meetings kicked-off on June 26, with others to follow on July 18 and July 30. Each Town Hall consists of two parts. The first part is a 30-minute CRM project status update and is open to all via Zoom. The second part focuses on business processes and requires registration and in-person attendance. To learn more about the Town Halls, go to k-state.edu/crm/town-hall.  You will need to sign in with your eID and password to view this page.

Stay up to date about the K-State CRM by visiting k-state.edu/crm.

Elsasser named deputy CIO for business intelligence and analytics

Jan Elsasser has been named Deputy CIO for business intelligence and analytics. Most recently, Elsasser served as assistant vice president/director of technology & information services in Student Life supporting student success and enrollment management. Over the last 25 years, she has worked in various capacities in admissions, information management, and network technologies for K-State and the K-State Foundation.

Notable projects include:

  • Oversight for K-State 360, the co-curricular tracking application
  • Expansion for CampusNexus CRM

Currently, Elsasser is leading the project team to implement a university-wide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution to improve the management of student relationships for recruitment, enrollment, and student success.

Elsasser earned a bachelor’s of science in social science from Kansas State and a masters of science in human computer interaction from Iowa State University. She will serve as one of the four Deputy CIO positions who along with the CIO will make-up the executive leadership team for Information Technology Services.

 

IT Update

June is a favorite time of year with freshman and transfer students and families Updatesvisiting campus, some for the first time. During Orientation and Enrollment, ITS in conjunction with Hale Libraries and Housing and Dining are staffing a booth and sharing information about available services and the reopening of the first floor of Hale for fall semester.

Staff

Chad Currier was named COO/Deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology and remains CISO. Betsy Draper has been named Deputy CIO for Strategy, Planning and Enterprise Architecture. 

Two pending decisions are for the Deputy CIO for Emerging Technology and Innovation and the Deputy CIO for Business Intelligence and Analytics positions. 

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