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Live EDUCAUSE sessions: Oct. 13-15 schedule

The online EDUCAUSE Conference is scheduled this Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, and K-Staters are welcome to attend the live-streamed sessions (see below) as time allows. Length of sessions vary. About 20 seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. All sessions are in 202 Fairchild Hall on the K-State-Manhattan campus.

No registration is needed. Further information about each session and the presenter(s) is available in the conference program.

Live-streaming of the EDUCAUSE sessions is being sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center. Questions about the sessions should be sent to Ernie Perez, ern@k-state.edu.

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Free, used computers and more available to departments

iTAC is in the process of removing some hardware from university computing labs, technology classrooms, and other offices around campus — and making the equipment available to interested K-State units. Some of the equipment is in working order, some is not. All equipment is available at no cost to the receiving units.


K-Staters are invited to browse the equipment through 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 1. Contact Tim Bagby (785-532-4919, tbagby@k-state.edu) to set up a date/time or stop by the IT Help Desk (214 Hale Library) to ask for a viewing. The equipment includes:

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Apple offers free computer recycling for educational institutions

Chris Loehr, manager of the Union Computer Store, reports that Apple has implemented a “Free Recycling for Education” program this year for all accredited K–12 and higher education institutions. A minimum of 25 pieces of equipment is required to participate in the program, which runs through Aug. 31. For more information, see www.apple.com/education/recycling.

K-State Libraries has technology carts, self-checkout, overhead scanners

Fall 2008 brings new and exciting technology to Hale Library! Three new technology carts are being installed so K-Staters can collaborate on projects and presentations. Two new self-checkout stations prevent waiting in line. Three overhead scanners installed last year allow books and other materials to be scanned into digital files that are e-mailed or saved to flash drives. Continue reading “K-State Libraries has technology carts, self-checkout, overhead scanners”

Duplex printing now the default in labs, InfoCommons

Double-sided printing (duplexing) is now the default in the K-State InfoCommons and university computing labs. During the 2006-2007 academic year, K-Staters printed more than 1.6 million pages (equivalent to 3,200 reams of paper) and since January of 2008 more than 830,000 pages have been printed in the university computing labs and InfoCommons. This change is one small step towards greater sustainability efforts on campus. Read about K-State’s sustainability efforts from http://sustainability.k-state.edu

update: sustainability.k-state.edu is coming soon – for now: http://www.k-state.edu/media/webzine/green/index.html).