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Betsy Edwards retires on June 30

Betsy EdwardsElizabeth “Betsy Edwards retires on June 30 after more than 40 years of professional service to Kansas State University.  

Throughout her career, Betsy has served as a friend and colleague to many K-Staters, including IT and communications staff.  All are invited to a reception honoring her career 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in 146 Unger Complex (rooms G & H). Cards can be sent to the OME office, 146 Unger Complex.  Continue reading “Betsy Edwards retires on June 30”

May 3: Microsoft Visio Pro training

An introductory training for Microsoft Visio Pro is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in 306 Calvin.

About Microsoft Visio Pro

Microsoft Visio Pro is a common diagramming tool that enables the creation of vector graphics.

Some common examples include the following:

  • flowcharts to describe work or research processes
  • basic diagrams
  • BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams (with built-in validation based on rule sets)
  • database systems
  • floor plans
  • network designs
  • data-created visuals (with uploaded Excel spreadsheets used in Visio templates from MS Visio Online and / or the Excel back stage)
  • automapping of websites to three levels
  • And more

Continue reading “May 3: Microsoft Visio Pro training”

KSIS Training sessions for Spring 2019 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for spring 2019.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

KSIS training now available

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu.

KSIS Training sessions for Fall 2018 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for fall 2018.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu.

Auto-update temporarily unavailable for LISTSERV mailing lists

by Information Technology Services

K-State’s LISTSERV service  is working and sending mail to all  current  LISTSERV recipients. However, after the Hale fire, the service that automatically updates existing lists and allows the generation of new populations for  LISTSERV mailing lists has stopped functioning.

Because of critical university needs, key mailing lists have been given special consideration and are being updated daily:

K-State Olathe now part of the K-State Mobile app

Image of mobile appThe K-State Mobile app now includes K-State Olathe, and you can set the app location to the Olathe campus.

To change your app location, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Tap My Location and choose the Manhattan Campus, Polytechnic Campus, or K-State Olathe.

The K-State Mobile app connects students, faculty and staff with the resources they need, right at their fingertips:

  • Check your class schedule
  • Use an interactive map
  • Get assistance
  • Connect to campus activities

The K-State Mobile app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

KSIS Training sessions for Spring 2018 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for spring 2018.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Class Scheduler Tools (NEW)
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138.

Cybersecurity: It’s not all about YOU, but it’s close

Editor’s note: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This is part of an IT security series during October to help K-Staters protect themselves, their data, and their money.

Tip

Be suspicious.
By using common sense, you can spot and stop most attacks.

You are the one. Technology alone will never be able to fully protect you. Attackers have learned that the easiest way to bypass even the most advanced security technology is by attacking YOU.

If they want your password, credit card, or personal data, the easiest thing for them to do is to trick you into giving them this information.

 


Examples

  • They might phone and say, “Hello, this is Microsoft tech support. Your computer is infected.” In reality, they are just cybercriminals who want you to give them access to your computer.
  • They might email and say, “Your package could not be delivered. Please click on a link to confirm your mailing address.” In reality, they want to trick you into visiting a malicious website that will hack into your computer.

This is how attacks such as Ransomware or CEO Fraud start. Ultimately, the greatest defense against attackers is you.

Excerpted with permission from the OUCH! newsletter’s “Four Steps to Staying Secure” at securingthehuman.sans.org.

KSIS Training sessions for Fall 2017 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for fall 2017.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138.

Purchase student parking permits

As students arrive at K-State, they need to purchase a permit to park their vehicles on campus.  To purchase a parking permit for K-State lots, everyone must use the Parking Services web site.

For step by step directions on purchasing a permit, go to the article Purchase a Parking Permit.  Permits available include these parking options:

  • Visitor
  • Motorcycle
  • Garage
  • Dorm
  • Campus lots

Shuttle buses are also available.  For additional questions, visit the Parking Services web page, http://www.k-state.edu/parking/, or contact K-State Parking Services at (785) 532-7275 or parking@ksu.edu.