Electronics Recycling Event

Many members of the Allegheny community ask about where they can recycle their e-waste locally.  To that end, I share that a few businesses in town are sponsoring an e-recycling event for the Meadville community on Saturday (10/3).   Information (including times and rates)  is available online if you would like to learn more about of the opportunity.

Faculty Teaching with Technology Lunch: Turning a Text into a Conversation

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015
  • Pelletier Collaboratory
  • Lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20.

This lunchtime discussion will focus on sharing tips and lessons learned from using CommentPress, an open source plugin for WordPress that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line, or block-by-block in the margins of a text. Briana Lewis, of Allegheny’s Modern and Classical Languages Department, will share her experiences with using this tool to allow students to annotate and comment on the text “La Morte amoureuse”. Register for the workshop here.



Software Updates

Windows 7 computers across campus should receive software updates for the following products beginning tonight.

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Oracle Java 8

If you experience any problems with the software updates, please contact Computing Services by creating a Web Help Desk ticket.

Dropbox Campus Cup: Not Affiliated with Allegheny College

Many within the Allegheny community received an invitation to participate in a promotional program through DropBox.

The promotion encourages individuals to sign up for this consumer level cloud storage service using one’s @allegheny.edu email address to earn additional free space for oneself and Allegheny College. Allegheny is not affiliated with this program and is not pursuing cloud storage through Drop Box.

DropBox Challenge


Information Technology Services provides members of the community unlimited cloud storage through Google Drive. Using Drive is extremely helpful in making sure you have access to the files you need from any computer or mobile device that you are working from.  ITS encourages you to learn more about the benefits of using Google Drive at Allegheny.

To get started with Google Drive for file storage…

  • Faculty and Staff can configure the Google Drive App, which is already installed on your college provided computer, to synchronize the Documents folder on your computer with Google Drive.
  • Students can download the Google Drive App to their personal computer to synchronize school files to Google Drive.

Not sure if you are ready to adopt Google Drive yet?  Then check out the ITS Technology Proficiency recommendations for Google Drive and learn what you need to know to be a proficient user of Google Drive.


Additional Phone Lines to Be Disconnected.

Below is another group of phone numbers that are dormant according to records.  They are scheduled to be disconnected on 9/28/2015.

(814) 332-2130
(814) 332-2144
(814) 332-2174
(814) 332-2185
(814) 332-2198
(814) 332-2201
(814) 332-2232
(814) 332-2294
(814) 332-2324
(814) 332-2334
(814) 332-2374
(814) 332-2388
(814) 332-2417
(814) 332-2418
(814) 332-2430
(814) 332-2434
(814) 332-2514
(814) 332-2527
(814) 332-2528
(814) 332-2538
(814) 332-2542
(814) 332-2552
(814) 332-2562
(814) 332-2565
(814) 332-2571
(814) 332-2579
(814) 332-2582
(814) 332-2584
(814) 332-2599
(814) 332-2612
(814) 332-2628
(814) 332-2664
(814) 332-2688
(814) 332-2689
(814) 332-2692
(814) 332-2707
(814) 332-2713
(814) 332-2727
(814) 332-2757
(814) 332-4301
(814) 332-4761
(814) 332-5229
(814) 332-6262
(814) 333-6726
(814) 337-0093

Should you notice a number that you know is in use, please contact James Fadden.