Access to Colleague Restored

Campus access to Colleague was restored for the start of business on 1/28/2015.

Should you have problems accessing Colleague at this point please contact the ITS Help Desk.

Phishing a Continued Problem

A few users on campus have received the following phishing message.


This was fairly easy for the few that received the message to identify it as a bogus email as it fails the quick checks from the “Is It Phishing?” page on the ITS website.

  1. The to: and from: fields list the same person.
  2. The links in the text of the message point to bogus websites.
  3. The message is signed generically and the message provides no alternate way to check in on the requested task.

Thanks to those who caught this horribly executed attempt to steal usernames and passwords.  If you receive such messages, please be sure to report the message as phishing before going on to the next message in your inbox.

Reminder: Count Day is January 27


Tuesday, January 27th is this semester’s Count Day when we verify that all of our student information is in sync for this semester.

As we have done in the past, the Colleague system (including Colleague Advancement for Development) will not be available to users from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, January 27th.

Please remind everyone that they have to log off of Colleague by 10am Tuesday (or they will be forced off Colleague at 10am).

Informer and WebAdvisor will remain up on Count Day. 

Software Updates

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

  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player

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

Google Calendar – Automatic Video Calls turned OFF

Several months ago Google updated the Calender app to automatically add Video Calls to all new Events. This feature was not changeable by individual users, as it is an organization-wide setting.

We’ve decided to turn this feature off. Video calls can still be added to Events, but they will no longer be added by default.

Any questions or concerns regarding this feature can be directed to the Help Desk.