Fun Friday 9/21 – Reduced

Hello!

 

Because of continued illnesses and absences, we can not promise LITS participation in Fun Friday, Friday afternoon 9/21 in Murray 117.  However, the room will be open for collaboration or if people would like to work together with or without LITS participation.

We anticipate that Fun Friday will be more fully attended by LITS personnel able to brainstorm, assist with thinking through problems, solving issues, etc.  It is an important event to us and we hope to continue it long into the future!

For Educators: 9/21 Teaching with technology lunch

What’s your contingency plan when you can’t make it to class? What will your students do while your mid-semester conference whisks you away? Or when the campus flu strikes you down? Having a pre-planned answer to the “what if” can see you through disasters or blips in your day.

Bring your Plan B ideas and share them in a discussion led by Catharina Coenen, Professor of Biology and Director of Faculty Development.

When: Friday, September 21
Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:20
Where: Pelletier Collaboratory
Please register here.

Fun Friday 9/14 – Cancelled

Today’s Fun Friday is cancelled due to absences and residual work on Count and the new Data Warehouse.  Apologies to folks who were hoping to catch us.

Count Day Snapshot Complete

Administrators involved in the count process and LITS have been able to complete the portion of work in Colleague necessary to allow the freeze to be lifted and create the cloned copy for institutional reporting.  Colleague is available for general campus use again.  Thank you for your patience as we complete this process.

Quick Reminder – Count Day Colleague Shutdown

Colleague will not be available for general campus use starting at 5pm today, 9/10/2018.

The group of administrators that oversees the count process (Registrar, Finance and the Dean of Students) request that access to Colleague be disabled for the duration of count
to ensure accuracy of the process. Access to WebAdvisor and Informer for self-service and reports will continue uninterrupted.

We anticipate that Colleague will be available at the start of business on Wednesday 9/12/2018. Thank you for your attention!

Reminder to Dial 9

A friendly reminder that when calling the Allegheny Gateway, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS), and the Learning Commons you will need to dial 9 (814) 332-XXXX. Those departments were converted to the new Mitel phone earlier this summer as phase one of the project. The remainder of campus will be converted to the new phone system before the end of the Fall 2018 semester. Additional details about the timeline of that transition will be provided to the campus community in the coming weeks. Should you have specific questions about the project to convert to the Mitel phone system, please contact James Fadden at jfadden@allegheny.edu.

Early Morning Internet Disruption on 9/5

On September 5th at approximately 12:30am, the College’s internet performed work on core circuits between sites north and south of Allegheny College. This work caused and outage of approximately 2 hours with service returning about 2:30am.

At this time, there are no known issues connecting to the internet. If you are experiencing difficulties using the internet please contact the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768


Count Day, Tuesday September 11

Tuesday 9/11/2018 is Count Day. The group of administrators that overseesCount Chocula Cereal Box
the count process (Registrar, Finance and the Dean of Students)
request that access to Colleague be disabled for the duration of count
to ensure accuracy of the process. Access to WebAdvisor and Informer
for self-service and reports will continue uninterrupted.

We anticipate that Colleague will be available at the start of
business on Wednesday 9/12/2018. Thank you for your attention!

Library and Information Technology Changes

The staff in Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) have been busy over the summer making changes to improve their services to the Allegheny community. To help you learn more about how these changes might affect you, we created this short update.

Welcome to Our New and Returning Students

The Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) team extends a warm welcome our new and returning students to the 2018-2019 academic year.

We look forward working with you this year as you live and learn at Allegheny. Here’s to a great year!