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‘Skype for Business’ workshop is Thursday morning


Here’s a reminder for all faculty, staff, and students about the workshop being offered Thursday morning (April 23) regarding “Skype for Business.” Skype for Business is a software update to Lync, our campus collaboration and messaging application. The workshop is in IS 1004 at 11 a.m. Please contact Pat Theyrl if you are interested in attending.

‘UW-Green Bay staff consider separation offers’


The Green Bay Press-Gazette, in a thoroughly reported story by Patti Zarling, made the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at UW-Green Bay its lead news item over the weekend, both online and in the Sunday, April 12, print edition. Included are quotes from Prof. Steve Meyer, interim director of computing services David Kieper, and Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “What I am hearing from staff is that unless they are close to retirement age, they aren’t interested,” Meyer, age 56 and a 14-year employee, told the newspaper. “(Personally), no way I am going to take them up on their offer. I am too far away from retirement to take it.” Kieper repeated his concern that the loss of senior faculty and staff could impact the university’s ability to meet students’ needs. “We’re a small campus, it’s not like there’s four or five people doing one thing and you can get rid of one of them. Lots of time there’s one person doing a job.” The Chancellor wouldn’t hazard a guess on how many separation requests will be submitted, or approved. He said the program is just one part of a larger budget strategy that will look at “every aspect of the university, from how we’re spending money, administrative support, how we set up programs, how we are organized, how we perform academic services… it’s all on the table.” The full story.

Clarification on makeup of those invited to consider separation

In Sunday’s Press-Gazette report there appeared to be a typo or transposed number in the information attributed to University spokesperson Christopher Sampson regarding the 158 people offered separation packages and the employee categories they represent. The correct breakdown is 54 faculty, 49 classified staff, 41 academic staff (including 14 who are primarily classroom instructors) and 14 “limited” appointments.

Advisory: identity theft and fraudulent tax filings

The University of Wisconsin System’s Service Center, which provides payroll and benefits support to employees statewide, reminds consumers to be vigilant regarding instances of identity theft. The issue is in the news nationally and locally this spring with a number of widely publicized instances of data-security breaches, and an increasing number of reports involving variations on the fraudulent-tax-return-and-stealing-your-refund scam. The Service Center encourages UW employees (and any citizens, for that matter) who have concerns their information might be compromised to visit the the IRS website. Information on federal tax return fraud can also be accessed on UW-Green Bay’s Information Security page at the CIT website — along with valuable tips on a variety of related topics.

Theyerl: Lynda.com training getting popular


In the past three months, UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff have accessed more than 200 different video tutorial courses offered on Lynda.com. Technology training coordinator Patricia Theyerl of CIT says courses being explored are varied, including Camtasia Studio 8, Body Language for Leaders, Budgeting Video Projects, Creating a Responsive Web Design, Designing a Digital Magazine, Foundations of Programming: Data Structures, iPad for Business, and many more. She encourages members of the campus community to take advantage of the University’s license to access the courses: “Log into lynda.com and get started with your area of interest today.”

Workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’ this week


Learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. Pat Theyerl’s next “OneDrive for Business” workshop is from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 in Lab E, IS 1129. If you’re interested in attending, e-mail Pat Theyerl. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles.

Workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’

Pat Theyerl is again offering a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop this week Thursday, March 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl (theyerlp@uwgb.edu) if you’re interested in attending. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles, or at https://uknowit.uwgb.edu/page.php?id=42643 This workshop is scheduled in Lab E, IS 1129.

Friday workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’ 

Trainer Pat Theyerl of CIT is again offering a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop this week Friday (Feb. 27) from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl if you’re interested in attending at theyerlp@uwgb.edu. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles. This workshop will take place in IS 1004.

Workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’

Pat Theyerl of CIT will be offering a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop next week, Wednesday (Feb. 18) from 3 to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl if you’re interested in attending. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles.

Free workshops on Microsoft Lync

IT trainer Pat Theyerl of CIT is offering Microsoft Lync workshops prior to the beginning of the semester. She invites you to come and gain understanding of how to work with this instant messaging application, set preferences, and work with contacts. Attendees will also learn how to make and answer video calls, along with sharing presentations, desktops, attachments, work with whiteboards, and create and understand how to use polls. Topped off with time to practice. Workshop dates and times are:

•  Thursday, Aug. 22, 10-11 a.m.
•  Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2-3 p.m.
•  Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2-3 p.m.

All sessions will be in Lab E in the General Access Lab. No need to register, just come! Please contact Pat Theyerl, theyerlp@uwgb.edu, if you have any questions.

(Please note: There’s a short intro to Lync online – click here.)