IT advises computer users to take precautions prior to power outage on Monday, May 20

With a scheduled power outage on the evening of Monday, May 20, 2019, Information Technology has some advice for computer users: please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer at the end of the day. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete. A “global” shut down command will be sent to campus computers at 4:45 p.m. to make sure unattended devices are off. Any questions? Please contact the IT Help Desk at 920-465-2309 or email helpdesk@uwgb.edu.

Send e-mails to branch colleagues through uwgb.edu accounts

The Division of Information Technology (IT) successfully completed migration of UW Colleges email, OneDrive, and SharePoint data for  branch employees. From this point, branch campus employees are only using their UW-Green Bay accounts. All communication sent to their UWC accounts are being forwarded to their UW-Green Bay account through June 2020. All branch employees can now be found within the UW-Green Bay global address list.

More plans to migrate UWC mailboxes

As previously announced, IT is in the process of migrating existing UWC mailboxes to UW-Green Bay mailboxes. Here is an update from Assistant Vice Chancellor Paula Ganyard:
“We will begin synchronizing all your existing mailbox information from your UW-Colleges account to your UW-Green Bay account. When the synchronization starts, you can continue to use your UWC account as you normally would. However, during the migration all messages and custom folders will be replicated over to your UW-Green Bay account. Once this replication happens we ask that you do not rename, move, or delete (only view) any migrated messages until the migration has completed. If messages/folders happen to change, when the final sync and cutover occurs the messages and folders will be restored to how they appeared in your UWC account. When migration is complete you will receive a notification from Power 365 Software. We have asked for a copy of that message, so that we can let you know what to expect, and so that you can trust that it is legitimate email and not phishing. We hope to be able share that with you soon.” Questions or concerns can be directed to ganyardp@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay students spend an hour with Microsoft’s Stuart McKee

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Microsoft CTO Stuart McKee

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for U.S. State and Local Government, Stuart McKee, met with about 30 students, faculty and staff on Wednesday. McKee was a also the keynote presenter at the Business Week dinner, Tuesday, April 11, 2019. Students said they appreciated the opportunity to hear from McKee and said they learned “to seize opportunities when they are presented to you because you never know where they might take you.”

WiSys Quick Pitch set for Wednesday, April 3, Green Bay Campus

The WiSys Quick Pitch will be taking place in UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC) Room 224 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to listen to seven three-minute innovative and entrepreneurial pitches from students and learn how their research will impact the community and may one day benefit the local economy and/or society.

The students and presentations:

  • Nahida Akhtar (Chemistry) and Ben Fredeen (Chemistry) presenting on: “Magnetic Nanoparticles”
  • Alison Bahena (Psychology) presenting on: “Executive Function in a Normative Population with Psychosis-like Symptoms using ERP”
  • Halee Behrens (Biology) and Katlyn Tappy (Natural and Applied Sciences) presenting on: “Discovery of Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria with Broad-Spectrum Activity”
  • Daijana Carrasco (Psychology, Human Development) presenting on: “Senior Center Cruise”
  • Akanshka Gurtu (Chemistry) presenting on: “Potable Water”
  • Charity Joy (Business Administration) presenting on: “Team Building Yoga”
  • Noah Redfearn (Business Administration) presenting on: “Do you Seriously Care About the Environment?”
  • Zach Zeutzius (Business Administration) presenting on: “Bookbates”

Judges:

  • Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science)
  • Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Management)
  • Dean John Katers (College of Science, Engineering and Technology)

Winners of the Quick Pitch competition will receive a cash prize ($250 for first place and $125 for second place), with the first place winner qualifying to present their pitch and compete in the state final at the 11th annual WSTS Symposium at UW-Stout from July 22-23, 2019.

Transition of IT services for branch campuses

The UW-Green Bay Division of Information Technology (IT), in partnership with UW Colleges Computer Information Technology Services (CITS), has been planning for the transition of all IT services for the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses from CITS to UW-Green Bay. The goal is to have all services transitioned by the start of the fall 2019 semester. What do we mean by IT services? This means a whole host of things such as email, workstations, phones, network, IT support (Help Desk) and more. Learn more about the transition.

Reminder: say ‘Farewell’ to Bill Hubbard

After a career spanning 29 years with the University of Wisconsin System, and the last 10 at UW-Green Bay, Bill Hubbard will be retiring this month. The celebration will be held in IS1010 (ATS) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members of the IT Division invite you to join them as they celebrate Hubbard’s career and wish him well in retirement. Cake and refreshments will be served.