Wireless Network changes on August 1st

On Thursday, August 1st, ITS will be renaming 2 campus wireless networks.  These changes will provide uniform naming and a seamless wireless experience as people move between the Washburn traditional campus, Washburn Institute of Technology campus, and the Washburn Tech Advanced Systems Training facility at Forbes.  This change will coincide with our annual reset of [...]

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Multiple Reports of Czech Republic Phishing Messages

We started receiving reports of phishing attempts.  The first few reports came in on Saturday and Sunday the number has tripled.  The message has been the same in all of the reports and below is an example of the message.  Note, this was not sent out by Washburn ITS.  We will never send out such [...]

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In Memory of Rob Burton

Rob with AS400

This last weekend we lost a friend and collegue in the Washburn community.  Rob Burton worked in Information Technology Services (ITS) as an Application Analyst supporting the Finance office and reporting services. Rob’s passing was very sudden and I’m sure many of us are still expecting to see him come around the corner to discuss [...]

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New ITS Staff

ITS is pleased to announce the addition of Kristi Mercer to our staff.  Kristi joins us as Application Analyst for Financial Aid.   She brings many years of IT experience to Washburn after working in several roles with the Kansas Department of Revenue.   The next time you are passing through Bennett, please stop in Room 100 [...]

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Washburn WiFi updates and plans

ITS has a number of WiFi enhancements underway across our campuses and we continue to work on improving coverage and capacity on our wireless networks.  I thought I’d highlight what we’ve done over the last year and what we’re working on for the coming year. We recently deployed the WUGuest wireless network providing visitors to [...]

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Streaming server selected

After extensive review of several options for a new streaming server for the campus, the committee has selected Ensemble Video to replace Washburn’s current Helix streaming video server. Ensemble Video will provide an intuitive interface through which campus users will be able to post videos. Other key features of Ensemble will include; mobile device support, HD [...]

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Rapidly spreading virus/malware on Android

androidspam

There has been a recent surge in compromises of Android devices by what appears to be drive-by malware (similar to a computer virus) that is infecting Android smartphones and tablets. Little or no user action needed beyond simply clicking a link or visiting a compromised website, and there may be no clear indications that a [...]

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New Employee in User Services

Please welcome Bryan Carney to Washburn as a new employee in User Services.  Bryan fills the position of Technology Support Technician I and will eventually be located in Petro Allied Health Building as their building technician.  Bryan is A+ certified in CompTIA A+ Essential hardware and Software and CompTIA A+ Remote Support Technician.  His recent work experience was [...]

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Washburn E-mail Quarantine Access and Purpose

Log on Window for E-mail Filter

The Washburn University email system has a spam filter in place to help protect from unwanted email, viruses, and other malicious messages.  We  have had this spam filter (WU E-mail Filter) for the past few years.  The system scans all incoming and outgoing email and assigns a numeric rating on whether the message being sent or [...]

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New employee in Online Education Support

Qing Zhang
Online Education Support Specialist II at Washburn

Please help me welcome Qing Zhang to Washburn as a new employee in Online Education Support. Qing will fill the Online Education Support Specialist II position. Her primary responsibilities will be support of faculty, students, and staff in the use of Desire2Learn and Respondus; as well as assisting Marc Routsong, Online Education Support Coordinator; in the [...]

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