This month the spotlight shines on Application Architecture Director Glenn Donaldson. Glenn came to Ohio State for college and never left! This father of four enjoys solving problems, helping others and networking while he’s on the job, but prefers to sing and dance after hours. Learn more about Glenn in this month’s Employee Spotlight!
Category: General Announcements
The Ohio State App lets you put campus in your pocket, so you can navigate the university on the go. Students, faculty and staff can find dining locations, check class schedules, review grades, look up email addresses, follow CABS bus routes and so much more.
The 2016 calendar year has been a busy one for the mobile app team—several major updates were pushed to the iOS and Android app stores, and the first week of classes brought more usage than ever before!
The mobile team completed the following major improvements in 2016:
This week we were pleased to present an iPad to randomly chosen winner, Patient Care Coordinator Jared Bader, of 5 Tower Cardiovascular Inpatient Unit at University Hospital East. It's not too late to sign up for BuckeyePass, a winning proposition for everyone, since it adds an extra layer of protection to your personal information in Employee Self Service (ESS)
You’ve likely sent a text to your mom that started as innocent—until autocorrect had some fun with your message. But have you ever sent an email to the wrong auto-completed address? Or written an email while angry and then accidentally replied to an entire group of coworkers? Including your boss?
In the September edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, you can learn simple email etiquette, appropriate for all your personal and professional communications.
In September 2015, we asked students where they wanted Wi-Fi around campus. Specifically, we wanted them to SHOW us by tagging TechOhioState on Instagram. Several students, including the contest winner, shared that there just isn’t enough wireless coverage across the Oval.
Thanks to your feedback, the Wireless Team in OCIO identified the Oval as a desired location for additional wireless coverage. The team added two osuwireless access points on lampposts outside of Thompson Library, to provide a Wi-Fi boost to the outside seating area on the west side of the Oval.
On September 26, Box, our vendor for BuckeyeBox, will discontinue support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10, including any version of compatibility mode that represents IE9 or IE10 in alignment with Microsoft's support cycle for these products. These browsers pose a security risk since they will no longer receive security updates.
This month, John Muir from ODEE is in the spotlight! This instructional designer works with online degree programs, and he loves being able to shape the direction of the online learning experience. This former robot, kilt-wearer and rock star is also a fan of eco-horror-sci-fi books and symphony orchestras. You can find him in St John Arena designing courses or at Arepazo eating Latin American food…or across the border in Latin America! Learn more about John in this month’s employee spotlight.
Each year we recognize outstanding student employees with the Barbara A. Glenn Student Scholarship Award. For 2016, the OCIO and ODEE culture teams voted to select two winners, since there were so many excellent nominations. The following two students were each awarded $500 towards their tuition and other fees.
You are likely a pro at spotting phishing emails—the ones with poor grammar, asking you to log into your bank account through a suspiciously long link. But how do you defend against fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from the CEO? Your boss? Someone from a company you regularly do business with?