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The award was presented to Kenneth Pierce, CIO and vice
provost for information technology and Josef Varga, Instructional developer, at
the annual Blackboard World users conference July 17. Using gamification Pierce and Varga
redesigned a graduate MBA course taught by Pierce to include motivational
mechanics of gamification.
The full article can be read on UTSA Today: UTSA
online information systems graduate course recognized for innovation
Congratulations on this innovation achievement for the
students of UTSA!
The FBI has issued a warning regarding financial scams
targeting university faculty, staff, and students. Please review the FBI
message below to learn the details of this scam and what action to take if you
believe you have been a victim.
Earlier in the year the FBI’s Cyber Division was alerted of
a scam victimizing college and university employees. After the employees
file their tax returns, they later learn tax returns were already filed using
their social security numbers. The IRS sent their tax returns to the
original fraudulent filers. There are numerous victims from a significant
number of university’s and colleges. At this time, a new reporting has
identified additional victims from four different states nationwide.
Victims can report cyber crime to the FBI at www.ic3.gov
The attached Public Service Announcement (PSA), which was
release in May 2014, includes additional cyber-related scams and the
recommendation to file a complaint to IC3 at www.ic3.gov
In addition to the above, The FBI’s National Joint Terrorism
Task Force and the FBI Campus Liaison initiative identified another
cyber-related scam which involves an email notification which was sent to
university employees, faculty and staff during the last few days. Below
is an excerpt of the email delivered. The victims are asked for their
bank account numbers to bypass a “fix” that payroll put in place to keep
employee records safe.
The University is having a salary increment program again this year with an
average of 2.5%.
The Human Resources department evaluated you for a raise on your next paycheck.
Click below to confirm and access your salary revision documents:
access the documents
Again, the FBI recommendation is to file a complaint to
IC3 at www.ic3.gov.
Enterprise Database Specialist (DBA) - Open until filled
Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions:
Office of Information Security
It’s always a good idea to take time to clean up your
computer’s hard drive. One of the most important tasks in the cleanup
process is deleting files that are no longer needed. This is especially
true now that Identity Finder software is available for users who handle
Category I data.
Identity Finder searches your computer for Social Security
Numbers (SSNs) and Credit Card Numbers (CCNs). Once SSNs or CCNs are
found, the user must save the data to the I: Drive - if it is needed for
business use. If the data is no longer needed, it should be
deleted. However, simply deleting the data files does not erase them from
your computer’s hard drive. Some Identity Finder users have found that
files they deleted are still found by the scan process. If you are
deleting files, don’t forget the crucial second step - remember to empty your
Recycle Bin (or Trash) to fully remove the files.
If you have questions concerning information security, contact
the Office of Information Security via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
you want to help improve technology at UTSA? Join us for the Fall 2014 Student
Coalition scheduled for October 23 from 1-2p.m in the Travis Room (UC2.2.02) on
Main Campus! All
students are welcome to attend.
Students who attend will hear brief presentations from IT
professionals at UTSA and have the opportunity to share their thoughts. Additionally, students who attend the meeting will receive free lunch and a UTSA Coalition T-Shirt!
The Student Innovation Coalition is a focus group that
assists the Office of Information Technology in making sure that the needs of
the UTSA student population is heard. Please come and share your ideas about
how we can improve campus technology!
more information about the upcoming Student Coalition or to RSVP contact
Rosalind Ong De Trevino at Rosalind.OngDeTrevino@utsa.edu or call
Graduate students from the College of Education and Human
Development are collecting items for unaccompanied minor children at Lackland Air
Force Base in San Antonio. Numerous refugee children from Central America are
currently being housed at Lackland. Currently, volunteers are requesting
supplies for female children ages of 5 -17. Donations are needed
Please consider donating:
Hair bands/Head bands
Personal Hygiene items
Arts and Crafts supplies
All donations are greatly appreciated!
Faculty, staff, and students to drop off donation items in the CRC conference room BOS 2.416
through the end of July, however, please donate as soon as possible as supplies
are needed immediately.
more information contact Bianca Lancerio by email at Bianca.Lancerio@utsa.edu.
UTSA Benefits Annual Enrollment period opened July 15 and will close July 31.
Visit the My UT
Benefits page to make changes such as adding, updating, or removing,
dependents and insurance benefit elections.
The website will be available 24/7 until midnight July 31.
–eligible employees can review the medical, dental, vision, short-term disability,
long –term disability, long-term care, and UT Flex Health Care and Dependent
Day Care account elections during this period.
For more information contact Human Resources
at Benefits@utsa.edu or call 458-4250.
the following resources for additional information:
of OIT’s Enterprise Infrastructure and Managed Solutions teams attended the monthly
San Antonio Microsoft Azure Users Group meeting at the Microsoft Offices on
Saturday, July 12. Brent League, Harold Meyers, Ryan Key, and Steven
Stewart had the opportunity to interact with other individuals in attendance to
pose questions and discuss ideas about Microsoft’s cloud environment, Azure.
What is Microsoft Azure?
“Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables
you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of
Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language,
tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with
your existing IT environment.” - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-azure/
Topics discussed at the Microsoft user group meeting were:
Topic: Azure Powershell Fundamentals
- How to find the commandlets you need to use
- Connecting to Azure via Powershell
- Deploying Cloud Services and Virtual Machine
- Re-configuring IaaS assets
- Using Remote Powershell to install window
- Uploading VHD disks and deployment images
Joining user groups and
meetings is great ways to learn about technology that may impact your work
environment. They provide opportunities to share and expand your technical
this meeting provided UTSA OIT professionals with fresh perspectives for using
the Microsoft Azure technology.
If you are interested in attending future meetings, you can
find information from the San Antonio Microsoft Azure Users Group at: http://www.meetup.com/get-azure/
Visit the Microsoft virtual academy for a Windows Azure
UTSA’s Cloud and Big Data
Laboratory has the only Open Compute Product Certification Lab in North America.
This lab allows the UTSA community to work on the ‘next generation’ of
computer manufacturing. The innovative work performed at the lab has generated
partnerships between the university and industry leaders.
Check out the video link to learn
more about the UTSA Cloud & Big Data Laboratory.