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Rob Birkinshaw wins the 2022-23 Kevin Taylor Award

Rob Birkinshaw, center, accepts the 2022-23 Kevin Taylor Memorial Service Award. Also pictured is Dustin Udy.

UIT leadership congratulates the six nominees for the 2022-23 Kevin Taylor Memorial Service Award: Rob Birkinshaw, Brandon Gresham, Josh Grey, Ryan Hines, Beth Sallay, and Dan Thornley. This year’s winner is Rob Birkinshaw.

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Student intern certification program gets green light

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A Canvas-hosted certification program for UIT student interns is expected to launch in October. The course will comprise three modules: the first two will pertain to students in any IT role, and the third module will provide role-specific training.

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UIT Leadership Spotlight: Brandon Gresham, manager, CRM Team

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Gresham says it's difficult to overstate the transformational potential that the Salesforce constituent management relationship system could have on the university and student experience.

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Explainer: Information Security Risk Management Rule (4-004B)

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Rule 4-004B outlines how the university will secure IT systems that interact with university data and provides guidance on how to assess, prepare for, and handle information security risks.

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Quick on The Draw: UIT sets up Wi-Fi on tight schedule

The U signed a five-year sublease agreement with Westminster College for The Draw, a 162-bed apartment building located at 2120 South and 1300 East, on July 1.

Getting internet set up at The Draw happened so quickly that Comcast plans to use it internally as a case study for building more agility into their processes. What typically would have been a 140-day turnaround for the internet provider was completed in 36 business days.

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A few simple actions make it easy to stay safe online

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You are not powerless against online threats and attacks. In fact, a few simple actions can make a big difference toward securing your data and devices. For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Information Security Office will share some resources to get you started.

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Clay Postma rejoins UIT as director for UIT Partner Relationships

Clay Postma will serve as director for UIT Partner Relationships, a new role reporting to Deputy Chief Information Officer Ken Pink

UIT is pleased to announce the return of Clay Postma, who previously worked as a senior project manager in the Project Management Office. Postma will serve as director for UIT Partner Relationships, a new role reporting to DCIO Ken Pink.

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Cisco email encryption service upgrade will improve user experience

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The U will upgrade the Cisco Secure Email Encryption Service to make it easier to access encrypted emails. Email recipients will no longer need to create a CSEES account to access encrypted emails and attachments.

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Photos: 2022 UIT-ITS golf tournament

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About 60 people turned out for the annual event, which included nine holes of golf, a UIT-hosted burger bar, and prize giveaway at Forest Dale Golf Course. Only one point separated first and second place teams.

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UIT teams reunite for bowling match

UIT Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) organization and Software Platform Services (SPS) employees bowl on September 1, 2022, at the A. Ray Olpin Union.

Two and a half months after they first met for a kickball game, UIT employees from the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) organization and Software Platform Services (SPS) in the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) organization laced up their bowling shoes for a friendly rematch.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22