Category Archives: General News

Phone Training Every Tuesday

Training on the new NEC phone system is offered  2 p.m. every Tuesday in Hillel 101 (multi-purpose room) through Aug. 19; no sign-up required. The training is offered in conjunction with installation of new phones for faculty and staff, which will continue throughout the summer.
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RightFax to be Implemented June 30

Information Technology Services is in the final stages of transitioning from fax machines to RightFax, W&L’s online solution for sending and receiving faxes. As early as Monday, June 30, W&L fax machines will stop working and RightFax will be the exclusive means of sending and receiving faxes on campus.
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Improved Spam Filtering

The spam-filtering service for faculty/staff e-mail will be updated from 5-6 a.m. Thursday, June 5. E-mail delivery may be delayed during this period.

The new service, Exchange Online Protection, should provide improved protection from phish, spam and other unwanted e-mail, but otherwise will function similarly to the current spam protection.
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Spring Term Festival

Students will showcase their work during Spring Term Festival, noon-2 p.m. on the main floor of Leyburn Library. Come and celebrate with students, and enjoy free giant chocolate cookies and donuts from Pure Eats.
Faculty and students should direct requests for technology assistance to Helen MacDermott (hmacdermott@wlu.edu), Academic Technologies Assistant for Information [...]

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Help for Academic Posters

Making a poster for Spring Term Festival? Come to the Information Desk in Leyburn Library from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 for software assistance, feedback on your design, and assistance with printing. Food and drink served. For more information, call 540-458-4357.

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RightFax Training

RightFax, W&L’s new computer-based fax solution, is ready for use and training will be offered at the following times:

2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, Smart Zone, main floor of Leyburn Library
11 a.m. Friday, May 9, Smart Zone, main floor of Leyburn Library

No signup is necessary.
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Important Fix for Internet Explorer

Information Technology Services strongly encourages all users of the Internet Explorer browser to immediately install a new Windows Update addressing a critical weakness that  could allow a hacker to take control of your computer.
Here is one way to run Windows Update:

Click the Start Menu.
Type “Windows Update” into the Search field:
Run [...]

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Warning: Internet Explorer Security Risk

Experts have identified a weakness in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser that could allow a hacker to take control of your computer. Information Technology Services advises that you take one of two steps:

Use a different Web browser, such as Firefox or Safari, until a fix is available.
OR
Disable the Adobe Flash [...]

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New Online Fax Solution in 2014

Special note: As early as June 30, all traffic on University fax lines will go through RightFax only; University fax machines will no longer function for sending or receiving faxes.
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RightFax is an online, convenient, computer-based solution for sending and receiving faxes. It is being implemented in conjunction with the [...]

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Don’t Get Speared by Phish

Spam is unwanted, unsolicited email, like an advertisement – you maybe didn’t ask for it and probably don’t want it. Phishing e-mails are also unwanted and unsolicited. However, phishing is the act of attempting to capture your personal information such as usernames and passwords, online banking information, or credit card [...]

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