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tidBiTS is on Vacation

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Posted: December 17, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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This is the last tidBiTS post of 2009. tidBiTS is taking the holidays off just like you, but it will return on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Happy Holidays everyone!

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tidBiTS 2009 Tidy Up

ITS

Posted: December 15, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


A little bit of year-end clean up... • ITS Decorate Your Space 2009 – Voting is Tomorrow (Dec. 16) - Vote for the best decorations... I have heard whispers that some offices will be offering treats to those who visit. Check out the offices listed below to pick your favourite. - Annalee Brewer & Dwayne Brewer (D67) - Mary-Lou Mowat & Doug Swift (D8B) - Terry Soucy (D25) - Melissa Hannah (D66) •...

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tidBiTS Search Win

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Posted: December 10, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


tidBiTS is hosting a Search & Win Contest. To answer the question below, you’ll have to search tidBiTS and find the story associated with this question. If you have the correct answer your name will be entered in a draw to win a $5 Tim Horton’s gift certificate. Question: What can you “peek” at on the P:Drive? If you think you’ve got it, email your answer to itspub@unb.ca by Friday, Dec. 11.

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We have a WINNER

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Posted: December 10, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


In the end it was a very close race, but Jennifer Randall held on to the top spot to claim the $325 cash prize! It is well deserved after staying in the lead throughout the entire competition. Congratulations to Jennifer and everyone who competed in BLITS 2009! The top five Biggest Losers are: 1. Jennifer Randall (19.5%) 2. Kevin Gorman (17.27%) 3. Dave Totton (9.53%) 4. Kelli McCullum...

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BLITS - The end is near

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Posted: December 8, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


This is the big one – tomorrow Dec. 9, will be the final weigh-in for the BLITS update. Just enough time for a “Last Chance Workout”! If you are participating in the BLITS, make sure you stop in to see Bill Hamilton so your final total can be recorded and the grand prize winner can be announced! Good luck!

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Sharpen Your Crayons

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Posted: December 8, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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Don’t forget about the ITS Kids Christmas Colouring Contest! As long as your child is between 0 to 12 years old, they can enter the contest. Pictures must be returned to Melissa by Friday, December 11 to be eligible for the prizes. To print a picture for you child, visit https://www.unb.ca/its/staff/officefun.html.

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Celebrating Our Staff - December

ITS

Posted: December 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating December anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. • Rob Murray – 20 years • Matt Ashfield – 11 years

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Office Decoration Challenge

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Posted: December 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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Once again, ITS staff are invited to decorate their space for the holiday season, whichever holiday you celebrate. To mix things up a bit, you can choose to decorate your office, your door, or both. As in the past there will be a $2 fee to enter your space in the contest; the money collected will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice. A prize will also be given to the person whose...

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Howie Roxie and Angel December ITS Pets

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Posted: December 1, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Dave Kell’s two dogs, Howie (a 10-month old dachshund) and Roxie (a 2 year old Shetland sheep dog) are the most recent additions to his family. Just looking at them you can tell their personalities are quite different. Roxie is territorial and very obedient, while Howie is extremely sociable and tries to act like a bigger dog then he really is! Angel (a 7 year old barn cat) has lived with...

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ITS Kids Christmas Colouring Contest - 2009

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Posted: December 1, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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This year ITS is holding a Christmas Colouring Contest for the children of ITS staff. If your child is 0 to 12 years old they can enter the colouring conest to win a prize. Just make sure to submit their picture to Melissa no later than Friday, Decemeber 11, 2009. We have split the contest into age ranges to keep things fair. Check out https://www.unb.ca/its/staff/officefun.html for details...

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Of those who weighed in yesterday, here are your top five losers. 1. Jennifer Randall (15.5%) 2. Kevin Gorman (10.2%) 3. Rob Faulkner (6.9%) 4. Dave Totton (5.9%) 5. Megan Stewart (2.4%) Keep up the great work everyone!

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ITS Holiday Lunch

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Posted: November 26, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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This year, instead of an office Holiday Party, all ITS staff and students are invited to the Kingswood Lodge to get together with colleagues and enjoy a buffet style lunch. ITS Holiday Lunch Monday, December 14, 2009 Noon to 2 p.m. Kingswood Lodge Buffet (alcohol not included) Send your RSVP to Pat (smith@unb.ca) no later than December 10. More details to be sent to ITS-L.

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Reminder ITS Fridays Four is Tomorrow

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Posted: November 26, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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Just a reminder that... Tomorrow, ITS will be hosting the UNB Fridays @ 4 (that starts at 3:30 p.m.) in the President’s Lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building. At this event, ITS will be unveiling the first look at the new myUNB web site. Munchies will be provided and a cash bar will be open. Hope to see you there.

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Linda is a Grandmother

ITS

Posted: November 24, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Congratulations to first-time Grandparents – Linda and Doug Moore (Linda works at Imaging & Print Services). Annabella Marie Moore was born on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Chalmers Hospital, weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz. Congratulations to your family, Linda.

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Computers on the move to Kenya

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Posted: November 19, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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ITS is now taking part in a new project to help upgrade the Information and communication technologies (ICT) in Alego Siaya, Kenya. The goal is to increase basic computer skills among the local population and to make computer access easy and affordable. ITS Hardware Support and Repair has already allocated 10 computers for this great cause, with many more to come in the near future.

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ITS Christmas Family

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Posted: November 19, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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ITS is putting on Santa’s hat again this year. You will be receiving an email shortly outlining the details of our 2009 Christmas Family. If you are able to make a donation, please let Pat know. Let’s help to make this a special Christmas they will never forget!

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Thanks for Your Help

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Thanks to everyone for your participation and engagement in creating our new Mission and Vision statements. I am very proud to work with such a dedicated group of people, and I am excited about the many new opportunities our renewed focus will generate. As I mentioned, we will now turn our attention to articulating the specific goals and objectives to be undertaken over the next 6 to 18 months...

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: November 17, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Of those who weighed in last week, here are your top five losers! 1. Jennifer Randall (14.9%) 2. Kevin Gorman (6.1%) 3. Rob Faulkner (6.1%) 4. Kelli McCullum (3.0%) 5. Greg Rowan (1.4%) The final weigh-in is just around the corner. Only three weeks left to move up to the top of the list to become the cash-prize winner of Biggest Loser ITS 2009. Keep up the great work everyone!

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Mark the Date November 27

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Posted: November 12, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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On November 27, ITS will be hosting the UNB Fridays @ 4 (that starts at 3:30 p.m.) in the President’s Lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building. At this event, ITS will be unveiling the first look at the new myUNB web site. Munchies will be provided and a cash bar will be open. Hope to see you there on Nov. 27.

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Congratulations to

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Posted: November 10, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


On Nov. 5, Dr. Eddy Campbell presented Lori Murray-Hawkins and Megan Stewart with a certificate of appreciation from the University of New Brunswick Retired Employees Association (UNBREA) for their dedicated efforts to help develop, promote and administer the UNB Retiree Value Pack. ITS has been working closely with Financial Services, Human Resources and UNBREA as part of the administrative...

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Following ITS Retirees

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Posted: November 5, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Look who showed up in yesterday’s Daily Gleaner… Terry Arnold. Click on the image for a closer look.

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Some ITS Level 1 Changes

ITS

Posted: November 5, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Client Services is working on a staff shuffle with their Level 1s. The shuffle began on November 2 and will be completed by November 30. This move is to address operational requirements and to provide the best Level 1 service to our contracted departments. Let’s wish them all good luck in their new roles. - Adam Seymour – moving to Faculty of Nursing from Faculty of Law - Dave Kell –...

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Remember Remembrance Day is a UNB Holiday

ITS

Posted: November 4, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Don’t forget that Wednesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day and a UNB holiday, so you don't have to come to work. Interested in taking part in the Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony – check out the details here. (this site is extremely slow)

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Baby Talk

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


More great news in the baby world at ITS. Another little one will be entering the world in early 2010. • Matt and Natasha Ashfield are expecting their first bundle of joy on May 17. • Jeff and Maggie Smith just found out yesterday that they are having a baby boy. Congratulations!

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Celebrating Our Staff - November

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating November anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. • John Jackson – 18 years • Isil Flynn – 10 years • Adam Baker – 7 years

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Halloween at ITS was a Scream

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to everyone who dressed up and voted for the ITS Halloween Best Dressed contest. We had great costumes running around the office. The winner this year was Gandalf the Grey, aka - Ivan Baird. He took home some yummy treats, a movie rental and some scary Halloween spiders and eyeballs. Can’t wait to see what people do next year!

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Peerless - November ITS Pet

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Peerless, Tony Fitzgerald’s ``grand-dog'', is getting old but is still a wonderfully gentle and loving animal. People might remember Peerless coming to work with Tony and showing her curious and friendly nature. This picture was taken at the end of the Thatch road in Lincoln.

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Welcome to ITS Cyril

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Take some time to meet the newest member of the ITS team. Cyril Tobin, a Network Technician, started at ITS yesterday to join the Communications and Network Services group. He will be working closely with Greg Rowan to support the building network infrastructure and the core fibre optic network. Let’s make him feel welcome.

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


We are a little over half way into the competition now and wills are being put to the test. Even though it might seem harder and harder to keep going, keep your heads up and continue pushing forward. Good luck to everyone participating in the competition! For those interested in the top five losers, have a look at our updated leader board. 1. Jennifer Randall (10.73%) 2. Dave Totton...

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Clocks Turn Back an Hour on Sunday DST

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Don’t forget – the clocks go back one hour on Sunday, November 1. What are you going to do with your extra hour… more sleep may be at the top of most lists.

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Coming in November - ITS Pet of the Month

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


For all you animal lovers out there, every month tidBiTS will be featuring an ITS pet. If you think your pet should be featured, send in a picture and a few words about your dog, cat, bird, snake, hamster or whatever may be your pet (animals only please :-] ) to ITSPub@unb.ca. We will feature your pet on tidBiTS in the order they are received. The first ITS Pet of the Month will be on November...

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ITS Halloween Best Dressed Contest

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Have you picked your costume for the Halloween Best Dressed contest? If you want to participate, wear your costume to work in the morning and show it off to the staff. Staff can vote for the Halloween best dressed by filling out a ballot located at Pat’s desk. At 11:30 a.m. the ballots will be counted and the ITS Halloween Best Dressed winner will be announced. For those of you at Imaging &...

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Welcome to ITS Trevor

ITS

Posted: October 27, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


If you haven’t met the newest member of the ITS team yet, you should drop by the newly renovated HD53 to say hello! Trevor Thomas, who just started yesterday, is a Web Developer that comes to us all the way from Vancouver. He joined Solutions to work with the MyUNB project team. Since Trevor is new to the area, let’s show him how great Fredericton really is!

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Help Finish the ITS Mission Statement

ITS

Posted: October 26, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS Leadership team has been working hard on drafting our new Mission and Vision statements—thanks again for your participation in our large group sessions. Before we wrap this process up, though, we would like to get your input for fine-tuning the Mission Statement. As you know, the Mission is a concise, descriptive statement of what we do; the audience is primarily ourselves, but the...

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ITS Seasonal Flu Clinic - CANCELLED

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Posted: October 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The seasonal flu clinic scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, October 23), has been cancelled, as the vaccine is unavailable at this time. However, if you are in the high risk category for influenza or live with someone who is at high risk, you can still get a flu shot free of charge from the Student Health Centre. The ITS seasonal flu clinic will be rescheduled once the vaccine is made...

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Wonder what s Happening in D53

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Posted: October 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Many of you have probably noticed D53 (the corner office) has been cleaned out and is currently being painted. As you may have guessed, the room is getting fixed up to make way for more office space. It is soon to become the new office of Chuck Hartford and two new contract positions. The Web Developer position begins in October and the Programmer/Analyst position starts in November. This...

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Blast from the Past

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Check out the History of Technology@UNB poster, which was presented at this year’s SIGUCCS poster session. You can find it in the display case beside the ITS Laptop Support window.

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Keep up the hard work everyone! Take a look at the current leader board to see your top five losers! 1. Jennifer Randall (8.90%) 2. Adam Seymour (5.70%) 3. Rob Faulkner (3.98%) 4. Bill Hamilton (2.55%) 5. Dave Totton (2.51%)

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Extra Extra Read All About It

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Check out the new edition of the Brunswickan tomorrow for a spotlight on Eduroam. Matt Ashfield was interviewed by a Brunswickan reporter on ITS's involvement with Eduroam and what that means to UNB students and visitors.

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Microsoft is Coming to ITS - RSVP Today

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This Friday, October 23, Microsoft will be on-site to discuss some of their new technologies such as Windows 7 and Office 2010, and how they could be leveraged at UNB. There will be two information sessions for ITS employees only (20 -30 spaces available). Please check with your managers and RSVP to Jeff Smith (jsmith@unb.ca) no later than 3:30 p.m. today. 1. General session (not very...

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Another two weeks have flown by since the last update and now that turkey day is behind us, we can push forward again! For all those participating, please remember to weigh-in every two weeks, so we can update our leader board and let people know how you are doing. Just a reminder, the next weigh-in will be on Wednesday, October 28, at 8:30 a.m. (Room HD69).

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Computers for Schools

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fifty-eight CRT monitors have been donated to Computers for Schools, an organization that refurbishes computers for schools, libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations across Canada. These monitors will be given to local schools and used by students and teachers alike. This donation from ITS is all thanks to John Mercer and the people with ITS Hardware Support and Repair. Keep up the...

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First UNB Eduroam User from

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eduroam is now online at UNB, and we’ve had our first Eduroam user! A visitor from a university in Portugal was the first to connect to Eduroam here at UNB. While Scott and Dave were at the SIGUCCS conference last week they were also able to promote that UNB was the first university in Atlantic Canada to offer Eduroam. They let us know that people were very interested and...

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ITS Flu Shot Clinic - FULL

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS flu shot clinic is now booked to capacity. If you haven't already made an appointment and would like to receive the flu shot, you will have to schedule an appointment at another flu shot clinic held on campus. Watch the eDaily for contact information for other UNB clinic locations. If you have any questions, please contact ITS Admin.

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Celebrating Our Staff - October

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Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating October anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. • Greg Rowan – 29 years • Steve Osborne – 18 years • Martin Hann – 11 years • Ben Steeves – 10+ years • Ivan Baird – 9 years • Terry Nikkel – 3 years • Kevin Manuel – 2+ years • Dwayne Brewer – 2 years • Sherry Rose – 2 years

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ITS Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

ITS

Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS Flu Shot Clinic has been scheduled for: Friday, October 23 9 a.m. to Noon ITS Conference Room $15.00 for students/$25.00 for Faculty & Staff Families are welcome to attend this clinic. To make an appointment please email Pat Smith (smith@unb.ca). NOTE: This clinic is for the seasonal flu - NOT for H1N1

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ITS Security Cameras

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Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


As of October 8, ITS installed and began operating two security cameras. These cameras are recording on a 24/7 timeframe. The feed is downloaded to our centre block and will only be referred to on an as-needed basis if suspicious activity occurs. The ITS security cameras have been installed in two locations: 1) Entrance by the Elevator - view of the glass door entrance, elevator, stairs,...

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Flu Shot Clinic at ITS

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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With the flu season upon us and the H1N1 strain spreading, flu shots are more important than ever this year. Right now, UNB is in the process of scheduling flu shot clinics around campus. ITS will have a flu shot clinic, however no date has been confirmed as of yet. An update will be provided once more information becomes available.

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ITS Presenting at 2009 SIGUCCS Conference

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Congratulations to Dave Kell and Scott Chamberlain, who’ve been chosen to present at this year’s Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) Fall Conference in St. Louis from October 11 - 14. Dave is presenting on the new Performance Management and Training System used to help train the student consultants that work at the Help Desk and Scott is talking about...

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Lock Your Office at Lunch

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Beginning today, the public entrances to ITS will be left unlocked during the noon hour. So, to prevent possible theft, please remember to close and lock your office door behind you when you leave for lunch.

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Salsa was a Success

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Mmm, wasn’t that good salsa! Thank you to everyone who came out for a taste test and to those who bought a jar or two. You made Tuesday’s fund raiser a huge success. In total $200 was raised to help support the Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks Bill for all your hard work making the delicious salsa!

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BLITS Update

ITS

Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


We are now over a month into the BLITS competition and everyone is well on their way to living a healthier lifestyle. We encourage all the participants to keep up the good work! If you’re interested in taking a glimpse at the leader board, here are your top five losers! 1. Jennifer Randall (5.1%) 2. Adam Seymour (4.5%) 3. Kelli McCullum (4.1%) 4. Dave Totton (2.8%) 5. Bill Hamilton (2.7%) Just...

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Support a Good Cause with Salsa

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Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Stop by the main conference room (D56) on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to try some salsa! This year there are numerous styles that you can try, such as mild, medium, hot and Zero Hour. So drop by to taste the different varieties and pick up a jar (500 ml) for only $5.00. All funds raised will be going to support the Canadian Cancer Society. If you can’t make it, but would like to place an order,...

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tidBiTS A New Look

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Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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With your help we were able to find a new name for the ITS Blog. Now, tidBiTS has a new look. We hope you like it. Remember, if you have topics or events that you would like to see included in tidBiTS, email them to ITSpub@unb.ca.

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And the New ITS Blog Name is tidBITS

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This entry came from an individual who was not eligible to win the laser keyboard. So, to keep it fair we put the names of all those who entered and were eligible to win the prize in a bowl and pulled a name. The winner of the laser keyboard is BILL HAMILTON, congratulations! We are currently working on a new design for tidBITS, which will be revealed on Tuesday, October 6. Thank you to...

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Going Once Going Twice Sold

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Lisa MacKay, one of our Help Desk students, is currently in the Faculty of Nursing (Advanced Standing Program) and will be graduating next year. Her graduating class is holding an online silent auction to raise money for their graduation activities. http://gradauction.thruhere.net Take a look, you might find something that you just have to bid on. Bids will be accepted until October 3 at...

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Internet Roaming without the Hassles

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Do you ever need to use the internet while visiting other universities? Normally you have to go through the hassle of creating a guest account, but no more. UNB will soon be the first university in Atlantic Canada to offer Eduroam (Education Roaming). What this means is, by setting up an Eduroam account here at UNB, you can have hassle free wireless access at any other institution around the...

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Peek in on the Director s Meetings

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


A new folder named ‘Directors Meetings’ has been created in the P: Drive that will house agendas, action items and Human Resource Planning minutes from the Directors’ meetings. The Directors’ meetings are now organized into three different categories. These are: • Human Resource Planning • Operations and Projects • Strategies and Initiatives Each of these meetings has its own Terms of...

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Computers to Cameroon

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Posted: September 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Over the past year, John Mercer has been collecting old UNB computers to donate to Computers for Cameroon. At the end of this month, John will be saying goodbye to over 80 system units, 90 monitors, two printers and two laptops as they make their way to Cameroon schools and community centres. Already thinking of the future, John is currently looking at Kenya to make more donations on behalf...

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He Shoots He Scores

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Posted: September 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


It’s that time of year again...the annual ITS hockey pool draft will be held on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. It’s the same rules as every year, we draft a handful of forwards, a few defence, a goalie and a team. It’s a great opportunity to trash talk your fellow employees as their star players blow out their knees and ruin all chances at a hockey pool victory! If you are interested,...

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Last Call

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Posted: September 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Last call for your Name the ITS Blog entries. If you have been meaning to submit a name for the ITS Blog, today is the last day. Send your idea to ITSPub@unb.ca. The winning entry will be announced in this Blog on Thursday. Good luck to all those who entered.

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Re-Introducing an old ITS Policy

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Posted: September 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS Attendance Management Policy has been reviewed, revised, revamped and renamed. This document is now referred to as Time Shifting, On-call and Appointment Policy and only includes information that is not already covered in a current UNB policy. You can view this revised ITS policy at https://www.unb.ca/its/staff/documents/TimeShifting_OnCall_Appointments.pdf All UNB policies regarding...

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Celebrating Our Staff - September

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Posted: September 24, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating September anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. • Peter Ruddock – 30 years • Doug Beairsto –29 years • Stephen McCallum – 11 years • Sarathy Purushotham – 9 years • Kevin Gorman – 9 years • Cheryl Jacobs – 8+ years • Dave Kell – 7 years • Dave Totton – 6 years • Rob Faulkner – 5 ½ years •...

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Do you have a UNB cell phone

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Posted: September 24, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Similar to your office phone, if you make or receive personal phone calls on your UNB cell phone please be sure to make your payment to the ITS Administration team. Although it may amount to very little, it will ensure Financial Services does not make your UNB cell phone a taxable benefit which may, in the end, be a greater amount. To view your cell phone bill, go to the Telephone tab in your...

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Got a Good Name for the ITS Blog

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Posted: September 24, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Don't forget to submit your entries by Sept. 29 if you want to win a really cool laser keyboard. You can submit as many names as you come up with. Just send an email to ITS Publications with one, two, or ten ideas (or more) no later than Tuesday, Sept. 29. Once the entries have been collected, a panel of judges will comb through all the ideas and pick the one that fits ITS the best. The...

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Popcorn Get Your Popcorn

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Posted: September 24, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Have a peek at the Scout Popcorn fundraising order form in the lunchroom. Enjoy some regular microwave popcorn or you may want to branch out and give their yummy caramel and chocolate dipped popcorn a try. The prices are high, but all the profits go directly to the local scouting group. If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase, see Peter or Cheryl Jacobs.

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Baby Boom at ITS

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


ITS is looking forward to welcoming four new faces into the world over the next several months. Congratulations to first-time Parents-to be, Ying and Eric Zhang (due January 25) and to second-time Parents-to-be: David and Tiresa Lancaster (due January 31); Melissa and Jay Hannah (due March 16); and Jeff and Maggie Smith (due March 31).

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BLITS 09 Biggest Loser ITS

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The 2009 BLITS is now in full force! With three weeks under their belts (pun intended) 13 participants are working together to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The more support and people there are behind BLITS, the easier it will be for everyone to achieve their goals! After the weigh-in on Sept. 16, the leader is Adam Seymour with a weight loss of 3.12 per cent. Check back often...

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Congratulations to

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Ben Steeves – He has been selected as one of 25 finalists for New Brunswick’s 2009 Rising Star Awards. Ten award winners will be announce during the gala awards evening taking place in Moncton on October 1, 2009. Dave Kell – He has been accepted to the MBA program at UNB. Dave started his program this fall and will continue to work at the ITS Help Desk full time. Edward Hayden – He just got...

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MyUNB

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


One of the key pieces of UNB’s web re-development, a vastly improved MyUNB, is going to become a reality in the coming weeks and months. MyUNB will be the home of internal-facing web resources for the university community. Current students, staff, and faculty will be able to customize their own personal ‘space’ on the portal to have a look and feel that suits them and they will also be able to...

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Name the ITS Blog and WIN

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Want to win a really cool laser keyboard? It’s easy, just tell us what you think the new ITS blog should be called and if your idea gets picked, you win. Send an email to ITS Publications with one, two, or ten ideas (or more) no later than Tuesday, Sept. 29. Once the entries have been collected, a panel of judges will comb through all the ideas and pick the one that fits ITS the best. The...

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Retirement Celebration for Doug Beairsto

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Doug Beairsto, former Senior Technology Strategist with ITS, retired in May after thirty years working at the University of New Brunswick. To celebrate Doug's many efforts as both an employee and a volunteer with UNB, we are hosting a retirement celebration on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from two to four p.m. The event will be held at the Alumni Memorial Building Lounge and we ask that all of you...

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Talk Talk Pay

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Don’t forget to check over your office phone bill through your eServices account to see if you have made any personal long distance phone calls. You should also check your student’s phone bills to make sure they are aware of outstanding amounts they may owe. Personal long distance payments can be made at the ITS reception desk or at Financial Services. If you have any questions, please email...

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Using Common Scents

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As you may know, ITS has a scent-reduction policy in place, and there have been some who feel

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Welcome to the ITS Blog

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The purpose of the ITS Blog is to inform and engage ITS staff on internal developments and news. We plan to do this by giving you interesting posts that keep you up to date and, if not entertain, at least amuse you. Every Tuesday and Thursday new items will appear in this blog. So, make sure to come back and see what’s new at ITS and with your colleagues. We will also be adding some other...

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Why an ITS Blog

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Posted: September 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Welcome to XXXX, the ITS blog, a new communications channel designed to keep ITS staff informed about events, initiatives, and news that affect us all. Though currently nameless, the blog will soon become the must-read source of all things ITS. Have something you think everybody should know? Drop ITS Publications a quick message—no matter if you work in Imaging Services, or Solutions, or...

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