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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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