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ePortfolio Contest for Students
Who doesn’t want $100 these days?  The ePortfolio Spring Contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students! Log in to https://eportfolio.pace.edu to read the contest requirements and submit with the click of a button. The deadline is Wednesday, April 17. Need help sprucing up your ePortfolio? Contact an eTern at eportfolio@pace.edu.  

TutorTrac Is Now Available on Pace’s Network for Students
Students can now access TutorTrac from anywhere on Pace’s network.  This Redrock product is being used in the Tutoring Centers to manage/track tutoring center activity. The program’s robust admin functions include custom reporting, appointment, and scheduling management along with student and faculty assignments.  (Note: Users who are off campus will need to VPN onto Pace’s network in order to access this site.)

MyPace Mobile App for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Four additional modules were part of the latest March update.  Once you install the update from the App Store, you will see the following new modules:

  • Dining Hall
  • Library
  • Web Help Desk
  • Pace Fun Facts

For more information, visit http://www.pace.edu/mypacemobile.

New Wireless Technology
ITS has completed the installation process of new Cisco wireless technology at the Law School Campus in White Plains. Starting in mid-May, the migration of classroom locations will begin in phases on both the NYC and Westchester campuses. If you are interested in checking out the new technology, go to any of the following locations which now include the new wireless network technology:

  • Law School (WP)
  • 140 William St. (NYC)
  • CSO Office areas (NYC-2nd floor, One Pace Plaza)
  • CRC Lab (PLV-2nd floor, Willcox Hall)
  • West Hall (BRC)

 

If you are connecting to wireless in the buildings or specific locations list above, you will see the network information below:

  • Pace_Connect will now be called PACE-OPEN
  • Pace_Secure will now be called PACE-WIRELESS

For additional updates, information, and/or rollout schedules for the new services, please visit Configuring Wireless.

Postini Service Changes for Faculty, Staff, and Students
This past March, ITS migrated our services from Postini to Exchange Online Protection (EOP) which affected all users. Quarantine summaries are now coming from the following sender: quarantine@messaging.microsoft.com. The new email anti-spam and virus filtering service is much more aggressive where it blocks blatant spam before even reaching your quarantine mailbox so you may see a decrease in the quantity of messages in your daily summaries. Other messages (such as junk messages containing solicitations, advertisements, etc.) will be caught by Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and will be included in your daily quarantine summary as per usual.  EOP does allow some bulk/commercial email messages in, such as email newsletters, advertisements, and marketing messages from vendors and companies. These messages comply with the CAN-SPAM Act. Legitimate businesses will provide an option in the email to unsubscribe from their mailing lists. If you do not wish to receive those messages, please be sure to unsubscribe yourself from those lists using the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘manage my preferences’ link usually found at the bottom of the messages. 

Important Reminders:

For more details on this transition, visit SPAM Control: Postini Transitioning to Exchange Online Protection and SPAM Control: Exchange Online Protection (EOP) FAQs. For information on how to deal with spam, refer to Spam Alerts.

iPad User Group Meetings for Faculty and Students
The remaining spring iPad meetings scheduled for April and May are as follows:

  • Monday, April 15: 12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1: 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.


* All meetings will be held in Miller 16 (PLV) and Civic E319 (NY).
  You can view the minutes from each meeting on the iPad blog.  To be placed on the mailing list, contact Sam Egan (segan@pace.edu).

Training Sessions for IMO Representatives
The IMO meetings scheduled for March are as follows:

  • NYC:
    • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 3: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m., One Pace Plaza, W202 CRC, PC Room A
    • Windows 8: Thursday, April 18: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., One Pace Plaza, W202 CRC, PC Room A
    • PLV:
      • Windows 8: Thursday, April 4: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Willcox Hall, 2nd Floor CRC alcove
      • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 17: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Willcox Hall, 2nd Floor CRC alcove

To register, email Vito Palmeri at vpalmeri@pace.edu.

School News: Dyson Course Evaluations
Course evaluations are critical in providing constructive feedback to faculty and their departments on the quality of instruction delivered at Pace. Dyson College is urging students taking Dyson courses to participate. To begin the evaluation, click here. Log in using your MyPace Portal username and password. It is important that you complete all of your Dyson College Course evaluations by Friday, May 3 to avoid the Dyson College grade delay. For details on the Dyson Course Evaluation process, visit Important Course Evaluation Information.

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