Getting Techie with ITS

Digital signage comes to PLV, like Pace ITS on Facebook for a chance to win an iPad Mini, 25% off NJ Transit monthlies for students, and more in this month’s ITS updates.

Digital Signage for PLV
New digital signage displays have been installed on the Pleasantville Campus at Kessel Student Center and Goldstein Fitness Center! Advertising an event for your club or organization is easy. Just send an e-mail to and attach an image to be displayed. (NOTE: Images should be 8.5×11” JPEG or PDF format. Large font sizes (28+) and high resolution images are recommended. Additionally, file size cannot exceed 10MB.)  

NJ Transit Discounts for Students
All aboard a 25% discount on NJ Transit monthlies! ITS has created a registration page for current Pace students to enroll for discounts on NJ Transit monthly train passes.  For details, visit NJ Transit Discounts.

Give ITS a Thumbs Up!
If you didn’t get that iPad Mini you asked for this holiday season, let our not-so-secret Santas at ITS give it to you! To enter for a chance to win, go to and hit like by February 13. If you already like them, you’re also entered into the contest. The winner will be announced on February 19. Only current Pace students are eligible to win.

Mahara User Group (MUG)
The Mahara User Group (MUG) will meet virtually on Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. The participation link will be distributed through e-mail and through the MUG Facebook group. E-mail Sam Egan at to be placed on the mailing list. To catch up on Mahara news beforehand, check out the Mahara Newsletter, where Sam and Michelle Birch’s articles are featured.

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
ITS is currently working on deploying its new System Center Configuration Manager Client for computers throughout the University.  They will be rolling this out to key areas on specific dates over the course of January (you can contact your department IMO for the specific schedule). Once the updates have been completed for your area, you will see a notification in the system tray stating that the System Center Configuration Manger client has been installed. You do not need to do anything as this is just a notification to inform you that the installation has been completed. In addition to the SCCM upgrade, your antivirus client will also be updated to the latest version released from Microsoft. This new version is called System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection and will replace Microsoft Forefront.

Augmented Pace Action Plan
ITS worked with the Provost office to provide an internal site that allows the Pace Community to submit feedback to the Provost Office using a web form. The Action Team Reports (December 2012) are available on a secure Pace network for students, faculty, and staff and are found here: Augmented Pace Action Plan Action Team Reports. (Note: This site is only accessible on the Pace Network.  Anyone not on the Pace network will need VPN to access it; everyone with a Pace ID has access to VPN. Guidelines on VPN are available at Please direct any technical questions to

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