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Text message alert system
3-27-2015 2:20 pm
I have a partial update on the alert system difficulties.
Windows update....uhhh update
3-18-2015 8:20 am
We've had a number of conversations with several of you regarding Windows updates and the inconvenience they can pose when they are applied.
Mid-term grade letters
3-16-2015 4:10 pm
Date change for mail out
3-11-2015 10:00 am
We'll be applying a few patches and updates to our Groupwise e-mail system tomorrow evening (3/12) from 8-11PM CDT.
Network changes throughout the week
3-10-2015 2:30 pm
In preparation for the Lindahl drive project, we'll be making minor adjustments this week to some fiber optic connections that connect the campus to the data center here at Campus Services.
3-6-2015 3:45 pm
Beginning today, we're trying a different approach with our SPAM filter that uses real-time SPAM signatures generated in the cloud to weed out the more obvious offenders without us having to train the filter manually.
Cable TV outage this weekend
3-5-2015 10:45 am
Due to ongoing electrical work in the library, we have to take the cable TV system down again this weekend.
Copy/print project user feedback survey
3-4-2015 1:45 pm
A survey to directly collect your feedback about the current and desired states of our copy/print architecture
3-4-2015 8:00 am
WildcatsOnline will be undergoing system maintenance and upgrades this coming weekend.
Copy/print project data collection
3-2-2015 4:30 pm
We're evaluating our entire copy/print system on campus
Interruptions to Cable TV service tomorrow Saturday 2/28
2-28-2015 3:50 pm
Cable TV service on campus will be down briefly from about 6:30am - 6:45am and then again some time after 12:00pm for about 15 minutes.
New Student Dashboard in WildcatsOnline
2-10-2015 6:40 am
We're very pleased to announce an updated student dashboard in WildcatsOnline.
Sakai Online Education system maintenance Friday morning (2/6) at 6:00 am
2-5-2015 11:20 am
The Sakai Online Education system (online.wsc.edu) is in need of critical patching (updates)
Brief downtime tonight (at 5:30pm) for several websites inlcuding Ecampus, WSC.edu, and Willy Webmail
2-2-2015 4:40 pm
Several systems are in need of a critical update necessitating a brief interruption to services this evening.
Technology difficulties this morning cleared up
1-29-2015 11:10 am
First of all my apologies for the sporadic and lengthy interruptions to services this morning and any inconvenience it caused you.
Brief wireless disruption at 5:15PM this evening
1-14-2015 12:50 pm
We have an issue on our wireless controllers that is preventing folks from accessing some services.
1-13-2015 10:00 am
We're getting pounded with SPAM this morning.
Brief internet downtime this evening
1-8-2015 2:25 pm
As you may recall, we re-routed our internet traffic right before final's week last month to avoid a series of disruptions in our internet service
Cable TV downtime January 5th
12-23-2014 9:30 am
We're going to need to interrupt cable TV signal for several hours during the day on Jan 5th
Reboot of online.wsc.edu
12-9-2014 2:50 pm
We'll be doing a very brief reboot of online.wsc.edu (Sakai) early in the morning (6:00AM) to install a security update.
Internet downtime at midnight tonight
12-5-2014 2:50 pm
Our network provider between here and Omaha is going to need to do some fairly significant maintenance next week...
NATS major project status updates
10-30-2014 2:55 pm
Details on where we are with some of our big projects
Inbound e-mail virus
10-17-2014 1:50 pm
We have a new, nasty e-mail born virus out in the field.
Cable tv outage - UPDATE
10-14-2014 3:15 pm
UPDATE - Cable tv will be going down again today for about 30 minutes
Campus cable TV outage
10-9-2014 12:40 pm
We will need to power the Cable TV system down at 7:45 AM on Saturday
UPDATED: Internet downtime tonight 5/18 @ 5:15pm
9-18-2014 5:55 pm
We need to restart the campus internet firewall at 5:15pm this evening to address an issue of slow internet speeds users have been experiencing on campus the last few days.
Network server issues
9-3-2014 11:35 am
We've had a number of server issues last night and this morning.
8-20-2014 6:10 pm
We had another brief occurrence of our wireless issues this afternoon between 3:00PM and 3:15PM.
Wireless network instability
8-20-2014 2:00 pm
We had issues on the campus wireless network from roughly 10AM until 1PM today.
Sakai environment is available again
8-12-2014 4:35 pm
We have completed our upgrade to the Sakai learning management system environment.
System maintenance/downtime next week
8-8-2014 12:45 pm
Systems will be unavailable for maintenance
Internet outage yesterday
7-29-2014 8:05 am
We had a significant internet outage yesterday from roughly 2:30PM to 6:30PM
Electronic door access presentations
7-7-2014 7:55 am
Finalists will be on campus this week to present to campus and the committee.
Off campus e-mail delays
6-26-2014 6:40 pm
We experienced some significant delay today with both inbound and outbound off-campus e-mail.
Update to wireless sytem
6-10-2014 12:05 pm
We'll be applying an update to the wireless system this Saturday, starting at 6:00 AM.
Email SPAM filtering
5-7-2014 5:15 pm
There has been a significant up-tick in the amount of spam e-mail we get, particularly phishing attempts to gather username/password combinations.
Cable tv down time tomorrow - round 2 (April 25 5:15am - 7:30am)
4-24-2014 3:05 pm
Round 2. The campus cable tv services will be down from 5:15am to 7:30am
cable tv down time (April 24 6:00am - 7:30am)
4-23-2014 4:50 pm
The campus cable tv services will be down from 5:45am - 7:30am April 24th.
Heartbleed remediation phase 2
4-17-2014 2:55 pm
Early tomorrow morning we will be replacing the security certificate on the new Aruba wireless system which services the dorms and select buildings on campus
Network downtimes in May for Library renovation
4-17-2014 2:30 pm
As the library renovation process gets under way, we are preparing for the implications to the network, phone and cable TV systems.
Heartbleed vulnerability and wireless/dorm network downtime
4-12-2014 11:05 am
A major security vulnerability nicknamed "Heartbleed" was announced this week which impacted many secure services on the web.
Network outage this morning
3-20-2014 8:50 am
We had a severe network outage last night that impacted pretty much every technology service we have.
WildcatsOnline will be down Mar. 16-17
3-13-2014 11:05 am
System will be down for 1st quarter maintenance and updates, starting Sunday March 16 @ 8:00 PM until Monday March 17th 6:00 AM.
System maintenance this week
3-11-2014 7:10 am
We'll be doing a bit of system maintenance this week to take advantage of the relative quiet of spring break.
Difficulties with internet and network dependent services today
2-25-2014 9:50 pm
As I am sure some of you are already aware, there were difficulties accessing the internet and in some places using a network dependent service such as a copier.
RESOLVED: Inbound/Outbound phone service hiccups
12-5-2013 2:00 pm
It has come to our attention that Century Link is currently experiencing network problems and their staff are working to resolve the issues.
FOLLOW UP: Technology troubles today
11-28-2013 9:45 pm
On this day of Thanksgiving we are very thankful that this problem was not...
email user beware - legit "looking" email messages
11-23-2013 11:55 am
More than several people have notified me that they are receiving very legit "looking" email messages that are cleverly crafted with Wayne State College text and branding.
Phishing in October
10-30-2013 3:25 pm
With many technology systems and processes in use these days there is really no off time for phishing.
PeopleSoft (WildcatsOnline) Student Information System will be down October 6th
10-4-2013 10:45 am
3rd quarter maintenance and updates
Phone service has been completely restored!
8-20-2013 4:00 pm
Phone service has been completely restored to campus.
UPDATE! - Inbound phone service for 7000 series numbers
8-20-2013 7:10 am
Century Link has been working for a couple of days on rectifying some minor warnings we were seeing on one of our phone trunks that service the 7000 series of numbers for campus.
Technology help for students
8-15-2013 2:35 pm
Tech help sheets for students
Phishing phone calls...
8-13-2013 9:00 am
We've had reports of at least two phishing phone calls so far this week.
Web server maintenance
8-12-2013 4:20 pm
We'll be applying a few updates to our webservers late tonight.
Fall Phishing expeditions
8-5-2013 8:00 am
I thought I would take a moment to send the semi regular reminder about phishing attempts.
8-1-2013 3:35 pm
As you may have noticed during the day today - we have the voice-mail system upgrade complete!!
Voicemail upgrade status
7-31-2013 10:50 pm
We encountered a number of difficulties with the voicemail upgrade today
Office 2013 now available in Windows 7
7-23-2013 8:10 am
This morning we made Office 2013 available to the Windows 7 computers in the network.
In the homestretch for fall
7-17-2013 8:05 am
You can feel it in the air - the energy starting to build on campus in preparation for the fall term and yet it feels like just a few days ago that we had Spring Commencement!
NeSIS and SAP downtime
6-28-2013 6:30 pm
Computing Services Network (in Lincoln) are experiencing a serious issue on the fiber ring between Lincoln and Omaha.
WildcastOnline issue resolved
6-22-2013 1:00 pm
We think this may have been an unnoticed consequence of the server maintenance we did yesterday afternoon.
Logins to WildcatsOnline not working
6-22-2013 11:40 am
We're experiencing an issue with WildcatsOnline.
Server maintenance this afternoon
6-21-2013 7:50 am
We're going to be doing some server hardware maintenance this afternoon starting at 1:15PM.
E-mail issue resolved
6-19-2013 9:45 pm
We have the issue resolved and deferred mail is arriving into our systems.
Issues with incoming e-mail
6-19-2013 7:05 pm
We are experiencing issues with e-mail inbound from off campus.
Downtime for mobile device e-mail synchronization
4-11-2013 12:55 pm
We need to upgrade the mobile e-mail synchronization server to resolve an issue with calendar appointments on certain iPads not processing correctly.
4-2-2013 4:30 pm
As you may have noticed, we had a network outage from roughly 3:40PM to 3:58PM this afternoon.
Spring Break maintenance
3-1-2013 9:35 am
We'll be tackling a number of maintenance issues during spring break:
Phising and spam
2-11-2013 8:45 am
Regular reminder about phishing attempts
Internet outage last night
2-8-2013 8:25 am
We had a series of internet outages last night, starting shortly after 9PM and occurring intermittently through the night until about 3:25AM.
SAP upgrade e-mails
2-6-2013 12:25 pm
Many of you have received e-mails requesting that you upgrade your SAP client software.
Outbound mail restored
1-25-2013 2:00 pm
We've restored outbound mail service.
1-25-2013 12:30 pm
We're having some issues with the campus outbound e-mail server.
NATS Staff Retreat
1-2-2013 8:50 am
Once a year we try to have a professional development retreat for NATS staff and we always try to pick the least impact-ful time to have everyone out of the office.
11-26-2012 4:00 pm
Sakai is back up and running and appears to be solid and stable.
online.wsc.edu (Sakai) downtime
11-26-2012 12:05 pm
We are currently experiencing an unscheduled downtime in the sakai environment (online.wsc.edu).
11-20-2012 10:10 am
We'll be doing some network maintenance on Friday, November 23rd, replacing two core switch chassis that distribute the network to all buildings on campus.
9-21-2012 12:30 am
The switch replacement at the local carrier office appears to have gone well,
Internet switch replacement status
9-20-2012 1:35 pm
After conferring with the carrier, their preference would be to wait for switch replacement until midnight tonight.
Internet outage status update
9-20-2012 1:00 pm
We are up at the moment on the carrier's existing switch.
Internet outage status
9-20-2012 11:00 am
At this point it would appear that WSC is the victim of what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDOS).
Internet outage status
9-19-2012 11:15 pm
Complicated scenario here but I'll try to explain briefly.
Internet outage notice
9-19-2012 8:25 pm
Starting at 5:50PM this evening, we started seeing internet connectivity problems, both for the Wayne campus and the College Center facility in South Sioux.
Password creation hint #5
8-27-2012 9:15 pm
This series of notes regarding passwords, while fun (for us at least) and humorous (for you hopefully), had at it's heart a serious intent.
Password creation hint #4: Acrostics
8-23-2012 11:00 am
For those of you who are fans of Will Shortz or the Sunday Puzzle on NPR, this password creation hint is for you!
Password creation tip #3: Model numbers
8-22-2012 4:10 pm
A wonderful source for secure passwords is model numbers.
Mobiler server maintenance
8-22-2012 3:15 pm
For those of you getting your e-mail on a mobile device (phone or tablet), we're going to need to do some maintenance on the mobile server to address some minor issues.
Secure password creation tip #2
8-21-2012 2:45 pm
Take a short common word that you can easily remember, such as
8-21-2012 1:25 pm
As I'm sure you noticed, we're having some internet connectivity issues on campus.
Secure password creation strategies
8-20-2012 2:50 pm
With the new password policies that went into place this spring, we've fielded a number of comments from folks who struggle to create compliant passwords.
WildcatsOnline login issue fixed
8-15-2012 9:00 am
We worked with the AMP team and resolved the WildcatsOnline login issue.
Logins to WildcatsOnline
8-15-2012 7:15 am
We're having some issues with logging in to WildcatsOnline this morning.
8-14-2012 1:50 pm
We're aware of an issue in the new Sakai environment where you may have to reload a page if you've been "idle" in a module for 3 or more minutes.
Network maintenance work this week
8-14-2012 10:45 am
It's the time of year when we need to do some network maintenance prior to the fall term.
Sakai training sessions
8-10-2012 3:50 pm
Eddie Elfers will be holding Sakai training sessions this fall for those faculty members new to the system or for those who would like to brush up on their skills.
Sakai maintenance on Monday (8/13)
8-10-2012 8:05 am
We'll be doing a number of upgrades to prepare systems for the Fall term.
Network maintenance tomorrow
7-3-2012 2:20 pm
We'll be performing some network maintenance tomorrow to upgrade software on the core network switches.
6-25-2012 4:20 pm
WSC having a full internet outage tomorrow night, starting at 10PM
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