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  • Reboot of
    12-9-2014 2:50 pm
    We'll be doing a very brief reboot of (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.
  • Wireless update
    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.
  • Voice-mail status
    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.
  • Network outage
    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.
  • Outbound e-mail
    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.
  • Sakai status
    11-26-2012 4:00 pm
    Sakai is back up and running and appears to be solid and stable.
  • (Sakai) downtime
    11-26-2012 12:05 pm
    We are currently experiencing an unscheduled downtime in the sakai environment (
  • Network maintenance
    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.
  • Switch replacement
    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
  • Internet issues
    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.
  • Sakai issue
    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.
  • Internet outage
    6-25-2012 4:20 pm
    WSC having a full internet outage tomorrow night, starting at 10PM
  • Sakai issues resolved
    5-6-2012 8:40 pm
    We just resolved an issue in the Sakai system ( in which student accounts were disabled and no longer showed up in class rosters.
  • Internet access has been restored...
    4-29-2012 10:55 am
    Most of our internet connectivity was restored
  • Internet outage
    4-29-2012 9:15 am
    WSC is currently experiencing a full internet outage.
  • Appler order confirmation e-mails
    4-10-2012 4:00 pm
    Many of you have received a very legit looking e-mail appearing to be from Apple
  • Server maintenance on the J: and G: drives
    3-6-2012 3:20 pm
    We'll be working on the G: drive this evening and the J: drive for non academic offices from 7PM until roughly midnight
  • Web server restarts
    2-2-2012 2:15 pm
    A critical update was released early this week for one of the pieces of software that provides web services on campus.
  • Requesting help from NATS
    1-25-2012 10:25 am
    It might be a good time to send out a note to help guide you in requesting assistance from NATS.
  • "Emergency Verification" phishing e-mail
    1-19-2012 5:15 pm
    yet another phishing e-mail, designed to trick you into providing your WSC username and password to an outside organization
  • Server downtimes
    12-16-2011 1:35 pm
    Willy will be down for approximately 30 minutes, at 8:30AM on Monday
  • Wireless Status
    12-15-2011 8:35 am
    A bit of followup to our wireless issues from the other day.
  • And we're back....
    12-13-2011 11:55 pm
    We sincerely apologize for the very poorly timed service interruption on wireless today
  • Campus Wireless
    12-13-2011 2:05 pm
    We've been experiencing a couple of load related issues with wireless, particularly in the library, over the last few days.
  • City connection to internet
    10-31-2011 4:35 pm
    We lost power to the 8th floor Bowen closet on Saturday afternoon and, as a result, the city was without internet connection via wireless for about 18 hours
  • Internet outage
    10-20-2011 10:40 am
    As most of you (if not all) noticed, we had an internet outage this morning for a number of hours.
  • True you password policy message
    10-18-2011 10:25 am
    You may have received a message from trueyou notifying you of a password policy change.
  • Groupwise system restart tonight
    9-29-2011 12:35 pm
    There are a couple of important updates that were released today for the Groupwise system that we would like to get applied in a timely manner.
  • Internet outage yesterday
    9-15-2011 8:30 am
    We had a severe outage of internet service yesterday that interfered with access not only to the internet but also WildcatsOnline and SAP, among other systems.
  • Brief internet WildcatsOnline outage
    9-13-2011 1:40 pm
    Network Nebraska has announced a maintenance window on equipment that provides our connectivity to the Internet, WildcatsOnline and SAP.
  • Windows update .... update
    8-31-2011 11:00 am
    As some of you may have noticed, we haven't had Windows Updates applying to your machines and forcing a reboot for the last couple of weeks.


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