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Faculty and Staff Laptops

  • July 2017
  • Paul Gargiulo, JT Singh, and Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

IS&T is excited to announce an enhanced line of supported Windows and Apple products that will serve as the improved standard models: Lenovo M900 Desktop, Lenovo P40 Yoga, Apple MacBook Air. Read the full blog post

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Evolution of IS&T on the Web

  • June 2017
  • Deke Kassabian and Dan Swift, Information Services & Technology Division

The Information Services & Technology Division at West Chester University offers a broad range of IT services in support of the WCU mission. Some are IT infrastructure services, others are educational technology or distance education services. Some are web services or enterprise application services, and some are training, help, or support services. Read the full blog post

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West Chester University's RECAP Conference

  • May 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to join about 150 faculty and staff colleagues participating in West Chester University's RECAP conference. RECAP is an annual conference held each May at West Chester University, showcasing "the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in higher education." Read the full blog post

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Disaster Recovery and Mission Continuity

  • April 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Back in May of 2016, I had just joined WCU as the new Vice President for the Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Division. During the first few weeks, while still trying to learn which building was which and while trying hard to remember the names of the hundreds of people I was meeting, the IS&T division was rolling forward with projects already underway at the time of my hire. Read the full blog post

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Thanks to Professor James Fabrey

  • March 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

In March of this year, after many years of exceptional service, Dr. Fabrey stepped down – not from his role as professor and chair, of course, but from his role as special assistant to the Vice President of Information Services. Read the full blog post

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Talking to Technology

  • February 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Until about the mid 1980s, almost everybody interacted with a computer using only a keyboard and a command line interface or “CLI.” No mouse, no point and click interface, and certainly no touch screen. Read the full blog post

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This Year, Resolve to Protect Your Identity

  • January 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

The start of a year is a great time to take stock and to commit (or recommit) to the things that matter to us. That’s probably why so many of us write New Year’s Resolutions. Whether we write them down, share them with friends, post them on social media, or just silently commit to them without sharing, New Year’s Resolutions can be a way to identify what’s important to us and how we can improve and be the person we want to be. Read the full blog post

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