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UITS News for June 3, 2015

Newsbit readers: Welcome to the Monitor

1. Newsbit readers: Welcome to the Monitor

UITS is now sending one newsletter to all IU campuses, and it is called the Monitor. Our IUPUI colleagues used to receive the Newsbit. The content for both the Monitor and Newsbit has been the same for some time, so this changes only the name, not the content.

2. Be a part of Statewide IT: Submit your proposal by June 19

This year we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of IU's annual gathering of IT professionals, Statewide IT, October 19-21.

Be part of the action and submit a proposal today. This is your chance to let your colleagues know about a new initiative, idea, method, or project update. Submit your proposal via EasyChair no later than Friday, June 19, at 11:59pm.

If you need help turning your ideas into a submission, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us atswit2020@iu.edu. We hope to hear from you soon!

Submit your proposal and learn more about Statewide IT >>

3. There are still a few slots left for Advanced Robot Camp!

Send your kids to Robot Camp this summer, where they'll learn to program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots for a mission to "Mars"!

The advanced camp on July 16-17 still has openings available for kids in grades 7-12.

Learn more and register >>

4. SoIC honored for promoting women in undergraduate computing

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) was recently recognized with the inaugural National Center for Women and Information Technology Extension Services Transformation Award for its excellence in promoting women in undergraduate computing. As part of the Google-sponsored award, SoIC will receive $50,000 for its strides in women's enrollment, which has grown by 735% in introductory classes, 135% in declared majors, and 185% in female graduates since 2009.

Learn more >>

5. Take advantage of the slower pace of summer: Earn an Excel certificate!

Now's the time to finally figure out what a pivot table does, and if you can use it for what you do. (Hint: It's pretty handy.) Whether you're new to Excel or a seasoned pro, there's always more to learn about this versatile and sometimes mysterious software. And UITS IT Training will even give you a certificate if you complete all four classes!

Learn more and register >>

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training.
Email: ittraining@iu.edu
Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383

6. Make the move to One.IU

Cue the rocking chair: OneStart is retiring in October. It's being replaced by One.IU, which brings a sleek app store experience to IU services like registering for classes, viewing your pay stub, and logging paid time off.

But don’t wait until the fall to make the move to One.IU -- do it today. You'll find that One.IU helps you take care of nearly 500 tasks -- and it's as easy as search, click, done.

For details on the retirement, including a OneStart/One.IU comparison and information for publishers, visit the IU Knowledge Base >>

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