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UITS Monitor: First-of-its-kind higher education joint cyber security operations center launches at IU

After the Umail upgrade

Some Umail accounts are still being migrated to Gmail at IU. 

Reminder: UITS will notify you when your migration has begun and completed via email and Canvas messages. If your Umail migration hasn’t completed, you will not be able to access Umail from a mobile or desktop app. Instead, access your mail using one of the following methods:

Once your upgrade is complete, here's what you need to know: 

Learn more about the Umail upgrade >>

Do you have your CrimsonCard yet?

Upgrade deadline is coming up on June 30.

It's time to upgrade to the new CrimsonCard! As of June 30, all IU legacy cards will be deactivated, and all functions—including access and payment services—will no longer work. Affected cards include:

  • CampusAccess
  • IUPUC ID card
  • Jagtag
  • WolfCard
  • UCard
  • CougarCard
  • RedHawkCard
  • IU South Bend Card

Upgrading is simple: bring your current campus ID or a valid, government-issued photo ID to any campus CrimsonCard office. They'll take your picture and you'll receive your new CrimsonCard at no cost.

Questions? Contact or 317-274-0400.

Find out more about what CrimsonCard can do >>

Adobe Creative Jam coming to IU Bloomington March 27

Register to compete or come watch the teams in action.  

The Adobe Creative Cloud team is hosting a Creative Jam on the IU Bloomington campus on March 27. What's a Creative Jam, you ask? It's a two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity!

During the event, student design teams compete in a three-hour design showdown, inspired by a theme they receive that day. Then they take the stage to present their creations—the audience votes and selects the People's Choice winner. A panel of judges will select a Grand Prize winner as well.

Whether you're competing or watching, you can enjoy free food, Adobe swag, and the chance to network with your creative community. Come check it out!

Want to compete? Sign up by 8pm on March 22!

When: March 27, 5-8pm

Where: Franklin Hall, IU Bloomington

Be part of the audience—RSVP here! >>

Fifth Annual CEWIT Summit March 23-24

Event on the Bloomington campus is open to all.  

Join the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) for their fifth annual CEWiT summit on March 23 and 24, an event educating women about using technology skills as an asset for success in all fields.

Friday's events include breakout workshops for faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students, an awards banquet, and a keynote presentation from Blair Milo, Indiana's first secretary for career connection and talent. Saturday features the Career and Majors Expo for students, and a plenary address from Ellie Symes, part-time IU graduate student and CEO of Bee Corp.

The cost to attend is $20, and on-site registration is available.

Learn more and RSVP here >>

ITLC Speaker Series: DIY: Diversity, Inclusion, and You (Do It Yourself)

Assistant dean for diversity and inclusion to discuss self-awareness.

The IT Leadership Community speaker series welcomes Dr. Lamara Warren, IU assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, for a discussion about working on your own diversity and inclusion awareness to work effectively with others.

The interactive session will explore and challenge personal identities and biases—participants will develop actions for being more inclusive and diverse, and learn to improve individual and group relations.

When: March 29, 2:30pm

Where: Wrubel Lobby in the CIB, IU Bloomington

              All other campuses via Zoom

RSVP for the session >>

Webserve users: deadline for Legacy MySQL migration is May 31

Site migration before the deadline is strongly encouraged.

Do you use Webserve with Legacy MySQL? The open migration window will end on May 31 and Legacy MySQL and MySQL-Test servers will be disabled on June 1. Due to the possible complexity of the task, the Database Administration and Web Services Support teams strongly encourage migration well before the deadline.

Use the steps found here to help find code references in your site to the Legacy MySQL for Webserve service, then review the files for updates needed to successfully migrate to the new MySQL environment.

Need help? Contact the Web Services Support team at or by phone at 812-856-7282 or 317-278-7282. You'll also find helpful articles in the Knowledge Base.

Learn more about the new MySQL for Webserve at IU >>