Announcements

    Coming Soon: New and Improved Wireless for Students

    The university is excited to announce the new and improved wireless access for students on campus. The new encrypted wireless network “USM” is available on Monday, October 1, 2012; to access this network students must complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the USM website. No longer will you have to enter your CampusID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss! For an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Student Wireless (http://www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless) or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601-266-HELP(4357).

    Faculty/Staff will start using this network in the near future; watch for additional communications.

    Scheduled Outage and Maintenance: Long-Distance Phone Service

    There will be a scheduled outage in long-distance phone service university-wide on Thursday, Sept. 20, beginning at 9 p.m. for up to one hour. Please plan your work accordingly.

    To address an issue concerning this outage, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Up-to-date news on all scheduled outages and maintenance is available at www.usm.edu/itech.

    09.07.12 Student Wireless UPDATE: New and Improved Access Action Delayed Due to Testing

    The new student wireless access for students on campus has been delayed due to testing. The new network will be up and running in the coming weeks. Students will receive notice and instructions prior to the roll out of the new wireless access. For now, students will continue to use USMStudent Network with their Student-ID and password.

    For more information, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    University Presents Eagle Back-Up

    Eagle Back-Up, a new service to the university community, will provide users with automatic back-up of the files located in the “My Documents” folder, email and desktop. It will duplicate all files on your computer to a personal, secure location in the University Technology and Data Center. This back-up will occur without any user intervention and is available to all Southern Miss employees who are on Active Directory. In the event of equipment failure or a hard drive crash, your files will be recoverable.

    For more information, visit www.usm.edu/itech/workstation-back. Fill out the request form to get started at www.usm.edu/itech/workstation-back-request-form.

    20% off Wireless Internet Access on Game Day Weekends for Guests

    Southern Miss is excited to offer GameDay Wireless Access at 20% off while on campus for football games! Keep up with the latest scores and stay in touch with the world. Wireless access is available to fans and guests for a low cost on game day weekends!
    Please see chart below for the discount code for the individual games. To sign up for Guest Access, go to https://www4.usm.edu/itech/guestaccess/

    Department Discount Code Start Date End Date Amount
    Eagles Club Beat Those Miners 16-NOV-12 19-NOV-12 20%
    Eagles Club Beat Those Blazers 02-NOV-12 05-NOV-12 20%
    Eagles Club Beat the Herd 19-OCT-12 22-OCT-12 20%
    Eagles Club Beat Those Broncos 05-OCT-12 08-OCT-12 20%
    Eagles Club Beat Those Cardinals 28-SEP-12 01-OCT-12 20%
    Eagles Club Beat Those Pirates 14-SEP-12 17-SEP-12 20%

    To use this service, your laptop must be equipped with a wireless network adaptor. For more information about setup or pricing, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357). The Help Desk hours of service are: Walk-In Traffic: Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Phone Hours: Monday- Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.