Announcements

    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.

    Faculty/Staff Hot Sheet Now Online

    The hot sheet is a list of services that can help you with any technology needs
    you have. From help with your email to how to reset your password, these tips will help you soar smoothly at Southern Miss.

    To view the hot sheet, go to
    www.usm.edu/itech/faculty-and-staff-hott-sheet.

    Are You Prepared?

    June 1 marked the beginning of Hurricane season. Although we’ve been fortunate with recent storms bypassing our area, we should still be prepared. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it will be near-normal with nine to 15 named storms. Of these storms, four to eight could strengthen to a hurricane with winds of 74 mph or higher, with as many as three becoming major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher. Hurricane season ends on November 30.
    To download a copy of the 2012 Hurricane Safety Checklist, go to http://rdcrss.org/478qux.

    HURRICANE FAST FACTS
    • Hurricanes are strong storms that threaten life and property with their resulting hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes.
    • On average, five hurricanes strike the United States coastline every three years. Of these five, two are major hurricanes, category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale.
    • Today hurricanes have male and female names, but in years past, only female names were used.
    • Most hurricanes rage harmlessly in the sea.
    • Often the worst hurricane damage is caused by a storm surge, which is like a giant wall of water pushed onshore by hurricane winds.
    • When a hurricane is especially devastating, its name is permanently retired and another name replaces it.
    • Hurricanes do not occur in the South Atlantic Ocean, where the waters are too cold for them to form.
    • Hurricanes can cause problems for people in coastal areas, but can also cause damage hundreds of miles inland. In 2011, tropical storms caused devastating flooding in regions hundreds of miles from the coast in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes ravaged the mid-Atlantic region from central Virginia through Pennsylvania to New York.

    To make planning easier, the Red Cross has a free iPhone app that gives the location of all open Red Cross shelters. To download the app, users can visit the Apple store and search “American Red Cross Shelters.” For those without an iPhone, the same shelter information also appears on the Red Cross website. Both are refreshed with updated information every 30 minutes.

    More information about Hurricane Safety tips before, during and after the storm can be found at http://rdcrss.org/nlAfI.

    Know the Difference:
    Hurricane Watch—Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

    Hurricane Warning—Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.