SOARHR, SOAR and SOARFIN Downtime Scheduled for Nov. 13 -14

    SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Friday, November 13 from 6 p.m. - midnight. SOAR and SOARFIN will down for maintenance on Saturday, November 14 from 2 a.m. - 5 p.m. Users will not be able to log into these systems during the scheduled downtime.

    SOARHR Downtime Scheduled for Oct. 31

    SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7-11:30 a.m. Users will not be able to log into SOARHR during this time, and will not be able to use items in the USM HR/Payroll Self Service Items folder in SOAR.

    Heart Walk

    Each fall, the Heart Walk is an event the entire University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, and students support. iTech participates by putting together a Heart Walk Team. The non-competitive, three-mile walk includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages.

    Learn more here: 

    Heart Walk Details

    Event Location: The University of Southern Mississippi - Spirit Park

    Forrest/Lamar Heart Walk Event Schedule:

    • Activities Begin: Saturday November 7, 2015 8:00 a.m.
    • Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m.
    • Fees: Free

    If you would like to participate or learn more, please contact iTech Heart Walk representative: Elizabeth Killinger.

    University Wireless Changes

    The university is excited to announce WiFi network changes that will provide easier access and navigation. Effective immediately, there will be two networks broadcast across all USM sites: eduroam and USM Public. 

    eduroam is for all USM faculty, staff and students and provides the same access that the USM network provided. Guest from reciprocating eduroam institutions may also access this network for unrestricted Internet access. This network has no connection timeouts and bandwidth is unrestricted.

    How to connect: 
    User name: (ex:
    Password: CampusID Password 

    USM Public is for unaffiliated visitors. There are restrictions that limit the bandwidth to 2Mbps, requires users to acknowledge terms and conditions through a web browser when connecting and comes with a four-hour session timeout.  

    Beginning in early 2016, the following networks will no longer be available: USM, USM Help, and USM Guest. The EagleAir Network will remain active however hidden from discovery and is intended for those devices which cannot authenticate to eduroam. Please make the switch to eduroam at your earliest convenience. If you need assistance, call the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Faculty and Staff: Microsoft Provides a Way to Manage Email Clutter

    Last fall, Microsoft introduced Clutter, which moves less important emails out of your inbox and keeps you focused on what’s most important to you. Today, Clutter is moving over one million emails per day and saves users 82 minutes per month on average. 


    Clutter is on by default to help more people benefit from using this option. iTech does not control Clutter at an administrative level.  It can only be turned off at the end user level via Outlook Web Access. If you would like to turn Clutter off, please follow these directions