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TechX 2020

Logo for TechX 2020 event

TechX will take place Feb. 25 between 12-3 p.m. in Room 401 of the Benson University Center. Drop by to see how your colleagues and other campus community members are using technology in a number of creative endeavors across our campus! Click here to mark your calendar!

Be sure to catch one or more of our keynote speakers:

12:15 p.m.
The Canvas Experience
Brian Calhoun, Associate Professor, Education
Frank Whitworth, student, B.S. Computer Science, MESA minor
Laura Brewer, Manager, Learning Platforms, Academic Technology

1:15 p.m. 
Strategy Strikes Back – Utilizing a Podcast for Storytelling
Melissa Ringhisen, Military Science
Brianna Derr, Manager, Advanced Learning Projects, Academic Technology

2:15 p.m.
Isn’t That The Old Student Health Building??
Steve Nedvidek, Adjunct Lecturer, Entrepreneurship
Paul Whitener, Assistant Director, Digital Fabrication & Maker Education, Academic Technology

Register to win a door prize and enjoy light refreshments. Check out the TechX web page for more information about the event and details about the keynote speakers!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Secure, speedy and smart access to records at SHS

Lynn Crouse uses the thin client terminal.

Lynn Crouse uses the thin client terminal.

A piece of equipment the size of a computer external hard drive allows doctors nurses and other clinical staff at Student Health Service to quickly and efficiently treat more students. Called a thin client, this equipment allows users with a special smart card to not only speed up access to health records, but also keep them more secure.

“If we save 8-10 minutes per student, we can treat more of them,” Darren Aaron, associate director of Student Health Service said. “That’s especially important during flu season when we have a wave of students needing attention.”

Student Health Service uses thin clients to connect all 11 exam rooms and administration areas of the center to servers off-site.  Although thin clients look like external hard drives, they have no moving parts to wear out. So these affordable units are expected to last about 10 years. Read more

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