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IT releases tips for Cyber Security Month

IT releases tips for Cyber Security Month

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

October is Cyber-Security Month and to help keep student’s identity safety, Information Technology is providing tips to protect them from identity theft. IT is advising students to never send passwords or payments to anyone through email as this is usually a phishing scam. Phishing emails may look leg...

IT will hold information sharing session

IT will hold information sharing session

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The university’s Information Technology will host an information session on Oct. 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Health Professions Building room 1027.  Chief Information Officer Richard Toeniskoetter and the IT management team will review current IT initiatives while outlining upcoming projects. Time ...

‘It: Chapter 2’ continues themes of first movie

‘It: Chapter 2’ continues themes of first movie

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

I think the reason I have always loved horror movies is the certain catharsis factor. Many horror films explore our deepest insecurities and fears. In that way, horror films can be seen as escapist. They’re a way to put a mirror on the darkest parts of our society and dress it in clown makeup.  ...

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 16, 2019

Multiple Wi-Fi issues have affected campus within the last few weeks and it's all because of a sleeping Apple. The root of the problem is a rare combination when an Apple Mac is on the university’s network and goes to sleep, causing it to reconfigure the way the network works according to Chief...

IT employee dies

IT employee dies

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2019

Tim Risley, a senior systems administrator in Information Technology at the university, died Aug. 2 at the age of 50, the university announced in an email Aug. 6. Rinsley graduated from North Knox High School in 1986 and from Vincennes University with a degree in Computer Science according to h...

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 25, 2018

It may soon become more difficult for hackers to gain access to students emails. A multifactor or dual factor authorization process is being developed for the university's myUSI login portal, but could be years out. “That’s a process where when you go to log on it will probably trigger your pho...

‘It’: not scary, but enjoyable

‘It’: not scary, but enjoyable

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017

Vimeo "It" is a well-made movie. The child actors are brilliant and believable, the story pacing is tense and the cinematography is stunning. However, “It” isn’t scary, and that’s arguably the movie’s selling point. Honestly, the movie was the scariest when Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise wa...

Wi-Fi failure prevents Assessment Day

Wi-Fi failure prevents Assessment Day

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 31, 2016

Kylah Hollins showed up to her speech class Monday only to find out it had been canceled. Hollins, a freshman education major, should have received an email from her professor about the cancellation, but the lack of campus Wi-Fi prevented her from getting the news. “It also kept me from uploading an e...

IT bypasses clutter box

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 17, 2016

Faculty Senate Chair Rex Strange brought up a reported issue concerning emails not being delivered properly to students. He reported the concern to the senate at its meeting March 4, and said he was communicating with Information Technology Director Richard Toeniskoetter. “Many of us do not know that student...

Students need Wi-Fi questions answered

Cara Meeks

October 26, 2015

Things appear to have been improving for the Wi-Fi since August based on a few students comments but are not progressing as fast as before. The Shield has reached out to IT director Richard Toenisketter five times via phone and email without response. “The wifi was terrible,” senior sports mana...

Students experience Wi-Fi problems after $300,000 switch

Bobby Shipman

October 8, 2013

Some students still experience errors in USI’s Wi-Fi after a vendor switch. After three years of headaches and frustration resulting from USI’s previous wireless Internet vendor, Enterasys, the university converted to Cisco, a wireless provider that cost the university between $300,000 and $350,000. “We...

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