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OIT Celebrates 6th Annual Hot Dogs for Hunger

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July 8, 2014 – Office of Information Technology (OIT) staff recently came together to celebrate the department’s sixth annual Hot Dogs for Hunger event at Johnson Park on June 25.

What began in 2009 as a simple idea to host an afternoon summer barbecue has grown into one of the university’s most successful departmental RAH fundraisers to date. Hot Dogs for Hunger brings together OIT staff from all Rutgers campuses for an afternoon teambuilding and fundraising event to support local food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks. Hot dogs, beverages, and sides are purchased and prepared by members of the OIT executive staff and attendees are invited to participate in the cookout by donating a nonperishable food item or contributing a monetary contribution to Rutgers Against Hunger.

This year, approximately 100 OIT staff members helped collect 825 lbs. of food and $575 in monetary donations. Since 2009, the Office of Information Technology has collected food donations totaling 4,961 lbs. and monetary donations totaling $2,916.00.

Food and money collected through this year’s event will benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP), a RAH partner agency based in Somerville. The donations will support SHIP programs and services that increase the Somerset County and surrounding regions’ capacity to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor. For more information on SHIP, click here.

On behalf of Rutgers Against Hunger and the agencies we serve, THANK YOU to the Office of Information Technology for your continued support and generosity!

(Article courtesy of RAH website – http://rah.rutgers.edu)

Reminder: Labs Closed on July 4th, 2014

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As we posted in a previous announcement about the NBCS Computer Labs Summer Session 2014 Schedule, the NB Computer Labs will be open during their normal summer hours today, Thursday, July 3rd.  All Computer Labs will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 4th, in observance of the holiday.

All Computer Labs will resume their normal summer schedules on Saturday, July 5th.  Please refer to the link to the schedule above for more information (hours, locations, etc.).

Have a safe and healthy long weekend and holiday break!

Take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey for a Chance to Win a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

Take the NBCS Computer Lab Satisfaction Survey!

We strive to give our students, faculty, and staff the best experience they can have in the NBCS Computer Labs.

If you have used any of the NBCS Computer Labs and any of the services we provide in the Labs, then please help us continue to improve our services, and tell us how we’re doing!

As an added bonus, if you take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey, you will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble! The drawing will be held in December 2014.

*NOTE: One entry per person per drawing. We welcome all your feedback. For the purposes of the drawing, each NetID will get only one entry. *

Take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey, and enter for a chance to win today!

Free Intro Workshop for Measurements w/NI LabVIEW & NI DAQ Hardware @ RU on 6/13

Campus Workshop:

  • Acquiring Measurements With NI LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware – morning session Friday, June 13, 8:30am-noon
  • Acquiring Measurements With NI LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware – afternoon session Friday, June 13, 1:00-4:30pm

In either of these three-hour workshops, discover how to use the NI LabVIEW development environment to build a measurement system that you can program and reconfigure based on your research application needs.

Topics covered in both the morning and afternoon session include:

  • Data acquisition (DAQ) theory
  • Choosing and setting up a DAQ system
  • Programming in LabVIEW
  • Data logging and signal processing

Register now for either of these free introductory Hands-on Campus Workshops at Rutgers University on Friday, June 13th (TOMORROW!).
http://app.demand.ni.com/e/er?espuid=CNATL000006055066&cid=Direct_Marketing-Academic-United_States-em78939&s=639&lid=74360&elq=b4c49d1002d14298b263f8c56ab9f8bd

Location:
Rutgers University
School of Engineering Bldg
Room C233
98 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Hosted by:
Jeff Steele – National Instruments
jeff.steele@ni.com <jeff.steele@ni.com>
Senior Academic Field Sales Engineer

Learn about NI LabVIEW
http://app.demand.ni.com/e/er?espuid=CNATL000006055066&cid=Direct_Marketing-Academic-United_States-em78939&s=639&lid=696&elq=b4c49d1002d14298b263f8c56ab9f8bd

What is NI DAQ?
http://app.demand.ni.com/e/er?espuid=CNATL000006055066&cid=Direct_Marketing-Academic-United_States-em78939&s=639&lid=78208&elq=b4c49d1002d14298b263f8c56ab9f8bd

Registration Open for Intro to Sakai Training

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The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers introduction to the Sakai course management system training sessions through the month of August. In-person sessions take place in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, or online via webinars.

Training is open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. Check the calendar for dates and learn more here.

NBCS Computer Labs Summer Session 2014 Schedule


The Computer Labs will be continue to be open during Summer Session 2014 for the benefit of students, faculty and staff who are on campus during the summer.

The NBCS Computer Labs schedule for Summer Session 2014 is now available online.

You can always find the most up to date schedules for all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

Take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey & Enter for a Chance to Win a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

We strive to give our students, faculty, and staff the best experience they can have in the NBCS Computer Labs.

If you have used any of the NBCS Computer Labs and any of the services we provide in the Labs, then please help us continue to improve our services, and tell us how we’re doing!

As an added bonus, if you take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey, you will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble! The drawing will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

*NOTE: One entry per person per drawing. We welcome all your feedback. For the purposes of the drawing, each NetID will get only one entry. *

Take the NBCS Computer Lab Survey, and enter for a chance to win today!

And the WINNER of the ‪#‎RUOITSPIDEY‬ Caption Contest is …

 

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AND THE OF THE ‪#‎RUOITSPIDEY‬ CAPTION CONTEST WINNER IS … Alicia Greulich!

We want to thank everyone who sent in a caption on Facebook and Twitter. We also want to thank all those who voted to help us decide a winner.

Alicia, we will be in touch soon to arrange for when you can pick up your prize — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services!

Once again, congratulations Alicia! #RUOITSpidey

*UPDATE*: OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest: Special Visitor to Livingston Labs

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**UPDATE**: Captions will now be accepted until TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm.  Voting will run from TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm until WEDNESDAY, 4/30 @ 5pm.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!  Thank you! 🙂

The Livingston Computing Center recently had a visitor come by the lab — none other than our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man!  The picture above was the view from the Supervisors’ Office.

We have been having a difficult time coming up with a good caption for the picture of our visiting superhero, so we figured we would hold a caption contest and get some help from all of you!

And the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Here are the rules:

  • Captions must be received by Friday, 4/25 @ 5pm
  • Captions must be from a Rutgers student, faculty or staff member
  • Captions must be in good taste (of course)
  • Captions may be submitted in 2 ways
  1. On Facebook: You must “Like” the @RutgersIT Facebook page, must use the hashtag #RUOITSpidey), must post caption in the comments of the image post
  2. On Twitter: You must follow @RutgersIT on Twitter, must tweet the caption to @RutgersIT using the hashtag we set #RUOITSpidey

After the deadline, we will ask the people to help us find the top captions to help us decide the winner.  Voting will begin Monday, 4/28 @ 1pm, and end on Wednesday, 4/30 @ 1pm.

Again, there are two ways to help:

  1. On Facebook, we will ask people to “Like” their favorite captions on the Facebook post ;
  2. On Twitter, we will ask people to re-tweet & favorite the caption they like best.

The ones with the most Likes/RTs & Favorites will rise to the top, and we will choose a winner from this final group of captions.

Again, the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

We will announce the winner of the OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest by Thursday, 5/1 @ 4pm.

We’re looking forward to some great captions!  Good luck!