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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)

NBCS Help Desk & Computer Labs Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 Schedule

The NBCS Help Desk and Computer Labs have modified hours during Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 for the benefit of students, faculty and staff who are on campus during the break.

The NBCS Help Desk and Computer Labs schedule for Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 is now available online.

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

NBCS Computer Labs Spring 2014 Finals Schedule

The NBCS Computer Labs have extended hours this week so students can have a place to study for exams and work on final papers and projects.

The NBCS Computer Labs schedule for the Finals Period are now available online.  You can always find the most up to date schedules for all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

We wish all students the best in your final exams, papers and projects.

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

Join OIT @RutgersDay 2014! #rutgersday

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Join OIT at Rutgers Day 2014! The Office of Information Technology has had the pleasure of participating in past Rutgers Days, and we are pleased to be bringing back some of our most loved events with the addition of some new ones! We will have booths with different activities and info on Cook/Douglass, College Avenue and Busch Campuses.  Here’s a list of all the different booths we will have, with a brief description of what you can find at each one.

  • How do Computers Work?: Computers are used for everything, but do you know how they work? The technicians from Rutgers Computer Repair will display the working parts of computers and explain how they interact. Take our quiz to test your knowledge while the kids enjoy face painting. Computer Repair’s tent will be located at the Red Oak Lane Area on Douglass Campus.
  • Green Screen Getaway: Pose for a keepsake photo under the ocean, in outer space, or anywhere a green screen can take you.   Green Screen Getaway will be in the following 3 locations on Rutgers Day –
  • Journey to the Center of the Internet: Discover how the Internet works with a variety of fun, interactive activities. The OIT Help Desk’s tent at Rutgers Day will provide you with an inside look on how the Internet works. Journey as a byte through our Internet obstacle course and test your technical knowledge for a chance to win a prize! The OIT Help Desk’s tent will be located in the Engineering Area on Busch Campus.
  • Comic Strip Superstars: Have you ever imagined yourself as a superhero or some other character? Create a comic strip with you as the star and take home a copy!  You can become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day on the Douglass Campus in the Loree Building, Room 13.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at RutgersDay 2014!

*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!

NBCS Computer Labs Spring 2014 Pre-Finals Schedule

The NBCS Computer Labs have extended hours starting this week so students can have a place to study for exams and work on final papers and projects. This includes 24-hour schedules at the main Labs on each of the New Brunswick Campuses —

The NBCS Computer Labs schedule for the Pre-Finals period (April 20th – May 5th) are now available online. You can always find the most up to date schedules for all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

We wish all students the best in your final exams, papers and projects.

OIT Hosts Comic Strip Superstars @RutgersDay 2014 #RutgersDay

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Have you ever imagined yourself as a superhero or some other character?  Create a comic strip with you as the star and take home a copy!  You can become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day on the Cook/Douglass Campus in the Loree Building, Room 13.

We look forward to seeing you become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day!

OIT Help Desk @RutgersDay 2014! #RutgersDay

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Discover how the Internet works with a variety of fun, interactive activities. The OIT Help Desk’s tent at Rutgers Day will provide you with an inside look on how the Internet works. Journey as a byte through our Internet obstacle course and test your technical knowledge for a chance to win a prize! The OIT Help Desk’s tent will be located in the Engineering Area on Busch Campus.

OIT Hosts Green Screen Getaway @RutgersDay 2014 #RutgersDay

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Pose for a keepsake photo under the ocean, in outer space, or anywhere a green screen can take you.  OIT’s Green Screen Getaway will be in the following 3 locations on Rutgers Day

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Green Screen Getaway locations on Rutgers Day!