October 16, 2019
Last year, JWU transitioned from R25 to Ad Astra for room scheduling. This program allows everyone to see the availability of event and meeting spaces on campus in real-time. It will also help you locate an available room that meets your requirements when completing a room request form.
Next training: Student Involvement & Leadership will be holding a 60-minute training session on Monday, October 21, in the Wildcat Center Lounge, Harborside Campus, from 2-3pm.
It is strongly encouraged that faculty and staff attend if you or your office request rooms on campus for meetings, events, etc. Please note: students requiring rooms for clubs and organizations will continue to reserve rooms through the Involvement Network.
The 2019 Annual Security Report and First Safety Report was made available to the JWU community on September 30. Please note: crime statistics for this year's report have been separated by campus (Downcity, Harborside, and Equine Center) for 2018, 2017, 2016.
On Tuesday, October 22, from 2-3pm, the JWU Library is hosting two showings of, “Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field,” featuring Sara Rachel Benson, University of Illinois professor of copyright and scholarly communications. Open educational resources (OERs) are not usually a hard sell for students but what about educators? How do faculty benefit from having access to resources that are licensed openly? This webcast will cover essential OER questions and topics, including:
What does OER mean
How is OER helpful not only to students, but to educators as well
Locating and adapting OER (or how to interpret Creative Commons licensing attached to OERs)
Showings will take place in the Downcity Campus Library classroom in The Yena Center and in the Culinary Museum presentation space in The Friedman Center on Harborside Campus. For more information, please contact Kerry Caparco, reference librarian, at x1248.
Encourage your students to start thinking about where their studies could take them - Australia? France? Nepal? The Fall Study Abroad Fair is taking place on Wednesday, October 23, from 1-3pm in Pepsi Forum, Wales Hall, Downcity Campus. Students can meet with international partners, study abroad alumni, and the JWU Global team. The world is their oyster!
JWU is a champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019, joining a growing global effort among colleges, universities, businesses, government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations to promote online safety awareness and prevention of online security issues including social networking safety and privacy, stolen passwords, identity theft, phishing scams and other cyber crimes. Raising information security awareness is a main focus of JWU Information Technology (IT). The program educates the campus community on information security topics, heighten awareness regarding properly protecting sensitive data and to reduce the risks of a security breach. Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That's what NCSAM is all about.
The theme for 2019 is ‘Own IT. Secure. IT. Protect IT.,’ helping to encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior in digital privacy, security best practices, common cyber threats and cybersecurity careers. Learn more about online safety messages and how to identify opportunities for behavioral change.