Monthly Archives: January 2007

Tips & Tricks: Sticky notes on your desktop

January 29, 2007

Did you know you can post virtual sticky notes on your desktop with Outlook? Here’s how: On the File menu, point to New, and then click Note. Type the text of the note. To close the note, click the × in the upper-right corner of the note. If you don’t use Outlook, there are a few free sticky … Read More

Social networking security tips

Limit the amount of personal information you post about yourself, your friends, and your family. As a general rule, don’t post anything you wouldn’t want the world to see or know about. Think about restricting access to your pages. Make sure your screen name doesn’t say too much about you. Names that hint at personal … Read More

TruTech Challenge call for projects

The deadline has been extended to Jan 31 for the TruTech Challenge, a juried competition of projects that use technology to achieve some learning outcome. Students, faculty, staff, and student organizations are invited to submit projects to the Challenge. Submitters will be asked to present their projects at Truman’s Technology Fair during the University Conference on … Read More

From Russia With Love

Four blocks arranged. Seven arrangements falling. One insightful BBC documentary about Tetris. Pure zen.

Vista has landed

Tonight at midnight, Microsoft will unveil the consumer version of Vista. One of them, anyway. There will be at least 4 versions of Vista. Chad Tatro (client services) said that Truman ITS technicians have been working with a release version of Vista Enterprise since November. “We’re still testing image deployment and application compatibility,” Chad said. “We … Read More

Meet Nancy Hoffman

While away from her job as Banner project coordinator, Nancy strives for inner peace. “I find gardening the most relaxing,” she said. “It’s a time to be peaceful, even if you’re working hard.” It makes sense that she originally wanted to be a landscape architect. Instead, Nancy became the registrar at Truman for 16 years … Read More

SUB updates reservation system

January 15, 2007

Making room reservations just got easier, thanks to an upgrade to Virtual EMS, the online reservation system.  Now, any on- or off-campus group scheduling a room can go, create an account and schedule away. “With the old online system, our staff would get an email, phone call, of office visit with all the info.  … Read More

Free MIT course materials

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting all its course materials online. MIT OpenCourseWare is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative at to provide free, searchable access to many online textbooks, audio tutorials, syllabi, exams and so forth. Over 1,400 courses have been published as of May 1, 2006. They plan to have all … Read More

Meet Mike Rechtien

“I’ve crocheted two full-sized blankets for my waterbed so far,” said Mike. “And I’m working on a third.” Mike’s mother taught him to crochet when he was a boy to combat a spastic left eye. By focusing on one task, in a small field of vision, it built up the strength in his eye muscles … Read More

Tips & Tricks: Capturing the screen

January 8, 2007

Someday, for reasons only you will understand, you will need to grab a picture of your computer screen. Here’s how to do it: Windows XP Capture your screen shot to the Clipboard memory by pressing the Print Screen button  – above the Home and End keys on most keyboards. To capture only the active window, press Alt + Print Screen. … Read More