Author Archives: Cindy Abercrombie

Welcome Robert Kingston to HMC


Please welcome Robert Kingston to HMC and the User Support Group in CIS as our newest Technical Analyst.  Robert is fairly new to California having moved from Arizona in January of this year, and he would love to have suggestions for fun outdoor activities or nearby places to visit.  He enjoys playing basketball in his […]

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Update for Student Printing

CIS remains committed to resolving printing issues for students, and increasing the overall availability of printing services. The PaperCut software implemented in the fall now has more than 1000 users. The User Support Group (USG) continues to collect student feedback for the system, and uses this feedback to communicate with the vendor regarding potential product […]

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PaperCut & Student Printing

Over the summer CIS started a new project aimed at reducing printing waste on student printers, while increasing the overall availability of student print services. To reduce waste, PaperCut software was implemented, and initially communicated and configured for new students only.  However, word of a “new printing system” spread quickly, and after a few weeks […]

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2012-2013 Google Student Ambassador Program

For more than a few years now Google has offered students an opportunity to serve as liaisons between their campus and Google through the Google Student Ambassador Program. Students selected for the program participate for one school year. During the program, students might be challenged to demonstrate how Google products can enhance studying or sociallizing, […]

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Email and Calendar Migration Project Update

Migration of administrative staff email and calendars to MS Office365 is moving along. The Computing and Information Services department and the Office of the President have been migrated to the new service, with the College Advancement department completing this week. The target for completion of all HMC staff email migrations is first week of June. […]

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Digital Signage

Over the past several months, a cross-functional Digital Signage project team comprised of members from Dining Services, F&M and CIS met regularly to coordinate efforts for the deployment of digital signs in Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons. The signs are intended to improve usability of the space through technology. As a result of this wonderful teamwork, six […]

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Email & Calendar Project Update

The Email and Calendar Team is focused on increasing the pace of progress on a number of activities. Currently, these activities include: Decommissioning of the Google Team Edition domain where approximately 130 HMC staff, faculty and students have accounts, created more than three years ago, to allow for collaboration of content and sharing of documents. […]

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Email and Calendar Migration Update

Early in the summer, CIS established a cross functional team to manage the conversion from locally hosted Zimbra mail to Google Apps for Education. Team members are Cindy Abercrombie, Mitch Shacklett, Calvin Tong, Andy Davenport and Veronica Hart. During the last two weeks of July, the team completed mail migrations from the mailbox-02 (Zimbra mail […]

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Welcome Mitch Shacklett

Please welcome Mitch Shacklett to the CIS team. If you have the opportunity to get to know Mitch a little, you will quickly learn that he does not shy away from a challenge.  In fact, he once built a house high in the Colorado Rockies during the dead of winter.   The falling snow did not […]

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