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Free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile now available for WVU employees

Faculty and staff may now download free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile applications through the University’s Office 365 licensing. This effectively will allow WVU employees to install Microsoft Office on a total of five personal devices and five mobile devices. It also will give users access to the new Outlook for Mac.

For students, ProPlus replaces the free download site for Student Advantage. For employees, this provides the ability to download Office onto personally owned devices. Instructions are at:

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New process helps retiring faculty keep access while awaiting emeritus review

Information Technology Services is streamlining the processes that ensure retiring faculty members continue to have access to University systems, including email, while awaiting review for emeritus status. This should reduce work for academic leaders, payroll and EBOs (expert business officers) starting in January 2015.

The University termination form is being modified to ask if the departing employee is faculty. If so, a new question will appear, asking whether the individual is seeking emeritus status. If “yes” is selected, access to University systems will automatically be extended until June 30 of the year following the retirement. This means EBOs will no longer need to submit a courtesy appointment request to maintain a faculty member’s access.

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eCampus will be unavailable Jan. 5-6 for maintenance; new features coming

The eCampus system will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 for maintenance. When it returns to service, faculty will notice several new features, including “Announcement Cast,” which provides the ability to send a simultaneous announcement to all classes an instructor is teaching.

Students, meanwhile, will have a new way to find opportunities through the “Internships and Job Search” tool. The portal to should make it easier to match students with internships, part-time jobs and other entry-level positions by location. It also offers Facebook integration, and career predictor and resume building services.

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New web-based printing option available in 3 residence halls, expanding soon

A convenient new web-based printing service that works with Mountaineer Cards and Mountie Bounty is now available at the Summit and Arnold Halls, and in the lobby of Brooke Tower at the Evansdale Residential Complex. It will be expanding to other campus locations in the coming weeks.

Information Technology Services plans to add MyPrinting services to the Downtown Library, Health Sciences Center, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and select locations at Reed College of Media over winter break.

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Retirees will have access to WVU email accounts starting January 2015

All WVU retirees who want to maintain a University email account and stay connected to the institution and their colleagues will be able to do so starting Jan. 5, 2015.

Information Technology Services and Human Resources have collaborated to create accounts and meet the needs of some of the approximately 3,300 existing retirees and the 200 employees who retire each year.

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