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eCampus will be down 8 a.m. May 10 to 5 p.m. May 11 for upgrade

The eCampus system will be down 8 a.m. May 10 to 5 p.m. May 11 for an upgrade that will improve security and give instructors several new features, including “receipts” that provide time, date and other information about student submissions. If the work on eCampus is completed earlier than anticipated, the system could be available before 5 p.m.

New features include:

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Graduating Students: Beware of financial aid repayment and loan scams

Be wary of phone and email scams threatening legal action or asking for money transfers on financial aid and/or loans.

At the end of every school year new scams surface targeting graduating students. Some students contacted in previous schemes were falsely told that warrants were issued for their arrests due to non-payment, or that dire consequences await if the call is not resolved immediately.

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WVU students, faculty get access to IBM Watson cognitive computing platform

West Virginia University faculty, staff and students now have access to the powerful IBM Watson cognitive computing platform, thanks to an Academic Initiative partnership with IBM. Faculty and researchers initially have 12 months of free access, while students can access the services free for six months.

Before requesting access, IBM recommends that faculty and teaching assistants begin their experience with Watson by reviewing the presentations and lab student guides on the IBM Watson Academic Engagements webpage.

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Faculty: Appearance of your portal view will be changing by Friday, April 14

To make things easier to find, Information Technology Services will update the faculty view of by the end of this week. The changes are cosmetic, not functional, and reflect input from a faculty focus group.

The alphabetized buttons should make services easier to find, especially for instructors who are new to WVU, and the appearance now aligns with the student view of the Portal. Please direct any questions or concerns to or call 304-293-4444.

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Students: You can now use Mountie Bounty at Smoothie King

No cash? No problem! The Smoothie King on Oakland Street in Morgantown is the latest company to accept Mountie Bounty as payment.

Mountie Bounty is a convenient, pre-paid debit-card function of your ID card, with no setup fees or minimum balances required. Just load money on your card at or ask someone else for Mountie Bounty on the same site. Parents and others may also send funds by visiting and clicking the “Parent/Guest Add Mountie Bounty” button.

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