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‘Give to your passion’ with Family Campaign

There’s about a month and a half left in this year’s Family Campaign, which raises funds for scholarships and other campus needs. This year’s theme is “Give to Your Passion,” and faculty, staff and retirees are showing their commitment across campus.

As of May 4, the campaign had raised $596,130 toward the goal of $700,000. And 47.15 percent of faculty and staff have participated, bringing the number closer to the goal of 56 percent.

Students have benefited significantly from the campus community’s generosity. The total of scholarship dollars given by faculty, staff and retirees since the start of Family Campaign in 1999 is $1,515,183, according to Michelle Banks, director of annual giving.

“The overall amount given since the start of Family Campaign is more than $7.2 million. Quite amazing, actually!” she noted.

To have gifts count toward this year’s total, community members are encouraged to contribute before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. To learn more about the campaign, visit

New system in place for registering requests, identifying hardware

The ITS Technology Support Center (TSC) will begin using Altiris Help Desk as its system of record today (May 14). The Altiris software will replace the Remedy ticket system. Those using TSC services will see few changes with this implementation.

Visit to view examples of incident email messages generated by the Altiris system, as well as examples of the bar code labels that will begin to be used for identifying hardware. The bar code labels will replace the red oval asset tag labels on equipment. 

Contact the Technology Support Center at 2-0999 or, or visit 110 Hayes Hall with any questions regarding the new system.

May 14, 2007