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I&IT is shifting student email to Microsoft Outlook Live, a university email system provided directly by Microsoft through the software publisher's Live@edu service.
Some 6,500 students who currently use university-provided mailboxes will need to establish their new MS Outlook Live password through the My Control Panel interface. Students who are forwarding their campus email to an outside email service and not using the university’s Exchange email service will not need to change anything unless they would like to use the new email service.
Students who need to set their MS Outlook Live passwords and change their mail settings will be notified by the Cal Poly Pomona Help Desk in mid-April, 2011. The MS Outlook Live service is scheduled to be available for students in late April, 2011.
I&IT expects to close down the current student email service by late fall of 2011, by which time all students who need to transfer to MS Outlook Live will have done so. Faculty and staff email will remain on Exchange.
“We’ve been researching the best student email solution for a couple of years,” explained Joe Matsumoto, director of I&IT Systems. “Given the state budget situation it makes sense to consider sound alternatives that can save the university money. The Live@edu service will also allow us to offer students additional services without additional cost.”
Nearly two-thirds of students already forward their Cal Poly Pomona email to other email services, such as Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, or email services provided by students’ home Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
The Microsoft service is free to universities, although the Cal Poly Pomona Help Desk will still provide support for student email. eHelp’s “how to” screen shots and accompanying instructions are being revised to accommodate the change. The new user interface for MS Outlook Live will be familiar to students already using Hotmail or Windows Live services.
Students will still use their current BroncoName and BroncoPassword for other centralized technology services. These include BroncoDirect and Blackboard.
I&IT eLearning’s MediaVision unit and Public Affairs teamed to win a prestigious award from a key university fundraising association for producing the Comprehensive Campaign video “This is Cal Poly Pomona.”
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will present the two groups with the Silver Award of Excellence in the category of “ Video Fundraising Features” for CASE District VII at a luncheon in March.
"This is Cal Poly" Comprehensive Campaign Video
“This is our first CASE award and we’re really excited,” commented Dr. Karen Brzoska, Associate Director of eLearning and manager of MediaVision. “It was great to collaborate with so many university faculty, staff, students as well as key university benefactors.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are presented annually by each CASE district for innovative fundraising videos. The judges specifically look for videos that meet these criteria:
Dr. Brzoska noted that many cross-divisional relationships were developed as part of the months-long project producing the video. MediaVision started planning in April, 2010, with the video’s debut at the Fall Conference in 2010.
“There was a great deal of knowledge sharing between divisions and even within MediaVision,” Dr. Brzoska commented.
As part of the project, MediaVision and Public Affairs staff traveled to offices of several local alumni benefactors. These included Mickey Segel, Mahvash Yazdi, Andrew Cherng and Robert Kain.
Hye Ok Park, eLearning director, and Dr. Brzoska led the project along with Dr. Ron Fremont, Associate Vice President, University Relations, and Uyen Mai, Director of Public Affairs. eLearning staff who worked on the video included Jason Beers, Rick Cass, Terry Hogan, Trevor Henderson, Imran Hamid, Richard Garippo, Daniel Smith and Martha Rodriguez Aguilar and student assistants Cinthya Martinez and Desiree Duzich. A key driver was Stephanie Doda, the university’s chief information officer, who encouraged MediaVision to get involved with the Comprehensive Campaign.
Public Affairs staff who worked on the video included Dr. Fremont, Mai, Tim Lynch, Tom Zasadzinski, Esther Chou, Michelle Magcalas, Ani Markarian and Tambra Williams.
MediaVision and Public Affairs submitted the video in competition from other universities in CASE District VII. The district includes universities from California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
According to its web site, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
To see the video, go to campaign.
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This page was last updated on April 8, 2011.