For Immediate Release
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September 13,  2000
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Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
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Information Technology at IU Northwest Continues to Grow
IT Awareness Week Promotes Campus Technology

Within the last decade, the expansion and growth of information technology(IT) at Indiana University Northwesthas made a significant impact on the lives of students, faculty, staffand community members. Positive outcomes of using the technology rangefrom accessing information and news on a global level, to Distance Education,to performing job functions in a quicker, more efficient manner, to creatingweb pages that reflect a dynamic learning environment. 

Along with Indiana University’sseven other campuses, MakingIT Happen, an information technology awareness campaign, will debut next week at IU Northwest.The campus will celebrate its first IT awareness initiative while hostinga series of events from Monday, September 18 - Thursday, September 21. 

“There are so many ways information technology is available for the campus community, as well as the outside community here at IU Northwest,yet so many individuals don’t know what we have to offer,” says DonSteward, vice chancellor of technology. “We are planning events throughoutthe week to raise everyone’s awareness of all the marvelous technological tools we have to offer.”

Making IT Happen awareness events include the opening of thenewest Student Technology Center on Sept. 18 in MarramHall at 12:30 p.m. The Center includes 40 Gateway computers, eightApple PowerPC, G3’s and a graphics workstation. Also on the agenda is the availability of a staffed informational booth open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in SavannahCenter. Literature on the variety of IT services offered at the university will be available. Demonstrations of NETg Digital Curriculum Suite, OnCourse,The IU Northwest Library’selectronic resources, setting up a personal home page and new email addresses will be offered to students faculty and staff during the week, and a tourof the Distance Learning classrooms will be Tuesday at 11:30. An AskIT session will also be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m.where experts will answer questions on PC and Mac software and hardware.

Among the activities throughout the IU campus system will be two live Webcasts featuring Brian Hawkins, a distinguished leader in higher educationand president of EDUCAUSE. He will discuss Distributed Learning on Sept.18 at 3:30 p.m. (EST), and Information Resources in the Future: The Challengesof the Digital Era, on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. (EST). Both Webcasts are athttp://it.iu.edu. 

Making IT Happen is co-sponsored by the IU Office of the VicePresident for Information Technology and University Information TechnologyServices. It is designed to increase the awareness of IT resources, servicesand initiatives that benefit nearly 100,000 students on all IU campuses.

For more information contact Dr. Steward at 219-981-4358 or at dsteward@iunhaw1.iun.indiana.edu.

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