We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Chelsie Cooper

Chelsie Cooper
Web Developer

 What degrees do you hold?
BS – Digital Forensics Information Assurance obtained from Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
Designing, coding, modifying content and layout of Marshall’s website.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love learning new things, meeting new people, getting new opportunities, and challenging myself.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston are?
The Peddler.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Savannah, GA.

What are you currently watching/binging?
The Blacklist, This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, 9-1-1

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Traveling, hiking, volunteering, spending time with my dog, friends and family

Any additional interests you’d like to add?
I am the biggest dog lover you’ll ever meet. My friends would tell you I’m very outgoing and always looking to go on my next big adventure. I am a proud Big Sister for the Big Brother Big Sister program. I have been a certified lifeguard for 9 years, and a certified professional CPR/AED/First Aid instructor since August 2016.

How can someone from our community reach you?

Plug in your LinkedIn
Chelsie Cooper




We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Jody Perry

Jody Perry

Executive Director, Technology Services

What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Management Information Systems / Math Minor
MS – Industrial Employee Relations
All obtained from Marshall University.

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I assist the university community with all things IT

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I like working at Marshall because I feel like I grew up here. I attended undergrad and graduate school here. After Grad school, I moved away and worked in other higher ed institutions but came back for this role in IT. I find Marshall provides a relaxed and productive atmosphere as well as a nice work/life balance. More specifically, I like working in the Information Technology Division because I feel like we all work as a cohesive team. Even though there are several teams that make up the whole, the whole team functions as one and is able to accomplish some amazing things!

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
I can’t pick just one! Some of my favorites are BackYard Pizza & Raw Bar, Black Sheep Burritos & Brews, Buddy’s BBQ, Shangri-La and Pho House.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Pacific Northwest, a deserted beach, a snowy mountain, or any vibrant city foreign or domestic.

What are you currently watching/Binging?
Everything on Netflix. I’ve almost reached the end.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love to travel, spend time with my dog, kayaking and being in nature.

How can someone from our community reach you?


MU Alert Test – Spring 2018

Marshall University will be conducting a test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10 a.m.. This is an opt-in service available to MU community members. Subscribers are asked to be sure they receive a message by noon on Wednesday, and if necessary update their contact information via the myMU interface. If the information is correct and no message was received, please email mualert@marshall.edu with details on which method (text, email, and/or voice) did not work and the details for each pertinent method. Please sign up or update your information prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd to be included on the test.

Additional information is available on the MU Alert website.

Tech-Up – Spring 2018

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Tech-up Open House at Drinko Library & Information Center on the Huntington campus.

Scheduled dates are:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (DL 138)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (DL 138)

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Tech-up Open House Wednesday, January 3 or Wednesday, January 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 138 on the Huntington campus.

Brush up on your technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine. IT staff will be on-hand to provide an overview of myMU and assist with other computer or wireless questions.

Learn tips and tricks to help you hit the ground running with research and writing support; accessing online librarians and guides; and maximizing e-books and e-journals. Basic Blackboard tools and utilizing the free 24/7 Blackboard tech support service will also be covered. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

“Tech Up” was created in response to a request by a Marshall University student. Originally developed for nontraditional students, Tech Up has one purpose—to help all students succeed at Marshall by being technologically up to speed by the time they take their first course.

Students can also self-enroll in the online version of Tech Up through MU OnLine/ Blackboard. Log in, click on the Organization tab, search for “Technology & Non-Traditional Students,” Enroll.

For additional information, visit our TechUp page or contact Tiffany Bowes, bowes1@marshall.edu or call 304-696-4801.

WiFi Update 11:30 am

As of now, 99% of the WiFi network has been restored.  The 1% of access points remaining offline are located in multiple buildings across campus and are in areas where additional WiFi coverage exists or are in a physical location that is not immediately accessible.  We are continuing to work to get 100% coverage very soon.  Crews will be working this weekend during our regularly scheduled IT Maintenance Window (Sundays 4:00 am to 1:00 pm) to do a final update to the wireless controllers.  The update will take the WiFi network offline for a short time beginning at 4:00 am Sunday and should be completed by 6:00 am. If the outage takes longer than expected, we’ll update this page.

WiFi Update 5:00 pm

As of 5:00 pm, we have completed Public Safety, Sorrell Maintenance Building, The Child Development Academy and the DewCo building.  We will begin the Weisberg Engineering Laboratories next. The majority of the campus WiFi is functioning normally but there are still a few Access Points we have to replace.  Many of the common areas within the residence halls are not fully covered.  All residence rooms should have service and should have had service all week but the common areas are scheduled to be replaced with new equipment beginning early next week.

WiFi Update 12:00 pm

The WiFi restoration is continuing to move along steadily.  As of Noon today the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, the Rec Center, Gullickson Hall, Chris Cline Athletic Complex and Prichard Hall have all been brought back online.  Crews are currently working in Public Safety and Sorrell Maintenance Building.  We will be focusing on the Weisberg Engineering Laboratories, the Child Development Academy, and the DewCo buildings next.

WiFi Update 3:30 pm

As of this afternoon, the team is still making steady progress on restoring wireless connectivity to the network.  Buildings completed today are Memorial Student Center, MEB (School of Pharmacy), Welcome Center, Foundation Hall and the Harless Dining Hall.  The next buildings to be restored will be the Campus Recreation Center and Gullickson Hall. Work will likely begin in the Rec Center later this afternoon or this evening. There will still be a few remaining Access Points throughout campus that will need updating.  If all goes as planned the WiFi network will be fully restored by mid-day Friday.

WiFi Update 5:00 pm

We have made continual progress throughout the afternoon.  Since the 1:15 pm update we have completed Jomie Jazz, Career Services, Public Safety, East Hall, St. Mary’s Education Center, and the Memorial Student Center.  The next locations are Foundation Hall, Gullickson Hall, Henderson Center, Meyers Hall, the Rec Center, Sorrell Maintenance Building, Welcome Center and all of the common areas in the residence halls.  It is expected to be 100% complete by late tomorrow or early Thursday.