National Cyber Security Awareness Month Info Table

Interested in how cyber security affects you?

On Tuesday, October 17th, and Thursday, October 19th, from 11a.m.-1p.m. each day, Marshall University’s Information Technology (IT) division will be hosting the Hackers for Charity student group for a National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) table in the lobby of the first floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center.  These students will share practical tips on how to improve your personal information security and avoid online threats.


As technology continues to become a large part of our professional and personal lives, it is important to be educated in how to keep private information secure.  We are eager to share with you the resources Marshall University has to not only provide information on the importance of cybersecurity but demonstrate the steps you can take to become more cyber secure in your everyday life.  Additional information regarding weekly topics and resources can be found at

For the month of October, MUIT’s Instagram and Twitter will be posting weekly tips on cybersecurity, follow the hashtag #CyberAware and follow us @MarshallU_IT.

For more information about NCSAM, visit

Marshall University Information Technology Contact: Crystal Stewart

-Kristin Salustro, MUIT Marketing Intern


IT to host Unified Communications Workshop

Information Technology will be hosting unified communications workshops for faculty and staff Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in Drinko Library and Information Center Room 402, highlighting an improved phone interface that will be updated Oct. 1.

Attendees will learn how Skype for Business (SFB) integrates all of our communication needs by combining desk phones, Microsoft Outlook, instant messaging and videoconferencing for collaboration both on and off-campus.

This workshop will focus on reviewing current features and highlighting upcoming software releases for the Polycom VVX 600 phones, Skype for Business and the SFB Mobile App, as well as how to utilize all of the Unified Communication solutions to increase productivity and improve connectivity and collaboration.


Additional online Skype for Business training is also available through

To register, visit

For more information, contact

New Student Study Rooms Available on First Floor of Drinko

1502_StudyRoom_CompWallpaperDrinko Library has added two new study spaces for students in the Drinko Study Center. The two rooms, originally set aside for scanning and special equipment, are now available as student study rooms 24 hours a day from 1 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

All spaces can be reserved by students online at Students are able to reserve rooms up to four weeks in advance and can reserve up to three hours per day, for a total of up to 20 hours per month.

“One of the primary concerns we’ve heard from SGA is the ability for students to have quiet study space during off-peak hours,” said Jody Perry, Executive Director, Technology Services. “Now, students will have access to study spaces whenever the building is open.”

As a reminder – Drinko Library hours can be found at

Renovations are currently underway for the new MUOnline Design Center on the second floor of Drinko Library. The Drinko Library Collaboration Room (DL 234) will be converted into office space for the design center staff and no longer available to students. The staff lounge is also being renovated for the new design center.