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We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd

Manager, IT Enterprise Web and Online Applications


What degrees do you hold?
BBA in Management Information Systems – Marshall University
MS in Information Systems – Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words?
Manage the IT Web and Enterprise Applications Technical Solutions Team

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
The atmosphere and the co-workers.

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

What is your favorite vacation spot?

OBX, NC. Nothing outdoes the Outer Banks!

Who inspires you?
One of my most recent inspirations comes from a grizzled old gentlemen named CT Fletcher. He’s a motivator, focused on pushing himself to the limits, determined to meet and exceed his goals, and a constant reminder than giving up is not an option. Despite his flaws, and in some cases, in spite of his flaws, I believe he is a constant reminder that there is believably in authenticity, one will find acknowledgment via effort, and there will always be respect in honesty. We are who we choose to be, and and what we work and strive to be, not what people believe or perceive us to be without knowing.

What are you currently watching?
Game of Thrones and Forged in Fire.

Best concert you’ve ever attended?
Gary Clark Jr., in Louisville, KY.

Something you can’t live without?
Integrity. Material things are not essential, unless we’re talking about the Outback salted caramel cookie skillet. The slated caramel cooking skillet is ESSENTIAL.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
The most adventurous thing in my life was probably my enlistment in the U.S. Army or becoming a father, but at this point in my life it is definitely long distance trips on my Harley.

What is the coolest thing you’re currently working on?
Removing a wall at my house. I am by no means a carpenter, so the results should be interesting.

What are your favorite hobbies/pastimes?
Riding my motorcycle. There’s a peace and satisfaction obtained when one is in the wind, that’s hard to describe. I enjoy it.

What are some additional interests you have?
I also enjoy football, hanging out with friends, good times, and good music. I occasionally enjoy cooking, especially smoking bbq, and relaxing at the Outer Banks.

How can someone from our community reach you?
kevin.byrd@marshall.edu

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Kevin Byrd

Improve your technology security awareness using Lynda Campus

Marshall University Information Technology provides access to Lynda Campus for ALL students, faculty and staff. This service provides the university, and the members of its community, with easy online access to in-depth training demos on a wide variety of topics underlining important technical and life skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Marshall community utilize technology on a day-to-day basis and Lynda Campus provides easy ways to improve technology skills including how to safeguard your computer, keep your digital data secure, properly managing your passwords, protect your online privacy, and to help you prevent viruses and security breaches across your devices. Learning, understanding and executing these technology skills will benefit and protect you and the university as a whole.

Related topics include:

Learning Computer Security and Internet Safety
Cybersecurity Awareness: Mobile Device Security
Password Management Playlist

To access these videos and more, visit Lynda.marshall.edu and sign in using your MUNet Account username and password. Access is available both on and off-campus. Lynda.com is also available in the app store for smart devices.

Benefits to using lynda.com include:

Unlimited access to courses on a wide variety of technologies and disciplines
Up-to-date content to keep skills current and learn new skills
New courses added each week
Tutorials taught by recognized industry experts
Access to instructors’ exercise files to follow along as you learn
Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts
Beginner to advanced courses
Option to watch complete courses or bite-size videos as you need them

 

Need assistance?
Lynda.com System Requirements

Contact the IT Service Desk, located on the first floor in the Drinko Library and Information Center, email: itservicedesk@marshall.edu or call 304-696-3200.

Intern Spotlight – Alymbek Damir Uulu

Alymbek Damir Uulu

Information Technology Intern


Major:

BS in Computer Science

Internship Team: 

Web Team

What’s your dream job?:

Real Estate (landlord), Software Business Corporation CEO

What made you wan to be in the IT Field?:

I always liked computers. In the IT Field you can create useful things with only knowledge.

Describe what you do for the IT department in three sentences:

Help resolve minor issues on servers. Web application migration. Installation of plugins and other software on servers.

Favorite Restaurant in Huntington/Charleston area:

Hibachi, Prime on 4th. Chipotle

What’s your favorite hobby?:

Working Out

What’s your favorite part of technology?:

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Something you can’t live without?:

Water

Who inspires you?:

Mark Cuban

If you could have any super power, what would it be?:

Being a multi-millionaire by the age of 28

What’s your favorite food?:

Chicken wings, Steak, Central Asian, East Asian cuisines

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?:

Japan, Singapore, Scandinavia

 

Intern Spotlight – Scarlett Scarberry 

Scarlett Scarberry 

Information Technology Intern


Major:
Computer and Information Technology, emphasis on Web Development and Application

Internship Team:
Web Development Team

What’s your dream job?:
My dream job would be freelance web design and web development to improve interface, functionality, and presentation of websites. I’d also love to be a small business owner, but ultimately, I want my future job to serve others.

What made you want to be in IT Field?:
One of the most unique and wonderful things about IT is how diverse and open the field is. It provides a plethora of opportunity! Since I was unsure what career I wanted in the future as a freshman at MU, CIT was the perfect fit for me!

Describe what you do for the IT department in three sentences:
Currently, I am working with Web Developer Chelsie Cooper to work on and improve Marshall’s website. I have also worked on and will likely work on future graphics for Marshall’s IT department.

Favorite Restaurant in Huntington/Charleston area:
The Pho Noodle House in Huntington serves one of the best versions of the Vietnamese dish, Pho, that I’ve ever had!

What’s your favorite hobbies?:
My hobbies outside of IT include embroidery, photography, reading, landscaping, and gardening.

What’s your favorite part of technology?:
I love how creative and hands on technology is. There is always a new idea being developed, creative graphics being developed, and it is perfect for those, like myself, who enjoy doing things hands on and thinking critically. Technology also allows the opportunity to continue learning and growing in the field; therefore, there is always a new code to learn or improve or images to change – it is fast paced and works well with my lifestyle.

What’s your favorite food?:Though it may not be the healthiest dish, my favorite food is chicken Alfredo! It’s the best when it is home made.

We Are… IT! Feature Friday – TJ Lawhon

TJ Lawhon

LMS Administrator


 

What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Management Information Systems from Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words?
Application Administrator for Blackboard & other campus-wide applications

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love working at Marshall because of the personal history I have here. I grew up a fan of Marshall athletics, went to Marshall myself and now I am helping to move Marshall forward in my own way.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston are?
Backyard Pizza and 21 at the Frederick are my two favorites.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
My wife and I love the Gulf Coast of Florida. My favorite place in the world though is St. George’s, Grenada.

Who inspires you?
My wife. She pushes me to be better in every aspect of life.

What are you currently watching?
I am currently re-watching all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies getting ready for the new one.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Third Day and while I hate to admit it… Coldpay.

What’s something you can’t live without?
My family and my life as a Christian.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
I have done lots of ministry and humanitarian aid trips in the past. While each of them pushed me, going to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 was definitely the most adventurous.

What’s the coolest thing you’re currently working on? 
Professionally, I’m trying to learn Python.
Personally, I’m trying to build a privacy fence.

What are your favorite hobbies/pastimes?
I love spending my time doing ministry in other countries. I love immersing myself in other cultures and making lifelong friends around the world. On a more boring note, I love going to movies and athletic events such as football or baseball games.

How can someone from our community reach you?
tj.lawhon@marshall.edu

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TJ Lawhon

 

We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Jonathan Langer

Jonathan Langer

Database Administrator


What degrees do you hold?
BBA – West Liberty University
Business Information Systems – West Liberty University
MBA – Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words?
Make new things work / Keep existing things working

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I work in IT and also teach classes – I find it interesting to contribute to the MU community from various viewpoints.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston are?
I can’t pick any one restaurant – there are so many!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere I’m surrounded by nature.

Who inspires you?
“Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.” – Roberto Clemente

What are you currently watching?
NYPD Blue – I’m a sucker for police procedurals.

What are your favorite hobbies/pastimes?
Fitness, baseball, working on my yard, hanging with my two cats.

How can someone from our community reach you?
langerj@marshall.edu

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Jonathan Langer

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection Software Updated to 14.0 RU1 MP2

The Marshall University campus Symantec Endpoint Protection Management (SEPM) Servers and Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client install packages have been upgraded to version 14.0.3929.1200 (Windows/Mac/Linux). This version of Symantec Endpoint Protection includes new features, changes, and improvements regarding customer experience, defects, and support for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

SEP client patches are being distributed via background update process for managed client installs. Updated client install packages are available on the campus \Distributions share and via web download https://www.marshall.edu/antivirus for new installs and off-site computers.

Please contact the Marshall IT Service Desk at 304-696-3200 or itservicedesk@marshall.edu to report any questions or issues related to the install/upgrade process.

Additional details about this version of SEP and SEPM are available at the following URL:
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC10955.html

We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Jon Cutler

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Jon Cutler

Chief Information Security Officer

 

 


What degrees do you hold?
B.B.A Emphasis on Business Information Systems – Marshall University
M.S Emphasis in Technology Management – Marshall University
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
ISC^2

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I manage risk and raise awareness of information security around campus.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
The variety of people and professions. One day I may be talking to a faculty member who is an expert in science or arts, the next day I may be talking with a group of students, and after that work with campus administrators over in Old Main. I never go home thinking “Wow, my job is so boring.”

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Whatever is new, especially with different types of international food. Most recently I’ve just visited Shangri-La Chinese restaurant, they are great!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Someplace outdoors, but not too crowded. Recently visited the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed their old-growth forests. Standing in the middle of a grove of trees that have been around for 500-700 years…it can really change your perspective on what’s important.

What are you currently watching/Binging?
I believe our TV is stuck on the Home & Garden (HGTV) channel with the usual group of do-it-yourself and fixer-upper shows. Also enjoy a good sci-fi or psychology-thriller on Netflix.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Planes, trains, and automobiles. I enjoy airshows and aircraft museums. I also have been building and flying model radio-controlled (R/C) aircraft. Growing up in Huntington I have always loved the railroad, but have a deep interest in learning more about the era of ‘big steam engines’ (1900-1950’s). Automobiles, well I love to hop in the car with my wife Mona and go to places where we can see…planes and trains.

What is your LinkedIn?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cutlerjon/

How can someone from our community reach you?
jon.cutler@marshall.edu

We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Gary Hall

Gary Hall

Manager, Information Services

What degrees do you hold?
B.B.A, Accounting – Marshall University
A.S, Computer Programming – Guildford Technical Community College.

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I manage staff support of TECI and UCF for the campus community.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
The diverse people I work with.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Backyard Pizza, Black Sheep Burritos and Brews, The Ale House, Taste of Asia.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Florida Gulf. I like the clear water, just the way the beaches are. More Caribbean than the east coast.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Motorcycle riding, brewing beer, reading.

How can someone from our community reach you?
gary.hall@marshall.edu

We Are IT… Feature Friday – Shriya Khanal

 

Shriya Khanal

Database Analyst


What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Information Technology obtained from Pune Univeristy

How would you describe your role in IT?
Ensuring that data is available, protected from loss and corruption, and easily accessible as needed.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love that there is always something new to learn in the university, and I consider myself very fortunate to work in a field that is always changing and growing with new technologies, capabilities, and ideas.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Olive Garden and Bricks and Barrels in Charleston.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
I love beaches, and my all time favorites are Myrtle and Virginia Beach.

Who inspires you?
Stephen Hawking inspires me a lot. He was an extraordinary soul from our generation.

What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Music Midtown 2017 in Atlanta.

What is something you can’t live without?
The Internet.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
White water rafting.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love traveling, playing sports, and reading novels in my free time.

How can someone from our community reach you?
khanals@marshall.edu