Lynda Campus offers technology help for vacations

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller

Being able to protect, capture, and manage your vacation is very important. Lynda Campus provides you an easy way to do just that! Learn how to use technology to help keep you safe, get the most out of the mobile photography revolution, and boost your productivity by crafting a personalized approach to time management.

Marshall University Information Technology’s partnership with Lynda Campusprovides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to easily access in-depth training on these skills, as well as many others. Take advantage of this opportunity by checking out the related topics below:

To access Lynda.com training videos, please visit Lynda.marshall.edu and sign in using your MUNet Account username and password. Access is available both on and off-campus.

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, e-mail itservicedesk@marshall.edu or call 304-696-3200.


We Are…IT! Feature Friday – Eric Himes

Eric Himes

Director, Digital Media Services


What degrees do you hold?
BA – Journalism and Mass Communications

How would you describe your role in MUIT in 10 words?
If digital media is involved, I’m somehow involved.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT?
The variety of projects I am involved with

What is your favorite restaurant in Huntington/Charleston Area?
All of them – except Jim’s

What’s your favorite vacation spot?
It’s about the adventure, not the location

What are you currently binging/watching?
Homeland, Shades of Blue

Best concert you’ve ever attended?
My daughter’s honor’s band concert

Something you can’t live without?
My wife

Most adventurous thing you’ve done?
Pack the car for a three week cross country trip with out any reservations. There is always an adventure in any trip.

Hobbies/Pastimes:
Cooking and Traveling

How should one get ahold of you?
himes1@marshall.edu

 

 


Emeritus VP Dr. Miller Authors Book

Emeritus Vice President of Information Technology Dr. Arnold Miller has authored an e-book with Jack L. Dickinson, a staff member of the Special Collections Department of Morrow Library. This e-book “In the Beginning… A Legacy of Computing at Marshall University” is on the early computing history of Marshall University. It covers the 40 years between 1959 and 1999. This book includes images of the various systems, several comments from users, and hardware and software descriptions. It is available as a free download on Marshall Digital Scholar at http://mds.marshall.edu/lib_manu/8.


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

Plug in your LinkedIn
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

Plug in your LinkedIn
Jonathan Langer

 


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