Monthly Archives: June 2013

James Alston Honored

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Who is the most physically fit person you know? It might be James Alston (Enterprise Applications), who was recently honored by the staff at Emory’s Blomeyer Health Fitness Center. Every year, Blomeyer hosts a 12-week “body transformation” competition, called FitTrip, in which they perform underwater hydrostatic weigh-ins of their competitors to achieve the most accurate […]

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UTS Messaging Team Offers Valuable Exchange Briefings

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The UTS Messaging Team recently began a series of Exchange Briefings, open to all members of the Emory IT community, for the purpose of offering two key elements: 1) training for various Exchange-related elements, such as Lync installation and management, and 2) hot topics within the Exchange community. Coordinated by Jymbellyn Carthon (Infrastructure), the briefings […]

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Alex Cooper, Database Coordinator, Library Information Services

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As Database Coordinator, Alex will be working on the Aleph integrated library system (ILS). He has been working as a graduate student in the Library Depository, where he performed cataloging of government documents and database management. Alex received his Master of Philosophy degree from Emory and his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and German Literature from […]

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Derrick Merritt, Communication Specialist, Enterprise Services

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Derrick joins the field services team to work on the VoIP Avaya phones and has already been busy at the Midtown location. He has been at Emory for over ten years, working as a maintenance mechanic and staging technician. He also worked for Allstate, where he had his P&C license, which he keeps current. A […]

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The Yearly Review Process Is Upon Us

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What have we accomplished this year? Annual reviews are upon us so we must take stock of our achievements and, more importantly, develop our expectations for 2014 and beyond. This year, I challenged the director team by putting their goals on the white board in my office. They were to share those goals with their […]

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Docendo Discimus

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Docendo discimus [1] While we teach, we learn. Project managers in the PMO, along with other UTS staff, actively participate in the MentorEmory program at every opportunity. It is a time commitment to help someone else see his or her own gifts and thus, time well spent. Mentors teach, but they also learn. Either by […]

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ITIL Release, Control and Validation Certification Course

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During the week of July 22-26 the IT Service Management Office (ITSMO) is sponsoring an ITIL Release, Control and Validation certification course. Focus areas include: Service asset and configuration management Change management Change evaluation Release and deployment management Service validation and testing Request fulfillment Knowledge management The ideal candidate is someone on your team that […]

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