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Update 4/26/13

keckThunderbird Students:

 

Just announcements this week.  Good luck with your exams and final projects!

 

The IBIC will be open until midnight on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th.

Concerns about Technology during Finals?

Internship Registration for Summer 2013 – Improved and Streamlined!

Chartwells Meal Card Donation Forms in Commons (for graduating students only)

 

The IBIC will be open until midnight on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th.

 

Concerns about Technology during Finals?

We understand that during school work, especially during finals, any laptop-related problems are very frustrating. Therefore, we have established a limited student laptop loaner pool. These laptops are available to students with major laptop difficulties, such as a hard drive crash. The loaner laptops are configured with standard software, including Windows 7, Microsoft Office and SPSS, and can be signed out at the Helpdesk.

 

Also, over the last several months the IT department has been conducting a Wi-Fi assessment across campus, including the student dorm rooms (284 rooms) and public areas such as the Commons and the IBIC. The purpose of this assessment has been to identify and fix any Wi-Fi signal deficiencies found. The assessment results have been analyzed and many of the identified weak spots have already been improved.

 

Additional access points have been deployed where needed and adjustments to existing access points were made to boost signal strength.  IT will continue to improve Wi-Fi availability across campus where possible but, in the meantime, please continue to report any and all Wi-Fi problems you encounter to the Helpdesk.

 

Please keep in mind that privately-owned Wi-Fi access points are not permitted in dorm rooms as they interfere with Thunderbird Wi-Fi access points and decrease performance for other users. If you are currently using a privately-owned Wi-Fi access point or even a wireless printer, please be considerate to your neighbors and turn that device or the wireless feature off.

 

Lastly, the Helpdesk has noticed an increase in Mac Wi-Fi-related issues on campus, where Mac users are experiencing difficulties with browsing the Internet. Most of the issues were found to be linked to “Preferred Network Entries” on the Mac itself. Please follow this linkhttp://help.thunderbird.edu/content/mac-wi-fi-connection-issues or stop by the Helpdesk for assistance with this issue.

 

Internship Registration for Summer 2013 – Improved and Streamlined!

We are pleased to announce a new and improved registration process for summer internships.  A Thunderbird Learning Environment (TLE) course page with open enrollment has been created.  By reading through the information on the TLE course page students will be able to determine:

o    Eligibility

o    Credit Options

o    How to Register

o    Curricular Practical Training (CPT – International Students only

As a reminder, US citizens have the option of not registering the internship.  International students MUST register an internship if it will be located INSIDE the US in order to be eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  CPT will allow you to work in the US during the length of the internship.  International students have the option of not registering the internship if it is located OUTSIDE the US.  If you do not want to register your internship, please check with Financial Aid as there may be scholarship or financial aid implications.

To access the TLE Internship page click here or go to the Internship MTB page.

Chartwells Meal Card Donation Forms in Commons (for graduating students only)

Here is an opportunity for you to DONATE the excess money on your meal card before you leave Thunderbird. With your donation, Chartwells will purchase food items and donate them to a charity (tbd).

  • ·         Look out for the forms in Commons checkout counters.
  • ·         Fill in your name, student id and the amount you wish to donate
  • ·         Hand it over to any TSG member

 

Donations for IRC

TSG is organizing a donation drive for the IRC (International Rescue Committee). TSG is encouraging all the graduating students and other T-birds to donate to this amazing organization that is in need of our help. You could donate anything (EXCEPT open food packets). Starting from April 24th Friday till May 3rd you will find large donation bins in your dorm lounges. Please notify any of the TSG members incase you find the bin full.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Soumya Sivadas at SoumyaSivadas@global.t-bird.edu.

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