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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Many changes in IT, beginning June 1

May 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm


Beginning June 1, there will be various changes in the Information Technology department. These changes are a result of a number of conversations across departments and support a model of providing improved customer service to all students, faculty, and staff. The various changes outlined below will occur this summer, in preparation for the start of the fall 2013 semester. The two main functional differences focus on the tasks of Instructional Technology and Multimedia Support and the Help Desk.

Special programs and events support is moving to the Office of Communications and
Marketing
. One position will be reduced in ITMS, and a position will be added to the Communications and Marketing department focusing on videography and special event production, with support for live streaming, recording, and event setup. This will help
streamline the process for those of you planning events, because C&M staff will be able to assist with all aspects of the event, from room reservations and promotions to audio-visual support. C&M has opened a search to fill this new role, and the job ad is available
here.

Instructional Technology services will expand: Adam Dinnes will move into a position of Instructional Technology Specialist and will work with Manager of Instructional Technology Jedidiah Rex to provide advice and assistance to faculty as they incorporate various forms of technology into their teaching. Adam’s office will move to the library where he and Jedidiah will collaborate with the librarians to improve this service.

The ITMS Help Desk and the IT Help Desk will combine into a single service point, led by Scott Murphy, the manager of technology support. The new service point will be staffed primarily by students, who will be trained to answer a higher volume of questions immediately rather than transferring the call to one of the technicians. The service point will also provide various services such as checking out loaner equipment, large format print jobs, and other IT services as needed. IT will also be making changes so that the staff at the Tech Help Desk in the library are more consistently trained, making that service point more of an extension of the Help Desk in Mayer. Stay tuned for more information about a name change for the help desk, the consolidation of at least four IT support email addresses, and the implementation of a new ticket tracking system that will facilitate the way that we communicate with customers who request our assistance.

With Scott’s increased responsibility, Drew Gracyalny will move into a role of technology support coordinator. In this role, he will still report to Scott, and will continue to assist customers, but will also supervise Denny Broderick and Doug Henthorn, the technology support specialists, in order to relieve Scott of the coordination role related to their work. The technology support team will also be supporting the technology in classrooms, which is presently handled by ITMS.

Since Sherry Monahan presently has a great deal on her plate with the help desk and purchasing and inventory, her position will change to a Technology Purchasing and Inventory Coordinator position that it is only focused on purchasing and inventory, allowing IT to enhance those services and processes. Since she and Scott Murphy already work closely on these tasks, she will report to Scott and be part of the technology support team.

The IT department is looking forward to working through the steps of implementing these changes, and building a more proactive support model for the campus. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop a line to Director of Information Technology Kelly Scott.