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    MARCH 16, 2006
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TECH Center breakout rooms are a runaway success

The student breakout rooms in the TECH Center have been a runaway success, with all 13 rooms fully booked until as late as 3 a.m. each day. The rooms offer practice, study and group presentation space for eight students. All of the rooms are outfitted with a work table, whiteboard, computer and a large wall-mounted, flat-screen monitor. Three of the rooms are high-end multimedia rooms with an extra-large screen, surround sound and an array of audiovisual equipment. Another room holds a smart board, an advanced flat-panel display on which students can electronically “write” and make notations.

To reserve a breakout room, students should visit the central consulting desk on the second floor of the TECH Center. Note that while beverages are allowed, food is not permitted in the breakout rooms.

Webinars are here

Participate in live online seminars from the comfort of your home or office. In a 15- to 20-minute session, you can learn how to create address labels using Word’s Mail Merge feature, manage data more effectively between Excel and Access, or prepare your Blackboard course for a new semester.

For a listing of current Webinars, visit http://seminars.temple.edu. Once you access the site:

1. Click on the Seminars link located in the left column.
2. Click on Browse by Category.
3. Click on Webinar Series.

Continue to visit the Seminars Web site to discover new Webinar offerings that may be of interest to you. If you are looking for a specific topic that is not listed, e-mail your suggestions to seminar@temple.edu.

TUportal offers tools for employees

TUportal offers employees a single sign-on gateway to multiple administrative applications and systems. By clicking on the Staff Tools tab, employees can access and complete interactive forms online, view current Leave Balances, and view Organizational Hierarchy information. In addition, there are direct links to the Performance Development System, Time Collection System, Section Information Management System and Workflow (for use with the newly implemented online purchase requisitioning system).

Increase your TUmail viewing space

You can easily increase the number of messages displayed on the TUmail screen. The default option is 20 messages, but you can increase the number to a maximum of 500 messages.
To change the number of messages that appear on each page of your message list, click on the Preferences option on the left of the TUmail window. In the Message Count box, enter the number of messages and then click OK.

For more information on TUmail features, go to http://cs.temple.edu/tumail.