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    SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
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Residence hall students get connected

During move-in weekend and the first week of classes, Computer Services consultants were out in force helping residence hall students connect to Temple's network. As of noon on Friday, Sept. 9, the total number of residence hall students who had successfully registered for Internet service was 4,009.

During the registration process, Computer Services found that 38 percent of the computers were infected with viruses and spyware. The infected machines had an average of 112 viruses and spyware programs.

The substantial number of infected computers is the reason that Computer Services requires the installation of Temple’s Symantec Antivirus and Temple’s personal firewall software. These programs are automatically installed on most computers when students register for Internet service in the residence halls. Computer Services consultants helped students remove viruses and spyware and also assisted with the software installation to guard against future infections.

eSuds Web-based laundry monitoring service available

Computer Services and the Office of University Housing are introducing eSuds this semester as Temple’s new Web-based laundry monitoring system. This system accepts Diamond Dollars for laundry, but with added features, such as Web site viewing of available laundry machines and monitoring of the laundry cycle progress, including the option for the system to send an e-mail or text message to a cell phone when a cycle is complete. For more information on eSuds, go to http://myhousing.temple.edu.

Online meal plan signup for off-campus students

Computer Services and the Office of University Housing and Dining Services are pleased to announce the revision of the semester meal plan signup process.

The http://myhousing.temple.edu Web site will now allow registered off-campus students the ability to sign up for or change meal plans online, eliminating the previous two- to three-day turnaround paper process in past semesters. Students must be in good standing with no financial holds to use this service.

New seminar schedule released

The new Computer Services seminar schedule for the fall semester is now available online. Topics such as Excel XP and Access XP are back by popular demand. New topics, such as Excel and PowerPoint 2003, certificate programs for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint 2003 will also be offered. Current students, faculty and staff are welcome to take advantage of these free computer seminars.

In addition, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) prep courses and examinations will be available for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook 2003. Note that there is a charge of $70 for each MOS exam.

For a complete list of seminar topics and to register online, go to http://seminars.temple.edu.