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eDisk Working Group

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With the support of the CITC, ITS is creating an eDisk Working Group to plan for the eventual replacement of eDisk.  The existing eDisk infrastructure is quite aged and no longer supported by the manufacturer.  As well, much of the infrastructure was put in place long before many of the other tools we have available to us today, from Google Apps to Blackboard and even our current web site management suite.  Careful assessment of what needs to be provided is the first step in planning this project.  This needs assessment is slated to be complete by December 2014.

Phone System Needs Assessment

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With the support of the College Information Technology Committee (CITC), ITS has contracted with Vantage Technology Consulting Group to complete a campus needs assessment as we plan for an eventual migration to Voice Over IP (VOIP) for our campus telephone system.  This is the first step in our planning for this eventual large initiative.  If you or your office is contacted about participating in the needs analysis phase, we hope you will provide your insights.  This needs assessment is slated to be complete by mid-Fall.

Nine Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Nine members of the faculty at Franklin & Marshall College have received promotions in advance of the 2014-2015 academic year.

New Holiday Pay Policy

The College's Holiday Pay Policy has been revised effective July 1, 2014. 

Curricular Innovation Grant Boosts F&M Faculty Center Funding to $1.1 Million

An ongoing commitment to preparing faculty to meet this challenge has earned Franklin & Marshall College's new Faculty Center a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The award brings total support for the center to $1.17 million from various sources.

Wellness News for July

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We Need Your Help!   The Wellness Committee is currently looking to recruit new faculty and staff to join our committee.  If you'd like to become involved in helping us shape…
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Two New College House Dons Start This Fall

Two of Franklin & Marshall College's five college houses will have new dons in the 2014-15 academic year, Professor of English Patricia O'Hara at Ware College House and Shirley Watkins Steinman Professor of Classics Ann Steiner at Bonchek College House.

Interfaith Calendar Resources for FPS

Faculty and staff, as you plan events for the next academic year I thought it would be helpful to provide two links that will provide information about significant holy days that may be observed by members of the Franklin & Marshall College community.

Summer Bike Repair Clinic

Bring your bicycle to a free bike repair clinic any time between noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 at Hartman Green. Meet Brad Copeland (Service Manager) and Chris Caldwell (Chief Wheel Spinner) from Lancaster's new community bike center, The Common Wheel.

Wrestling with Java and Banner

For users of Banner INB (the interface used by administrative users who enter and process data), you are likely aware of the many java update issues that F&M and many other…