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Tweet Your Geekness. Win Cool Stuff.

Today is our favorite day of the year… Embrace Your Geekness Day! To celebrate, we’re running an Embrace Your Geekness Twitter contest ALL DAY. Are you a computer geek? How about an exercise geek? Or a ‪frisbie geek? Or a music collector geek? What makes you geeky? Follow us and Tweet your geekness to @VCUTechServices for your chance to […]

VCU TS & SGA Partner For Improved Wireless Network Connectivty

Members of SGA have been working with VCU Technology Services staff to develop a plan for improving wireless network connectivity at VCU. Check out the Commonwealth Times story for details on this partnership and the planned upgrades.

Classroom Clickers Rebate

The VCU helpIT Center has learned that Turning Technologies is offering a $15 rebate on all new student classroom clicker purchases. For more information visit and click on the “Students” link. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, with any questions.

Alex Henson Begins New Role As VCU CIO

VCU Technology Services welcomes our new chief information officer, Alex Henson, on April 1, 2013. Alex begins his life as a Ram after serving as chief operating officer and executive director for administration and operations at the University of Chicago Office of Information Technology Services. Be sure to welcome Alex as you see him moving around campus to learn more about VCU.

VCU TS Staff Appears On White House Social Site

Yep, that is our own Gary Garbett featured on the site header getting friendly, as well as a close up, with Bo, the Obama family dog. Gary, kneeling to the right of Bo in the image, was at the White House last spring for a photo walk of the White House grounds coordinated by Google+. […]

VCU Names New Chief Information Officer

Alex Henson has been named the new chief information officer for VCU. Alex joins VCU by way of the University of Chicago. The official announcement can be viewed on the VCU News Center. Join us in welcoming Alex to VCU and the Technology Services team!

VCUCard Wins Social Networking & Website Award At 2012 NACCU Conference

Members of the VCUCard office attended the National Association of Campus Card Users conference in April and walked away with the Best Social Networking and/or Website Award (See image on the right). This was the first year that the award was presented which means VCUCard was the inaugural winner. Its good to be first. Besides […]

Face2Face With Colleen Bishop

Colleen Bishop recently took over as the director of the Learning Systems group for VCU Technology Services this summer. We gave Colleen some time to get acclimated to her new surroundings and then we sat down with her to see how the new job was going. Check out the video below to find out about Colleen’s […]

Should I Change My Password? There’s A Website For That!

By Dan Han, VCU Information Security Officer In response to the string of attacks that exposed millions of user credentials to the hacker community and public, a security researcher has setup a searchable database that allows people to check whether if their credentials have been compromised and made available to the public. The site,, allows […]

face2face: A New Voice For Information Security At VCU

We kick off our new series, face2face, with our new VCU Information Security Officer, Dan Han. Dan recently moved over from the VCU School of Medicine to head up our information security program and looks to bring an educational vibe to the program for VCU. Educating the VCU community in the ways of information security […]

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