Free is always good, and beyond our Microsoft DreamSpark Premium there are a variety of free tools available to students such as Autodesk 3D Software including AutoCad, RipTiger Software, and even professional prototyping software such as Axure. See the full list of freebies as well as student discounts at http://slickdeals.net/f/8500607-2016-students-freebies-offers-software-membership-free-more.
Free Microsoft Office! Office 365 Education is available for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools( (and faculty and staff, too)—and IIT is a qualifying school! This also allows you to install the current version of Microsoft Office and Office Apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads. Go to https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education or click on the image above. Also, if you already have a personal Microsoft OneDrive account, this will give you an additional IIT OneDrive account with 1 terabyte of storage.
How much space do you have on your MyIIT Google Drive? If your answer was anything less than infinite, you were wrong. According to an announcement on the Google for Education Blog, Drive for Education is available to all Google Apps for Education accounts at no charge and includes:
- Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size.
- Vault: Google Apps Vault, Google’s solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users.
- Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.
We need students to help with the 2015 ACM Special Interest Group in IT Education (SIGITE)/Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Annual Conference, September 30th through October 3rd. The Conference location is at DePaul University in the loop, on the eighth floor of the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson Blvd. This is an 8-minute ride on the Green Line, getting off at Adams & Wabash.
SIGITE is the leading academic conference in the information technology field. IIT School of Applied Technology is a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Conference and we have three student research papers being presented. We would really like to see IIT ITM well represented in pokies this effort. For additional details and to sign up to volunteer, please go to http://www.itm.iit.edu/SIGITE15 .
Thanks! We know we can rely on ITM students to pitch in and show DePaul how committed we are!
Dr. Lisa Wade, writing in the Sociological Images blog, pretty much nails things college professors hate: Professors’ Pet Peeves. And of course all of your faculty are tempted every term to follow the lead of David Lydic of Austin Community College as shown in the picture at the right… Anyway, if you take heed of Dr. Wade’s cogent advice, we can all have a more pleasant semester!
The IIT School of Applied Technology new student breakfast kicked off the new school year on August 16th in the lobby of Perlstein Hall. All of the ITM full-time faculty as well as a substantial representation of our adjunct faculty were on on hand to meet and greet our new students. An extensive photo gallery of the event can be viewed on Facebook.
Gamma Nu Eta invites you to a Halloween Party at The Bog on Friday, November 2 from 8 pm – 1 am. It is free and and open to ALL IIT students. It is a costume party and it includes free food and non-alcoholic beverages (there is a cash bar). There are prizes for the best costumes. Sponsored by Gamma Nu Eta, BOG Events Fund & SAF. Questions – firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photos are now on Facebook…)
Our own Information Technology and Management Organization challenges IIT students to learn, build and create cloud infrastructure and applications in an event they have named IIT on da Cloud. In this four-day event open to all students at IIT, students can learn about cloud computing, build the infrastructure of a private cloud, and create applications that can run on it. Recently, cloud computing has been used as a popular marketing term to attract a target market, which has led to many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what cloud computing actually is. ITMO’s goal is to help educate students about cloud computing and give them hands-on experience using this technology. Rumor has it that there may be a team competitive aspect to the event! For more information and to register, visit the IIT on da Cloud website at http://itm.iit.edu/iitCloud/.
Congratulations to the Information Technology and Management Organization (aka ITMO) for placing third–really second; ask an ITMO member to explain why–in the IIT Pumpkin Launch! You can now see the photos on Facebook…
IIT′s Beta Chapter of Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society, was privileged to induct fourteen new members at their fall Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 14th. Newly inducted members include Benro Adeyemo, Sabae Aye, Adrian Cabrera, Xio Long Chen, Jason Choe, Jason Crawford, Mariusz Gladys, Robbie Parish, Indhi Powlette, Mulin Shen, Phillip Shriner, Tianjiao Sun, Carly Swanson and Kbrom Tewoldu. You can see more photos of the ceremony on the Gamma Nu Eta Facebook page. Congratulations to all these students for this recognition of their sustained superior academic performance!
The School of Applied Technology Fall Barbecue and Picnic, held Friday September 14th in Man on the Bench Park in the middle of IIT’s Main Campus was a great success, with fun, games and fellowship shared by all. You cee photos of the picnic on Facebook. Thanks to SAT staff members Madeleine England and Maria Kozi-O’Donnell, ITM graduate students Robbie Parish and Smitha Narendra, and Madeleine’s sister Emily Rose for cooking and serving. If you didn’t make it this time, don’t miss the next one!