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Campus Computing News

Renew PRAS Accounts Now

SirCam Virus, Others Continue to Plague UNT and the World

The SmartForce Server is on Course!

Lab-of-the-Month: SCDGAL

Computer Purchase Information Now Online

ACS Summer News

Migrating Queries from Microsoft Access to an Access Project

Today's Cartoon

RSS Matters

SAS Corner

The Network Connection

List of the Month


Short Courses

IRC News

Staff Activities

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Staff Activities


The following are new employees:

  • Chantez Knight, I/O Consultant (part-time).
  • Jason Gutierrez, Support Specialist on GroupWise Team, Campus Wide Networks.
  • Silvester Montalvo, Jr., Telecommunications Specialist.
  • Stephen Parmer, I/O Consultant (part-time).
  • Elise Waltman, Tape Librarian, Computer Operations (part-time).

The following people no longer work in the Computing Center:

  • Saleh Lajkem, part-time operator in Operations group.
  • James Martin, Production Services (part-time).
  • Andrew McGregor, Computer Support Specialist on the GroupWise and Electronic Messaging Team.
  • LaQuita Nichols, part-time operator in Operations group.
  • Blas Rodriguez, Jr., Tape Librarian.

Awards, Recognition, Publications, Performances

  • Steve Minnis, Director, Mainframe Technical Services, was recently honored for his 30 years of service to the University.
  • Mike Maner, Communication Systems Manager, was recently honored for his 20 years of service to the University.
  • The following people will be honored at the Chancellor's staff lunch on October 16 as "Soaring Eagles," for their outstanding service to UNT:
    • Doug Alders, Computer Equipment Operator, Philip Baczewski, Associate Director, Academic Computing Services, Kory Booth, Computer Equipment Operator, Nola Campbell, IBM OS Systems Programmer, Rory Rivoire, Communications System Manager, and Don Swatloski, Team Leader, Database/Central Programming Support-- for their "extra mile" effort in assisting an employee's return to work after a life-threatening illness.
    • Don Butler, Team Leader, Student Records Data Systems, quickly helped a department handle large data files they had received.
    • Darren Dugan, NetWare 4.1/NDS Support, went "above and beyond" in assisting the campus server team.
    • Dowel Morrow and David Walden, Telecommunications Technicians, helped out ID systems on short notice.
    • Panagiotis Russos, Microcomputer Consultant, for his help in recovering an important file for an individual.
    • Bob Saringer, CATV/Communications Technician, for his unfailing wilingess to help a co-worker when she needs unusual help on a project.
  • Coy Hoggard, Senior. Director of Administrative Computing, was the guest columnist in the July 6 issue of inhouse. His article, "Why the UNT System needs a new information system," can be read at
  • Dr. Karl Ho, Research and Statistical Support Services Manager, attended the International Studies Association 2001 Hong Kong Convention between 7/26 and 7/28. The theme of the conference was "Globalization and Its Challenges in the 21st Century". At the conference, he presented a paper (co-authored with Alexander Tan and Max Yu) titled "Asian Values and Beyond: Democratization, Human Rights, and Economic Growth in East Asia, 1976-1993". He also chaired
    and discussed at two panels titled "Asian Political Economy" and "Coping with Financial Liberalization" (for Alexander Tan). For more details, please consult the convention's on-line program at:
  • Rich Herrington, Research and Statistical Support Consultant, is now Dr. Rich Herrington, having graduated with his Ph.D. in Psychology this month.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager -- Her multimedia work, "A Stitch in Time," will be presented at Yonsei University in Seoul South Korea in September during a national conference of the Korean Society for Women Composers.