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EIS Influential Presence at Oracle/PeopleSoft Conference

As was announced in the February issue of theEnterprise, numerous UNT and HSC technical and functional staff were invited to share information and case studies about EIS for the past five years at the The Alliance 2008 conference due to their level of expertise and innovative solutions in enterprise system fields.

The Alliance conference is an annual event for all higher education, government, and public sector users of Oracle applications. The conference is organized and managed by the Higher Education User Group ( The 11th annual event for HEUG was held March 10-13, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year UNTS and EIS were represented by the following topics and presenters:

  • “Encumbering Salaries and Benefits,” co-presented by Rong Wang (CITC - AIS, Payroll/HR Systems) and Jean Bush (Budgets) -- provides an overview of UNT's solution to encumber/disencumber salaries and benefits.

  • “Budget Reports,” co-presented by Will Senn (CITC - AIS, Finance & Administration, Budgets & Business Intelligence Team Manager) and Jean Bush (Budgets) -- describes and demonstrates UNT's solution for budget reporting using Cognos.

  • “Incorporating Cognos Reporting into PeopleSoft at UNT,” presented by Ginny Richards (CITC - AIS, EIS Tools Support  Team Manager).

  • “Writing Usable User Documentation,” presented by Cathy Gonzalez (CITC - AIS, EIS Training, Communications, and Administration Team Manager) – workshop highlighting best practices for trainers and writers creating documents and electronic help for Oracle/PeopleSoft products.

  • "From PeopleSoft Queries to Oracle Discoverer, Explore the Possibilities,” co-presented by Juana Castillo (HSC), Dona Smith (HSC), and Bob Woelfel (HSC).

Soaring Eagles

The following people were recently recognized as Soaring Eagles in the April/May issue of the HR Connections Newsletter:

  • Tracy Hansen, Imaging, Enterprise Systems Technical Services.

  • Daniel Harris, Helpdesk Consultant (part-time).

  • Mike Shirley, AIS, Student Records Data Systems.

  • Jim Curry, Director of Classroom Support Services.

  • Steve Moran, Classroom Support Manager.

  • George Trabazo, Student Assistant, Classroom Support (part-time).

Service to UNT

The following people were recognized for their service to UNT in InHouse recently:

10 years of service

  • Donald Alan Wilson, Programmer Analyst, Fiscal Systems (AIS).

5 years of service

  • Stephen Louis Vrbka, Team Leader, Payroll/Human Resources Systems (AIS).

Congratulations to ...

Andy Novak, Systems Manager, Project Management, who was profiled in the "Portrait Gallery" section of inHouse on March 24. In case you didn't know, besides being a computing professional, "he’s had opportunities to mingle with the family of one of the greatest musical talents of the 20th century, and he occasionally plays guitar for the Tommy Cash Show."

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