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New Employees:

  • Andrew Babb, Distributed Computing and Imaging Services Student Assistant (part-time).

  • Nathaniel McGraw, Computer Systems Manager, EIS Technical Services (AIS). 

  • Matthew D. Bishop, Computer Equipment Operator, Computer Operations (part-time).

  • Anna West, Student Assistant, Administration and Planning (part-time).

No longer working in the Computing and Information Technology Center:

  • Pravi Ponnaiah, Student Assistant, Data Communications (part-time).
  • Emily Schlebach, Student Assistant, Planning and Administration (part-time).
  • Jennifer Moore, Student Assistant, Administration and Planning (part-time).
  • J.P. Williams, Computer Systems Manager, Central Web Support, Enterprise Systems Technical Services.
  • Graham Pocta, Distributed Computing and Imaging Services Student Computer Technician (part-time).

Changes, Awards, Recognition, Publications, etc.

  • Jesse White, Programmer/Analyst, Student Records Data Systems went to the SPEEDE users group conference in Austin in May, along with Bobby Lothringer (Assistant Registrar), to learn about the latest changes and updates to the SPEEDE software, which is the electronic transcript software used by all Texas public institutions to send transcripts to other Texas public institutions.

  • Kevin Cox, Data Warehouse & Reporting Infrastructure Team Manager, participated in Cognos Forum in Las Vegas, May 12 – 15; one was a panel discussion, and the other was a focused lunch group led discussion for higher education and public sector. Abstracts for the sessions are as follows:

    Session 1503 – IBM Cognos 8 Planning Customer Panel (University of North Texas, Constar International, Quiznos) – Join Cognos customers as they discuss their deployment of IBM Cognos Planning within their organizations. Share in the best practices these leading companies have utilized to help them increase efficiency and effectiveness to transform their planning processes and increase the speed of decision making.

    Networking Lunch : Public Sector – Share best practices for implementing an enterprise-wide performance management system, and hear how the University of North Texas successfully deployed performance management in a higher education enterprise environment.

Service to UNT

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

10 years of service

  • Roy Allen Akers, Jr., Programmer Analyst, EIS Technical Services (AIS). 

New Baby

Last month they had a baby shower, and right after that they had a baby! Meet Micah Eugene Franklin, David and Danja Franklin's baby boy, born on May 22. Danja is a Production Control Specialist in PeopleSoft Application Infrastructure Management (AIS) and David is a Computer Equipment Operator in Computer Operations (AIS).


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