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In the very first installment of Tech Tips I made of a note of an issue with Windows 10 and the campus VPN client.  I’m happy to report that as of this week UKAT has released a new VPN client that is compatible with Windows 10 (and older versions of Windows).  To get the new VPN client Go to http://download.uky.edu and search for AnyConnect.  The current AnyConnect client on download is Windows only, but a Mac version should be available soon.

 

A quick heads-up about upcoming changes to UK e-mail.  Previously I wrote about the campus move from an on campus Exchange E-mail environment to Office 365.  This project is moving forward and UKAT has a targeted completion date of the end of May.  We will be coordinating with UKAT in the coming weeks to begin the College migration of mailboxes to Office 365.  A few of us in the Hive have already had our mailboxes migrated to Office 365 to begin testing, and I can report that the process is rather seamless and nearly headache free.  Stay tuned for further information as we move ahead with this project.

Meet Tina Hagee

 

 

Tina Hagee
Department Manager
History

 

I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica along with 5 other siblings.  I moved to the US to attend college where I met my husband and moved to Lexington where I’ve lived for almost 35 years! Can’t think of any other place to live other than maybe the beachfront in Jamaica!   I was blessed with two wonderful children, and am now a beaming grandma of identical twin girls!       

 

1.         What do you like to do in your spare time?

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

The College is hosting a Fred Pryor leadership seminar on Friday, 1 April, 2016.  The seminar is titled:  Leadership, Team Building, and Coaching.  This is an all-day seminar from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Lunch is “on your own”, however coffee and water will be provided.  If you are interested please email me to reserve a spot.  Space is limited to 25 participants. 

Don’t forget to check out one of two upcoming February brown bag lunches.  Ryan Mason, a UK graduate student will be leading two sessions titled Strength Training: the Ins and Outs, on Tuesday, February 23rd, 12 pm, in POT 745 and Monday, February 29th, 12 pm, in 104B Slone Building. 

Financial counseling is a free voluntary service for UK employees intended for anyone who is interested in gaining greater control over their finances.  UK employees can schedule up to five sessions per fiscal year.  For more information go to http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits/financial-well-being/financial-counseling.  

Tech Tips from the Hive

We've received a number of requests lately asking for assistance with dealing with SPAM. It seems that there has been a recent uptick in the number of spam messages showing up in all of our inboxes (IT staff included) so it seems like this is a great topic for this installment of tech tips.

This time around we're going to combine two tech tips into one. UKAT has a method by which they prefer SPAM emails be forwarded to them which allows them to very easily block more instances and cut back on the number of possible phishing attacks on campus. We've created a tutorial that shows you how to get this information to them in the correct format. This also gives us an opportunity to show you a really quick and easy way to do this using Outlook quick steps. If you've never used Outlook quick steps they can be a really quick and easy way to automate repetitive tasks that we all do in Outlook every day. We've created a tutorial that helps you create an Outlook quick step to report SPAM to UKIT. Check out this link for the tutorial: https://www.as.uky.edu/tutorials/create-outlook-quick-step-report-spam

Brad's Blurb

Brad’s Blurb

UK Staff Appreciation Day is May 26, from 11am-2pm at the Seaton Center Gymnasium and Pieratt Field.  The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate, and brought to you by the Appreciation Day Commission.  As in past years, there will be free food, live music, exhibits, t-shirts, etc., and all for free.  This year, staff members are encouraged to submit a design for the event t-shirt to Trisha Clement at tclem2@uky.edu by February 15.  Designs should be two colors maximum and suitable for either a light or dark background.  The winning design submission selected by the Commission will receive a prize.   If you have any ideas or suggestions for future events, please send them to the commission at the following link:  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cN14LOX2Utqggrr.  For more information, contact the Office of Staff Senate Office Coordinator Holly Clark at hclark@uky.edu or the Appreciation Day Commission Chairs, Misty Dotson at misty.dotson@uky.edu and Orvis Kean at orvis.kean@uky.edu.

Hive Creative Team

 

 

What do we do?

In short, we do anything and everything deemed “creative.” Our team is comprised of areas that focus on: Design and Art, Communications/Marketing, Video Production, Social Media, Photography and Audio Production. We assist with many of the projects/initiatives in the college such as international and domestic recruitment, LLP marketing, ASB promotion/development, alumni communications, event promotions and supporting materials, getting the word out about faculty, staff and student accomplishments, podcast series, building and digital signage, and much, much more. 

 

Hive Creative Team

Here's a little introduction to the Hive Creative Team!

What we do?

In short, we do anything and everything deemed “creative.” Our team is comprised of areas that focus on: Design and Art, Communications/Marketing, Video Production, Social Media, Photography and Audio Production. We assist with many of the projects/initiatives in the college such as international and domestic recruitment, LLP marketing, ASB promotion/development, alumni communications, event promotions and supporting materials, getting the word out about faculty, staff and student accomplishments, podcast series, building and digital signage, and much, much more. 

How we do it – Behind the Scenes

Here is a look behind the scenes at some color breakdowns and a timeline from our video team. A lot of time goes into editing video, audio and photographs, as well as beginning a new design or modifying an exisitng design. We brainstorm a lot, toss around ideas and have worked to create an open atmosphere that fosters creativity (you can see pictures of the creative space below). 

CREATIVE TEAM

Podcast Team

 

 

DAVID COLE

MASON PASSAMONTE

 

Social Media

   

YINGNAN SONG

Chinese Social Media Coordinator
Accounting, 2017

Meet Laurel Hostetter!

Name:  Laurel Hostetter
Position: Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Team/Department/Unit: Development

 

Hi! I’m Laurel Hostetter and I started here at A&S in June of 2015. I’m an A&S graduate – I got my BA here in English in 2009 and then went on to get my law degree from the UK College of Law in 2012. After a brief stint in Athens, Georgia, I have returned to my hometown of Midway, Kentucky. My husband Xon (pronounced with a Z sound, like Zon) is also an attorney, and he actually practices (unlike me). We have a super sweet twelve-week-old son named Knox Everett (and I have an awesome eight year old stepson named Bradley). We also have a very neurotic dog, Henry, who the Atlanta Humane Society told us was a Lab/English Setter mix though that was almost definitely incorrect and he may be some sort of Hound/Dalmatian mix, and three Flame Point Siamese cats we rescued (Max, Squeaks, and Hazel). All of our pets look alike.

 

Tech Tips From the Hive

Happy New Year! Still trying to come up with a New Year’s resolution? How about committing to using secure passwords this year? The beginning of a new year is a great time to clean house of all the old and often used passwords and start fresh. This applies not only at work, but also for all the personal accounts we use (think Facebook, Twitter, online banking, credit cards, etc.). A secure password is at least 8 characters long, doesn’t contain your username or real name, doesn’t contain a complete word, is different from previous passwords, and uses all of the following: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

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