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Networkmaine Maintenance - ITS Orono May 15, 2016

Outages - Thu, 2016-05-12 12:57
Where: ITS Orono
When: May 15, 2016 6AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: Master LDAP server

Summary:
Taking down master LDAP database and rebuilding it to improve performance. Passwords changed or accounts added will not be available until after the outage. The slave LDAP servers will be unaffected.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
NONE / Unknown at this time

hr

USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2016-05-12 10:01

ereserves

USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2016-05-12 10:01

US:IT Maintenance - Orono May 15th, 2015 - Shibboleth SSO

Outages - Thu, 2016-05-12 09:44
Where: US:IT Orono Datacenter
When: 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Expected Duration: Most likely less than 45 minutes

Scope: All services using the Shibboleth for SSO, including but
not limited to the following:

Concur, NOC Apps, Mailwatch, Maxient, Zabbix, CampusPress, InCommon
Member Service Providers not
otherwise listed, StudentSuccess

Advanced Computing Group
DMPTool

UMA
Sidewalk Pro HERO

Summary: Core system updates are available and will be put into place.
Reboot required.
It is also hoped that rebooting will clear some errors that the admins
have periodically seen occur recently. [...]

book store

USM Popular Queries - Wed, 2016-05-11 12:01

olli

USM Popular Queries - Wed, 2016-05-11 12:01

US:IT Maintenance - Orono May 15, 2016 - DMZ Host

Outages - Tue, 2016-05-10 15:04
Where: ITS Orono
When: 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Expected Duration: 1/2 hour, starting at 5 AM
Scope: The DMZ host used by parts of PeopleSoft and the systems that
connect to it & The Shared Processing Center document import batch
builder.

Summary: Core system updates are available and will be put into place.
Reboot required.

ITS/Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587 [...]

finals bus schedule

USM Popular Queries - Tue, 2016-05-10 11:01

president

USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01

provost search

USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01

gpa calculator

USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01

Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono May 08, 2016

Outages - Thu, 2016-05-05 16:52
Where: Orono
When: May 08, 2016 12:01AM
Expected Duration: 5hrs
Scope: US:IT IP Telephony

Summary:
Will be performing maintenance that will require all US:IT ip phones to go through a series of restarts. Each restart should last roughly 30 seconds. No extended downtime is expected.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
NONE / Unknown at this time

card services

USM Popular Queries - Wed, 2016-05-04 11:01

accuplacer

USM Popular Queries - Wed, 2016-05-04 11:01

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - USM Portland Datacenter May 04, 2016

Outages - Wed, 2016-05-04 06:29
Maintenance has been completed successfully, all connections are restored.

-
Steven

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Steven DeProfio wrote:

> Where: USM Portland Datacenter
> When: May 04, 2016 5 AM
> Expected Duration: 2hrs
> Scope: Internet Connectivity - Various Schools
>
> Summary:
> We will be migrating connections to different equipment. Most
> sites should NOT realize a loss of connectivity as their Orono paths will
> remain active.
>
> The following sites will be affected by this maintenance:
>
> Andover ES
> Forest dale
> Hebron Academy
> Hebron Station [...]

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - Portland and Gorham campuses May 04, 2016

Outages - Wed, 2016-05-04 06:16
Maintenance is complete. Operations are back to normal.

--Brandon

On Monday, May 2, 2016, Brandon Glenn wrote:

> Where: Portland and Gorham campuses
> When: May 04, 2016 5 AM
> Expected Duration: 2hrs
> Scope: Buildings listed
>
> Summary:
> We will be performing network maintenance that will impact voice
> services for no more than 15 minutes to the following buildings:
>
> Portland
> Glickman Library
> Wishcamper
>
> Gorham
> Upper-Class Hall
>
> Data services will not be impacted. Please plan accordingly.
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 561-3587
>
> [...]

Candidates for new provost announced

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:59

Candidates for the provost position have been announced after the search committee, chaired by Tom Parchman, interviewed all interested candidates, narrowing the search down to three. Each candidate will have two days on campus, starting during finals week, where students and faculty will be able to ask questions of them.

The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jon Harbor, Dr. George Anthony Peffer and Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, who is currently serving as interim provost.

The first candidate to be visiting campus is Dr. Jon Harbor who will be visiting on May 9 and 10. Dr. Harbor currently serves as the director of digital education and associate vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University.

“I am particularly excited by the emphasis that President Cummings and the community at Maine’s Metropolitan University has placed on providing a high quality, accessible and affordable education, and its specific focus on advancing learning through meaningful engagement and opportunities with communities,” Harbor said in the opening to his cover letter.

Harbor received his PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. While at Purdue he was included in their “Book of Great Teachers” for his success as both a professor and a researcher.

The second candidate to visit campus is Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, who will be open to questions on May 10 and 11. She has been serving as interim provost since late September and was a USM faculty member who was brought out of retrenchment by President Cummings to serve as interim provost.

“When President Cummings asked me to step into the provost’s office last year, I was excited, but I understood that the university faced significant challenges. On day one I took on the full responsibility of the office, focusing on the hard work USM needed,” Uzzi said in her cover letter. “If retained, I will continue to put every ounce of my energy, enthusiasm and goodwill into what is best for USM.”

Uzzi also stated in her cover letter that President Cummings told her that she could help heal the university. Since she accept the interim position, Uzzi has held many open meetings, spoken at a wide range of meetings and events and has met with many students and staff, addressing any concerns they might have.

“When I was retrenched, I accepted my fate, changed course and adapted to a new role in administration… Simply put, I love this institution and would be honored to continue as provost and VPAA,” Uzzi said in her closing paragraph of her letter.

The final candidate to visit campus is Dr. Tony Peffer, who will be visiting towards the end of finals week on May 11 and 12. Currently, Dr. Peffer serves as the chief academic officer of Castleton University.

Peffer is among the leaders of Castleton to implement and develop graduate programs to attempts to become “Vermont’s Comprehensive Master’s Institution.” He also serves as a representative of the university to build partnerships with high schools and universities in China.

According to Peffer, his main responsibility is supervising around 250 full-time and part-time staff and faculty.

Peffer claims that one of his highest priorities is expanding the access of higher education and having the privilege of helping first generation, minority and international students realize their dreams.

“Castleton has won my heart as a special family full of cherished friends. I can’t imagine leaving here for anyplace but a university that offers even more meaningful connections with faculty, staff and students. USM seems exactly such a place,” Peffer writes in his cover letter.

A decision on who will become the next provost is expected to be made by the end of May, with the winner starting the first of July.

Candidates for provost announced

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:58

By Zachary Searles, News Editor

Candidates for the provost position have been announced after the search committee, chaired by Tom Parchman, interviewed all interested candidates, narrowing the search down to three. Each candidate will have two days on campus, starting during finals week, where students and faculty will be able to ask questions of them.

The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jon Harbor, Dr. George Anthony Peffer and Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, who is currently serving as interim provost.

The first candidate to be visiting campus is Dr. Jon Harbor who will be visiting on May 9 and 10. Dr. Harbor currently serves as the director of digital education and associate vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University.

“I am particularly excited by the emphasis that President Cummings and the community at Maine’s Metropolitan University has placed on providing a high quality, accessible and affordable education, and its specific focus on advancing learning through meaningful engagement and opportunities with communities,” Harbor said in the opening to his cover letter.

Harbor received his PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. While at Purdue he was included in their “Book of Great Teachers” for his success as both a professor and a researcher.

The second candidate to visit campus is Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, who will be open to questions on May 10 and 11. She has been serving as interim provost since late September and was a USM faculty member who was brought out of retrenchment by President Cummings to serve as interim provost.

“When President Cummings asked me to step into the provost’s office last year, I was excited, but I understood that the university faced significant challenges. On day one I took on the full responsibility of the office, focusing on the hard work USM needed,” Uzzi said in her cover letter. “If retained, I will continue to put every ounce of my energy, enthusiasm and goodwill into what is best for USM.”

Uzzi also stated in her cover letter that President Cummings told her that she could help heal the university. Since she accept the interim position, Uzzi has held many open meetings, spoken at a wide range of meetings and events and has met with many students and staff, addressing any concerns they might have.

“When I was retrenched, I accepted my fate, changed course and adapted to a new role in administration… Simply put, I love this institution and would be honored to continue as provost and VPAA,” Uzzi said in her closing paragraph of her letter.

The final candidate to visit campus is Dr. Tony Peffer, who will be visiting towards the end of finals week on May 11 and 12. Currently, Dr. Peffer serves as the chief academic officer of Castleton University.

Peffer is among the leaders of Castleton to implement and develop graduate programs to attempts to become “Vermont’s Comprehensive Master’s Institution.” He also serves as a representative of the university to build partnerships with high schools and universities in China.

According to Peffer, his main responsibility is supervising around 250 full-time and part-time staff and faculty.

Peffer claims that one of his highest priorities is expanding the access of higher education and having the privilege of helping first generation, minority and international students realize their dreams.

“Castleton has won my heart as a special family full of cherished friends. I can’t imagine leaving here for anyplace but a university that offers even more meaningful connections with faculty, staff and students. USM seems exactly such a place,” Peffer writes in his cover letter.

A decision for provost will be made by the end of May, with the winner starting the first of July.

Raising awareness for sexual assault in April

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:58

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The campaign began in the late 1990s. The month of April was selected by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) who created the awareness project.

Each year during the month of April, different community based organizations, schools, businesses and other groups plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and to reinforce the need for prevention efforts. The slogan, resources and materials for the SAAM campaign are coordinated by NSVRC, which helps assisting different anti-sexual assault organizations throughout the country.

USM has been recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month for many years. Each year programming changes, all with the intent of raising awareness.

Sarah Holmes, the Assistant Dean of Students, states that: “The more awareness raising we do, the more reports we see – not meaning it happens more, but that more people know to come forward to get help and support.”

USM takes their own measures to prevent sexual assault at school and in the community. According to USM’s “Annual Security Report” the university prohibits dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in all forms. Violators of these policies may be subject to criminal prosecution and disciplinary measures, including dismissal.

At USM, different organizations on campus conduct educational programs to increase awareness, understanding and prevention of sexual harassment and violence. All students and employees are required to participate in these educational programs.

USM’s Campus Safety Project staff conducts educational programs designed to raise awareness of these crimes and incidents and to encourage students and staff to be an active bystander. Some of the educational programs include: Speak About It, UnSpoken Maine and Title IX, an online primary prevention program called “Not Any More” by Student Success.

More recently, on April 26, there was a film showing of “The Mask You Live In” that was co-sponsored by the USM Campus Safety Project and partnered with Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) and Maine Boys to Men. The film is a documentary that was released in 2015, that shows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves as they face America’s harsh definition of masculinity. The film is an example of the impact that our culture’s pressure of masculinity has on society as a whole.

In conjunction with the film showing during the month of April, emails have been sent out to all students to inform them about sexual assault.

The Campus Safety Project also uses social media to spread awareness, community partners have been tabling on the Gorham and Lewiston campuses, and SARSSM has held office hours of the Gorham and Portland campus.

USM also has ongoing awareness campaigns on campus, such as, Community Advocate Resource Tabling, Floor and Hall Meetings, Campus Safety Project Facebook postings, educational bulletin boards, Consent Days, and Take Back the Night Rallies.

USM’s “Annual Security Report” has exact directions informing students on what to do if they are sexually assaulted, experience domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. For the complete sexual assault policy, relationship violence and stalking policy for USM, students can pick up a physical copy in the Dean of Students Office.

“Sexual assault is a problem at every college and university. National statistics tell us that 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault during their college years. At USM, incidents of sexual assault are under reported,” Holmes said.

Students can contact Public Safety or local law enforcement if they feel they are in danger of a sexual assault.

University Health and Counseling Services provides confidential supports to any students facing sexual assault and those impacted by it.

All employees at the university are also mandated reporters of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence and stalking. Those reports are sent to Sarah Holmes. Holmes is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the school. She works with students who have faced sexual assault to provide the support and resources they need.

The biggest resource for students are the sexual assault centers in every region. In Portland and Gorham, SARSSM is the agency that would help. There is a 24-hour hotline that anyone can call for help at 1-800-313-9900.

 

USM awarded grant for recovery center on campus

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:57

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff

A federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), has been awarded to open a recovery center here on campus. Having a center for those in need will stand in contrast to the existing group’s, Students and Recovery (SAR),  previous set-up.

SAR has been directly involved in coordinating with the university throughout the application process. The group, formed in 2014, met with the administration this past August and USM’s Collegiate Recovery Program Steering Committee was formed as a result. The committee worked to successfully apply for a grant funding to increase Collegiate Recovery services offered at USM. The funding is contracted with Bringing Recovery Support to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) and through SAMHSA. USM was one of seven universities to receive this funding.

In the past, SAR has met in reserved classrooms for one hour a week. This hasn’t been ideal according Andrew Kiezulas, a participant and group leader within SAR: “It causes confusion,” he said in regards to the brevity of their meeting times and to having to use a space that wasn’t their own.

Having a center on campus will be a considerable step toward treating the issue of substance use as one that deserves more attention and more resolution.

“The fallout from this not being here is more friends of ours die,” Kiezulas said. “We’re trying to increase positive outcomes.”

Diane Geyer, coordinator of substance abuse clinical services at USM, said the center will expand the current services offered through SAR.

“The new Collegiate Recovery Center will offer a physical space, a home for SAR group and all students in recovery,” she said.

While SAR will continue to meet, the Recovery Center will likely be open during regular campus business hours. The center’s presence and availability will exponentially increase the reach of its vital services.

“With the Recovery Center, we would like to have a space where people can go,” Kiezulas said.

Having a dedicated space located on campus will give students and those in need of help a supportive environment and a place to go to.

Working closely with the university, a location has been selected to centralize recovery services at USM. It will be located on the first floor of Payson Smith.

This location also features the benefit of being located down the hall from the university’s Health and Counseling Services office.

“This was very deliberate,” Kiezulas said, speaking positively of the relationship between SAR and the university’s Health and Counseling Services office.

“We’re hoping to be liaisons to them,” he said. “A lot of our community members would do very well seeking professional clinical help.”

However, SAR and the Health and Counseling office’s hands are tied to a degree. SAR only meets once a week, and similarly clinicians can only work with someone for an hour a week.

“It can really stunt the growth of people when they’re trying to transition into recovery… without there being a continuum of care,” Kiezulas said.

That’s where the Recovery Center will come into play.

The exact date of the center’s opening hasn’t been announced yet, but efforts by the university and SAR will be made toward opening the center in August, or to at least ensure it is open in time for the fall semester.  

“We anticipate the center being open to students by the middle of August,” Geyer said.

When the launch date is in sight, the university, according to Geyer, “will be having an open house for the public and the college community.”

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