Dec, 2016

The Results Are In – SU Food Bank Challenge!

December is always a busy month but the University took the time to show its community spirit by coming together and raising always welcome donations for the Student’s Union Food Bank.

IT Services and Financial Services threw down the gauntlet again this year and challenged each other to see who could raise the most donations and the results were fantastic! A total of 874 food items and a whopping $1,239.00 in cash was raised. Shelly Tuff, USLU Health & Dental Plan Administrator, said that the USLU foodbank has been well stocked. “Thanks to IT and Financial Services for all the food and cash collected, it will help out a lot of students in need. And thanks to all who donated, we at the Student’s Union are very grateful for your generosity!”

The friendly rivalry started early in December with both departments collecting food and cash donations. IT Services had a Chili Cook Off fundraiser which was very well supported. Managers donated their time and chili and The PMO Office came out victorious with the most votes for the favorite. All those who attended enjoyed some great food and donated generously. Plans are in the works to host another cook off next year.

For cash donations, IT Services raised $934.00 followed by Financial Services with a total of $423.00. For food items IT Services collected 514 items and Financial Services collected 360.
The response was overwhelming and we would like to thank everyone from both departments for their enthusiasm, generosity and support. The victors in this friendly competition are definitely the students in need.

We’re looking forward to another spirited competition next year!



Mac Adobe CC Users – Do not upgrade to Mac OSX Sierra (10.12)

It has come to our attention that upgrading to MacOS Sierra (10.12) may cause a  problem with Adobe Creative Cloud applications. It is possible that the Adobemac-os-x-sierra products in some cases may not function after the upgrade and that we may not be able to reinstall the software at the current time. We are working to determine a solution but suggest that anyone who is using or may need to use Adobe Creative Cloud applications on their Mac not upgrade to Sierra at this time. Though some of the software in the package may continue to function, other programs within the package can be individually affected and may not run properly or at all.

We will post updates when they are available.