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C&IT brings computer science to Detroit high schoolers in TEALS program
Director of Desktop Engineering, Curtis Kratt, volunteers at Renaissance High School in Detroit through Microsoft's TEALS program, teaching computer science.
Wayne State offers students free financial aid resources
Here's an overview of all of the financial aid resources available to Wayne State University students.
Wayne State makes commitment to expand accessibility to computer science during CSforALL Summit
In 1954, Wayne State University — then known as Wayne University — was the first higher-ed institution to hold a meeting on the importance of teaching computer science to students. Fast-forward to today, and the university continues that mission.
How to secure your information when filing your FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to all current or prospective college students in the U.S. The annual form determines your eligibility for financial aid, and assistance is free through Wayne State financial aid services. 
Wayne State C&IT supports 71 years of tech in the heart of Detroit
In 1947, Wayne State University received a mechanical differential analyzer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sparking excitement in the newly budding field of computer science and leading to 71 years andcounting of making computing technology available to students, faculty, staff and the city of Detroit.
Fraudulent email warning: Bitcoin sextortion
You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.
Computer Science students get industry experience with Wayne State C&IT
If you finish your undergraduate career without an internship, landing an interview for a full-time gig is going to be an up-hill battle. Making sure Wayne State University computer science students graduate with hands-on experience is only one reason the Computing & Information Technology Internship Program was created.
Keep your financial aid refund safe from scammers
College students like you are targeted by scammers who design emails and websites replicating university resources, with real phone numbers, photos and logos, to trick you into providing personal information. This is known as phishing and just one attempt could affect your financial aid refund if you fall for it.
ProfTech: Police your password during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The average person spends eleven hours connected to the internet every day. From banking to chatting with friends, uploading a paper on Canvas to registering for classes, there is really no limit to the things we do on a daily basis online. Almost every single resource we use—from Facebook to Wayne Connect—is secured with a password.
Report scam phone calls to C&IT
C&IT is investigating scam phone calls that appear to come from Wayne State phone numbers (e.g. 313-577-0000) and include pre-recorded messages claiming to be the IRS, notifications about extended warranties, and other types of solicitation. If you receive a fraudulent call like this, please report it to C&IT using the Report Spam Calls form on tech.wayne.edu/forms/telephone so that we may block the number.
Student loan scams and how to avoid them
Your first student loan can be intimidating—How do you make payments? Should you consolidate? Do you qualify for forgiveness? Scammers know that this information is confusing for first-time money borrowers, and they take advantage of the situation to trick you into giving up personal information or even money on the internet.
Faculty use tech to reach new students
Computing & Information Technology, the Office for Teaching & Learning, And University Libraries partnered to bring Teaching & Technology Day to Wayne State University faculty Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and although Wayne State C&IT is committed to helping you stay safe on the internet year-round, this month we want to spread the word about online scams targeting students. 
WSU CIO Daren Hubbard honored by Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program
Wayne State University Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Computing & Information Technology Daren Hubbard was presented the Real McCoy award in technology from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) at their annual ceremony Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. 
C&IT implements new service management system
C&IT is phasing out our IT service management system, TechSolutions, and transitioning to a new tool called Cherwell Service Management beginning Monday, Sept. 24.
C&IT helps launch Wayne State Virtual Experience app
Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology partnered with the Office of the Provost, Enrollment, and Marketing and Communications to create a virtual experience for recruiting new students at country-wide events. 
Self-service applications in Academica and Banner unavailable Sept. 22-23
Banner and all dependent systems, including time sheets, registration, transcripts and more, will be unavailable Sept. 22-23.
EndNote X9 software is now available at the Help Desk
EndNote X9 is now available for purchase on the C&(T Help Desk online store at an academic discount price of $30.
C&IT data center almost complete
Construction on the new Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology data center is almost complete, with electrical and mechanical systems estimated to be completed before December and the facility ready to be turned over to the university by the end of the year.
Faculty can download the Canvas Warrior Guide for help
In anticipation of the busiest time in the transition, the LMS support team and the OTL will be offering extended hours at the beginning of the semester. 
C&IT awards 2018 scholarship to Isaac Weiss
C&IT Help Desk on site during 2018 student move-in weekend
The C&IT Help Desk technicians will be available for tech support during the 2018 move-in weekend.
Tech updates for fall 2018: Wi-Fi, Canvas and password security
Computing & Information Technology welcomes you to a new year at Wayne State University. Here are a few must-know tech tips to help you have a successful year.
Wi-Fi upgrade and refresh project at C&IT
In addition to switching to a new provider, we are updating access points across campus and adding additional access points to areas with known connectivity issues. Over the next two years, we will invest over $4 million to deploy more than 4,000 access points across 100+ buildings.
Sign up for Canvas Days before the Aug. 31 transition