Microsoft Office 2013 is coming to campus! Some faculty and staff may already have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Here are some links to videos about what’s new for each program:
Me: “Wow, you have a lot of toolbars installed. Do you like having those?”
Me: “Do you know where they came from?”
Me: “Do you want me to remove those?”
Them: “Yes, please!”
Google is streamlining their services which means students can expect some changes when logging into their school email. The old address, http://go.shoreline.edu, will still work, but will no longer have the SCC look and feel. The login site will look the same as a personal Gmail account and can be also accessed at http://gmail.com. Most importantly, students will need to use their entire email address to login.
Becker is artistic director of Drybones Artist Collective, a non-profit with the mission to inspire hope and engage audiences through art to make positive changes within their communities. Becker also teaches musical theater at Shoreline Community College and the confluence of the two jobs is creating an opportunity to bring a strong message to the campus and the community.
“’Costly Desires’ is a touring show about human trafficking that we are currently producing,” Becker said. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Jan. 10-11, at the Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. Shoreline, WA, 98133. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for groups of six or more and $10 for students and faculty. Tickets are available at the door or at costlydesiresplay.brownpapertickets.com.
“Drybones donates 25 percent of all the money we make off of the show’s ticket sales to organizations that are helping to end human trafficking here in Seattle,” Becker said.
The multimedia performance piece incorporates theater, dance and original music. “Costly Desires” tells the story of Maria and Yen, two young women pulled into the world of sex trafficking through circumstances beyond their control, and John, a married man whose sexual addiction threatens his family, his career, and his way of life.
“I am very excited at the prospect of sharing this show with the students and faculty here at Shoreline,” Becker said. “I really love this school and community and think there would be an interest in this topic and in this show. This is a very important issue and educating people about it is a step toward ending the problem.”
In addition to the performance, Becker is working with a group called REST that works to assist victims of sex trafficking and support people who are involved in the sex trade in the Seattle area in finding ways out. “At our very first show we produced last November here in Seattle, we featured two organizations who work with victims,” Becker said. “After each of the shows at Shoreline, we’ll have panel discussions about human trafficking.”
Dell Inc. is no longer a publicly-traded company. It sealed a $24.9 billion buyout deal that will take the company private. Dell Inc. delisted from the NASDAQ at the close of Tuesday’s trading, as founder Michael Dell and private equity house, Silver Lake completed their controversial buyout of the struggling PC maker. Like its rivals, Dell got sideswiped by the speed of decline in PC sales globally in past years, as consumers increasingly chose to spend on ever-more powerful smartphones and ultra-light tablet computers. click to read full article source: CompTIA SmartBrief & Reuters News Agency
OS X Mavericks, which is version 10.9, was released by Apple on October 22, 2013 and is now available as a free download from the Mac App Store. You will need an Apple ID for this download. The operating system has hundreds of new features & several new technologies, such as App Nap & Compressed Memory – to name a few. It is an easy upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 or later versions. It has been reported to be compatible with most software applications such as Office for Mac 2011 and Adobe Creative Suite versions, but some minor issues are arising with other applications. For more details and product info visit http://www.apple.com/osx/
If you are a new user to the Google Chrome browser, here is a helpful tip. Clicking on the button, which is the “Customize and control Google Chrome” button, in the upper right hand corner of the page – gives you several options and tools. For instance, you can open a new web tab, create and manage bookmarks, print, view source code (HTML, etc.), access Internet downloads, tweak some of your Chrome settings – like startup, appearance, and homepage, and do much more.
It’s important to protect your personal information, and to take certain steps quickly to minimize the potential damage from identity theft if your information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen: 1) Place a “Fraud Alert” on your credit reports, and review those reports carefully. Notifying one of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies is sufficient. 2) Contact your bank or other financial institution(s) and close any accounts that have been tampered with or established fraudulently. 3) File a police report with local law enforcement officials. This is an essential step for protecting your rights. 4) Report your theft to the Federal Trade Commission, online, by phone, or by mail. Visit http://onguardonline.gov/idtheft.htmlfor more information. Source: SANS Institute