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Changes to Face Mask Policy Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 10/14/2021 11:56:15 AM

Students,

Effective immediately, the Risk Management Task Force is implementing the following changes to SAU’s public health guidelines:

  • Facemasks are required only in classrooms (including labs, which are classrooms)
  • Facemasks are not required for travel
  • Students identified as classroom close contacts will not be required to quarantine, but may choose to do so. Retaining facemasks in classrooms enables this decision.
  • Students identified as classroom close contacts will be notified by University Health Services (UHS) and receive instructions regarding this new policy.
  • This institutional policy is based on our own data of zero classroom transmission of Covid-19 to date.
  • UHS will monitor this policy closely using parameters set in place by the Task Force.

We encourage students to continue wearing facemasks in public, as we know this is a great mitigation tool. The use of facemasks in classrooms has enabled our zero classroom transmission record. Thank you, students!

We encourage students to be vaccinated. We have said this from the onset of vaccine availability and we strongly believe in the vaccine. We have urged you all to get the vaccine, and we continue to do so as we watch our family and friends who are unvaccinated suffer the horrific and often fatal results from the Covid-19 virus. We just cannot stress vaccination enough.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus safe and healthy! Your actions have made these changes possible!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Risk Management Task Force

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Program - Free Software for Students Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM

Dear Students,

Because of our Microsoft Campus Agreement, SAU qualifies for the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, formerly known as Microsoft Imagine, which is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge.

Once you log into the mySAU portal, you will see a link named “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching-Free Software” at the bottom of the “Quick Links” box on the left side of the page(To see this link, you must be logged into the portal). After clicking on this link, you will be asked to login to the Azure site using your Microsoft login credentials (SAU student (muleriders.saumag.edu) email address and password).

Once on the Microsoft Azure site, please click on "Software" in the left column list and you will get a full list of the software available. 

 Enjoy!

Revised Systems Status Notifications Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 11/6/2015 11:10:00 AM

In case you have not already noticed, recently a new revised/enhanced communications system using color indicators has been implemented to notify users of the known statuses of important production technology systems:

1)      The “Systems Status” tab on the mySAU portal has been removed and a “System Status” link with a color indicator has been added to the main toolbar. This indicator is visible on the  portal page whether logged into the portal or not.

2)       When you click on the “System Status” indicator/link, you will be taken to a status page showing a list of production technology systems along with their current status indicator based on a color scheme also defined on the page at the top. At the present time this page refreshes automatically every minute, thus the status indicator is valid for the last minute.

3)      The “Overall ITS System Status” indicator at the top of the page is the indicator included on the toolbar of the mySAU portal page. This indicator will reflect the lowest/worst status of any system included in the list. For examples, 1)should there be any single system at any status other than normal/green, then that status will be reflected by the overall status indication whether yellow, blue, or red, 2)should there be multiple systems where one is yellow and another is red, then the overall status indicator will reflect red, 3) if yellow and blue, then blue, etc.

4)      In the “Notes” column of the system affected, we will include an explanation of the current issue(s).

5)      Additionally an ITS Operations Calendar for planned maintenance dates and times has been provided.

6)       The system status page is also available from our ITS home page and in the SAU main website “Quick Links” list.

7)      This new notification system does not exclude email notifications for major issues.

As always, ITS will continue to investigate more effective ways to provide accurate and meaningful information to all users. Additionally this procedure may be modified when improvements are identified.

If you have suggestions to improve this procedure, please send them to me for consideration.

Thanks! 

Mike Argo
Director of Information Technology Services
Southern Arkansas University

100 East University
MSC 9407
Magnolia, Arkansas  71753
mikeargo@saumag.edu