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Introducing myOleMiss 2.0

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Please listen carefully, as our menu options have changed . . . In a few weeks, you’ll notice some big changes to your myOleMiss interface. Since rolling out the original portal design in 2008, all of our first-hand experience and collected feedback have provided us with clear directions for improving it. On September 20, we’ll […]

Get up to Speed on the IT Enhancements over the Summer

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing  for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. SAP Grants Management To provide enhanced oversight of research funding, the University implemented an additional […]

Now See Percentage Complete Towards Your Degree Program

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Wouldn’t it be great if you had one place to go to see if students were on track, where you could view GPA information and what percentage of their coursework is complete and outstanding? Yes, we thought so, too!  And, all of these features went live on the morning of March 17, 2014, just in […]

UM Today: “UM Memo” Message Types Added

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Office of Information Technology rolls out two additional UM Today message types:  UM Memo and UM Memo – Important.  Memorandum, another UM Message type, already existed in UM Today.  UM Memo Layout with UM letterhead Available to all users Can be used for general messages (intradepartmental communication, employee promotions, etc.) Appears near the bottom  […]

The Fall 2013 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing  for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. UM Google All students are given UM Gmail accounts which include access to Gmail, Google […]

Automated Attendance: Upcoming Faculty Training

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by CHRISTOPHER REICHLEY

The automated attendance system has been expanded to cover additional rooms and it now includes more functionality to monitor and record attendance. There are three upcoming training seminars to better support faculty and plan for future enhancements. The training will acquaint the faculty with the barcode scanners and their operation so that they may better […]

Using Degree Progress Can Prevent Nasty Surprises

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by TERRIE THOMPSON

The year was 1997, early spring.  I’d been wrapping up my classwork and was planning on graduating in May.  So I retrieved my printed catalog.  You know, the one I hadn’t opened since I started my degree program.  Imagine my surprise when I observed deadlines for May graduation that were only a month away!  I […]

1098-T and 1042-S Tax Documents

Posted on: January 11th, 2013 by Chris Provence

Every January, the University of Mississippi issues tax-related documents to students and employees so they can prepare their personal tax return.  W-2’s were discussed earlier in a November 2012 TECHNews article.  Two other forms issued are Form 1098-T and Form 1042-S.

The Degree Progress Report

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by

Degree progress report is a very useful resource for students to view their progress toward degree completion.  Earlier, students had to either  maneuver through the Degree Audit application or  find their transcript,  use the catalog or go online to their school’s webpage and match up requirements for this information. To access the degree progress report application: Sign-in to […]

Employee W-2′s Go Online

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Al Ling

Tax season.  Those two words can mean different things to different people.  For the UM Payroll Office, it means one thing…producing W-2 statements for employees. Each January, between 7,000 and 8,000 W-2 forms are generated, printed, and mailed to employees.    This process consumes a tremendous amount of paper in the form of special paper stock […]