Brain holding books

East Campus Book Group

Thanks to Peggy Kearney we are able to offer a book group on the East campus. The group will meet for the first time on February 22 from 2:30 to 3:30. The group will read How to Become a Student Ready College by Tia McNair, our Professional Issues Conference keynote speaker. If you are interested in joining contact […]

The three dots on a message in the preview pane allow you to block a user.

Blocking Users on Outlook

About once a day I look in the junk folder of Outlook to make sure that there is nothing important there. Frequently I see some of the same companies, or people sending me messages I do not want. There is an easy way to stop these messages so they do not clutter your mailbox using […]

You could choose to bring an apple to the brown bag session just like Sara Bella is holding here.

You Can’t Ice Our Our Professional Development

One thing I have learned over years of teaching is that you should not use sports metaphors when trying to reach a broad audience. So, for instance, you should not compare calling a time out to ice a kicker in football to having literal ice cause the cancelation of a professional development session. But, c’mon, […]

A partial view of a desktop calendar

And Then There Was One- Calendar

The default setting in desktop Outlook is to have multiple calendars show up without overlapping. This must be useful for someone, somewhere. Fortunately, my next door neighbor at work (along with, I suppose, millions of users world-wide) discovered how to change this. There is an arrow at the top tab of each calendar pointing left. […]

The fold out menu that changes from threaded to message view.

If Conversation View MAKES YOU WANT TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS

Messages in an email system can either be set to show the full thread of replies with the ability to then click into prior messages from within the newer messages. This seems to be the most popular way because this is the default in most email systems including Outlook. Now, if you like conversation view […]

Thumbs Up in a Pleasant Shade of Green

Liking Emails

So, you have probably had times when you wanted to acknowledge you received an email message, but you did not really have anything to say in reply. You reply “Thank you.” The other user has to spend time reading another email. Rarely they might even reply “You’re welcome.” You have to read another email. Who […]