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Cloud tools for digital storage and workflows are increasing in their adoption at Western. The recent Scholars Week is a stellar example.

To support and showcase Scholars Week 2022, the Scholars Week Committee leveraged existing tools to streamline processes for students, faculty and…

Leaving WWU after 35 years has been one of the toughest decisions in my lifetime.  

I graduated from WWU in 1982 with a BA in English, first generation graduate, and I could not wait to leave WWU and see what life had in store for me!  My sights were set on Seattle, but I had not…

Western's Sean Stockburger, the Help Desk manager for Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS), passed away Jan. 28 at the age of 51 after a brief but intense fight with brain cancer. Stockburger was much beloved by his colleagues during his almost 10 years at the University; see below to…

If you are working on a University-owned desktop, laptop or mobile device, Western’s Academic Technology and User Services (ATUS) professionals are making sure those devices are securely configured and maintained. However, many Western community members are now working on personal devices, and…

October is National Cybersecurity Month!

COVID-19 has forced us into a reality we could not have imagined just a year ago. Because so much of our existence is online, it is more important than ever that we protect our data and privacy online. Western’s Information Security Office is here…

Note: This article originally ran in June 2021; however, with many of us still working from home, this information bears repeating this fall. 

After over a year of working remotely, your supervisor and you may agree to have you continue working…

Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, your electronic files are critical to your work at Western. Most of us, unfortunately, have experienced some data loss due to failed hardware, file corruption, and sometimes malware. To avoid the disaster of data loss, you should carefully…

In light of the need to support hybrid and mixed-modality instruction, ATUS and its affiliates have prepared a number of new and relevant resources online and in our classrooms.

Flexible Modality Toolkit

Looking for recorded tutorials, handouts, and walkthroughs for managing online…

After over a year of working remotely, your supervisor and you may agree to have you continue working remotely for a portion of your time, or for all of your time. Taking this route comes with some responsibility to keep your computer and Western’s data safe. Below are…

Just as it took some time to get your computer set up at home last year, it may take some time to get set up back in your campus office. Please expect up to a day of lost productivity for you, your staff, and colleagues. 

Gather your equipment and office furniture: Gather any…

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