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By Randy Hollowell
On February 7, 2013

Niihka outage scheduled for Feb. 10

Niihka will experience a service outage on Sunday, Feb. 10 between 5:00 and 6:00 am.  The outage is required to install a number of minor updates and make adjustments to Niihka's settings.  Please be sure to log off Niihka prior to Sunday at 5:00 am as any unsaved changes will be lost without warning.

Important Student Google Apps Update Information

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, some Google apps (email, Contacts) will be turned off in the domain.  This means you will no longer have access to any old email messages.  If you have data there that has not already been migrated, please move what you want to keep to your domain.  Although this data was migrated for you, you may want to review to make sure nothing has changed since the migration (i.e., adding a contact).  Drive, Calendar and Talk will remain active to allow for the continued use of Google+.

Second, by no later than March 11, 2013 you must move any other data for the rest of your Google Apps from the domain to your account.  These apps include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive
  • Picasa Web albums
  • YouTube
  • Google Sites
  • Google Blogs
  • Google Analytics

Instructions for how you can move your data are available at  All data must be moved to your account no later than March 11, 2013.  All services within the domain will be shut-off at that point, and you will no longer have access to that data.

Student Technology Fee Call for Proposals

A pool of funds from the Student Technology Fee is available to stimulate the development of innovative student-focused technology projects on the Oxford campus.  A total of $525,000 is available and any student, faculty or staff member may apply for funding.  The funds will be awarded through a competitive process that is governed by a review team comprised of students, faculty and staff members from across the campus.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, February 8, 2013. Funds awarded will be for projects in the 2013-2014 school year.

For more information about the Student Tech Fee competitive funding process, including the proposal form, the complete guidelines and lists of past years' funded proposals, please visit

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