Monday, September 23, 2013

"TV Monitors" Installed in Hallways, by Erich Schnell

The University Information Technology Service now has TV screens in buildings across campus.  The screens can be seen in the academic buildings as well as Murphy library and Mitchell Hall. 

The goal of the screens is to “improve the communication of events on campus," says Dr. Mohamed Elhindi, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.

The events displayed on the screens will be updated regularly. New posts will be added and old posts taken down promptly.

Campus events from various clubs, athletics, and CAB are set to be posted already. Other events can be submitted for review at the Eagle Help Desk in Wing Technology Center or the ITS webpage under “self service ticket system.”   Elhindi encourages campus clubs to submit their events. 

The screens run during the buildings’ regular hours of operation.  This means that the screens do not run on the weekends or after class hours.  

The funding for this project is taken from the general fund and is part of UW-L’s priority to improve communication.