Monday, October 22, 2007

Student Technology Empowerment Program

STEP is our student technology training program, a peer-to-peer group specifically designed to help students with whatever technology needs they may have.

Our contests are still going on. The first is for a 512MB STEP flash drive. Our bulletin board has been updated for October, and the list of questions will be available on the web site this week. Correctly answer them and bring the list to our party on Halloween. All complete lists will be eligible for the drawing. The second contest is for a snazzy prize pack also to be given away at the Halloween party. To participate, you must come to each session and get that day's clue. Completed puzzles will be collected at the party and entered in the drawing for the prize package. Also, we have classes this week! An introduction to Excel 2007 will be offered Monday at 6 pm in MCL 506, and then Tuesday at 11 am in ACT 603 and 6 pm in MCL 506 again. Each class will be between 45 minutes and an hour. Call 3288 for more information and to reserve a spot!

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Phishing - If you have ever received an email asking you to confirm your account, especially from companies like PayPal or Bank of America, chances are it was a phishing scam for your personal data. In the Information Age, your name, address, and account numbers can be more valuable than money. Come to this presentation to learn how to spot a scam and how to protect yourself.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Spam Protection - What is spam? (The electronic kind, that is) How did that um, adult content get into your email inbox? This presentation gives you the inside scoop on why you have messages from people you've never met, and what to do about it.

Our presentations are at 12:30 in the Student Union, finished in plenty of time for class at 1. We are in room 207 this week. Bring your lunch and learn about technology. As always, our handouts are available on our website at if you are unable to attend.