Alerts and News
UNTHSC Badge Replacements
UNTHSC is in the process of replacing all faculty and staff ID/Security badges to ensure all contain our current logo. A few things will change:
- The badges will list the individuals’ names and whether they are faculty, staff, students or contractors, they also will list the individual’s department name or college.
- Titles will no longer be listed.
- New pictures are not included. If you want a new photo taken, the charge is $5 and must be completed at least a week before the department’s printing in the Police Department. The individual must pay the fee, or, with prior approval, the department can pay via inter-departmental transfer.
- Department names are based on information in the EIS system, character limits and have been approved by the President’s Advisory Council.
- Old badges must be turned in to receive the new badge. Each department has a contact designated to handle distribution.
- Old badges will expire a week after sent to the department and will no longer work for building and parking garage access, etc.
- All badges will be replaced by the end of the calendar year.
Listed Below is the printing schedule for new badges by department:
|Batch 2||10/18/2013||Financial Operations|
|Batch 3||10/25/2013||School of Public Health
UNTHealth - OBGYN
UNTHealth - Business Services
|Batch 6||11/15/2013||UNTHealth - Family Medicine
UNTHealth - Health Information Management
UNTHealth - UNTHealth
TCOM - Office of the Dean
TCOM - Clinical Education
|Batch 9||12/13/2013||GSBS - Cell Biology and Anatomy
GSBS - Forensic Investigative Genetics
GSBS - Gradute School of Bio/Med
GSBS - Integrative Physiology
Changes coming to Office 365 Email
On September 14, 2013, Microsoft upgraded the University's Office 365 email service to a new version with new features. (For an overview of the new web mail interface, see the Microsoft article What's new in Outlook Web App).
How do the changes affect me?
The process should be completely automatic, and should not require any action on your part. However, if you experience any difficulty, please see our troubleshooting tips below.
- Your Exchange server address should be outlook.office365.com
- Following the upgrade, you should monitor your Junk Mail folder to make sure it is not flagging desirable mail. The settings for junk mail seem to be more sensitive following the upgrade.
- To access Office 365 Outlook Web App go to o365.unthsc.edu (that's an "O" as in Office).
- Outlook Web Access (Web Mail) may prompt you to sign out when your account is upgraded. After the service upgrade, you may experience a brief delay the next time you log in (see below). If this status message doesn't go away, you may be using an unsupported browser.
- Once you log in, you'll notice that there is an all new look to Outlook Web App. You can learn about the changes here - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/what-s-new-in-outlook-web-app-HA102825478.aspx.
- Most changes are in looks, but important changes to note are:
- To sign out: click your name in the upper right hand corner and choose "Sign Out" from the menu that appears.
- Improved search: You can now search for people (contacts) as well as emails in the search box at the top.
- Writing/editing mail: This is now done in the right hand "Preview" pane, rather than in a pop up window, and may not work in all browsers. If this does not work for you, try the "Light" version of the web app (see below).
- The Outlook Web App users modern web technologies and requires a modern
browser. If you use an older browser (Internet Explorer 7, Safari 5, Firefox
16, etc.), experience slow performance, or simply prefer the old web layout:
To revert to the older web layout: Click the gear menu at the top right and choose "Display Settings." Click "Outlook Web App version" and check the box that says "Use the light version." Be sure to click "OK" at the top.
Mobile Device Configurations
iPhone / iPad
The process on an iPhone or iPad may be completely seamless, or you may need to restart the Mail app. You do not need to delete your account and recreate it!
To quit and restart mail on the iPhone or iPad:
- Click the home button to send Mail to the background
- Double click the home button to bring up the recent apps dock
- Tap and hold an icon to start the icons jiggling
- Tap the red dot on the mail icon and it will disappear
- Tap the home button to make the jiggling stop
- Tap the Mail icon to start it up again.
This is the manual way to quit and restart an app, and you should need to use this very rarely. It will happen automatically after a while as you use other apps. iOS automatically quits apps in the background whenever it needs the memory.
Most Android devices update themselves and only require a restart. If your device does not automatically detect the new Exchange server, edit your account settings manually with the new server address:
Further information to setup Android devices can be found on Microsoft's Help Site.