IT Training Opportunities for Fall Term for Faculty & Staff. #TrainIT

We are pleased to offer the following IT Training sessions during Fall Term: 
  • Wed, Sep 23, 2015 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. in Roy O West Library – Computer Lab
    Creating Surveys, Questionnaires, and Applications
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. in Julian 278
    Excel II: Going Beyond the Basics
  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Julian 278
    Excel III: Macros
  • Wed, Oct 14, 2015 from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Excel III: Extract, Organize, and Summarize Your Data with Pivot Tables
  • Fri, Oct 16, 2015 from 12 – 12:30 p.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Excel III: Finding Values with VLOOKUP
  • Tue, Oct 20, 2015 from 9 – 10 a.m. in Julian 278
    Mail Merge: Microsoft Word and Google Apps
  • Mon, Nov 2, 2015 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Excel III: Finding Values with VLOOKUP
  • Fri, Nov 6, 2015 from 12:30 – 1 p.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Creating Surveys, Questionnaires, and Applications
  • Wed, Nov 11, 2015 from 11 – 11:45 a.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Storing Materials in the Cloud
  • Thu, Nov 12, 2015 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. in Julian 278
    Staying on Track with Google Calendar
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2015 from 12:15 – 1 p.m. in Roy O. West Library – Computer Lab
    Excel III: Extract, Organize, and Summarize Your Data with Pivot Tables

These sessions are also listed on the I.S. News Blog Workshop and Event Calendar. Although sign-up is not required, a quick email reply letting us know you are planning to attend a session will help us determine how many handouts we should have on hand the day of the training.

We also have available to our campus community a subscription to Atomic Learning where you will find numerous online training tutorials. You can access these tutorials by signing in with your DePauw Account credentials. (Note: After entering your username and password, it may take several seconds to connect.)
Your suggestions for improving our training program are always welcome, so please feel free to contact with your ideas or your questions.

Spring 2013 Technical Workshops Schedule is available

From David Diedriech, Technical Trainer:

The spring semester is almost upon us. As we prepare for longer days and warmer weather (I hope!), I want to make you aware of the workshops being offered this spring. As always, if you have any questions, or would like more information about any of the workshops, please let me know.

A complete list and description of the workshops can be found on the IT Training web page, and you can reserve a spot in any of the workshops by completing the Spring RSVP form.


Celebrate #GISDay at DePauw today! 11.14.12, 3-5pm Julian Atrium. All are welcome.

Please join your friends and colleagues as we celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Julian Atrium.

GIS Day is an annual, worldwide event for users of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to inform people about how geography makes a difference in our everyday lives. DePauw’s open house-style GIS Day event will showcase GIS projects and concepts via posters, displays, and activities by DePauw students, faculty members, and staff members. Just a handful of the many GIS projects that will be showcased at this year’s event are:

  • Coal-Powered Cancer: An Exploration of Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia
    Brittany Slate (2013) and Michael Osborn (2013)
  • Daily Life in the Colonial South
    Dr. John Schlotterbeck (History)
  • DePauw Dig 175
    Dr. Rebecca Schindler (Classical Studies), Dr. Pedar Foss (Classical Studies), Kat Raymond-Judy (2015), and Danica Andersen (2015)
  • Effects of Agricultural Runoff on Water Quality in the Big Walnut Creek Watershed
    Dr. Jeanette Pope (Geosciences), Carly Dutkiewicz (2014), Caitlin Handy (2015), Ali Pistoia (2013), Greg Screws (2013), and Reilly Taylor (2013)
  • Indiana Local Government Redistricting
    Kelsey Kauffman (University Studies) and Richard Walsh (2015)

Also featured will be student Google Earth projects from Dr. Scott Wilkerson’s “Introduction to GIS Using Google Earth” 2012 Winter Term course and student GIS projects from Dr. Tim Cope’s Fall 2012 “Introduction to GIS” class.

Faculty members, please announce this event in your classes to invite students that may be interested in attending. Students that attend the event and successfully complete DePauw’s GIS Quest will be eligible to win a handheld GPS unit. Also, if you are interested in identifying your students that attend GIS Day for credit/other purposes, please let me know and inform your students to fill in the course/professor fields on the registration form. I will email you a list of your participating students after the event.

Come visit with friends, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about GIS! Hope to see you there!!!


M. Beth Wilkerson
GIS Specialist

Additional Website Training Walk-In Sessions

From Jon Coffin, Director of Strategic Communications:

Dear website authors, content managers, and coordinators,

We are now approximately a month away from the scheduled “launch date” for the new DePauw website.

Thank you to many of you who have been updating your content and preparing your pages for the launch.  Many of your pages are coming together quite nicely. Thanks, also, to those who have joined for our ongoing walk-in sessions for the new BigTree content management system. I hope they have been helpful.

To provide continued support in the coming weeks, we have added three additional walk-in sessions. With these new sessions, a total of four sessions remain:
  • 11/16 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
  • 11/30 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
  • 12/2 – 8:30-Noon (Roy O Basement Lab)
  • 12/7 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
As with the originally scheduled sessions, members of the Communications/Webteam/FITS team will be available to assist you with site-specific questions about your pages. Please sign up for one of the above sessions using this form. Signing up in advance will help us be best prepared to answer your questions.

Additionally, as you work on your site, please reference this overview of the site’s styles, (which we have added to the “Overview” landing page within BigTree). You may find it helpful as a model for using the heading, paragraph, table stylings within the new site structure.

Finally, please remember that our scheduled launch date for the new site is December 15th. At that point, only content that has been moved into BigTree will be available at We would strongly encourage you to have all of your content moved into the new system by the first week of December so the final week before launch can be spent confirming, and re-confirming, that all content is prepared and displaying properly for the official launch date.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at with additional questions.


Save the date! We’re prepping for GIS Day at DePauw on Nov 16, 2011

Save the Date… Wednesday, November 16, 2011
3:00 p.m. − 5:00 p.m.
Percy L. Julian Science & Mathematics Center Atrium

A sampling of things you’ll see at this year’s celebration:

Student GIS Projects/Posters
“Bringing Geothermal to DePauw”
“GIS and Survey Archaeology: Geocaching”
“Suitability for Carbon Sequestration Coupled Brine Extraction in the Glen Canyon Group, USA”
“Projects from GEOS 205: Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems)”

Prevo Science Library: GIS Resources

Google™ Earth Activity Station
Google™ Mapmaker Activity Station

There’s something for everyone!
For more information about GIS Day™, visit

Google Apps Workshops offered during Fall Semester

We’re offering several Google Apps workshops for faculty and staff members during Fall Semester:

To view event details, please click on the time of the event.

Events with an asterisk (*) are focused toward faculty and staff.
Events with “Pedagogy” in the title are focused toward faculty.
All other events are focused toward staff. 

If you would like to suggest new topics, need to request additional workshops for your department, or have any questions, please contact