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Lync Profile Picture

Lync is an excellent communication resource but often you may not be able to recognize the face of the person you were talking to even if you were in the same elevator. Of course, video chat is an option, but another simple solution is including your picture as part of your Lync profile which will then be displayed to users you chat or call and even integrated into their Outlook interactions with you. To add your picture to your Lync profile follow the steps below. Look forward to “seeing” you soon.

To begin you’ll need the url of the picture you want to use as your profile. If you don’t have one available you can choose any picture and host it using iSpace by following the instruction below. (if you already have one you can proceed to the Lync related settings below)

  1. Upload the picture to iSpace (likely your personal users directory)
  2. Right-click on the picture and choose > Manage > Permissions and grant ‘Public’ the ‘Viewer (Read-Only)’ Access > Click Apply
  3. Right-click on the picture and choose > Copy Full URL
  4. Optional: Paste the URL into a new browser tab or window to validate the picture (should have an image related extension; .jpg, .tif, etc.)

In Lync 2010 (this function doesn’t work correctly yet in the beta version of 2013), Choose Settings (the small gear icon) > Tools > Options > My Picture

  1. Select the ‘Show a picture from a web address
  2. Paste in the URL you generated from iSpace (or another)
  3. Choose the Connect to Picture button and OK
  4. Note: The image must be 100kb or less in size and accessible without a password

 Lync Profile Picture


Help us Adopt an IS Family for the Holidays!

Gregory Lambert & Family
(wife and 11 year-old son)

  • Donations can be made in the form of gift cards or cash, HEB, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Sam’s, Visa, Toys-R-Us
  • Donations will be accepted for Thanksgiving until 11/21/14
  • Donations will be accepted for Christmas until 12/12/14
  • Donation boxes will be located on the table in Stephanie Everling’s office

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Kids and Computers

exploits_of_a_momHappy Friday! This reminded me of a time when my 2-year old physically hit the keyboard on the computer and within about 10 seconds had systematically disabled the keyboard and touchpad, which took me around 20 minutes to fix. Enjoy and have a good weekend.


IS GEM Program

Your boss thinks you’re a big deal. . . Your customers think you’re a big deal. . .Let’s make it official

Introducing the IS GEM program, where we recognize Going the Extra Mile!!!

Why now?

As Todd always says, with an ever-increasing technological demand, there are so many amazing things happening in IS, it is hard to list them all! Let’s start trying by creating a culture of recognition and appreciation. We know every area here is working hard. This is a way for peer to peer appreciation to occur, and it will allow leadership to monitor all the wonderful activities.

How does it work?

  • Use the UTMB GEM program by sending and receiving e-GEMs (http://www.utmb.edu/gem/SendGEM).
  • If you receive a paper GEM, you, as the recipient, will be responsible for typing it as an e-GEM.
  • IS will be using the e-GEM database to retrieve a report of all IS employees and contractors.
  • Every single GEM received counts toward IS GEM prizes!
    • The UTMB GEM program is separate and rules still apply for HR’s program. Click here for details.

When does it start? 

September 1st, 2014

Prizes?

  • Monthly awards
    • 4 entries will be awarded $25 randomly
    • Todd will announce the 8 winners bi-monthly at the All Staff Department meeting
  • Yearly award
    • 2 people will win $250 each.
    • Staff Advisory Council meets bi-monthly to review all GEM cards and rank entries.  This will continue monthly until December.  The Council will ultimately pick the top two GEM cards as the annual winners.  The presentation will be done at the Christmas Social and the GEM cards will be read aloud to the department.

Rules

  • Your GEM must be submitted to the e-GEM website between the beginning and ending of that month to count. For example, September drawings will be pulled from e-GEMs submitted between 9/1/14 and 9/30/14
  • Keep it simple! We are working on goodwill and positivity.

Information regarding the program will be stored at the IS Water Cooler (http://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/ )


Congratulations to Prasanth Manukonda for winning the UT System Physical Activity Challenge!

Recently UTMB employees were encouraged to enter the UT System Physical Activity Challenge. The challenge was created to inspire UT System employees to start a more healthy lifestyle by incorporating diet and exercise into their schedule every day. Program participants received a pedometer and logged their daily steps into the Living Well website. More than 1,400 UTMB employees registered for this six-week challenge, and 16 employees placed in the top 50.

IS Enterprise’s Prasanth Manukonda received first place in the challenge, beating out the competition with a total of 2,412,029 steps! Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Prasanth!

For more information regarding the UT System Physical Activity Challenge, please visit: http://www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/challenge14.htm

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College of the Mainland Job Fair

Thank you to Joel McDonald, Cathy Chu, and Tomas Salas for attending the COM job fair on April 3.  They promoted the IS Fellowship program at the event.  Joel, Cathy and Tomas talked to about 25 students.  Around seven of those students seemed really interested in our program.

Thank you to Joel McDonald, Cathy Chu, and Tomas Salas for attending the COM job fair on April 3. They promoted the IS Fellowship program at the event. Joel, Cathy and Tomas talked to about 25 students. Around seven of those students seemed really interested in our program.


Welcome New IS Employees

Bill Bailey Sr. Applications Systems Analyst IS-Clin Doc-Rad

Bill Bailey
Sr. Applications Systems Analyst
IS-Clin Doc-Rad

Liz Rhame ERP Systems Analyst IS Administrative Systems PS-FMS-HCM

Liz Rhame
ERP Systems Analyst
IS Administrative Systems PS-FMS-HCM

Ofelia Nava  User Provisioning Analyst IS OPS Access Management

Ofelia Nava
User Provisioning Analyst
IS OPS Access Management

Rica Smith ERP Systems Analsyt IS Administrative Systems-PS-FMS-HCM

Rica Smith
ERP Systems Analsyt
IS Administrative Systems-PS-FMS-HCM

Kyle Palmberg Applications Systems Analyst IS Clinical Rev Report Adm

Kyle Palmberg
Applications Systems Analyst
IS Clinical Rev Report Adm

Jan Alsobrook Sr Applications Systems Analyst IS-ClinRev-Billing

Jan Alsobrook
Sr Applications Systems Analyst
IS-ClinRev-Billing


Please Welcome several New Employees

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Seth Frey

IS OPS

Strategic Planning Analyst

Start date 2/13/13

 

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Christopher Knight

IS OPS Desktop

Desktop Support Specialist

Started 2/13/13

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Natalie Weekley

Lead ASA

IS Admin Systems – Flow Management team

Started 2/1/13

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Farooq Khan

Lead ASA

IS Administrative Systems – Solution Management Started Jan 22, 2013

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New employee:  Angela Tyson

Sr ASA in IS Enterprise


New Employee

Eddie Ramirez

ASA – IS OPS Voice Services

Manager – Barry Rexford

Started Dec 17


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