Goodbye Baseball, Hello Ping-Pong!

Well I hope you enjoyed Game 7 of the World Series as much as I did (Go Astros!), but now you may be wondering what sport will keep you up at night with all the drama and excitement..? Don’t worry the 1st Semi-Annual IS Ping Pong Tournament has begun! We’re playing at the CLC in Conference Room D over lunch, and we’ve recruited 32 of the most elite players in the department (anyone who would sign up) to compete for your entertainment, and coveted prizes of course. Please join in on the fun either streaming online or in-person. The Final Four players will receive awards presented during the holiday celebration in December.

Watch the Live Ping-Pong Broadcast over lunch via Skype for Business (when available)


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Congratulations to the April & May 2016  GEM winners:

Betty Brown from Bryan Fisher – Decommissioning GNL hardware at Arlington Data Center. Betty’s effort was not insignificant and she was not required to do this for GNL. Her efforts are very much appreciated.

Jeanie McJunkins from Barbara Minderhout – Thank you for your resilience. I appreciate how quickly you were able to enter a secondary requisition to Pangea Systems after the first was inadvertently cancelled. You are a true team player. Way to go!

Cherie Moser from Casey Coleman – Thank you for your assistance in finding a solution to our TDCJ mainframe printing problems. You went above and beyond and I can’t thank you enough for your help.

Jack Ingram from Christopher Jenogan – Updating a room full of thin clients from 32bit to 64bit in a limited time window in preparation for the Jennie Sealy go live.

Congratulations to the March 2016 GEM winners

Gerald Puccetti. Nomination submitted by JoAnn Diaz in Medicine Cardiology.  Statement: Very hard working and made my life easier.  Team Player.

Kendall Tarrant.  Nomination submitted by Gerald Puccetti in IS Operations.  Statement: Thanks for taking the lead on updating all the Voalte phones for TDCJ and the Towers.

Jeanie McJunkins. Nomination submitted by Flo McMillian in WB Program.  Statement: This GEM card is for your contribution in helping to teach our communication class. Although Mr. Baines was our actual teacher, our class seemed to be teachers as well. Like they say we must teach by example and it felt like we were all being taught to be the teaching example…… in which we were all learning from each other before the class was over. Therefore, it seems appropriate to send my classmates a GEM card for helping me to learn and develop more communication skills too. Thanks again!