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Spring 2019 Michigan Tech IT and Student Health and Wellness Food Drive

According to a Spring 2018 Michigan Tech Food Insecurities Survey, about 25% of respondents said students don’t get enough food to eat. Michigan Tech IT and Student Health and Wellness are partnering for a food drive (Feb. 18-22).

You can drop off the food items at the TAC (the new IT service space located in the Library). You will receive a ticket for donating items. At the end of the week, we will have a drawing for an awesome prize.

All items will be donated to the HuskyFAN (Food Access Network)—the student food pantry. Please bring non-perishable items such as:

  • Canned fruit (mandarin oranges)
  • Applesauce (small/individual servings)
  • Canned proteins (salmon or chicken)
  • Instant Pasta Bowls
  • Bags of of rice, grains, or pasta
  • Dry cereal
  • Granola, Protein or Energy Bars
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Microwaveable Mac and Cheese
  • Juice

These are just some ideas. Please take a look at the HuskyFAN website (https://www.mtu.edu/huskyfan/) to learn more about their mission, hours, and pantry items.

We can help. If you have any questions, please contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.


Mac Self Service is now Tech Apps

The Mac Self Service application now uses the Michigan Tech brand and is named Tech Apps. This does not affect the functionality of the Self Service app for Mac computers.

Here is the difference:

  • A Michigan Tech Logo replaces the Self Service (JAMF) icon.
  • It listed as Tech Apps instead of Self Service in the Applications folder (alphabetization affects its new order in the list).

Please take a look at the post to see what your screen might look like:

app list

app list

We can help. If you have questions, please contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.


Support for Windows 7/8 is Ending Next Year–Michigan Tech Moves to Windows 10

Beginning January 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 with continued security updates. At that time, Michigan Tech IT will remove all Windows 7/8 PCs from the Michigan Tech network.

If you currently have a Windows 7 or 8 PC, you will ll need to move to Windows 10 by January 1, 2020. Depending on the age of your current computer, hardware upgrades or computer replacement may be required.  We would be happy to assist you in understanding what is required for your specific situation and what needs to happen for this upgrade to occur.

We can help. If you have any questions, please contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.