From the AITS Time Capsule: 1986
In September/October of 1985, The Integrated Circuit newsletter was created to serve the administrative computing community of the University of Illinois. The publication condensed existing newsletters The Message Queue (Urbana) and Computing Issues (Chicago) to provide a unified newsource for administrative computer offices across the entire University. Individuals were encouraged to submit ideas and articles using a 5 1/4" floppy disk. In January 1986, AISS (now AITS) announced it would support 3 products with file transfer capabilities to meet requests of customers.
Dan Upton for F&S Employee of the Month
Recently an email was sent out to Gerty Building staff asking for examples of excellence displayed by our Building Service Worker, Dan Upton. Dan goes above and beyond to keep our building clean, safe, and welcoming for all that enter it. We would love to see him be formally recognized for his hard work and dedication. You can help by sending your examples of excellence to Christina Worthington at email@example.com by July 12th.
Employee Performance Appraisals
We have reached the time of year where employees, along with their managers, must complete annual performance appraisals. To ensure that your performace appraisal is completed within the designated timeframe, please check with your manager for dates and deadlines. To begin your annual performance appraisal please visit the following website: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/human_resource_systems/OPA
AITS Excellence Awards Nominations
Get your nomination in for the 2019 Excellence Awards now! The Excellence Awards recognize individuals who demonstrate an attitude of excellence through behaviors supporting and modeling AITS’s mission, vision, values, and/or strategic directions – the foundation of the organization’s ability to deliver on our promises to customers. The winner will be honored at the 2019 AITS Annual Business Meeting on September 5, 2019 at the iHotel & Conference Center.
Need help creating a nomination? Visit our Nominations that Shine page for tips and suggestions.
Wanna be on the Selection Committee? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Coffee & Conversation with System Office Leaders
AITS employees on the Urbana campus were recently invited to attend Coffee & Conversation with System Leaders. President Killeen and the Vice Presidents will be in attendance to discuss this year’s accomplishments and to answer any questions that you.
Attendance isn't mandatory but encouraged. Please expect to see three meeting invitations appear in your inbox. If you plan on attending, RSVP to your chosen session and decline the other two invitations. Seats for each session are limited, so please respond at your earliest convenience. We look forward to seeing you there!
7/9 – Chicago:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, AOB Basement Training Room 11A
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
7/15 – Chicago: Facilitation Skills
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Daley Library (East Campus), Room #1-470
Project Management (PM)
7/16 – Urbana: Kanban Training
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Bevier Hall in the Spice Box, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
Schedule DS General Report Assistance
7/1 – Implement Oracle GoldenGate
7/9 – Apply Microsoft critical patches to non-production servers
7/13 – Finance FY19 period 12 close
7/14 – Apply Microsoft critical patches to production servers
7/19 – iBuy 19.2 upgrade
7/23 – Upgrade AdAstra cloud to V8.7.04
7/29 – Implement Oracle GoldenGate for EDW
Upcoming Social Events
Mark your calendars for the following social events!
July 8 & 22
Board Game Lunches are happening at the Gerty Collaboration Table from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM! Join your colleagues for a little friendly competition over the lunch hour. If you'd like to recieve email reminders for these lunches, please email Matt Macomber (email@example.com).
Although National Ice Cream Day falls on the Sunday before, AITS will be celebrating on Wednesday, July 24th with an Ice Cream Bar! Be sure to come by the Gerty Building for a scoop of ice cream topped with all of your favorites.
The AITS Social Committee is celebrating National Avocado Day with an Avo-Contest and I Don't Give A GUAC, Just Run! 2K Fun Run! Bring in your best avocado or guacamole recipe to share and end the day with short avocado-themed run/walk with your colleagues! Watch for an upcoming email with more details. Contact Rich Gegg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.