University of Iowa

Monthly Mailing to Deans - July 2015

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TO: Deans  
FROM: P. Barry Butler
Executive Vice President and Provost

July 28, 2015

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

  • Next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa: August 5 (Telephonic)
  • Faculty/Staff Email Upgrade: Non-healthcare faculty and staff email accounts will be upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 by the end of the calendar year, giving employees access to many exciting new features—like 50 times larger email quota, 1TB of cloud file storage (compared to the current 25GB home drives), the ability to download the full Office Suite for FREE on up to 5 personal devices, optional access to online Office apps for easy collaboration, and more!  For details, visit
  • OneIT Listening Posts set for Aug. 6-7:  Two upcoming OneIT Listening Posts are open to anyone on campus who has questions about the Office 365 email upgrade, or is interested in other OneIT projects.
    • Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30-4:30 PM, S401 Pappajohn Business Building
    • Friday, Aug. 7, 9-10 AM, 100a (Zopf Auditorium), Pharmacy Building 

Leaders of the Communication & Collaboration project team will answer Office 365 questions, and OneIT Program Office staff will address other questions/comments on OneIT projects.

Recent communications:

Date From To Item Action
July 14 Diane Finnerty Deans, Directors, and DEOs Office of the Provost 2015 New Faculty Orientation Events Information/share
July 21 Lon Moeller
Tom Rocklin
Faculty and Staff On Iowa! Volunteer Opportunity Register to volunteer

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