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Today, we started the first in our Summer Series of Tech Tune-Ups in the Innovation Foundry, in partnership with ACU’s IT department. As a Google Enterprise School, ACU offers the entire G Suite of applications to all ACU faculty, students, and staff. Our time today focused on getting to know Google Forms, along with Add-ons and some troubleshooting. We recommend the following resources in getting the most out of using Google...

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Today, the ACU library had a come-and-go farewell reception for our very own Jasmine Hoover. Jasmine has served the library and Innovation Foundry since August of 2015. She has accepted a position at Cape Breton University, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, as their Science and Technology Librarian. Jasmine’s husband, Zack, and their son, Zeb, will stay in Abilene for a few months as Zack finishes teaching at ACU for the summer, while...

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As a Google G Suite Enterprise University, ACU is able to provide students, faculty, and staff with all of the various applications in the Google Universe. Today, two of the most used applications on campus are Google Gmail and Google Calendar. Both help provide a great deal of information and schedules, but neither are being used to their full potential on campus. Donald helped several individuals learn a little more about some of...

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I have been able to present this content twice – so many of you who may have only attended the first presentation might want to see my slides from the second. Here they are: Analog to Digital Lets face it, the creation of data can be somewhat overwhelming. By the end of 2016, 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes (2.5 Exabytes) of data was being created every…single…day. So when it comes to thinking about adding to an...

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Jasmine Hoover led several ACU staff members through some of her favorite online resources for gathering U.S. Statistical Data. All of the sites she shared are available on Jasmine’s LibGuide, or you can go to the ACU Library website, click on “Research Guides,” and type “Data” into the search box. Jasmine’s LibGuide will be the first result....

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Dr. Anita Broxson hand picked four of her senior nursing students to participate in a research project whereby they would create a survey, develop and produce a video, and provide a means by which they could determine whether or not individuals would be able to gain a better understanding on how they could keep from contracting the Zika virus. Turns out, they did a really good job in not only attaining their objectives, but with some...

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Today, John Kaczmarek and several students and staff began their Raspberry Pi project in partnership with the Innovation Foundry and Maker Lab. The project is a first of it’s kind pilot program in which participants will be building a distributed weather monitoring system utilizing the Nerves platform. This project follows an Innovation Fridays talk John gave about the Internet of Things.  Plans are for the project to be...

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