Unit Updates, September 2013

Welcome to the UNIT Updates webpage where UNIT will display monthly updates on services and solutions, projects, new UNIT Initiatives and relevant UNIT information for the Villanova Community.  Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for future issues.

September 2013 UNIT Updates

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Labs @ Tolentine

UNIT’s TechZone Lab @ Tolentine recently was redesigned to deliver an environment for collaboration and individual learning.  UNIT has provided over 60 machines including iMacs and vDesktop (UNIT’s Virtualized Desktop Solution) with access to Printing, Email, Blackboard, Office, SPSS, and other web based applications.  The enhancements were made to Tolentine B2 and B4 and is open to all members of the student body via Wildcard swipe 24/7/365.   

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Citrix Upgrade

UNIT has upgraded th Citrix (http://citrixweb.villanova.edu) environment to the latest release, XenApp 6.5.  This upgrade brings with it improved stability and performance enhancements.  Along with the XenApp upgrade, many of the applications accessed on Citrixweb have been refreshed with their most current versions. 

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NOVABUCKS New Merchants

We are thrilled to announce 5 new merchants who now accept NOVA BUCKS!  

· SmashBurger-Wayne (Bed Bath and Beyond Shopping center)

· Pinkberry-Bryn Mawr (Bertucci’s Shopping Center)

· Zoe’s Kitchen-Bryn Mawr (Bertucci’s Shopping Center)

· YoCreations-Bryn Mawr (Across from CVS)

· Wendy’s-Haverford

For additional merchants accepting NOVABucks, please click HERE.

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Bartley Technology Center

The Bartley Technology Center, a joint venture between UNIT and the School of Business, opened its doors this semester. This new, innovative, collaborative, wireless work space features two touch screen displays in the front of the room. There are several other displays around the room and are BYOD ready allowing for individual working groups to display their own content, wirelessly from their laptop or mobile device. The room is also lecture capture (Mediasite) capable and the attached video studio allows for the recording of highly produced lectures for both distance learning and flipped classrooms. 


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NovaAlert Changes

UNIT in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety added enhanced features to the NovaAlert System.  The new feature allows additional delivery methods to be registered in the NovaAlert System.  This improvement will enable Villanova users to register multiple emails and cell phones ensuring that they are connected.  To register, click HERE


Nolij Upgrade

UNIT upgraded the University’s Nolij Web environment to its most current release.  Nolij Web provides the ability to process the paperwork that is required as part of the admissions, financial aid and student record processes via a web based application.  As part of the upgrade, the Nolij Web application was moved to the University’s virtual infrastructure environment to provide a more stable and highly available solution for Nolij Web users on campus.

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