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InnovaIT Competition

The 4th annual InnovaIT Competition invites you to dream up an innovative Mobile or IoT App and join other mobile app development enthusiasts to bring your app ideas to life.

The annual IT Innovation Competition is a faculty-led event that seeks to foster technology entrepreneurship and innovation among undergraduate students in the Midwest region (Marquette University, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh,  WCTC, etc.). Participating students will come up with an innovative technology idea that has a good commercial opportunity and pitch their idea in the first round.

10 finalists are selected after the initial proposal submission to build working prototypes of their solution of choice. Students can either form teams or work as individuals to build a working prototype of the idea through a series of “hack-a-thon” sessions, tutorials and individual work. Majority of the participating students usually have very minimal programming experience at the beginning of the journey.

As they work on their startup projects, with support from their faculty mentors or industry coaches, they gain practical experience regarding how to solve real life problems through applied theory.

More Information
Learn more about the competition here:

Submit your proposal online before March 6 here:

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Challenge: Design Thinking!

Challenge: Design Thinking! Workshop
February 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Wakerly Media Lab in Diederich College of Communication
Open to all students.

The design process is what puts design thinking into action.

Design thinking is a human-centered, active and collaborative approach to generating and developing creative and innovative ideas. This process is used by forward-thinking organizations, designers, social change-makers and individuals to face ambiguous 21st century problems.

Join us to actively participate in a design thinking challenge! In this workshop, you’ll learn about the design thinking process and participate in a design thinking challenge sprint.

Snacks will be provided!

More information and Sign-Up Here:


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Marquette joins eduroam

Marquette is now a member of “eduroam”, a service that allows anyone affiliated with Marquette to gain wireless network access at 5,500+ institutions connected to eduroam.  It also allows visitors from eduroam member institutions access to our Marquette wireless network without the need for a guest account.

Who is Part of eduroam?

Participating institutions include several U.S. Jesuit schools and many local universities such as the University of Wisconsin system schools. Before travelling, check to see if the campus you are visiting is an eduroam member.

How Do I Use eduroam While Away from Marquette?

Logging on while at a participating institution is often as easy as opening your wireless connections, choosing the eduroam network by name, and then entering your Marquette email address and password.

Can I Test eduroam at Marquette Before I Leave?

Marquette users can test the eduroam connection on Marquette’s campus before traveling to verify that all settings are correct.

  1. While on the Marquette campus and near a wireless hotspot, open your wireless connections and select the eduroam network name.
  2. You are prompted for a username and password. Enter your Marquette email address (e.g., and password. Please note that you must enter your full email address, including
  3. If this is your first time connecting, you will be prompted to accept or download the eduroam certificate. This is a self-signed certificate used to ensure you’re connecting to the correct network. Once the certificate is accepted, you will be authenticated using your credentials.
  4. If successfully authenticated, you will be placed on the eduroam wireless network. This network is limited to web browsing (i.e., you will not have access to student, faculty or staff resources).
  5. Once you have successfully connected to eduroam, be sure to switch back to your standard Marquette wireless setup.Marquette University users should not use eduroam regularly on Marquette’s campus network.
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Cyber Security Awareness

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month with free software and sunglasses.Marquette Sunglasses

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Free Microsoft Office 365

Marquette University faculty, staff and students are automatically eligible for free 4-year licenses of Microsoft Office 365 Suite on personal computers and mobile devices. The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. In addition, 1TB of free online OneDrive cloud storage is available for backup and sharing of files with others.

For more information and to download the software, please visit:

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Marquette at Night

The Engineering Hall building and Professor Dr. Dan Zitomer were featured several times in the new Marquette University commercial “Off-Hours at Marquette University.” Can you spot all ten scenes showing Engineering Hall?

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Free Symantec Antivirus

What is a computer virus?
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.

What do computer viruses do?
Through the course of using the Internet and your computer, you may have come in contact with computer viruses. Many computer viruses are stopped before they start, but there is still an ever growing concern as to what computer viruses do and the list of common computer virus symptoms. A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.

Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messaging messages. That is why it is essential that you never open email attachments unless you know who it’s from and you are expecting it.

Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files. Computer viruses also spread through downloads on the Internet. They can be hidden in illicit software or other files or programs you might download.

To help avoid computer viruses, it’s essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay informed about recent threats, run your computer as a standard user (not as administrator), and that you follow a few basic rules when you surf the Internet, download files, and open attachments.

Symantec Antivirus Software
Marquette offers all faculty, staff and students Symantec Antivirus software for free.  You may download the software to your personal computers while on-campus at

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IBM Quantum Experience

IBM Quantum Computing Lab

IBM Quantum Computing Lab – Friday, April 29, 2016, Yorktown Heights, NY (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

Introducing the IBM Quantum Experience, the world’s first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud.

On Wednesday, May 4, for the first time ever, IBM is making quantum computing available via the cloud to anyone interested in hands-on access to an IBM quantum processor, making it easier for researchers and the scientific community to accelerate innovations, and help discover new applications for this technology. This is the beginning of the quantum age of computing and the latest advance from IBM towards building a universal quantum computer. A universal quantum computer, once built, will represent one of the greatest milestones in the history of information technology and has the potential to solve certain problems we couldn’t solve, and will never be able to solve, with today’s classical computers.

Learn about Quantum Computing

Video: IBM Quantum Experience Demo (4 min)

Video: IBM Quantum Computing Lab Tour (2 min)

For more information and to sign-up for a Quantum cloud account, please visit:

Introducing the IBM Quantum Experience, the world’s first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud.

We are in the midst of writing a new chapter in the history of computation. Today, classical physics define our thinking, our experiences, our computers, and ultimately how we process information. The classical model of computing used today is on the verge of reaching its limits. Quantum computing has the potential to solve certain problems that are impossible to unravel using today’s most powerful supercomputers.

The IBM Quantum Experience represents the birth of quantum cloud computing, offering students, researchers, and general science enthusiasts hands-on access to IBM’s experimental cloud-enabled quantum computing platform, and allowing users to run algorithms and experiments, work with quantum bits (qubits), and explore tutorials and simulations around what might be possible with quantum computing.

The results of more than 35 years of IBM Quantum Computing research are now available for exploration at the click of a button. Join us to help accelerate innovation in the quantum field, and help discover new applications for this technology.

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Stop Sign: Malware Found

eMarq Malware Filtering

Marquette IT Services will be upgrading the campus-wide spam/phishing email filters for the eMarq mail servers.  The new email filtering system from ProofPoint will begin this Friday, April 29.  Proofpoint will include the following features:

  • Known malicious web addresses in email messages will be blocked.
  • Proofpoint filtering will quarantine messages containing spam before they reach your Inbox. Spam emails will be held in your personal quarantine.
  • If messages are quarantined, you will receive an End User Digest email that notifies you about quarantined emails every five days.
    Do not forward your End User Digest email to others because it contains a unique, direct link to your personal quarantine.
  • Suspect emails will be quarantined for 14 days then automatically deleted.
  • You will be able to access quarantined emails and release any mistakenly held emails.
  • Previously blocked senders and safe senders will not be available in Proofpoint. You can add email addresses to your Proofpoint Safe Senders List to always receive messages from specific senders. And you can specify email addresses on your Proofpoint Blocked Senders List to always block messages from unwanted senders.

For more information, please visit the ProofPoint FAQ page: