ITS News

Gen.G and UK Announce Slate of Esports Summer Activities

July 12, 2021

Today, global esports organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky announced a lineup of summer programming to engage esports fans, gamers and students including the ChallengHER series with two different tournaments taking place, as well as a back-to-school welcome week and a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Kentucky Children’s Hospital. 

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ITS Adds Technology Training Center and Policy Page to Tech Help Center

July 07, 2021

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched two new features in the Tech Help Center with the addition of the Technology Training Center and the Polices, Recommendations, and Standards page. 

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Tyler Gayheart presentation at Education Summit
ITS Presents at Salesforce.org’s Education Summit

June 29, 2021

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) employees, Tyler Gayheart and Jordan Adler, presented at the ninth annual 

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Esports in Kentucky: Heath Price on Bringing Esports to the University of Kentucky

June 28, 2021

via https://www.middletechpod.com/

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Media Depot student workers who made the Dean's List (Moses, Grant, Devyn, Tori, Matt).
ITS Recognizes Student Workers on Spring 2021 Dean's List

June 14, 2021

ITS would like to congratulate the following student workers for being on the Spring 2021 Dean's List:

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More Than Just A Game: What's Behind UK's Esports Investment?

May 24, 2021

Video gaming, once thought of primarily as child’s play, is now big business. Organized, competitive gaming, colloquially known as esports, has undergone a major transformation in recent years, with an influx of big financial players into the industry and a surge of professional players, tournaments, sponsors and development programs.

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UK cybersecurity director says protection must be priority to prevent future attacks

May 17, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack disrupted life for millions of Americans in early May and caused those watching from a distance to wonder if they too could be affected by a similar hack.

Former Marine and University of Kentucky Director of Cybersecurity George Insko said a hack that large could "absolutely" happen anywhere.

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ITS Recognizes Employee Years of Service, Announces Customer Excellence Awards

May 17, 2021

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services has recognized 40 employees who celebrated milestone years of service during the year 2020. These 40 employees, ranging from seven different ITS divisions, combined for a total of 635 years of service at UK.

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UK to Present at 2021 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum Virtual Event

May 11, 2021

The University of Kentucky made the decision to implement a test-optional policy for admissions to accommodate those students that may have challenges completing standardized tests due to COVID-19. This policy required alternative data to be considered for a variety of decision points including admissions, academic readin

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Technology to Meet Community Needs: Vaccine Sign Up and Scheduling

May 11, 2021

As the University of Kentucky stepped up to meet the challenge of distributing COVID-19 vaccines to the Lexington community, it needed a more sophisticated tool for vaccine sign ups.

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