Here’s What You Missed: Fall 2022

Welcome to our new teammates

  • New CDO Vijay Thiruvengadam (Get to know Vijay coming soon)
  • Mary Jensen, Executive Assistant to the CIO // Get to know Mary
  • Alisha Brucker, Executive Assistant to the CISO // Get to know Alisha
  • Ashley Peterson, IT Coordinator with Academic Technologies’ Media Services // Get to know Ashley

And congratulations to our existing IT teammates on their new roles!

  • Kristina Case, Director of Academic Technologies
  • Michelle Lewis, IT Manager for Identity & Access Management
  • Chris Sullivan, IT Director for CEOAS
  • Lucas Turpin, Executive Director for Digital Extension and Inclusion

Halloween Costumes + Ugly Sweaters

UIT held the first two out of what will hopefully be many events and contests: the first annual OSU IT Halloween Costume Contest and the first annual Ugly Sweater Day and Contest.

23 costume-clad participants from across OSU IT submitted their entries for the Halloween Costume Contest, and three winners were chosen for People’s Choice, Best Pet Costume and Most Grand Expedition-y.


  • Congratulations to the Office of Information Security on achieving first place in the MS-ISAC Best of the Web!
  • OIS celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and hosted five events for the OSU community to learn about phishing and other cyber threats.
  • OIS is making the transition away from relying on the more easily-exploitable on-premise cyber control in favor of cloud-based control that is harder to infiltrate.

Landmarks + Milestones

Academic Technologies launched its Media Hub in October, a centralized multimedia resource for students, faculty and staff that is open to everyone across campus. 

The Digital Experience Web & CRM team in partnership with the College of Engineering launched the new Engineering website. This is the first production site launch in the new Drupal 9 environment and features a new theme designed by URM with customizations by the COE team, a new page building system that improves the site building experience, and many other improvements from our Drupal 7 offering.

Fall Features

  • Happy Holidays from UIT

    Happy Holidays from UIT

    Season’s greetings from University Information & Technology!

  • Ugly Sweater Contest 2022

    Ugly Sweater Contest 2022

    Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual Ugly Sweater Contest — we anticipate holding this again next year, as well as similar contests throughout the year!

  • Info-Tech Names CIO Andrea Ballinger as a 2022 Info-Tech CIO Award Winner

    Info-Tech Names CIO Andrea Ballinger as a 2022 Info-Tech CIO Award Winner

    Oregon State University is proud to announce that Andrea Ballinger has been named a 2022 Info-Tech CIO Award winner, with recognition as one of the top winners for the Growth Leader division. This award goes to IT leaders and their teams for delivering exceptional value to their organizations and achieving high scores in stakeholder satisfaction. 

  • Halloween Costume Contest 2022 Winners

    Halloween Costume Contest 2022 Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Halloween Costume Contest!

  • Fall Security Update: October, Cybersecurity Awareness, and Phishing

    Fall Security Update: October, Cybersecurity Awareness, and Phishing

    October is a great time to consider what we can do to protect the OSU community and, of course, our personal lives from cyber threats — especially phishing.

  • Closing the gap between students and seawater

    Closing the gap between students and seawater

    Over this past year, UIT Academic Technologies partnered with the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport to upgrade the seawater classrooms with state-of-the-art camera systems and technology that will enable students to engage in hands-on-learning from anywhere in the world.

  • Academic Technologies Fall Update

    Academic Technologies Fall Update

    After a busy summer of behind-the-scenes updates, the Academic Technologies staff is energized by the bustle that fall term brings with the return of students and faculty to campus.

  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October is a time to celebrate the return of students to campus, leaves changing colors, and of course, Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Oregon State University will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month with several events geared toward helping you learn how to protect your data, your account, and the university.

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