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MICROSOFT WORD, EXCEL AND ACCESS TRAINING SESSIONS OFFERED THIS MONTH
Those wishing to brush up on their computing skills this summer can do so through a series of free sessions that will cover some of the most commonly used programs in the Microsoft Office suite.

Programs covered will be Word, a word processing application; Excel, a spreadsheet application; and Access, a database program.

While no enrollment is necessary, those interested in one or more of the sessions can send an e-mail to Brian Arthaud-Day, coordinator of the Microsoft Office trainings, to give him an idea as to the number of attendees per session. Arthaud-Day may be contacted at bcad@k-state.edu.

The sessions are as follows:

Word 2007

* 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, Fairchild 9A. Word 2007 Seminar. Bring your questions to have them answered.

* 9 a.m. Thursday, June 24, Fairchild 9A. Collaborating with Word 2007.

Excel 2007

* 9 a.m., Monday, June 7, Hale 301. Transitioning to Excel 2007.

* 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, Fairchild 9A. Beginning Excel.

* 9 a.m., Friday, June 11, Fairchild 9A. Intermediate Excel.

* 9 a.m., Monday, June 14, Fairchild 9A. Basic Functions in Excel 2007.

* 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, Fairchild 9A. Excel 2007 Seminar. Bring your questions to have them answered.

Access 2007

* 9 a.m., Thursday, June 10, Fairchild 9A. Introduction to Access 2007.

More sessions will follow in July and August.

 

FRIDAY'S IT ROUNDTABLE TO FOCUS ON RISKS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace are a fact of life, especially for the current generation of K-State students. The reality is that to truly communicate with that generation, one must have a presence in this social media. The other reality is that hackers and cybercriminals know this is where people spend their time and therefore target these platforms.

An hour-long IT security roundtable from 9-10 a.m., Friday, in Room 213 of the K-State Student Union, will address some of the security risks associated with social networking.

Because these sites allow users to share a multitude of personal information, it will cover the ways hackers are using social networks to try to infect computers with malicious software and/or steal a user’s personal information, the subtle and not-so-subtle threats to privacy and tips on how to navigate the social networking landscape safely.

Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, will give a presentation and facilitate the discussion.

The roundtable is free and open to everyone.