As more college campuses adopt electronic access control each year, or expand what they already have, it’s important to have a handle on electronic access control 101 and how the technology can create a better campus experience for students, faculty and staff alike. Weighing campus security, convenience and cost are often at the forefront of discussion when considering upgrades.
Temple University has a robust off-campus program, bolstered by a partnership with Grubhub, that enables students to use their campus card to pay for orders on the company’s platform. The partnership has taken off since its inception at the start of this academic year, but the groundwork was laid some time ago.
Valley City State University has launched its Viking Mobile ID for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Android smarthones. Students can now use their mobile credential on campus to make payments and access university buildings.
To borrow from Greek philosophy, the only constant in life is change. Our publication is no different, and the time for change has arrived – in name, anyway. After 20 years serving the higher ed community, CR80News is now CampusIDNews!
The National Association of Campus Card Users recently announced its newly appointed Board President and Board members for the coming year at the 25th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada. In addition to saying goodbye to retiring board members, the Association is proud to welcome all of its new appointees.
With the arrival of each wave of new students to campus, comes the need for institutions to evolve to meet the needs and tendencies of their new residents. And while social media resides at the heart of the college life, it can be utilized as a means to boost awareness for your campus card operation. With this in mind, CR80News has compiled a new page dedicated to the Twitter handles of campus card offices from around the country.
Blackboard has acquired point-of-sale manufacturer Sequoia Retail Systems, a provider of comprehensive POS solutions for educational institutions. The move will bring new dining, retail and bookstore POS and inventory/operations management capabilities to Blackboard Transact, the education technology company’s campus ID, transaction, security and financial solutions arm.
Johns Hopkins and Louisiana State Univeristy have posted new job listings for housing/dining and auxiliary services. Johns Hopkins is seeking an Associate Dean of housing, dining, residential life and conference services, while LSU has posted a listing for a Director of Technology whose responsibilities partially coincide with the Tiger Card Office.
Tony Warner has served East Tennessee State University for 30 years. Now, Warner has planned his retirement as the assistant vice president for student affairs, university center and campus ID services in the coming fall semester.
CBORD recently launched version 7 of its CS Gold modular ID card system, which adds a host of new features. To help get the word out, the company has released a series of informative videos that covers the new features in greater detail.
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