Information Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other IS Resources and Services

Cyber Ninja Challenge: Round 2 Begins Today!

Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of the Cyber Ninja Challenge, BMC’s campus-wide quiz competition on Information Security-related topics.   For official rules and to take the second quiz, visit Round 2 ends at midnight on 10/26, so make sure you take the quiz before then!   Earn 5 additional points for you and your team [...]

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Campus Email Listserves (Mailman) Maintenance 10/17 2-10pm

On Friday, October 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., we will be performing maintenance on the email listserv server, which houses campus email lists such as, staff, faculty, campus-security, the undergraduate and graduate class lists, etc.  A full list is available at During this outage, messages sent to mailing lists will not be delivered [...]

Read more» unavailable 10/16 9pm-1am will be unavailable on Thursday, October 16th from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.  Bryn Mawr and Haverford will be updating the underlying service during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

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Connect to eduroam secure wireless network

On October 20th, Information Services will permanently remove BrynMawrCollege wireless network from the residence halls, leaving only BrynMawrGuest and eduroam. Campus-wide, the BrynMawrGuest wireless network will be renamed to BrynMawrGuest-Fall2014. Going forward, the name of the guest network will be changed 3 times a year (Fall, Spring, Summer). To encourage residential students to switch to [...]

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Community-based Excel Support Network is Live!

For all Staff and Faculty members: Stumped with an Excel question? Can’t find an answer online? Reach out to a colleague! Staff and Faculty have volunteered their time and expertise to be available for Excel assistance via phone or email. To access and learn more about the Support Network, visit If you’d like to volunteer [...]

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Triarte Unavailable 10/11 at 3pm

Triarte, the Tri-College Library Art and Artifacts database, will be unavailable on Friday, October 11th beginning at 3:00 p.m. Information Services will be upgrading the system during this time. Contact Marianne Weldon, with any questions.

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Tech Talks are Back by Popular Demand!

Tech Talks are triweekly lunchtime presentations and conversations around technology-related topics of interest to faculty, staff and graduate students. This year we will be meeting in Campus Center 200 due to Haffner renovations. Lunch will be provided if you register at least 24 hours in advance or you can bring your own. We meet from [...]

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The Cyber Ninja Challenge Begins Today!

Take strides towards creating a safer digital space at the College by participating in the Cyber Ninja Challenge, a campus-wide quiz competition based on Information Security topics. Take the first of three quizzes today! Prove that your team is the strongest link in the BMC Cyber Defense chain Win $25 in OneCard Campus Cash if you finish in the top [...]

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Explore Materials from BMC’s Archives & Manuscript Collections at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 10/22!

Women have played a significant role throughout history in the development of technology as both designers and users; however, their participation is often elided by the historical record. We have the power to bring attention to their contributions (while becoming more tech savvy ourselves) by adding information about their achievements to Wikipedia! In honor of American [...]

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Contribute to Bryn Mawr’s Institutional Memory at Personal Digital Archiving Day 10/23!

Join Information Services and SGA for Personal Digital Archiving Day on October 23rd from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Canaday 205. Increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material, they’re digital and they are dependent on technology to make them accessible. As new technology emerges and current technology becomes obsolete, we need to [...]

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Brief Wireless Authentication Outage beginning at 12 noon

Our Wireless Authentication Server will be out of service for a few minutes starting at approximately noon today in order to apply a critical patch. The wireless network will still be up during this time. Most individuals will not lose connection to wireless.  Those trying to connect to eduroam or Bryn Mawr College during this [...]

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October is National Cyber Security Month: Cyber Ninja Challenge, Information Security Pledge & More!

During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Services invites you to “Take a Closer Look” at your online habits and to take strides to become a more informed digital citizen. We’ll be sponsoring a number of fun Information Security-related initiatives throughout October and providing opportunities for the entire Bryn Mawr Community to learn how to [...]

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