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Live phone numbers on movilePhone numbers pulled from the Extension directory into your mobile device now can be dialed at the touch of a finger. Thanks to Roger Egeberg, your mobile device now should highlight each phone number so that you can just tap it to take you to your phone function then tap it again to dial the number. If this doesn't work on your mobile device, try a different browser. Roger is researching how to make this possible with all phone numbers.

Google Forms, Eventbrite, Brown Paper Tickets and other services make it easy to take registrations. However, if you're charging a fee, NDSU policy 509 requires "All electronic-based financial transactions of NDSU that involve the transfer of credit/debit card or EFT information must be performed through the North Dakota University System application, TouchNet, or through an NDSU-approved third-party vendor, or on systems provided by Information Technology Division (IT Division) for this purpose." To use TouchNet, send a request to .

 If you haven't used your Turning Technologies "clickers" for a while, test the system a couple weeks before needed. Chances are you'll need to update the software and/or get a new receiver. To get a free new receiver, contact if you're on campus or if you're off campus.

When someone leaves your staff, in addition to the regular things on the NDSU exit list, be sure to take them off access to:

  • Ag CMS – contact Sonja Fuchs at Sonja.fuchs@ndsu.edu or 231-6403
  • Facebook, Twitter and other social media – should have multiple local administrators

, Ag Communication Director, 701-231-7875

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