Core Services

A division of Technology Services

Wireless Upgrades to Confer / Vickner Hall

The WiFi network in Confer / Vickner Hall has received a significant upgrade as part of our ongoing project to improve the WiFi network in the academic buildings on campus.  Last year the building had 13 aging WiFi access points.  This summer we replaced those access points with 22 of the latest generation WiFi access […]

Outdoor WiFi added to Johns Family Courtyard

A common request we receive at GTS is to expand the WiFi coverage in the outdoor spaces on campus.  As part of an effort to improve the WiFi all around Gustavus, we have installed a new outdoor WiFi access point on the wall between the Courtyard Cafe and the Johns Family Courtyard.  So this fall […]

DUO Two-factor authentication enrollment required

Gustavus Technology Services’ ongoing relationship with DUO Security offers all employees and students the ability to enhance the security of their Gustavus account by enrolling in two-factor authentication. A username and password are no longer considered a secure mechanism for authentication. Two-Factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to your Gustavus account by requiring […]

GusMail refreshed interface and new features

Google is rolling out a refreshed GusMail interface and new features to all users starting this month.  All users will be automatically migrated to this interface within 12 weeks.  If you wish to try out the new interface now, please following the instructions below. On your computer, go to GusMail. At the top right, click Settings  Try the […]

DUO Two-factor authentication enrollment

Gustavus Technology Services’ ongoing relationship with DUO Security offers all employees the ability to enhance the security of their Gustavus account by enrolling in two-factor authentication. A username and password are no longer considered a secure mechanism for authentication. Two-Factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to your Gustavus account by requiring a supplemental […]

2018 Commencement Time Lapse Video

Congratulations class of 2018!  Commencement is over and you are on to whatever comes next.  Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate this year and commencement was held indoors for the first time since 2014.  But don’t worry, there is a camera in the arena that we used to create a time lapse video of the indoor […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement takes effect on May 25, 2018 and many questions have arisen in anticipation of this date. This broad new law attempts to enforce data protections for all EU citizens, whether they are home or abroad.  To learn more about this legislation and how it impacts Gustavus, please visit the […]

Try out the new GusMail interface and features

GusMail users can try out the new refreshed interface by following the instructions below. On your computer, go to GusMail. At the top right, click Settings  Try the new Gustavus Adolphus College Mail. If you change your mind, just click Settings  Go back to classic Gustavus Adolphus College Mail. Learn more about the following new features: Organize emails from […]

GusMail advanced anti-phishing and malware capabilities

GusMail now has additional safety features to protect against phishing and malware.  GusMail will display a warning when an email message falls under one of the following conditions: An encrypted attachment is received from an untrusted sender An attachment contains scripts from an untrusted sender A malicious url is identified behind a shortened URL A […]

DNS and Your Privacy

On April 1, 2018 Cloudflare released a new DNS service called 1.1.1.1.  One of the primary goals of this service is to allow users to hide their DNS requests from their ISP.   A typical home ISP ( like Comcast, and  Mediacom ) may be logging all the DNS requests you do, selling that information to […]