Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Penn State using IDs for football tickets

Friday, May 8, 2009

Student tickets for the 2009 Penn State football season will be stored on student ID cards, according to the Daily Collegian. The athletic department has also set up a Web site that will enable students to sell tickets, instead of using emails like it’s been done in the past.

One issue is whether to allow students to upgrade tickets by paying an extra fee and enabling non-students to use them. Officials have developed procedures to make upgrades possible but they are unsure if students want to upgrades.

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State College Area High School is now using school-issued IDs to log student attendance and record violations.

Beginning April 7, State College Area High School students will swipe their student identification card upon arriving at school in the morning. Curtis Johnson, associate principal at State High School North, insists the new system will improve the accuracy of attendance records and hopefully raise academic performance as students won’t be able to fake class attendance.

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University of Queensland students who use public transit to get to campus can be fined $227 if they fail to present the new Tertiary Transport Concession Card, their university ID and their Go Card while using public transport.

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A sort of black market hit the sidewalks and social media sites of Florida State University last week when student tickets completely sold out for the highly anticipated FSU-Miami football game, according to FSUNews.com.

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Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, Calif. is using student IDs and smartphones as a means for students to earn certain privileges.

The program is called Student Scan Identification Card Authorization, or SSSICA. As ABC’s local Visalia affiliate reports, campus administrators greet students by scanning a bar code on the students’ IDs to determine whether they have permission to leave campus for lunch or attend school events such as a football game.

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University of Pittsburgh students, like many other students across the country, use their campus ID to gain access to sporting events on campus. Pitt students, however, cannot transfer tickets from one ID to another, forcing those without a ticket to brave the resale market.

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Western Kentucky University (WKU) announced the launch of the WKU Red Wave Student Group, designed to build excitement and boost school spirit for university athletic events.

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