Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

U.S. Bank-backed student ID does it all at Colorado university

Friday, April 15, 2011

U.S. Bank and Colorado State University-Pueblo are partnering to produce the ThunderCard, a campus card that grants students access to their dorm rooms, serves as a meal ticket and also acts as an ATM/debit card for those who sign up for the bank’s services.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper, the university is one of eight schools nationwide using a similar card.


“This new technology will provide many everyday conveniences for our students, faculty and staff,” added A. Ramon Garcia, auxiliary services director at CSU-Pueblo.

“U.S. Bank is excited about adding Colorado State University-Pueblo to our list of campus banking partners,” said Alice Birch, president of U.S. Bank in the Pueblo market.

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Waukesha County Technical College has started its search for a new banking partner to fill its on-campus location.

A 2009 poll conducted at the Waukesha County Technical College found that 69% of students would use an on-campus bank. Now, the school is seeking proposals for a full-service branch on its Pewaukee campus.

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Malta’s Kunsill Studenti Universitarji is ending use of its current smart card system for financial grant delivery and payments, opting instead to transfer grant monies directly to the students’ bank accounts.

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Nigeria’s Osun State Government has launched smart identity card for all public school students within the province. The initiative began with the Salvation Army School, and stresses a commitment on the part of the government to use technology to improve planning, resource allocation and service delivery in the education sector.

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Administrators at the University of Georgia have decided to institute PIN entry for physical access to buildings on its Athens campus, replacing an existing hand geometry system that has long been heralded as one of the pioneering implementations of biometrics on campus.

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