Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Heartland Payment Systems acquires TouchNet for $375 million

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Purchase increases university presence, curbs DOE regulatory worries

Already among the ‘Top of the Charts’ in the payment processing realm, Heartland Payment Systems catapulted to Rock Star status in the campus payment world this morning, announcing that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., a Lenexa, Kansas-based integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions.

Rumors of TouchNet’s pursuit of a prospective buyer first surfaced early this Spring, with insider speculation suggesting that non-employee investors were seeking return on investments in the company. The purchase adds a client base of 600 colleges and universities to the Heartland portfolio, making TouchNet the largest acquisition for Heartland Payments Systems in the company’s history. 

Technical College seeks on-campus bank branch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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. 

NuVision leaders Bill Adoff and Brian Adoff exit campus card company

Monday, July 28, 2014

CR80News learned that NuVision’s President, Bill Adoff, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Adoff, are no longer with the company.

Bill joined the company back in 2001 and has held various roles related to operational management and product development. Brian Adoff joined NuVision in 2007 and served as national sales manager prior to his current role. In response to CR80News’ request for comment, Brian Adoff responded via email. 

Tips to avoid identity theft on campus

Monday, July 28, 2014

The coming of August not only marks the start of another academic year, it’s also the first time that fledgling college students will be away from home. But while leaving the nest is an exciting prospect, there are very real concerns for young people as they brave new waters.

Unsurprisingly, cyber safety tops the list, with online fraud protection company, iovaiton, stressing the need to change passwords every few months. Beyond that, students should be mindful of what they post to social networking sites. 

NACCU accepting nominations for board of directors

Monday, July 28, 2014

The National Association of Campus Card Users is now officially accepting nominations for its Board of Directors.

NACCU is an association that specializes in the campus card transaction industry, serving the national and international community. The association is the one source dedicated to high quality educational programs, resources, services and tools.

Through its many conferences and events, NACCU offers its members a number of advantages in networking, developing partnerships, leveraging technology, problem-solving, insight sharing and professional development. 

Should a tiger change its stripe?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Examining the role of mag stripes on the modern college campus

The contemporary college campus is a bastion of new technology, serving a student population that thrives on the bleeding edge of technology. This premise holds true for campus cards as well, with the number of universities adopting advanced card technologies growing at a rapid rate.

Still, flip over virtually any student ID and you’ll still find a mag stripe. While it’s exciting to see where card technology is going, sometimes it’s worth it to step back and appreciate the path from whence we came. 

Brookdale Community College launches new OneCard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All currently enrolled Brookdale students will now receive a Brookdale OneCard. This includes visiting, fast start, dual enrollment, distance learning, early high school students and high technology high school students taking classes on the Brookdale campus.

Brookdale faculty and staff will also receive the OneCard, and will be offered optional access to the Brookdale Bucks program, a declining balance account that allows for purchases to be made on campus.