Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security


Thursday, July 17, 2003

SPOKANE, Wash. (July 17, 2003) – Gonzaga University has chosen U.S. Bank to be its bank partner for the school’s multi-use identification card.

The identification card already allows Gonzaga’s 5,400 students and 800 faculty and staff members to use photocopy machines, check out resources from campus libraries, purchase meals without cash, and have dorm access. The new card can also be used as a U.S. Bank ATM card on and off campus and at many Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals in the United States starting August 2003.

“We are excited about the partnership between Gonzaga University and U.S. Bank because of the convenience it will provide our students, faculty, and staff,” said Chuck Murphy, vice president of finance for Gonzaga University.

“The Campusbank Card program is an extension of a long-standing relationship between
U.S. Bank and Gonzaga University,” said Bob Wigren, president of U.S. Bank in Spokane/North Central Washington.

Gonzaga University is a private, four-year comprehensive university. It is owned and operated by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church. Gonzaga’s educational philosophy is based on the 450-year Ignatian model that aims to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit – an integration of science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. At Gonzaga, “cura personalis,” or care for the individual, is its guiding theme.

U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation, providing a comprehensive line of student banking products including campus ID card programs, student loans, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and Visa Buxx® prepaid spending cards. The U.S. Bank web site offers a full array of student banking products, services and paying for college information as well as a powerful scholarship search engine.



Wednesday, July 16, 2003

ExpressPay from American Express Offers Convenient and Hassle-Free Alternative to Cash


Blackboard reaches settlement with hacker duo

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Washington, DC - July 16, 2003 - Blackboard has announced a settlement with Billy Hoffman and Virgil Griffith relating to the lawsuit filed previously by Blackboard.  The full settlement statement appears below but includes the following highlights: 

Pharos delivers new pay-for-print solutions featuring Lexmark technology

Friday, July 11, 2003

–Students, teachers and administrators at higher education institutions gain access to cost-effective, turnkey printing solutions–

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 10, 2003–Pharos Systems International today announced it is teaming up with Lexmark International, Inc., to bring new pay-for-print solutions to the higher education and public library markets. The solutions will help these institutions reduce waste and cost effectively improve printing capabilities in libraries, classrooms and laboratories. 

When worlds collide: Copiers and printers are merging but the campus oversight remains split

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

As in the rest of the world, the trend in the photocopy market is from analog to digital. The days of the traditional copier are certainly numbered. New digital devices are faster, more efficient, have fewer parts, require only one pass regardless of the number of prints, and have far fewer paper jams and maintenance issues.

But perhaps even more importantly, they are networkable. These devices can reside on the same campus network as your printers–in fact, many combine the functionality of photocopier and printer. Called Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) these digital output powerhouses are the wave of the future on campus and in the office. 

Print Cost Recovery: Recouping costs in an age of high demand public access printing

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Laser print cost recovery (LPCR), pay-for-print services, networked print control … By any name, the ability to manage, track, allocate, and charge for printing from public access and faculty/staff printers is a major focus on college campuses today. By now, nearly every college administrator is at least aware of the concept. Using special software systems, a print job is held at a print server until the job’s initiator pays for it and releases it from the queue to the selected printer. 

Key options in print cost recovery

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

When evaluating LPCR solutions, there are many factors and options to consider. Packages range from basic to incredibly robust–and costs tend to reflect the level of sophistication and configuration offered. Below is a selection of some of the key areas to be considered.