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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Academic Advising
    Tuition and Fees
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    dAffirmative Action
    dAlumni Association
    dChild Care
    dComputing and Network Services
    dFamily Center
    dIDEA Center
    dInformation Systems
    dInstitutional Advancement
    dPolice Department
    dPostal Service
    dSpeech and Hearing Center
    dStudent Publications
    dTelecommunications Services
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    Computing and Network Services

    Harvard Townsend, Director
    146 Foundation Center
    Fax: 785-532-5914

    CNS provides the computing and networking infrastructure for the K-State community, as well as other information technology resources. For detailed information about services, visit the CNS website. Questions about using information technology resources should go to the IT help desk in Hale Library, 785-532-7722,

    Computing IDs/accounts
    All K-State students and employees have a free K-State computing ID on the central computer system. It allows access to e-mail, the Internet, the World Wide Web, file space for classwork and projects, and a personal webpage.

    Passwords on computing IDs must be changed each fall and spring semester; use the webpage.

    All K-Staters are expected to be ethical and courteous in their use of computing resources. Use of a K-State computing ID constitutes acceptance of the university's information technology policies, posted at

    Computing labs
    More than 100 PCs, plus printing facilities and Unix workstations, are available 24 hours a day in the university computing labs. The labs may be freely used by students and employees. Labs provide access to many programming languages and software programs, including e-mail, Internet/web access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, file transfer, and multimedia creation.

    Campus network
    CNS maintains the university's fiber-optic data network that connects all K-State buildings. It provides quick access to K-State's central computer systems, many departmental computers, the university's website, and Internet and Internet2. These networks allow K-Staters to communicate worldwide, collaborate on projects, and access information at other educational and research institutions.

    Central computer systems
    CNS maintains K-State's central computer systems, including an IBM S/390 and a network of Unix servers. The central systems provide e-mail, web space (official site plus personal pages), Unix accounts, the library catalogue system, administrative systems, and many other services.

    Central LANs
    CNS provides local area network servers running Novell Netware and Microsoft NT for the university computing labs, numerous administrative units, and some academic units.

    Technology Service Center
    This CNS center provides local, cost-effective technology repair services for campus offices and departments at cost-recovery rates. It builds, repairs, and upgrades computer systems; installs and configures software; and provides installation and maintenance of technology in K-State's multimedia classrooms.

    World Wide Web site
    CNS maintains K-State's central website at It includes academic resources, news and events, calendars, directories, policies, publications, and more. It provides links to college and departmental web servers, and to IT resources such as the KATS student-access system and library systems.

    Topics within Auxiliary Services and Facilities:
    dAffirmative Action dIDEA Center dSpeech and Hearing Center
    dAlumni Association dInformation Systems dStudent Publications
    dChild Care dInstitutional Advancement dTelecommunications Services
    dComputing and Network Services dLibraries dUniversity Press of Kansas
    dFamily Center dPolice Department dUniversity Relations
    dFoundation dPostal Service   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000