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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 IT resources should go to the K-State IT Help Desk in Hale Library,785-532-7722,

    All K-State students and employees have a free eID (computing ID) on the central computer system. It allows access to e-mail, the KATS student system, K-State online, the Internet, the World Wide Web, file space for classwork and projects, and a personal webpage.

    Passwords on eIDs 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 eID constitutes acceptance of the university's IT policies, posted at

    Computing labs and InfoCommons
    More than 400 PCs, plus printing facilities and Unix workstations, are available in Hale Library and 24 hours a day in the university computing labs. The labs may be freely used by students and employees. Labs provide access to electronic information resources and software programs, including e-mail, Internet/web access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, multimedia creation, and programming languages.

    Campus network
    CNS maintains the university's fiber-optic data network that connects all K-State buildings. It links to K-State's central computer systems, many departmental computers, the university's website, and Internet and Internet2.

    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 website plus personal pages), Unix accounts, administrative systems, and many other services and electronic information resources.

    Electronic information resources
    Information resources online at K-State include KATS for student services; the library catalogue system; the K-State Digital Library; K-State Online for web-based courses; course information at; and an anti-virus site at

    Central LANs
    CNS provides local area network servers running Novell Netware and Microsoft operating systems for the university computing labs, and administrative and 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 technology classrooms.

    K-State website
    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 KATS, K-State Online, and library systems.

    Topics within Auxiliary Services and Facilities:
    dAffirmative Action dInstitutional Advancement dStudent Publications
    dAlumni Association dKSU Foundation dTelecommunications Services
    dChild Care dLibraries dUniversity Press of Kansas
    dComputing and Network Services dPolice Department dUniversity Relations
    dFamily Center dPostal Service   
    dInformation Systems Office dSpeech and Hearing Center   
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    August 19, 2005