Information Services - IS Success

IT Success - Indoor Track Facility

This weekend, Liberty’s new indoor track complex will open for its first official meet.

Back in the fall of 2015, the University announced plans for a new building to replace & expand on the facilities that had been housed in Green Hall. For the next seventeen months, various members of our Infrastructure/Media Operations division partnered with internal & external groups to understand the scope of the project:

  • For the office spaces, computers, monitors, network drops, & wireless access points were needed.
  • For the track proper, the needs included monitors, sound reinforcement, & digital scoreboards.
  • For concessions & other spectator areas, digital signage & point-of-sale terminals were required.

Once designs were confirmed for the new facility, Site Lead Ryan Smith & team began the task of meeting these needs. Thousands of feet worth of network cabling were laid while the Complex was built up to support hardware installations. Additionally, Business Relationship Managers (BRM’s) worked parallel to Smith, ensuring open communication was maintained with Athletics as new requirements were discovered. As building continued through 2016, IT was able to work around multiple challenges, including construction delays & Leadership changes within IT, to meet deadlines.

Over the winter break, additional IT teams from Network Operations came in, putting in late hours, to ensure last minute details were addressed. In the past few weekends, Athletics have used smaller meets to test out the new facilities. There will be a grand opening ceremony for the Complex this Saturday, January 28th, at 10:30 AM.

Jan 26, 2017   |   Read More >

IT Success - Adobe Design Wars

Last Thursday, the Adobe-sponsored “Design Wars” took place at the School of Communication &  Creative Arts (SCCA) in Green Hall. Nearly thirty undergraduate and graduate students from several different fields of study participated in the five-hour event. Once submitted, the best work was decided upon by Monique Maloney (Assistant Professor, co-faculty advisor for AIGA), Todd Smith (Chair of Studio & Digital Arts, professor), Chris Hara (Deputy CIO of Information Services), and Josh Frejosky (Director of IT Communication). Congratulations to Blake Embry (first place), Annie Shelmerdine (second place), and Grayson Guffey (third place) for taking top honors.


“Design Wars” is a concept that allows students to create advertisements for a hypothetical client. 2016 marks the first year where IT Communications (IT COMS) helped host and gain sponsorship of Adobe for the competition. Students received their assignment and informed that only Adobe products may be used to create their work. This year, the students submitted posters and invitations that IT COMS could use for next semester’s second annual Adobe Academic Achievement Awards.


Photos taken by Noelia Alvarado & Chris Shaw.

This event was a huge success. Special thanks goes out to the School of Communication & Creative Arts, AIGA, IT Communications - Marketing, and Adobe for making this event a huge success.

Dec 7, 2016   |   Read More >