It’s just about time for finals. You know what that means! Yes, extended hours in the law library and the law school building.
The Law Library will be open extended hours starting November 29, 2013 through December 16, 2013. Most nights the library will close at 2:00 am but check the schedule for details at http://law.pepperdine.edu/library/location-hours/hours.htm. Please call the Law Library Public Services Desk if you have questions (310) 506-4643.
Additionally, starting Monday morning, December 2, 2013 and running through the morning of Tuesday, December 17, 2013 the Odell McConnell Law Center will be open 24 hours. During this time, the Di Loreto Dining Room (cafeteria area) and the School of Law Smith Atrium will be open and available to you.
We wish you all the best as you prepare for your final exams. Study hard, get the rest you need, eat right and don’t forget to get up and get some exercise now and then.
Email, and the way we send and recieve it, has evolved in the years since it was first introduced. More and more today, we get overloaded with e-mail, with overflowing inboxes and not enough storage to hold it all. And recently, Pepperdine has introduced a new tool to help combat your e-mail overflow – Google Apps at Pepperdine.
Why should I change?
You can keep your @pepperdine.edu email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface – without ads. It comes with a powerful spam filter and 30GB of free space to be shared among all available Google services. Google’s powerful search engines means an end to email folders, no more Outlook or .PST files, and your e-mail syncs seamlessly to whatever mobile device you choose. You’ll never run out of space in your Inbox again, and with threaded conversations, replies to an e-mail get filed along with the first one, giving you a message-board like experience to help tame your inbox.
Ok, I’m in! How to I switch? What does it involve?
First off, know that your old e-mail is safe from deletion. It will continue to live at webmail.pepperdine.edu, and you can switch back if you decide you don’t like Google Apps. The switch is fairly straightforward – first you set up the account, then you redirect any new e-mail to it, then you set it up to send e-mail. I’ll cover setup on a mobile device in a later post.
Another quick concept – you have two e-mail accounts at Pepperdine. One is your wavenet username @ pepperdine.edu, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, and the second is your long-form email, such as email@example.com. I’ll walk you through how to change both to Gmail.
- Sign Up for the account. Visit google.pepperdine.edu and click the giant blue “Sign Up” button.
- Redirect your e-Mail. Visit networkid.pepperdine.edu and click “Redirect“Then choose “Click Here to Continue” at the bottom.Then choose “Use Google Apps” and confirm any questions.
- Sign in to your new account! Visit mail.google.com and sign in with your wavenet username @ pepperdine.edu, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also click the E-Mail button in Wavenet.
- Welcome to your new inbox! Within ten minutes or so, all new email sent to your e-mail addresses will be delivered to your new Google inbox.
- Now we need to setup Gmail to send e-mails from your long-form Pepperdine address – In this example, it only is set up for email@example.com, but now we need to set up firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the gear in the top right, then click Settings.Next, click Accounts, and then “Add another eMail address you own”Now we need to add the long-form e-mail address, so fill in the information with your name as you would like it displayed (“John Doe” in this case), and your long-form Pepperdine e-mail address (John.Doe@pepperdine.edu). Click “Next”, then “Send Verification”.You’ll need to verify that you own that e-mail address, so check your new inbox for an e-mail seeking verification. It may be in your Spam – check on the left hand column under “More” for “Spam”. If it is there, click “Not Spam”, then find it in your inbox and click the verification link.
- You’re all done! If you want, you can set your long-form Pepperdine e-mail as the Default e-mail, to use it instead of the short jdoe2@pepperdine – that can be done under the Accounts menu. Enjoy all the features Google Apps has to offer!
The Password Reset- Error Messages includes screenshots of various error messages that may be seen in MyID when attempting to reset a password.
Note that the https://myid.pepperdine.edu website provides some additional resources, including a link to verify/update your MyID profile, a link which can be used to change a known password, and a short training video.
1. The user’s profile information is blank.
2. The user doesn’t recognize the email or phone number that the PIN was sent to.
3. The system doesn’t recognize the user.
Note: All of these messages direct you to go to: https://myid.pepperdine.edu/help
This URL will:
- Link to our new Password Reset Request Form.
- Generate a help desk ticket for Anytime Support.
- Anytime Support (the Password Reset Group), will help people update their profiles.
The MyID PIN Reset outlines the process for resetting a forgotten password via MyID:
1. Go to: https://myid.pepperdine.edu
2. Click Option 2: Click “Forgot Password”
3. Enter your NetworkID.
4. Type the letters displayed in the picture.
5. Select the check box (to allow PIN text message)
6. Click “Request PIN”
7. You will receive a confirmation message, click “Close”
8. Retrieve the PIN from your alternate email or mobile phone. Enter it here and click “Validate”
9. Enter your new password twice and click “Reset Password”
*Please Note: If your password does not meet our complexity requirements, you will see a red X next to the issues that need to be fixed.
10. Password reset was successful. Please close your browser.
Password Tip: Don’t Get Locked Out!
Update passwords you stored on your mobile devices, too!
Want to know what your professor Tweets about? Below is a list of School of Law Faculty who use the social media network, Twitter:
Robert Anderson- @WITNESSETHBlog
Jeff Baker- @JRBProf
Paul Caron- @SoCalTaxProf
Colleen Graffy- @Colleen_Graffy
Michael Avi Helfand- @MAHelfand
Bernard James- @SchoolSafetyLaw
Douglas W. Kmiec- @dougkmiec
Greg McNeal- @GregoryMcNeal
Derek T. Muller- @derektmuller
Interested in finding out which SOL Faculty have Web sites and blogs? View a list of their Web sites here.