Author: Joshua Slivensky

Joshua's Bio
Joshua Slivensky Joshua is a communications manager for MSU IT and has been part of their communications team since 2017. He is a proud ComArtSci alumnus and holds a master's degree in public relations and a bachelor's in advertising management.

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
–– George Bernard Shaw

Not everybody is who they say they are on the web, and sometimes people online aren’t people at all. They might be lines of code meant to mimic human behavior. In other words, some people on the web are bots––some are good, some are nefarious. There are also some people behind accounts working hard to get other users aggravated. Read Full Article →


The sleek, modern furnishings in the new Minskoff Pavilion is more than décor––it’s packed with cutting-edge collaboration technology.

University Advancement and MSU IT worked with the Broad College of Business to equip the new Minskoff Pavilion with state-of-the-art communication and collaboration tools. The cross-team effort seeks to design a new student experience that provides seamless collaboration from small teamwork to collaboration with external partners and employers, up to full classroom engagement. Read Full Article →


From Motor City to Motown, Detroit is emblematic of technology innovation and artistic revolution. It should come as no surprise that this eclectic city was chosen to join cities like Venice, London, Bengaluru, and Melbourne via the Global Science Gallery Network (GSGN).

Among the Science Gallery installations, one may find unconventional combinations of themes like infection, love and music—and others that showcase emerging research and ideas from the worlds of art, science, design, and technology. Read Full Article →

get your entertainment devices connected!

Follow these steps to get the most out of your new tech:

1. Get connected

Whether it’s a new laptop, smartphone, gaming system, or streaming gadget, you’ll need to register your device to access to the MSU Network. When you’re on campus, follow these steps to get online: 

Laptop, tablet, and smartphone devices
  1. Connect to an Ethernet jack or MSUnet Wireless (where available). 
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Student with iPad.

January brings the new MSU spring semester. Get your tech ready with these six tips:

1. Update your passwords

Protect your computers, files, and personal information by regularly changing your password. Learn more about strong passwords.

Visit for an extensive list of resources to help protect you from viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more.  Read Full Article →