Welcome to the NCAT, St. Lawrence University’s state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary arts technology facility. Located in the Noble Center, the NCAT exists for two reasons: it meets the technological needs of the arts departments in teaching and learning; and it serves as a hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts — both within the arts and across campus. The NCAT staff works with faculty members to coordinate the necessary facilities, equipment, and training to explore the intersections among digital technologies and the arts.

tis the season for password changes

March 31st, 2015 | Jo

About this time of year, many folks will be prompted to change their passwords.

Did you know you can check anytime to see when your one year expiration date is? Just login to the IT website and on the right side you will see it looking like this:

Password expiration date

You can change your password there at any time as well.

Mac Users: Once you have changed your password and log in to a computer that you have used before, you may be prompted to update or start a new keychain. Update will preserve any other saved password data (like website logins) you may have on that machine, but either choice will prompt you for a password. It is looking for the old password so it can update the keychain with the new password.

mobile printing is here

March 25th, 2015 | Jo

Faculty, staff and students can now print to SLU Public Printing from their mobile devices.

From all devices via email (

From your address, email your PDF or Office document as an attachment to or You will receive an email confirmation when your document is ready for release at any SLU Public Printing copier.

From iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices (

While on slu-wifi, open your document and tap the share icon, tap Print, tap Select Printer and choose slu_public_printing_mobile or slu_public_printing_mobile_color. Your document will be available for release at any SLU Public Printing copier.

what’s happening in the NCAT

February 3rd, 2015 | Jo

Spring Semester 2015 these courses are meeting here in the NCAT.


Mon. Wed. 9am-11:30am

K. Mahoney AAH269 Digital Media and Culture

Mon. Wed. 12:50-2:20pm

C. Watts MUS220 Music and Technology

Tues. Thurs. 8:30am-10:00am

D. Henderson FILM222 Documentary Filmmaking

Tues. Thurs. 10:10am-11:30 am

T. DuBray MUS3002 Podcasting

Tues. Thurs. 12:40-2:10pm

C. Watts MUS350 Composition

Wed. 2:30-4pm

J. Kittler/M. Lavin PCA4014 Digital London Lab


Mon. Wed. 9am-11:30am

W. Kline AAH460 SYE Senior Seminar in Visual Arts

Tues/Thurs. 9am-11:30am

W. Kline AAH3004 Art and Text

changes in the ncat

August 15th, 2014 | Jo

The Newell Center for Arts Technology saw its biggest equipment upgrade to date over the summer. We have replaced all of our older computers with new iMacs and Mac Pros, with larger displays for more screen real estate. HP scanners, Wacom pen tablets, and new Nektar MIDI controllers round out the workstations. The NCAT supports a wide variety of creative software for art, video, audio, and music notation. Even if you are not taking a class that meets in the NCAT, you are invited to come in and work during our open hours in the evenings. Hours are posted here (see link at left).

dr. farley awarded endowed professorship

June 21st, 2014 | Chris

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Farley, who has been appointed the Birdsong Professor of the Arts.  ”This professorship was funded by Terry ’69 and Lynn Birdsong ’68 to recognize and support the work of a distinguished, tenured professor in the Arts.  The Professor should demonstrate love of learning in her/his scholarly and performance/exhibition pursuits, but even more, in inspiring and motivating students to explore and achieve. The Birdsong Professor should be an exemplary teacher, as demonstrated by regular mentoring of students.”

Well-deserved recognition for one of our most dedicated faculty members.