ncat, dining services to offer 3D-printed food in dorms

April 1st, 2015 | Chris

3dpizzaThe Newell Center for Arts Technology and Dining Services are pleased to announce a new initiative in 3D-printed food. This new partnership will facilitate the installation of special 3D printers in eight of the residence halls later this semester; these stations will initially print pizzas, with fatbags available soon after. A wider selection of menu items will be added by the beginning of the Fall Semester 2015. “Dude, this is going to be so sweet,” said NCAT Director Dr. Christopher Watts. “The munchies are a thing of the past.”

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.

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.