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CaTS News for Students: Spring Quarter 2012

As we begin the final quarter of the regular academic year, many of you may be considering the purchase of new computer systems and software. CaTS would like to make you aware of some of the programs we have especially for students and employees.

*CaTS Software Store*

CaTS provides low-cost or free licenses for many software programs from companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and others. One of the most popular choices is Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010 for only $60. Office features Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher. There’s even software programs such as anti-virus and spyware removal programs available free of charge! Check out the software website listed above.

We've recently added a number of new applications to the Home Software Store, including:
- Adobe PhotoShop & Premiere Elements - Windows/Mac simple photo and video editing
- Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows & Dragon Dictate for Mac
- SPSS Statistical Suite for Students - Windows/Mac

SOFTWARE PRICES WILL BE GOING UP LATER THIS SUMMER, so get the best deals by purchasing soon.

*AT&T Wireless Discounts for WSU*

Wright State University has been working with AT&T to offer discounts on personal cell phone plans for faculty, staff, and now students. This discount is for personal cell phone plans for Wright State students and employees. Contact the Help Desk for more information, or see the AT&T flyer outside of CaTS Home Base, 032 Dunbar Library.

*HP Student Store*

HP now offers WSU students special discounts on computers, printers, accessories and more. You'll find the full spectrum of HP & Compaq products at discounts up to 10% below normal web/retail pricing and most products come with free shipping. If you're in the market for a new notebook or a printer to create that perfect resume, check out the new HP Academy Store for Wright State.

*HomeBase - Advanced Computer Service & Support*

All WSU students can take advantage of the free support offered by the CaTS Help Desk. For advanced services, check out CaTS Home Base, offering in-depth support, advanced virus and spyware removal, equipment upgrade assistance and more. CaTS Home Base is, "a whole lot cheaper than those other geeks!" Home Base will be open during Spring quarter, Mon. - Thursday 9am - 7pm and Fridays 9am - 5pm.

*CaTS Help Desk Spring Quarter Hours*

Mon-Thu: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: Noon – 6pm
Sunday: Noon – 9pm

*Questions or Comments?*

The CaTS Help Desk is your support resource. You can contact us by e-mail at, by phone at (937) 775-4827, or by stopping by our main office in 025 Library Annex. You can also visit the CaTS website for information about our many services.