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October 06, 2011

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The Computing Services Information Security Office (ISO) is hosting a number of events in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month during October. Featured events include classes on using the Identity Finder software and a pilot of a new security awareness program offered online through the Open Learning Initiative (OLI). For a complete listing of events and cybersecurity resources, please visit ISO's website at

CMU's 2011 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report" is now available on the Web at A printed copy of the report can be requested by contacting University Police at 412-268-6232 or

Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) staff member Alicia Angemeer is collecting items for the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania. To donate blankets, towels, food and other supplies, please drop off or send items via campus mail to Alicia Angemeer, ICES, 1201 Hamburg Hall.  For more information on what is needed, email or visit the Animal Rescue League wish list at

The award-winning PigPen Theatre Company, which is comprised of seven School of Drama alumni, is co-producing "The Nightmare Story," Oct. 5 - 28, in Brooklyn's Irondale Center for the Arts. The theater company has arranged for members of the university community to purchase $20 tickets to the show by going to and entering the promotional code CMU1. The play has been rated among the top 20 plays to see in New York City this fall.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is offering CMU faculty, staff and students discounted tickets to several cultural district performances in October and November. Shows include "Last in Line," "Black Dance Festival," "Skippyjon Jones," "The Priests in Concert," "Blast" and "Million Dollar Quartet." To order tickets, go to and use the promo code CMU1112 to receive the discount.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Smiley Award for Innovation in Technology-Assisted Person-to-Person Communication, which recognizes clever contributions in the spirit of the original smiley symbol, :-).   For more details, go to

The Carnegie Clan student group is seeking chili recipes for its 8th Annual Homecoming Chili Cook-off, Saturday, Oct. 29. Faculty, staff and student organizations, residence halls and teams of three or more are welcome to enter. Register your recipe by sending email to

The CMU Credit Union is offering special rates for new and used car loans through Oct. 31. For new vehicles the rates are 2.5 percent for 36 months; 2.75 percent for 48 months; and 2.9 percent for 60 months. For used vehicles the rates are 3.53 percent for 2010-2011 models and 3.72 percent for 2004-2009 models. Pre-approved loans are good for 30 days.