This has been a year of changes for NYIT with new technologies appearing for academics, web presence, and social networking. Blackboard 9 rolled out at the beginning of the semester with cool new web 2-0 features and now a new NYIT website with blogging available. We also have NYIT fan page on Facebook, YouTube videos launching, text alert messages, Google e-mail. Very 21st Century. The ability to connect and communicate with our students is terrific! Complete with emoticons!