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The LRC will be Closed for an all day meeting on August 20. we will reopen @ 8A on Tuesday.

LRC closings for Fall 2012

Below are days that the LRC will be closed for the Fall Semester:

Sept. 3, 2012 – Labor Day

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday

The LRC will open for operation the next business day @ 7:30A.

continue to check this blog and facebook (search Nursing LRC) for more closings of the LRC and Computer Labs. Reminder: Dates and Times of closings are subject to change.

Computer Lab Use during testing

With the expansion of the LRC Computer Labs, the LRC computer labs will remain open when a lab is available. example, if computer lab B and C are reserved for testing, computer lab A will be open for use. You will be required to remain quiet during the testing period or be asked to leave and the open lab closed if the noise levels are to loud. If all 3 computer labs in the LRC are closed for testing, Room 216 will be open for testing period for computer use if available. If all labs and 216 are reserved for testing or use, a List of student labs will be posted on the LRC main doors.

This move is to accommodate those students who need quick use of computers for printing looking up information. if you have any questions, ask any member of the LRC Staff.

New Computer Lab

Beginning the first day of classes, the LRC will have a new computer lab for student use. The new computer lab currently has 9 computers with plans to add to the number. The new format for computer lab are Lab A, Lab B (formerly A) & Lab C (formerly B).

On August 20, the LRC will be closed for an all day meeting. We will reopen for business @ 8A on August 21. If you need to print any items for your class, you can access printing at the following OIT student labs:

The Architecture Building: Room 319 & 324

The Business Building: Room 336

The Fine Arts Building: Rooms 404, 411 & 411A, 412 & 412A

The Maverick Activities Center (MAC): 1st floor

Central Library (Sam’s Click Cafe): 1st Floor

University Hall: Room 04

The University Center (UC): 2nd Floor Common Area

If you have any question, ask a LRC staff for assistance.

On July 14, the power to Pickard Hall will be turned off from 8A to 1P. The entire building will be affected, which means that all servers will be powered down during this outage to ensure proper operation. The affected systems will be, All Streaming Video servers and All Podcast Servers.

The servers will be shut down on Friday July 13 @ 4P and will resume operation @ 4P on July 14.

If you have any questions, please contact the LRC @ 817.272.2985 or email @

HESI Exit Practice Sessions

Below are the dates for the HESI Exit Practice Sessions held by the CON Success Center:

Room 204
Jun 8, Jul 11

Room 212
Jun 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
Aug 1

The time for all practice sessions is 10A – 1P. Remember, Dates and times are subject to change. If you have any questions, Contact Lynn Cope or Ceil Flores for details

  • Filed under: BSN
  • For the students in N5302, N5311 & N539, it has come to our attention that some of you are having issues playing videos posted in blackboard. here are a few tips to help you with this issue:

    1. Update your Quicktime Player. The current version is 7.7.2. Any version of Quicktime under version 7 will need to be updated. You can download Quicktime from Apple’s Website.

    2. Be patient. Some streaming files take a while to buffer (downloading streaming video during playback). Depending on your internet speed and age of computer, it may take some time for a video to buffer.

    3. If you are viewing a video on a wireless desktop or laptop, switch to a wired desktop or hardwire your laptop to your modem. A wired connection will produce better speeds than a wireless connection.

    4. Close other internet applications that can cause a load on your bandwidth. Some applications can create a load as you try to view videos online.

    5. Test your download speed. To to a internet speed test website (previously posted) and test your download speed. You may need to upgrade your internet speed to accommodate the videos that you are trying to view.

    These are just tips to help you with your viewing assignments. if you still have issues with viewing, contact the OIT helpdesk at 817-272-2985 or email them at

  • Filed under: MSN, Miscellaneous
  • Internet Speed Test Sites

    If you are having issues playing videos or downloading files, here are a few web sites that you can access to test your download speeds:



    Bandwidth Place

    a reminder: Internet speeds are affected by Use by others on the Net, File size of file being downloaded, ISP Server Load.

    The Summer 12 Semester will begin on June 4, 2012.

    The LRC Hours of Operation for the Summer 2012 Semester are listed below:

    Monday – Saturday 7:30A to 5P

    Closed July 4, 2012 (Holiday 4th of July)