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A Seasonal Favorite with an SCS Twist

By Bob Cave

Grateful for this first opportunity to address A&F staff through this blog, my inclination was to share some information about my own unit: Student Computing Services (SCS). After all, who doesn’t enjoy settling into a squashy armchair by a frosted window pain, hot beverage in hand, to read about technology services?

But, before you scroll away, consider that this review of services has been liberally seasoned for the upcoming holidays. So, find your note and sing along to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” If you memorize this, you will never be at a loss to extol the benefits of SCS in an exceedingly entertaining fashion. We’ll call it our gift to you. No thanks are necessary (or for that matter, warranted).

The Twelve Days of Service
A High-spirited Holiday Ode to Student Computing Services

On the first day of service
Gave SCS to me
a fixed laptop with USB

On the second day of service
Gave SCS to me
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the third day of service
Gave SCS to me
three forms scanned[i]
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the fourth day of service
Gave SCS to me
four camera loans[ii]
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the fifth day of service
Gave SCS to me
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the sixth day of service
Gave SCS to me
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the seventh day of service
Gave SCS to me
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the eighth day of service
Gave SCS to me
eight techs consulting
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the ninth day of service
Gave SCS to me
nine green screen sessions[iii]
eight techs consulting
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the tenth day of service
Gave SCS to me
ten Lynda[iv] lessons
nine green screen sessions
eight techs consulting
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the eleventh day of service
Gave SCS to me
eleven ResNet rescues
ten Lynda lessons
nine green screen sessions
eight techs consulting
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB

On the twelth day of service
Gave SCS to me
twelve Wi-Fi setups
eleven green screen sessions
ten Lynda lessons
nine ResNet rescues
eight techs consulting
seven posters printing
six nerves a’fraying
five puzzles solved!
four camera loans
three forms scanned
two awesome labs
and a fixed laptop with USB


[i] SCS offers optical form scanning for academic purposes.

[ii] SCS offers Gear2Go equipment loans for students, staff and faculty.

[iii] SCS offers media production space and assistance in the SCS Studio.

[iv] SCS manages a set of Lynda.com online learning accounts for student use.

3 Responses to “A Seasonal Favorite with an SCS Twist”

  1. Patrick

    Since the days of your famous “Sense of Pine” documentation, you’ve always had a knack for entertaining writing!

  2. Sherry McKendry

    Bob Cave, you are a delightful asset to Towson!

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