In preparation for connection to the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), ITS will be replacing the campus firewalls on March 26th. The process will begin at noon on the 26th. During this time, all off-campus Internet access and email will be unavailable. This should not affect access to on-campus resources (Blackboard, web server, Campus Connect and email). We expect the process to take approximately one hour, but could take longer if we encounter problems. An email will be sent after service has been restored. If you have questions, please contact Gary Hickson by phone at 235-4069 or by email at email@example.com.