Phonetics Operator FAQ

Overview

Below are some phonetics operator frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Information

 

  1. The system doesn't recognize my nickname?
  2. Can I call the directory system from off campus?
  3. Why did we call the Phonetic System Ernestine?

 

The system doesn't recognize my nickname?

We're updating the system with first names, last names and preferred names from Banner. Most common nicknames (Dave for David, Liz for Elizabeth, etc.) will be recognized automatically. If you are a faculty or staff member and the system isn't recognizing your nickname, you can log into to your Duckweb account and update your preferred first name, visit https://duckweb.uoregon.edu/pls/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin 

Can I call the directory system from off-campus?

Yes, anyone can dial 541-346-0000 and use the system. It should be of particular use to university personnel who are traveling and/or calling in from cell phones.

Why did we call the Phonetic System Ernestine?

Celebrity pseudonym of comedienne Lily Tomlin when she portrayed "Ernestine, the telephone operator" on the comedy variety program ROWAN AND MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN/NBC/1968-73. And, that's the truth.

Details

Article ID: 72874
Created
Fri 3/1/19 10:07 AM
Modified
Thu 9/17/20 4:50 PM