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Brand spankin' new

Hello all UwebD's out there.



I'm a new member here, though I've been utilizing the site for quite some time. I have been working in admissions for a year now, and only responsible for a small portion of our school's website. However, I am thinker and always looking for what is out there and what is great to take to the next level.



I'll invite you to check out www.warnerpacific.edu to see how dated and un-impressive our website is… Continue

Added by Kraig Etzel on January 29, 2010 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Hello My Old Friend - Polls Are BACK - did they ever go away?

Recently Customer Relations and Communication (a department in OIT) was tasked to develop a way for enrolled students to answer a poll question about technology. The parameters of the poll were/are that only enrolled students could submit, that we needed at least 500 votes in 30 days, we couldn't use commercially available (free or otherwise) polling tools, and here is the crazy part we had no incentives to get students to participate (short of me handing them 5 bucks each from my own million… Continue

Added by Christopher Chipps on January 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

#csun2010

I'm scheduled to do a presentation with the developer of accessibletwitter.com, Dennis Lembree, at the 25th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. This year for the first time it is in San Diego. Hope to see you all there!



Registration info:

http://tinyurl.com/ydk5jv8



My General Session Workshop is scheduled as follows:



• Session ID: WEB-2014

• Title:… Continue

Added by Joseph Karr O'Connor on January 26, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Web Server roles

Anyone have any feedback on this map of Web Server Roles?
Are there more roles?


Web_Server_Roles.pdf

Added by Jonathan Woolson on January 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Best Admission Uses of Twitter

"For 2010, it is safe to expect that Twitter will not see a diminished roll in university marketing and admissions strategy plans. However, it’s hard to avoid that some people will be coming to the web guys to have them set up their admissions office with Twitter (or will do it themselves), but then will do very little with it, feeling like they ‘just need to have it to be current.’ Should that happen to you, I wanted to share some of the best uses of Twitter that universities are doing… Continue

Added by Michael Fienen on January 11, 2010 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Admitted Students Social Networking Survey Results

I recently put out a call for help on Twitter (#heweb09) to get some data on Admitted Students Social Networking sites. I didn't get a huge response but I got enough to help me move forward. As promised, I said I'd post the info on this site. THANK YOU to all who helped!



I'll leave the poll open and if I get any more responses, I'll post an update in a few weeks.… Continue

Added by Theresa on November 9, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

First Week on the job..

As I begin the college lifestyle again, I will be actually in the offices of the school and not in the classrooms. I have started my new job here at NCTC as the Webmaster. I prefer a different name as I am no master of the web at all. I prefer the title "the new web-guy" or just "web-guy". I have the responsiblity of a total redesign of the school's website. This will be a major undertaking. So stay tuned.......

Added by Darren Ladner on November 4, 2009 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

Book Review: Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig

"If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have caught on that I recently got into the book Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity by Lawrence Lessig, one of many that I’ve been meaning to check off my least of to-reads. Let me spoil the review by telling you not to bother reading the review,… Continue

Added by Michael Fienen on September 25, 2009 at 8:02am — No Comments

New Video For Incoming Students



We just posted a new video to our YouTube channel: 'Move-In Day for Thunder'



Thunder is our mascot here at Nichols. In the video, he goes through the process of check-in and moving… Continue

Added by Claudia Snell on August 19, 2009 at 9:10am — 3 Comments

Email Marketing

Our PR department is currently searching for a more comprehensive user-friendly email marketing campaign software. They are currently using Constant Contact and unfortunately it is not meeting their needs. We would like to send Happy Birthday notes, major holdiays, pur campus newsletter, etc.

Are there any suggestions out there?

Added by Shere Hicks McClamb on August 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

ExpressionEngine

I am looking for a low cost solution for blogs, forums, simple pages, and displaying press releases. Does anyone have any experience or opinions on ExpressionEngine.

Added by Shere Hicks McClamb on August 4, 2009 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Presentation: Twitter in Higher Ed Communications

This week I presented at the 2009 eduWeb conference in Chicago. My talk, entitled "A Bird in the Hand: Twitter as a Higher Ed Communications Tool," presented some of the reasons why institutions of higher education might want to use Twitter and provide some tips and techniques for getting such a project off the ground. The powerpoint of my presentation is…

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Added by Aaron Rester on July 22, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

WordPress as Course Catalog

We've just launched our newest feature - The 2009-2010 Catalog - Department of Graduate and Professional Studies. It's all built in WordPress. Check it out: http://content.nichols.edu/course_catalogs/gps/

The new site uses a plugin to manage the sidebar navigations - Page Lists Plus - see that here: http://www.technokinetics.com/plugins/page-lists-plus/. Other than that, it's a standard WordPress install with custom built theme.

Added by Claudia Snell on July 1, 2009 at 9:47am — 4 Comments

An Event Apart, Boston - anyone else go?

Last week I attended An Event Apart, Boston (http://aneventapart.com/). It was excellent.



For any that weren't able to attend this year, you can read A Feed Apart (http://afeedapart.com/). It's an unofficial feed aggregator of the twitter posts of attendees while the event was in progress. There are also photos posted on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/aeaboston09/).



If you haven't heard of An Event Apart, I would highly recommend it. It's the best conference I've… Continue

Added by Claudia Snell on June 29, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Just posted a new video..





Video for the START Youth Leadership Conference held on the Nichols College Campus.

Also launched a mini-site with the video, program information and… Continue

Added by Claudia Snell on June 17, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Insert Giggles

UC Ballroom



Recreation Center Pool



Laurel Village Housing



Somewhere inside University Center III…

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Added by Tina on June 11, 2009 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

My first blog post

http://mrender.blogspot.com/

Added by Michael Render on May 26, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

My First Post EVER

I am indeed not from another planet but this is indeed my first post. Don't get me wrong I have read my share of blogs, but I guess I never thought I had anything important to say. I'm quite sure I still don't but I'll never know if I don't try.

Added by Shere Hicks McClamb on May 14, 2009 at 10:01pm — No Comments

What Kinds of Communities Do We Want to Create?

In his opening keynote at the Information Architecture Summit 2009, cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch, of Kansas State University, asked the room of user experience designers: "How can we create an environment that creates the kind of community and the kind of people we want?" It’s arguably self-aggrandizing to think we are engineering types of people, however Wesch, and later Jesse James Garrett, reminded us of McLuhan’s observation: "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape…

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Added by Julie Strothman on April 24, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

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