From Jon Coffin, Director of Strategic Communications
Dear DePauw Faculty and Staff –
After many months of planning, and many more months of hard work and preparation from staff and faculty across campus, we are now just less than a month away from the re-launch of the DePauw University website.
Though conversations have been underway with campus web-authors for many months, the upcoming launch will – for obvious reasons – bring this process to life for all within our campus community.
This email, and the accompanying document, is intended to serve as a general update on the central elements of this project, and the changes our community can expect in the coming weeks. To that end, please find, below, an outline of the project’s core goals and objectives. Additionally, please find the attached Frequently Asked Question document, which goes into further detail about the redesign process, the impact of the site transition, and how it will (and won’t) affect existing web content. Read the rest of this entry »
From Jon Coffin, Director of Strategic Communications:
Dear website authors, content managers, and coordinators,
We are now approximately a month away from the scheduled “launch date” for the new DePauw website.
Thank you to many of you who have been updating your content and preparing your pages for the launch. Many of your pages are coming together quite nicely. Thanks, also, to those who have joined for our ongoing walk-in sessions for the new BigTree content management system. I hope they have been helpful.
- 11/16 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
- 11/30 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
- 12/2 – 8:30-Noon (Roy O Basement Lab)
- 12/7 – 1-5 PM (Roy O Basement Lab)
Additionally, as you work on your site, please reference this overview of the site’s styles, (which we have added to the “Overview” landing page within BigTree). You may find it helpful as a model for using the heading, paragraph, table stylings within the new site structure.
Finally, please remember that our scheduled launch date for the new site is December 15th. At that point, only content that has been moved into BigTree will be available at www.depauw.edu. We would strongly encourage you to have all of your content moved into the new system by the first week of December so the final week before launch can be spent confirming, and re-confirming, that all content is prepared and displaying properly for the official launch date.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Join Tigers Gone Google for Google+ Day on November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the HUB, GCPA Great Hall, and Julian Atrium.
- Google logo with M&Ms
- Google trivia
- Human Google logo
- Chrome adding
- Google music editor
- Google search wars
- Google+ app adding
- Human knot challenge
Students: The newest version of Microsoft Office is available to students who have purchased either the Windows or Mac version of the DePauw Software Bundle. By completing the Microsoft Office Upgrade Request form, you are authorizing a one-time fee of $9 to be charged to your student account, which covers the cost of making this upgrade available to you. You will need to use your “@depauw.edu” account to complete the form. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your upgrade package to be delivered to your U.B. mailbox.
NOTE: If you purchased the DePauw Software Bundle this Fall (2011), you already have the latest version and do not need to complete this form.
Faculty and Staff: The newest version of Microsoft Office will be available for faculty and staff home use beginning October 3. To pick-up a copy of the upgrade package, you will need to visit the HelpDesk (located on the lower level of the Union Building) and complete a form for tracking purposes. Please remember to bring your DePauw ID (OneCard) with you for identification purposes.
Starting on November 10, e-Services will located be at a new address at http://my.depauw.edu
We are making this change in preparation for the redesigned University website launch later in the semester, and the new address should not result in any noticeable changes in e-Services for the campus community (besides the address change, of course!).
We’ll send another reminder and further details closer to November 10, but in the meantime if you have any questions or concerns about the change, please contact Adam Hughes, Director of Administrative Information Systems, email@example.com.
The first step of the V: drive roll-out has been completed and Information Services (I.S.) is grateful for the valuable feedback received from our early adopter groups. As a result of their suggestions, we will be updating our processes over the next few weeks in order to better meet the needs of campus.
New timeline for the roll-out:
August thru September 5 – I.S. creates initial process
9/5 thru 21 – Early adopter phase 1
9/21 thru 10/3 – Feedback received by I.S.
October thru November – I.S. updates processes based on feedback by early adopters; early adopter phase 2
December thru January – I.S. finalizes processes
Beginning of 2nd semester – Roll-out of V: drive to campus
Additional information will be shared over the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lynda LaRoche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Donnie Sendelbach, Director of ITAP and Instructional & Learning Services
Mandy Russ ‘12, an ITAP Student Director and mathematics major, is serving as DePauw’s Google Student Ambassador this year.
After submitting her proposal last summer, Mandy was one of just 140 students selected from 109 campuses who were flown to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, for a 2-day summit in August.
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors learn about innovative Google products and programs, plan and host fun events for students on their campus, and help Google better understand each university’s culture.