|University debuts new home page|
The University has developed a new home page, available at www.und.edu . It features student and faculty spotlights, a new photo album, UND news, events, and news items from across the nation. The student and faculty spotlight "puts a face on the University" to showcase faculty and students, with photos and brief feature stories that will change regularly. When UND makes news across the nation and world, a brief feature lets readers know.
One of the newest features is an RSS feed, which allows users to have UND news delivered directly to their desktops. Podcasts are also offered, as are factsheets about the University. "We are excited about the new direction of the UND home page," said Don Kojich, executive associate vice president for University Relations. "It is a cleaner design and it has the versatility to communicate with our many different audiences. The spotlight and campus scenes features will help us show all the exciting aspects of the University of North Dakota."
The redesign is part of a larger initiative to make the University's web sites more accessible to prospective and current students, as well as the general public. Enrollment Services recently unveiled their new site, www.go.und.edu , and the University Relations office also developed a new site with an improved news feature.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621