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THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

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Posted on August 10, 2012

From: Acting President Geraldine M. Jones
To: All students, faculty, staff, alumni and University friendsPortrait of Acting Cal U President Geraldine M. Jones.

Beginning next week, Cal U’s website will have a new look.

In keeping with our focus on academic programs and student-centered initiatives, the homepage will feature images of students and faculty engaging in hands-on educational activities and enjoying campus life.

The homepage is Cal U’s “front door,” the first stop for many prospective students who are considering our University. At www.calu.edu, those students and their families will soon see compelling photographs that illustrate what living and learning at Cal U is all about.

Like our campus, those images will be dynamic. Visitors can choose a photo, see a caption or click on links to find more information quickly and easily. The images will be refreshed regularly, so we can showcase a variety of programs each semester.

Other useful homepage elements will retain their familiar look. Navigation and “quick links” continue to provide easy access to the online features that students and faculty use most, including the Vulcan Information Portal.

On the lower portion of the homepage, the news carousel still highlights up-to-the-minute details about campus news and events. New arrows will remind visitors to check the interactive calendar carousel for upcoming activities, or the campus carousel for road closures, parking information and directions.

Members of our own talented staff accomplished the homepage redesign at virtually no cost. However, it will take an investment by the entire campus community to keep our website functioning effectively.

Our online visitors should find up-to-date information for every department and program, and a current biography for every faculty member. To accomplish this goal, the Web team provides training for faculty and staff who are responsible for Web updates in their area. The Public Relations team can help to refresh a faculty bio or link to an online CV.

Compelling photos are the heart of the redesigned homepage, and we need your help here, as well. If you are planning a hands-on learning activity or an exceptional student experience, please contact the Office of Marketing and University Relations well in advance. And if you see our campus photographer — smile!

Over time, we hope to illustrate the full range of opportunities available to our current and prospective Cal U students, alumni and friends.

I invite you to watch for the debut of our redesigned homepage. Please return often to see what’s new at www.calu.edu.

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