2008.07.15 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNO to Unveil New Web Site Look for Centennial
Omaha - A new University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Web template, with a UNO Centennial look and feel, will “go live” on Monday, July 28.
“We expect the changes to go smoothly,” said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations. “It won’t be completely instantaneous, and any problems encountered will be worked through as quickly as possible.”
A new Web template, which will change how www.unomaha.edu looks along with all other templated pages at the university, will offer visitors enhanced top-level navigation, quicklinks and a wider page format. The new template will also make multi-media content (online audio, video, and slideshows) easier to include.
“The new template opens up possibilities for every area of campus,” Kaldahl said. “This very much goes hand-in-hand with what Centennial is about – celebrating our campus and making it a model for the future.”
The Web template redesign is an important facet of the overall Centennial communication effort at UNO. Other communication strategies include using boilerplate messaging at the end of press releases, Centennial advertising themes and the production of an institutional history video. A new, easier to use and update University calendar of events will also be unveiled in the near future. UNO’s Web site presence grows in importance each day.
“The Web lets UNO stay in touch locally with students, faculty and staff and connects us with alumni across the country and world,” Kaldahl said. “And we know that for many, many people the first encounter they have with university comes online. We don’t need a good Web presence. We need a great Web presence.”
For more information, call (402) 554-3502.
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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.
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