Redesigned Nevada News, calendar mark Web changes

5/8/2008 - By: John Trent

In an effort to draw the University’s community of readers deeper into the news, events and issues of the campus, the Nevada News Web site has been reorganized and redesigned. The new version of Nevada News made its debut yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 7.

Nevada News, the online publication of the University, is maintained by Digital Initiatives in the Office of the President.

The redesign has several key features that should better serve anyone who visits the site in search of news, events or issues pertaining to the University of Nevada, Reno.

The new page includes:

  • Enhanced visuals: “The Daily View,” a photographic slice of life from campus and Northern Nevada, now anchors the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Improved navigation, information architecture: New categories that better reflect the University’s prime topic areas are available on the left-hand column of the page. These include links to important categories of information for various groups on campus, such as “Faculty & Staff” and “Student Life.” For a full purview of the sections, see the news feeds page.
  • Campus Announcements: For months, the campus has wrestled with an easily accessed repository for Campus Announcements. Formerly part of “Our Workplace,” another online publication, this Nevada News section includes a special link for all “Campus Announcements.”
  • Links to other resources: The left navigation column offers links to other news and information resources, including The Blue Kit, a communicators toolkit, and Under My Hat, the president's blog.

In addition to the new Nevada News page, the campus’ events calendar has also been redesigned. The new website, accessed from the Nevada home page, now includes a new “Featured Events” presentation at the top of the page. The “Featured Events” adds event photography and summaries of at least three important upcoming campus events. Digital Initiatives welcomes submissions for “Featured Events.”


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