New University home page debuts
A Message to the Campus Community:
On behalf of Public Affairs and Advocacy, we are pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned home page for Sacramento State: www.csus.edu.
As you may have noted already, the redesign updates the “look and feel” of the home page through a more efficient use of space to better promote the University, our achievements and our many wonderful events. Specifically, the new home page highlights Sacramento State’s academic excellence and our vibrant campus life; makes it easier for our core audiences and constituencies to find our web resources and information; and highlights key programs, events and communications, such as the “Made at Sac State” marketing campaign.
Here is a quick guide to the changes:
- At the top of the home page, we have incorporated the “Redefine the Possible” tagline from our campus initiative. In addition, the rotating “marquee” emphasizes and links to Sacramento State’s points of pride, from real-world education and civic engagement to our welcoming campus.
- The middle navigation links allow current and future students, parents, faculty and staff, and alumni and visitors to find links at their fingertips to important parts of the University’s website.
- The “Spotlight” element on the right emphasizes a topic of current interest. With the Fall semester under way, that element currently features a “welcome” video with President Alexander Gonzalez.
- In the news area of the page, you will find many visible and quick-to-peruse links to important stories on student, faculty and staff achievement, and important campus programs and events. This section contains a “featured” news story, currently the University’s OneBook selection for the year, “One Amazing Thing.”
- The University calendar at the bottom of the page has been streamlined to better highlight upcoming events, such as the “Dance Sites” concert that will kick off Sacramento State’s fall arts season.
- The “videos” element on the lower right will showcase a video of particular interest to the Sacramento State community. Be sure to enjoy the current selection, a look at alumnus and video game entrepreneur Mark Otero, who talks about how he is proud to be “Made at Sac State.”
In closing, I want to give a note of thanks to the college deans and our colleagues in all the other administrative units, especially Information Resources and Technology, for their collaboration in the success of this project.
Finally, we welcome your feedback, which you can provide at the following link: http://www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2012/08/university-homepage.html.
We hope you enjoy the new home page.
Vice President of Public Affairs and Advocacy