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University staff have the chance to attend the Preds’ home opener

Sep. 11, 2017—What: Win tickets for you and a guest to attend the Nashville Predators’ home opener with Chancellor Zeppos Who: Vanderbilt University staff: Full-time university staff, including Vanderbilt temporary employees, are eligible Part-time employees, student workers, new employees under probation, staff undergoing performance improvement counseling, faculty, students and employees of the Division of Communications and the Chancellor’s Office...

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Click here to find out why you shouldn’t use “click here” on your website

Jul. 17, 2017—We’ve all seen it… To sign up, click here. To watch a video on this topic, click here. Read more about this topic here. But just because “click here” is ubiquitous on the web, doesn’t mean it’s best way to help your readers navigate your website. Here are a few reasons to avoid it: SEO:...

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Omni 101 training unavailable Dec. 16-20

Dec. 12, 2016—Omni 101, our online training for new OmniUpdate users, will be unavailable Dec. 16-20 due to Vanderbilt’s learning management system, the Learning Exchange, being upgraded for Vanderbilt University Medical Center users. Read more »  

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How are we doing?

Oct. 24, 2016—We believe it’s important to check in with our clients from time to time to see how we’re doing, where we’re excelling and what areas need improvement. If you’re one of our current clients (i.e. you use OmniUpdate or WordPress, if you’ve opened a help ticket or stopped by office hours, or if we’ve helped you...

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Add us on SnapChat!

Aug. 9, 2016—Add VanderbiltU on SnapChat! You can also follow Vanderbilt on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. See all Vanderbilt social media on the Get Social website. Learn more about how Vanderbilt uses social media by reading the Social Media Handbook.

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#VUSwift contest awarded Silver by TCPRA

Jun. 3, 2016—The University Web Communications social media team was honored with a Silver award by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association during the organization’s spring 2016 conference. For the contest, students were asked to share on social media, using only Taylor Swift lyrics, “how Vanderbilt has made your ‘Wildest Dreams’ come true,” a reference to Swift’s latest...

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We’ve Moved!

Feb. 3, 2016—On Feb. 3, we said farewell to the Baker Building, and hello to our new space in Loews! If you’re coming by for Office Hours, you’ll find us in the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza office complex on the 11th floor. Reminder: Office Hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays 10 a.m. to noon. Guests...

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University Web Communications named greenest group on campus!

Nov. 24, 2015—University Web Communications was the winner of this year’s football sustainability competition and was named the “greenest group on campus” for the football season! We celebrated our win with a catered tailgate and on-field recognition during the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game Nov. 14. Read more about the award »

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Can’t Find People Finder? It’s Still On The Homepage!

Nov. 1, 2015—As part of the August 2015 redesign of the homepage and top levels, we took the advice that we frequently share with our clients: we did a content audit to determine what could be deleted or consolidated. While most of the content on the homepage and top levels stayed where it was, a few pages...

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Reliability and Risk Engineering Management

Mar. 5, 2015—The multidisciplinary Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management Studies project is the first in the world to study and develop integrated multidisciplinary computational and experimental approaches to assessing and managing risk and reliability. Moving this site into OmniUpdate makes the maintenance much easier for the clients, and gave us the change to design it to...

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Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt

Feb. 12, 2015—  We worked closely with the Office of the Provost to launch a new website celebrating undergraduate research at Vanderbilt, in part to support the new strategic emphasis on the immersion experience for undergraduate students at the university. Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt is designed to expose students to the scope of research opportunities available at the...

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VINSE: Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Jan. 14, 2015—VINSE’s move into OmniUpdate includes a cleaner design, easier to use back-end apps, a simplified news feed from a my.vanderbilt site, an events feed from the University Calendar and much more. It was a pleasure working with Sarah Satterwhite and Ben Schmidt on this project.

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