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Social Media Account Security

Aug. 3, 2016—In an effort to further protect Vanderbilt’s digital identity and online reputation, and to strengthen the security related to Vanderbilt social media accounts, Web Communications is recommending that social media account managers update the passwords for all accounts that your area is responsible for. This initial recommended password change should ideally be completed prior to...

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my.vanderbilt.edu being updated July 25-29

Jul. 25, 2016—(An email to all my.vanderbilt.edu users was sent out Wednesday, July 20 — with a notification about this update.) The my.vanderbilt.edu WordPress platform is being updated to the latest version of WordPress (4.5.3) this week, July 25-29. What does this upgrade mean for you? Once the upgrade is complete, the backend tool/interface that you use...

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#VU2020 website awarded Silver by TCPRA

Jun. 3, 2016—University Web Communications was honored with a Silver award by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association during the organization’s spring 2016 conference. The public-facing #VU2020 website is one part of the array of  communications that Vanderbilt’s Undergraduate Admissions share with all admitted students. The website provides a snapshot of Vanderbilt for students who are making that final decision...

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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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2015 with Web Communications

Dec. 22, 2015—Infographic designed by Anna Whinnery, Web Communications

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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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2015 Higher Education Web Professionals National Conference

Nov. 16, 2015—Beth and I recently attended the 2015 Higher Education Web Professionals annual national conference in Milwaukee. I presented two 45-minute sessions and one 3-hour workshop at the conference; slidedecks for the two sessions can be found below. One of my presentations on the collaborative communication tool SLACK, won Best in Track. Woot! (And at this...

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Web Communications Teams

Nov. 2, 2015—We’re excited to share with you some changes that are occurring within Web Communications. We have all seen our group come together into a team over the past two years (since the web merger); the knowledge sharing and synergies of having all of the web-focused staff together have been made evident time and again. We...

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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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2014 with Web Communications

Dec. 18, 2014—2014 has been a big year for Web Communications! We’ve moved into new offices, launched projects, trained users, answered help desk tickets, tweeted, facebooked, instagrammed and youtube’d—and had a pretty good time through it all. (Thanks to Anna Whinnery for her graphic skillz putting together all our random numbers into a spiffy infographic!)

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DigitalVU: Smartphone Photography Workshop

Sep. 25, 2014—Thanks to everyone who came out for the smartphone photography workshop. We hope you’re excited to get out and take some photos with your newfound knowledge! (Don’t forget: if you’re on campus, use the hashtag #vandygram.) As promised, here is a helpful summary of the event, with links to all the applications and resources discussed.

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