KU Talking Points: December 2012
When you are ready to move your website to the content management system, contact Corey Stone to set up a meeting to discuss your header image, site structure and other items that are important to cover before beginning work. This will save you time down the road.
From now through December 22, the theme is "Jayhawks Give Back," which covers the range of ways KU students, faculty, staff and units contribute to their communities.
Starting December 23, we'll focus on the "Best of KU 2012" to highlight the biggest accomplishments and stories of the past year.
And on January 6, we'll begin the new year by talking about "The KU Difference" with differentiation points on how KU stands apart from its competitors in educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.
These stories will be promoted in KU Today, on the KU Home Page, and in other venues. If you have news story ideas for any of these topics, please contact Jill Jess.
When high school students are researching colleges to attend, more than half visit Facebook, a new study shows.
The report by Inigral and Zinch shows that competitors like Twitter and Pinterest are visited by far fewer prospective students than Facebook and second-place YouTube.
The study’s authors say that Facebook and YouTube are preferred because they can better provide insights into student life on campus. Prospective students are also more interested in interacting with current students and recruiters, and Facebook provides this interaction.
Facebook is also used regularly by 90 percent of prospective students, twice the percentage that regularly use Twitter. Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest round out the top five.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships has moved to the KU Visitor's Center, so make sure you've updated your website.
- Sign up for courses on how to use the Drupal Content Management System to move your website to the new KU template. Visit cms.ku.edu for resources and training dates.
- Check out these seven tricks to make your Facebook presence stand out to your audiences.
- Connect your KU social media by sending Justin Henning any unit accounts that are not currently listed at connect.ku.edu.
Please welcome the following individuals to KU Communicators:
- Keith Lake, Manager of The Market, Kansas Memorial Unions
- Sarah Mosher, Art Director, KU Endowment
- Katrina Redding, Outreach Coordinator, University Career Center
- Megan Schmidt, Public Affairs Officer, KU News Service