KU Talking Points: October 2012
A report on the first year of the implementation of Bold Aspirations will be issued this month. The report highlights the accomplishments of the first year, including progress on the KU Core, creation of programs to improve student retention and the development of multidisciplinary strategic initiative themes.
The report will be presented to the Kansas Board of Regents. It will also be sent to leaders throughout the university and around Kansas, as well as to academic leaders nationwide. For copies, contact Gavin Young.
Public Affairs and Information Technology continue to implement a campus-wide content management system (CMS) to improve the way we share content online and on mobile devices.
We invite KU units to begin transitioning their websites to the CMS. Visit cms.ku.edu to learn how to get started and to see a schedule of upcoming training workshops for those who will use the CMS.
You can also see a list of sites that have already been completed on the new CMS at http://cms.ku.edu/early-adopters.
From now until October 20 we are emphasizing why students should choose to attend KU. This is part of the lead-up to the November 1 new freshman scholarship application deadline. Stories, home page slides and social media posts on this theme are being supported by radio, television and online advertising.
Starting October 21 and continuing to November 10, the ways KU educates leaders will be spotlighted. This includes outstanding teaching, opportunities to work with leading scholars and the full range of experiences only available at a flagship research university.
Then from November 11 to December 1, KU’s discoveries that change the world will be featured. These discoveries include the full range of research, scholarship and creative works that distinguish a research university.
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.
- Photo and video crews from Marketing Communication and KU Media Productions covered the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. See a photo gallery of the day’s events and watch his conversation with Bill Lacy at the Dole Institute here.
- Don’t forget to take advantage of the Twitter redesign which allows you to post a second, larger image, similar to a Facebook cover image, on the top of your profile.
- KU's main Facebook page has passed the 190,000 fan mark, while @KUNews is nearing 17,000 Twitter followers.