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Northland College Moves To Integrate Portal, Administrative Systems

Northland College in Ashland, WI is taking steps to integrate its administrative systems and Internet portal to streamline operations and deliver online self-service tools to better engage students, faculty, and staff.

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Wayne State Teaches Students How To Stay Safe in Campus Shootings

In its efforts to bolster campus safety, a large inner-city university is about to take a step that most institutions haven't: launching an online training program to teach students, faculty, and staff how to stay safe in an active shooter situation. Among the instructions: what to do if the student hears a gunshot in the building; what to do if a shooter comes into the classroom; what to do if somebody is injured....

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Information Overload: Ohio U Tackles Student Data with Massive SIS Project

When Brice Bible was hired as Ohio University's new chief information officer two years ago, the institution's IT operations were "fairly disconnected and not as modern as one would hope," he said, and its student information system had recently suffered a security breach.

Jenzabar Rolls Out Institutional Intelligence Suite

Jenzabar is rolling out new software tools designed to help higher education executives make decisions on recruitment and retention, advancement, finance, regulatory compliance, and fundraising.

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Going Mobile: University of Illinois Delivers Its Portal to Mobile Users

Log onto the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Web site and you'll see an option that you wouldn't ordinarily expect from an institution of higher education: the ability to access a site specifically designed for lower-bandwidth, mobile device users. Known as "UI Mobile," the option strips out most of the graphics and sticks to the basics so that Internet-enabled mobile phone users can get information (such as staff directories and dining/menus) while away from their computers.



Texas A&M Takes an Active Approach to Social Media Marketing

Multitudes of potential students are found online these days--tweeting, blogging, MySpacing, and Facebooking--but marketing to these prospects in their native environments isn't as simple and straightforward as it might seem at first. Diane McDonald, associate director of marketing at Texas A&M University, explained that reaching these prospects via social media takes more than a static institutional Facebook page; it takes an active approach to engage them.

U North Carolina Launches Online Certificate Program with TopSchool Service

The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School has subscribed to TopSchool's Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system to help launch a new online certificate program.

JICS 7.0 Gets Faster Interface, Advanced Customization

Jenzabar has released Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) 7.0, an update to the company's portal solution or higher education. The new release includes performance improvements to the interface and new customization options.

Southwestern Oklahoma State Rolls Out Public Digital Repository

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has launched a new publicly accessible online digital repository, providing access to the university's historical documents.

U Georgia Goes Open Source for Student Portal

The University of Georgia has launched its new student portal using the open source uPortal 3 platform in an effort to expand online resources for current students.