KSU launches redesigned Web site

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KENNESAW, Ga. (July 17, 2009) — A more user-friendly experience, upgraded search tools and…

Georgia (Jul 17, 2009)KENNESAW, Ga. (July 17, 2009) — A more user-friendly experience, upgraded search tools and robust graphics mark the launch of the newly redesigned Kennesaw State University Web site, www.kennesaw.edu. Additional highlights of the new site include better presentation of news and events, graphical gateways and quick links to campus resources.

In today’s tech savvy world, a Web site is often the first point of contact people have with an organization. Designing and maintaining a site that is informative, engaging and easy to navigate is important for building a positive image and creating relationships with various audiences,” said Barry Morris, director of cabinet strategic projects and executive director of the Institute for Global Initiatives. “Our goal in redesigning the site is to provide a more aestheticallypleasing and functional web experience for the user while better showcasing the various academic programs and initiatives that KSU has to offer."

Specific features of the new site:
  • Right-side navigation bar highlights campus initiatives and academic programs with the ability to expand in order to accommodate new programs, campus advisories, etc.
     
  • Center graphic rotates to display several photos that users can click on to view the corresponding story.
  • New, more powerful search field in the top bar powered by Google search
  • Homepage is centered to better utilize space and to reduce empty space on screens set to higher resolutions.
Throughout the redesign process, the Web committee team sought to keep members of the campus aware of and involved in the project. The team consulted with students, faculty and staff members and provided opportunities for feedback at several stages of the process.
“The Web site has been a team effort and reflects the hard work, commitment and collaboration of the redesign committee and dozens of faculty, staff and students who helped provide valuable input,” said Morris. “We will continue to look to them as the site continues to evolve.”


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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