Written By: Mayah Cantave
On Oct. 16, 2014 the Creative Content Coordinatiors met together to discuss the most effective way to get information to students at VSU.
According to the VSU website, the CCC is a network of VSU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants responsible for creating content via web, e-newsletters, printed publications, social media, advertising and videos.
The CCC meetings take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The group discussed some changes that are going to be made to the VSU homepage and other websites that are affiliated with VSU. One of the new changes that will take place on the homepage is the color scheme. The homepage will be mostly red and black with no gold. The color scheme is to distinguish red and black as our primary school colors.
The color changes to the homepage have already taken place.
No other changes will be made to the website; structurally it will be the same. The redesign of the homepage will be more simple and admission-based. It will be used more for recruiting and marketing for VSU.
By the end of the Fall 2014 semester, VSU will have a new admission page. The new site will be friendlier and have more graphics. Future students will be able to get information faster than the previous site. The colors and graphics are meant to hook future students and to get them to apply to VSU.
The final update will not be made until Spring 2015.
Recently, many students have been complaining about the flood of emails they receive about the various activities on campus. According to Trisha Taylor, activities news moderator, the emails about student activities are sent out about twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
One reason for the onslaught of extra emails is because information about student activities are not emailed soon enough. The emails about campus activities are strictly for student organizations that want to advertise to students. Off-campus activities are welcomed as long as the activities are affiliated with VSU.
If any VSU organizations want to advertise their activities, a link and email can be sent to Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another source of ongoing emails come from VSU sponsors. Students and faculty email addresses are not private; it is public record. Sponsors can pay for email lists to advertise directly to students.
Since students receive multiple emails per week about student activities, students now have the option to subscribe or unsubscribe to the emails.
For students who no longer want to receive the student activities emails, there are instructions at the bottom of each student activity emails to unsubscribe.
To try to interact with students and get information to them faster, VSU has turned to social media. VSU has a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account.
For Twitter: @VSUStudentLife & @Valdostastate
For Facebook: VSU Student Life & Student Union
For Instagram : vsu_studentlife_studentunion
For student organizations that want to spread the word of VSU affiliate activities, add @valdostastate or email Socialmedia@valdosta.edu, the tweet or post will be retweeted.
For more information about the meeting or any additional information, contact Trisha Taylor at email@example.com or Theresa H. Boyd, the director of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next CCC meeting will be on Nov. 13, 2014.