11.29.2012 Meeting

Facilitator: Nina Modi

Presenting: Jill Brazel, Andres Carrasquillo, Eric Budzynski

Note Takers: Jill Brazel/Nina Modi


Attendee Department
Josh McKenzie
Jessica Watson
Student Engagement
Tony Kirchmeier Off Campus
Mark D'Arienzo
Dr. Lesley Ann Brown Inclusion
Chris Walker
Hao Luo   SAIT
Jill Brazel
Nina Modi
Lopa Patel Graduate Housing
Eric Budzynski
Religious Life
Andres Carrasquillo
Food Services
Annaleah Tubbin Res Life
Alison May Students With Disabilities
Jeremy Hopkins University Career Services

Agenda Presenters
Introduction Nina Modi
Updates   Nina Modi
Writing for the Web
Jill Brazel
Food Service Site
Andres Carrasquillo
This We Believe
Eric Budzynski
Q & A Nina Modi

Introduction to Meeting

Welcome to the group and we appreciate the participation. Our goal for these monthly group meetings is to provide training, resources, information and guidance so that each department will have all the support to maintain and enhance their websites. We encourage everyone to attend as many meetings as possible. 

WCUG Updates

  • The minutes from each our WCUG meetings are posted as a resource to you to review our discussions.
  • Chris Walker, Hao Luo and Nina all attended 'Accessing Higher Ground' Conference in Colorado and will be sharing that information they gathered with the group.
  • WebComm-please discuss requests for URL redirects prior to assuming the name. We are reviewing all WebComm requests and trying to keep redirects to a minimum.
  • SAIT website has been relaunched
  • Provide feedback to Nina Modi, email address n-modi@northwestern.edu

Writing for the Web

Jill Brazel attended the Writing for The Web Class and presented her findings as they were applicable to the group. Here is the Power Point presentation with the takeaways:

writing for the web power point presentation

Food Service Website

Andres presented on the launch of the new Food Services landing page. The needs of the department was to create a landing page for users to come to that felt part of Northwestern rather than going to Sodexo's site directly. They wanted to make the important things that students and parents need easy to find while also giving easy access to the Sodexo site. Things like meal plans, dining locations and hours, and important dates to know were the primary items to make easily accessible.

This We Believe

Eric presented his new resource for students called This We Believe. Created based on the NPR series "This I Believe" Eric created this outlet for students and staff to reach out and express their spirituality with others. The site he needed to create was something very simple with ways to get involved and examples of statements made by the group.

Adjourn Meeting

Nina reiterated if any of you have a need or possible need for a new application, to contact Nina as soon as you can to discuss it. Questions to think about:

Why do you need this application? Is there a better way?

Nina will meet with you and determine the best solution. It takes a great deal of time to do it correctly. Consider your relationship a partnership and we want to learn about your departments to help you find and develop the best solutions.