Newman uses social media to build more connections
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Do you tweet? What about reading blogs and using Facebook? If not, you may be missing out on ways to stay connected to Newman.
As new methods of digital communication and social media emerge, Newman University is using these tools to better communicate with prospective and current students, alumni, and the general community.
Through the Admissions Facebook page, prospective students can learn about the university, while Newman’s main Facebook page, which has hundreds of “fans,” features frequent updates and links to information, events, photos, and more. You can also follow Newman on Twitter, a Web site that allows users to post very short updates. Newman’s Twitter page updates often with information about the university, the Wichita area, and other items of interest.
Several members of the Newman community also maintain a blog — a Web log or online journal. NU blogs include messages from President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., computer tips from the Newman webmaster, and thoughts on life at the university from several student ambassadors. Newman also has a channel on the Web site YouTube, which features videos that range from school events to discussion panels to residence hall tours — and more.
Director of Communications Kelly Snedden said the university wants to use these tools even more effectively in the future. “With social media, it’s all about the conversation and interactions with your audience,” she said. “We’re working now to expand access to additional staff and faculty to help keep all of these tools alive and vibrant.”Tags: Facebook, Kelly Snedden, Noreen M. Carrocci, Twitter, YouTube