The University of Notre Dame has inaugurated two new Web sites to aid its communications efforts with news media professionals, the campus community, alumni and the general public, J. Roberto Gutierrez, vice president for public affairs and communication, announced today.p.
One site is an improved, redesigned Internet home for the Office of News and Information, the University’s liaison with local, regional and national news media.The other site will be the online home of the Public Affairs and Communication division, of which News and Information is a part.p.
The News and Information site offers access to news releases, feature stories, Notre Dame campus publications, faculty experts, a calendar of daily events, and recent news stories regarding the University, plus background information such as biographies of University officials, notable facts and statistics, campus history, notable alumni, campus maps and contact information for the News and Information staff.p. The Public Affairs and Communication site provides a guide to the services available to University administrators, faculty and staff, including marketing, public relations, media consultations, graphic design, Web content, and community relations.
?We believe these state-of-the-art Web sites will greatly enhance our ability to tell Notre Dame’s story to a wider, more diverse viewing public and will help our campus constituencies understand the ways in which we can help them do the same,? Gutierrez said.p.
The new sites were designed by Cyberworks Media Group of Chicago, a firm with an international client base.p.
?We chose Cyberworks because we believed they could produce elegant technological solutions,? Gutierrez said.?It also was important to us that its staff is ethnically diverse and has global experience. That’s consistent with the face we want to present on our web sites.?p.
Public Affairs and Communication is planning enhancements to the University’s home page (www.nd.edu)p.