September 6, 2011
With Events@TexasTech readers can download events to their email, post them to their Facebook page or publish them to their personal web pages.
After months of collaboration between the Texas Tech Office of Communications and Marketing and the Information Technology Division, “Events@TexasTech,” a new interactive online calendar, was unveiled in late August.
Just in time for the start of a new school year, the calendar allows Texas Tech students, faculty and staff to promote their events by submitting a form pending approval by Communications and Marketing. The office will choose which events are featured based on their appeal to wide audiences and promotion of the university’s academic, research and other strategic initiatives.
Sam Segran, Texas Tech’s chief information officer, said the old calendar system had only one function — to inform the Texas Tech community about campus events. But, as technology grew and changed over the years, he said it was apparent the university needed a better software package to meet its needs.
“With Events@TexasTech, we can now enable our readers to use it in new and novel ways. At the click of a button, our readers can now download events to their email, post them to their Facebook page or publish them to their personal web pages,” he said. “The system is also highly customizable, allowing users the ability to view only the types of events they wish, such as athletic events or lectures and seminars.”
The calendar also features view options by day, week, month or year, and ongoing event options for conferences held over multiple days.
To submit events, individuals need to visit http://events.ttu.edu/. Each submission has the following options: drop-down location menus, a point-and-click date and time function, text fields for event description and cost, and additional fields for images and hyperlinks.
All events must be submitted by individuals who have been authorized by their formal university organizations — such as a division, department, school or registered student organization — to do so. To request authorization to post on behalf of an organization, complete the web form at http://calendar.ttu.edu/signup.
For submission guidelines and a quick tutorial on how to use the calendar go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/events/.