Planetarium Show: "The Stars of Winter"
Planetarium Director Scott Roby will point out the bright stars and constellations visible in early winter evenings and give a light-hearted version of some of the mythological tales behind the constellations. Star maps provided. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (C8). 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, Dec 4, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Concert: SUNY Oswego Jazz Ensemble
Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-2130.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Dec 8, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Cortland
$6 adults, $4 children 5-18, and free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-3073.
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Saturday, Dec 3, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Women's Ice Hockey vs. Canton
$4 for adults, $2 for 5-17years, free for children under the age of 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-3073
Location: Marano Campus Center Arena
Saturday, Dec 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You're seeing a new look, powered by a new design. But this is not a finish line, only a starting line.
Make no mistake, getting here has involved hundreds of people and untold thousands of hours. Cutting-edge technology blended with creativity. But this is still a work on progress. (Related story: Easier navigation, simplicity highlights of new web design.)
The design puts a friendly face forward, seeking more simplicity as well as greater flexibility. You'll notice drop-down menus for some main navigation items at left, to help those hitting the home page find information faster. A brand new footer (below, in expanded mode) connects popular sites from every single page. We're rolling out new pages and sections, but you'll still find pages with the old look initally. We have many areas remaining to migrate to Ingeniux, our new content management system, but more and more move every day.
A huge change behind the scenes involves this new content management system. Featuring greater usability as well as versatility, Ingeniux will allow our more than 200 web editors to accomplish things in fewer steps, making it easier to keep pages current and compelling.
One new feature friendly to prospective students is a suite of landing pages -- a kind of online viewbook for those seeking quick information about our academic programs. You can see a list of landing pages at right, with more under development for interdisciplinary and other programs. We plan to position these to come up higher in search engines to capture the attention of those looking for areas to study, then to complement and call to department and program pages with even more information.
Technically speaking, that piece you see at right is called a component. It's an example of reusable content we're constructing through Ingeniux. It allows our campus web editors to create and update information on one place to appear on several pages -- keeping our website more current and dynamic.
We know that hitches and glitches are part of every major project, so we've set up a Bug Center with more information, suggestions and opportunity to let us know if you find anything.