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UDaily to change event listings

New approach puts focus on University-wide calendar for information on upcoming events

UDaily, the University of Delaware’s online news source, will be refreshed with a new design and content strategy in coming weeks to better serve the University’s many stakeholders on campus and around the world.

One facet of the change will be greater emphasis on the UD Events Calendar for information about most of the upcoming events occurring on campus. The University-wide Events Calendar, http://events.udel.edu, is a publicly accessible calendar that helps eliminate duplicate work of having to add events to multiple places and allows for the UD community to easily see what is happening across campus.  

The UD Events Calendar, one of UD’s most popular sites with more than 400,000 page views annually, appears on the University’s homepage and has been on the UDaily homepage for several months to help guide readers to campus events.

The UDaily story category called “Events,” will be discontinued when the new website is launched and UDaily is no longer accepting submissions of such stories. Once launched, the reformatted five-day-a-week UDaily email newsletter and the weekly UDaily email newsletters sent to alumni and parents will have a highlighted button to send readers to the UD Events Calendar.

Users can sort calendar listings in numerous ways, including types of events, dates, colleges and departments. After logging in, users can personalize the calendar feed they receive and get recommendations. They can also easily share events on social media.

UD students, faculty and staff, including campus communicators, are encouraged to use the University-wide Events Calendar for all event listings. Anyone with a UD ID and password can submit an event using the online form. Once the event is approved, it will be visible on UD’s Events Calendar. The system also allows campus units to create a widget that will feed events to their websites, filtered specifically to their own audiences and needs.

For more details about the UD Events Calendar and how to list events there, visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q66gWYxb6yrI5xvCBbK-O-bRQtlYVLS5WUGVPjEguLk.

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