Where to find the Travel page

The red arrows point to where you need to click to access the Travel page from the Events & Reunion homepage

Inevitably when you revamp a website, there will be adjustments for the users. Despite the changes, I’m confident the alterations we’ve made will make navigating the Alumni Association site easier.

One of the many differences on the new site is the site navigation. While most of the pages are located where you’re used to finding them a few did move. One of those was the Travel page.

After inquires as to where the page is now, I’ve added a page to the Events and Reunion section. The page, which you can find by clicking on this link, contains information about our trips and will continue to grow as I work on the site this summer.

The Travel page is also located in the Alumni Services section at this link. It can also be access on several other pages on the website, including our Events and Reunion homepage in the menu on the left side of the page (See the red arrows in the photo above).

If you have questions about the new site, please call me at 785.670.2303 or send an email.

Keep a look out for my next blog, which will preview the August edition of the Alumni magazine.

Have a great weekend!

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More about the website

A couple of quick notes about the website before I head over to President Farley‘s office for an interview (borderline name-dropping?) …

Please check out the virtual tour we worked on for the new site. It is one of the highlights of the redesign.

Other items of note:

  • The faculty page. Part of the improved navigation is an easy-to-search database for our faculty. The profiles include photos, academic background and links to their personal webpages.
  • Social media. Every alumni page contains social media feeds for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. The latter two I’ve recently added so that you’ll have access to our videos and photos. These will grow over the next few months. I’ve also made playlists on YouTube, which should make it easier for you to find videos from specific events, such as the Alumni Awards banquet.
  • Alumni directory. Please take note of the message on our webpages about the directory. You should have received a yellow postcard asking you to verify your information at 1.800.473.6875. If you want to purchase a directory, they will advise you of your purchase options.
  • Feedback: Questions, thoughts or observations on the new website? Send me an email.

Welcome to the Bod Blog!

Myself (Ernie) on the day we revealed Washburn’s sesquicentennial logo

Allow myself to introduce … myself. Always good to reference Austin Powers in a blog. I’m Ernie W. Webb III, the media relations specialist for the Washburn Alumni Association.

When I started working at Washburn in April 2011, two of my goals were to revamp our website and begin writing a blog. Thanks to our campus website overhaul, I’m able to do both for our alumni and friends.

Please take a few minutes to look over our new website. The project is about a year in the making and is a significant upgrade over our previous home on the Internet.

We hope you find it more user-friendly. Also, please check it out on your mobile device. In working with BarkleyREI to redesign the website, we’ve utilized responsive design.

Responsive design is ground-breaking. It will reshape the website and produces an attractive, user-friendly experience on mobile devices.

As for this blog … please come back often. I’ll be updating it with notes, photos and other items from Alumni Association events and activities.