Kevin Canady Jr.
Briar Cliff University added another element to its renovations by unveiling new academic and athletic websites on January 28.
After nine months of planning, the new site is up and running without any major complications and the feedback so far as been extremely positive.
"I was definitely pleased with the new website and I think it will garner more interest from students who may want to attend BCU," said Eric Nicolsen, sophomore.
"It is great for the students and administrators,” said Greg Kenkel, associate director of the Roth Campus Bookstore, “and it is also easier to navigate through."
Michael Brauer, the web content developer at BCU, was one of the individuals responsible for upgrading the site. One of the biggest aspects the first website lacked was a content management system (CMS), which serves as a frame for starting and maintaining a website.
"The CMS provides a structure that allows us to go in and edit any pictures or content without imploding or affecting the site completely," said Brauer. The CMS also creates a better way for individuals to navigate through each page without any confusion.
The new BCU athletics website, primarily handled by Brandon Osborn assistant director of sports media, was an eye-opener for many students, as it was tough to navigate the previous athletics page on certain Internet browsers.
And both websites were released on Monday, January 28, Brauer insisted he knew nothing about the remake of the BCU athletics site until his arrival on campus at the beginning 2012 fall semester. Once notified by Osborn, there was a mutual agreement to launch both websites on the same day to create a more synchronized feel for the university.
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