Completing a college degree is one of those life defining moments. It is a major feat. Just over 20 percent of the population of the United States have earned a bachelors degree.
This important event should be shared with as many friends and family as possible. There are often barriers to having the special people in your life that have supported you along the way attend a graduation ceremony. Distance, schedules, space, etc.
With the advancement of technology we can now make your proud moment available to share live with all who want to celebrate with you!
Share the link with anyone you would like to be able to join in your upcoming graduation and they can cheer as you walk across the stage from wherever they are!
So in re-starting our website, it was time to upgrade our OKWU Eagles athletic site. The launch will happen this week. But we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what our team has come up with.
Check back at okwu.edu/athletics in the next few days to see the new design and more importantly to keep up with our great student athletes!
But we certainly know it’s not really on the scale of a true “disaster”.
Margaret Manning, in her post for Ravi Zacharias‘ ministry, Hard Wrought Thanks, says “Wars and rumors of wars terrorize so many, and it is a wonder that it is even possible to give thanks for anything. Yet, to hear others giving thanks—particularly from those who struggle in circumstances where we would be stretched to find any reason for praise—always lends itself to beauty and indicates a gratefulness that transcends material bounty and benefit.”
Our challenges are small, but we are thankful. Our lives our blessed, but we are thankful. Some of us have intense struggles, but we are thankful!
We are taking the opportunity of Thanksgiving week to share from the hearts of our faculty, staff and administration thoughts, scriptures and more that express the gratefulness we feel each and every day here at OKWU!
Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter and join us in celebrating His goodness and blessings this week and each every day to follow.
But just like Luke Skywalker needed Hans, Chewy and the Princess… we also have had to recruit a talented but maybe somewhat crazy team of folks working with us to come back in a new and epic new way.
And yes, this does mean we are cautiously looking forward to Star Wars VII
But back to our newly created team… they have already been hard at work behind the scenes (see Ethan and his friend “Bob” at work) You will want to check back often to see the new updates and features they are adding.
So time to meet some of the team helping us break new ground in the web world for OKWU First up are a few of our super talented Communications/Media Arts & Design Strategy students. They are jumping right into the project and becoming an essential part of this team. They are working on new banner designs, template coding, recreating content, a new Athletics section, and more.
Meet some of our team:
ICYMI [translation: In Case You Missed It]….
…our website did crash this past month. It was the perfect storm — not caused by Hurricane Sandy — but a disaster nonetheless. We were down and out and momentarily off the grid. But just ever so briefly. With the help of our great web team partners, Elevator Up, along with our amazing Media and Graphic Design lead faculty, David Cochran and his students, we rose from the ashes.
Dealing with the reality of starting over, we have decided to build our site a little differently. It’s definitely going to be a process. We restarted with OKWU “mini” … but it’s just the beginning … you’ll want to check back and join us in this process. As we create a new web site that will be more about creating a community [cause that's what OKWU really is all about]. Expect us to ask you to help out on occasion.
We’ll let Ethan tell you what happened and well, you’ll just have to watch….