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Screen-capture of NIU's Facebook page
During Homecoming week, NIU reached 30,000 “likes” on its Facebook page, just one year after it reached the 20,000 mark. The milestone was reached approximately three months ahead of a the target set by the Communications and Marketing Department within the Division of University Relations. “Social media has been an emphasis for University Relations. It is...
Northern Illinois University launched a new social media initiative to provide timely safety information to the NIU community. Traditionally delivered in the form of SMS text alerts or email advisories posted to NIU Today, the new protocol still sends emergency alerts via text message and advisories by email, and now includes safety bulletins on the...
Who’s up for a game of tag? Facebook tag, that is. NIU’s social media team is encouraging everyone on campus who’s captured by the cameras of NIU photographers to find their pictures on the NIU Facebook page and tag them. And, should they happen to spot any faces of their friends while they’re visiting, they...
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A team of six NIU students had the unique opportunity to act as consultants by providing social media and marketing strategies and recommendations to the university in a semester-long project that started in January through the College of Business’ Experiential Learning Center (ELC). The project was designed to find innovative ways of enticing potential students,...
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NIU Today — your guide to what’s going on campus and in the campus community — has unveiled several changes to its homepage for the spring semester. Among new features along the right column: A Huskie Bus Tracker link Local Google weather A customized tab box including Latest News, Popular and Tags Randomly selected videos Other new additions include a photo...
Screen capture of NIU's SMASHUP homepage
As the Internet and its applications continue to evolve at a dizzying speed, most websites now offer a veritable smorgasbord of tiny icons that link users to various social media pages. NIU now has risen above the din of square-shaped logos clamoring for attention. The university’s Web Communications Team this morning launched smashup.niu.edu, a one-stop...
NIU-branded presence on Foursquare
This week, NIU joined the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and Cornell – on Foursquare. NIU’s new branded presence on the site went live Tuesday night, just days before their program for universities was announced. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, mobile phone application and game. Users can “check in” to venues, share where they are...