WMU News

WMU Web selected as 'Site of the Week'

Jan. 12, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's Web site has been singled out for recognition by Educause, a 1,700-member association that promotes the introduction and use of information resources and technologies in higher education.

WMU's home page will be linked from a "Site of the Week" button on the Educause home page beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16.

According to Greg Dobbin, communications specialist for Educause, several criteria are used in choosing the "Site of the Week." Only Web sites of Educause member institutions are included, and an effort is made to provide variety among the selections in terms of such factors as geographic location and size of the institution. After those initial criteria have been met, several sites are chosen and reviewed for interesting or innovative features.

Says Dobbin, "We look for sites that we think would be interesting to our members."

Other institutions selected in recent months include Princeton University, Indiana University, Allegheny College, Lehigh University, Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Educause has more than 1,700 member institutions worldwide. The vast majority are in the United States and Canada, including WMU, the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and more than three dozen other colleges, universities and community colleges in Michigan. There are also about 150 corporate members of Educause.

Educause is an international, nonprofit association. Its mission is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research and institutional management. Visit the Educause home page at <www.educause.edu> for more information.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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