Around AU – New look for the AU website – coming soon!

Watch for a brand new look, coming to the Athabasca University website soon!

AU is working with Yellow Pencil, an Edmonton company specializing in website construction. Yellow Pencil has been evaluating the existing content on the AU site to help develop ideas for a new look and feel. Their creative director has also been looking at other AU documents as the company works on redesigning, restructuring, and implementing the site.

A fully functional Alfresco testing environment has been established, and the Yellow Pencil team is evaluating features and functionality by creating test cases. In the next stage of the project, the company will continue to interview stakeholders, with a focus on student recruitment, synchronization with AU’s CS department, and the Alfresco file structure.

The Voice can’t wait to see the new look!

In other news, Alumni Relations hosted a reception in Victoria in late November. Receptions and other events are held regularly, a great avenue for AU grads and students to meet in their own communities. At the Victoria reception, around 40 AU students and graduates got together at the colourful studio of Ted Harrison, Doctorate of Athabasca University (1991) and a member of the Order of Canada.

Students and alumni also got to chat with Canadian writer and director Brian Paisley, Doctorate of Athabasca University (1990) and well known as the founder of the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

Also in November, Counselling Services and Learning Services Tutorial (LST) held an open house to celebrate their new location at the Duniece Centre in downtown Athabasca. As of early October, the departments are located together on the second floor at 4810 – 50th Street.

With special thanks to Athabasca University’s The Insider.

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