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I&IT Web Development worked closely with the Collins College of Hospitality Management staff to completely revamp the web pages of the famous Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. To view the new set of pages, see rkr.
|The new front web page for the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch|
“It was an extreme pleasure to work with I&IT,” said Andy Feinstein, Collins dean. “It was nothing but a positive experience. We are on the leading edge of web publishing and we appreciate the opportunity to be guinea pigs.”
The new design makes it easier for various constituencies to find what they need, Feinstein noted. The new web site has easy navigation for perspective students, current students, faculty, staff and benefactors.
“The new pages are easier to navigate for users seeking important information,” Feinstein commented.
RKR’s site, designed by Web Development under the direction of Curtis Clark, is managed by Collins staff using simple web editing tools. This feature is vital for the restaurant, according to Feinstein.
“The design allows us to personalize our pages while staying within the framework of the design,” Feinstein said. “It’s easy to enter our own content and keep it up to date.”
Viewers of the site can easily make restaurant reservations, find out about Collins events, check out the menu and learn about Collins’ contributions to the university’s Climate Initiative.
The technical upgrade team included Jinah Young, who coordinated the project and created the site and pages; Crystal So, who developed the graphic layout; and Jerry Lerma (a former Web Development staffer who is working as a retired annuitant), who developed the RKR logo based on the striking new place settings used in the restaurant. Lisa McPheron and Jenesie Hardyman from Collins are maintaining and updating the site’s content.
Following an extensive review by I&IT Support’s 2nd Tier desktop/laptop support unit, I&IT has published a list of personal computer recommendations for faculty and staff at recs.
The recommendations are intended to guide faculty and staff to purchase an appropriate computer at various price and power levels, according to Denny Mosier, Director of I&IT Support.
“Our team spent a lot of hours determining what they thought would work best for faculty and staff and what models could be supported economically,” Mosier said.
The effort was spurred by I&IT’s absorption of several support technicians who were formerly housed in various Academic Affairs colleges and departments. Mosier said the new I&IT team members told him that such a recommended list was frequently requested by faculty and staff.
“They told me that faculty, particularly, were asking for this and that they were continually asking the support technicians for an easy place to find the recommendations,” Mosier said.
The recommendations include desktop and laptop Windows and Macintosh models in various price ranges and in entry level and higher performance models.
Leading the effort was Brent Norum, who drafted the recommendations. He was helped by Carlos Miranda, Paul Tran, Scott Holmquist, Lori Okamoto, Gio Arteaga and Marcy Gates, who all reviewed, provided suggestions and helped Brent finalize the recommendations.
To date, the 2nd Tier Support unit handles desktop and laptop end-user technical support service requests for parts of I&IT and all of University Advancement, the Collins College of Hospitality Management, the College of Science, the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), the College of Environmental Design, the Library and central Academic Affairs.
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This page was last updated on February 4, 2011.