UHD Launches Enhanced Events Calendar
By Cynthia Gonzales
When searching for something to do on campus, you may have noticed something different. The University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) event calendar has a new look.
On Monday, Jan. 28, Information Technology in partnership with University Relations, launched the University’s re-designed event calendar.
"This development has been in the works for more than a year," said Laura Waits, Director of Web & Digital Marketing for University Relations,"But it has been worth it. The product we are now providing is much more user-friendly."
A few of the key improvements include:
- every event will feature an image which will increase user engagement
- integration with UHD campus maps to aid in locating the event sites
- Social Media sharing to extend UHD's reach on Facebook, Twitter, Google
- an “I’m Interested” button to encourage participants to invite their friends
The enhanced calendar also will improve the promotion of student activities, recruiting efforts, speakers, sporting events and much more, added Waits.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.