By Donna Fowler
Remember these dates: July 1 and August 1.
The IT subcommittee of the Name Change Transition Team is working its way through the plethora of tasks that must be completed in the coming months with the biggest tasks so far being changes to the website on July 1 and email on August 1.
“We are still working through the details,” says James Lyall, chief information officer/associate vice president in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and a member of the Name Change Transition Team. “However, we realize the changes to technology systems and services will have an impact on students, faculty and staff and we’ll do everything possible to minimize the disruptions to the campus community.”
With last week’s approval for msudenver.edu as the domain name, first up will be the change to the Web system template as well as the institution’s social media sites by the Marketing and Communications office on July 1.
Departments will be responsible for the changes in content on their websites. As the new name does not become official until July 1, departmental web authors are asked to not launch any changes until that date. Also, they have until December 21 to finish.
When making content changes, MSU Denver should replace Metro State and, per editorial style, the U in University should be capitalized when referring to the institution.
Next up: email
All email addresses—Outlook Exchange for faculty, staff and student employees and Google for students—will change to msudenver.edu on August 1.
Any emails sent to mscd.edu will forward to your msudenver.edu account through June 30, 2013.
However, IT recommends that you have a postscript on your replies that asks senders to change your email.
Dates for other services affected and additional details on each technology service change will be announced through @Metro and on a new website that will launch July1 as a resource for all information related to the name change.
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