Leeward Events, a new integrated campus calenda, launches today to help students and the campus community connect to each other and the wide array of events and activities offered at Leeward.
Coordinated by Leeward's Creative Services, the interactive calendar features events from all College departments in one convenient place, including academic deadlines, Theatre events, culinary special events and Student Life.
Users can sync with popular social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. You can RSVP to events, invite friends, post reviews and comments about activities, and download events to your personal calendars. A mobile app will soon be available for free download.
The calendar is publicly available to everyone. If you sign-up via Facebook or log in with an hawaii.edu ID, you'll also have the ability to create profiles, add events, set reminders, review events and share with friends.
"Unlike the past campus calendars," states Kathleen Cabral, Marketing Director, "all events can now be browsed by type, day or department, as well as searched. The calendar also allows for trending events and promotes items based on how much interaction students and users are having with them." Most event features the ability to leave comments and reviews.
“Students can log in with Facebook and see what events their friends are attending,” Cabral said. “The calendar is social, so the campus community can share, tweet and check in. It's a great tool for increasing a sense of community and building awareness of all the wonderful activities and campus events we offer.”
The calendar can be found at http://events.leeward.hawaii.edu and is integrated into the College's homepage. Leeward students, faculty and staff may enter college-related events to the calendar. To enter an event, go to the calendar and log in with your UH user ID or your Facebook account. At this time, to log in with your hawaii.edu account, select "LOG IN" with "school ID." The next screen will prompt you to hit "School ID" one more time, which will take you to the UH CAS sign-in screen.
The calendar is intuitive for any regular user of social media sites. A simple tutorial (pdf) explains how to log in and submit events. More details will be posted soon.
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