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HighEdWeb, Here We Come!

Year after year, the OmniUpdate crew looks forward to attending HighEdWeb. It is one of the best venues I've found to learn from the people who live and breathe the biggest challenges that web professionals face every day. We love getting together with our customers and meeting the smartest individuals in the higher ed community from across the country. We always leave the conference inspired and with a renewed sense of optimism for the future!

Must-See Sessions

We are very proud to see so many of our customers on the schedule this year. Check them out!

The Library Who Came In From The Cold
Brian Rogers, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Importance of Web in an Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy
Jennifer Younker, Saint Xavier University
Connecting Reusable Disconnected Content: Our CampusData Project
Chris Nixon, University of Arkansas
Things I F#@$!d Up- Stories from a young designer
Jacob DeGeal, Illinois State University
No better time than “NOW”: Telling the Story of How We’re Telling our Story
Donna Talarico, Elizabethtown College
The Designer's Guide to "Responsive" Marketing
Mary Macin, Illinois State University
Don't like your Google Search Interface? Make your Own!
C. Daniel Chase, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
But it’s MY website: Moving from Ownership to Collaboration with Single-Sourcing
Alex Skorpinski and Ameliah Tawlks, Illinois State University
That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus
Corie Martin, Western Kentucky University
KaratEmail: Putting a nail in FormMail’s coffin
Jake Dolan and Brett Davis, Montana State University
Writing for the Web
Amanda Crittenden, University of Utah Marriott Library
Search Engine Optimization - The Essentials to Boosting Your Search Engine Ranking
Robin Kelly, The University of Texas at Tyler
Beyond the Screen
Amanda Smith, Illinois State University
Jude's Law
Kegan Sims, Oregon State University
Making Love to the Admissions Staff: Enrollment Management 101 for Web Professionals
Christopher D'Orso, Stony Brook University (co-presenting with Katye Robare Munger, Castleton College)

A big thank you to Dawn Truelsen for showcasing Fresno State’s fantastic course catalog in our corporate session:

Creating a Dynamic and Responsive Online Catalog Using OU Campus and PeopleSoft
Dawn Truelsen, California State University, Fresno

Also, this year I will be co-presenting with my friend and colleague, Stephanie Geyer, on the latest E-Expectations research. Stop by and learn how to boost your recruitment efforts!

Engaging Prospective College Students and Their Parents Online: New 2014 E-Expectations Findings
Stephanie Geyer, Noel-Levitz & Lance Merker, OmniUpdate

Live OU Campus Demos at Our Booth

Want to see OU Campus in action? Stop by our booth during the refreshment breaks to get a glimpse of the latest additions to OU Campus version 10. A few of our fabulous customers will showcase some of their favorite new features.

Monday, October 20 Tuesday, October 21
10:15 AM

Great Tools for Web Administrators

Learn about reports, ­final review, quality control, and end-user flexibility from Amanda Crittenden, University of Utah Marriott Library

Successful Website Overhaul

Learn about information architecture, templates, navigation, and content from Robin Kelly, The University of Texas at Tyler

3:45 PM

Dynamic Development Tools

Learn about XML/XSL, SaaS, and flexibility deploying content from C. Daniel Chase, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Hot New Features

See a demonstration of popular OU Campus features and functionalities from Rich Paul, OmniUpdate

As each day passes, the excitement builds. HighEdWeb will surely be a load (overload) of information, collaboration, and fun. Make sure to stop by our booth to say hello and enter our amazing giveaway. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Lance Merker

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lance has been President and CEO of OmniUpdate since 2001. His passion for OmniUpdate is infectious. It's that passion and his leadership power that has made OmniUpdate the market leader it is today. When Lance isn't leading the top higher education CMS family, he enjoys spearfishing and eating seafood – lobster is his favorite!