All posts by Tim Nekritz

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Get to know the HighEdWeb Board

If you’ve met our board members, you know they are an interesting and eclectic bunch. But how well do you really know them? Test that knowledge by matching the board member to a little-known or quirky fact about their life. Read each fact, and choose

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Get social at HighEdWeb 16

It’s not a HighEdWeb conference without some entertaining evenings to complement the excellent educational sessions. HighEdWeb 2016’s feature events include: HighEdWeb Welcome Reception: Sunday, Oct. 16 HighEdWeb 2016’s opening hook plays at the famous Memphis Pyramid, also home to a mega-Bass Pro store. Enjoy billiards, bowling, games,

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Higher Ed Social Podcast explores HighEdWeb, #heweb16

Higher Ed Social, a podcast co-hosted by Lougan Bishop of Belmont University and Jackie Vetrano of Skidmore College, recently spoke with a couple of leaders behind the fun that is HighEdWeb and the Oct. 16-19 #heweb16 conference in Memphis. Higher Education Web Professionals President Colleen

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6 Qs with Scott Stratten (@unmarketing)

Scott Stratten (sometimes better known as @unmarketing) totally rocked when he spoke at HighEdWeb 2013 in Buffalo. He returns for HighEdWeb 2015 in Milwaukee with a keynote talk at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and will be joined by his wife and UnPodcast partner Alison Kramer. Link

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Host a Regional Conference in 2016!

The HighEdWeb Association will provide up to four grants to teams in different regions of the country who respond to our request for regional conference proposals (RFP). These grants will constitute the funding and resources to hold 2016 HighEdWeb Regional Conferences. To complement the association’s grant

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Tips for student vloggers, from a student vlogger

SUNY Oswego junior communication major Alyssa Levenberg has provided her advice series Alyssa Explains It All for prospective students for nearly three years. She has gained a following by helping future Oswego students — sometimes by taking their questions to make videos with their answers

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#hewebse to focus on ‘making awesome’

The HighEdWeb Southeast conference, #hewebse for short (or those wishing to follow the backchannel), will look to bring a sunny and warm disposition to attendees on June 23 and 24. The conference at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center in Florence, S.C. begins with a

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Snapchat: Useful higher ed tool or risky fad?

Snapchat is the latest platform to put higher ed web marketing pros in a quandary — pursue a hot service used by your target market, or resist chasing a shiny object that has raised concerns among some? While no firm numbers exist, recent estimates put

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Engaging Ambassadors

The number of social media platforms, user communities and interactive opportunities continues to grow. Budgets don’t. So how can communicators deal with this evolving landscape? One way is to use the most rich and robust resource available: students.