Social networking is topic of Oct. 27 CALS communicators meeting

Social networking will be the topic at the first CALS communicators meeting of the fall, 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27th. The CALS communications program organizes these sessions roughly every three months as a networking and learning opportunity. If communications is an important part of your job description, you’re encouraged to attend.

When you mark your calendar, please note that we meet in the Genetics-Biotechnology Center building (425 Henry Mall) in room 1360 this time around.

At the meeting, representatives from University Communications and the Wisconsin Alumni Association will discuss how their organizations are using social networking tools—including Facebook, Twitter and iTunesU—to reach strategic communication goals. They will also offer advice about how departments, centers and institutes can best plug into these kinds of online services/communities.

Speakers include:

  • Kate Dixon, director of media and public relations at WAA. Kate is overseeing WAA’s foray into Facebook and Twitter.
  • James Ellis, web director at WAA. James set up WAA’s “@buckybadger” account on Twitter, and is now tweeting messages to more than 1,960 followers.
  • Nick Weaver, online news director at University Communications. Nick led his unit’s efforts to get UW-Madison on Facebook, Twitter and iTunesU, and now helps manage these accounts. If you have questions, please contact me.

Nicole Miller, 608-262-3636