Office of Student Activities Receives Most Innovative Use Award at Connect Conference
The Office of Student Activities (OSA) recently received the Most Innovative Use Award at the 2016 Connect Conference in Dallas for the multiple and innovative ways they are sharing information with students. One innovation highlighted at the conference was the availability of two touchscreen televisions on campus located in the Russell Union and Williams Center (home to the Office of Student Activities) where students can interact with the MyInvolvement site, view events, or search for organizations. The second innovation highlighted was the use of the Alerts feature. OSA keeps an alert up at all times called the Opportunities for Involvement (OFI). This alert is a listing of events or programs being hosted by Georgia Southern departments or campus organizations as well as Statesboro, GA community events open to our students.
By placing technology like the touchscreen televisions in high traffic student hubs, the campus has fewer paper flyers and posters which creates less trash and allows Georgia Southern to maintain its commitment to sustainability. In addition, OSA communication through Alerts and message relays affords students new ways to connect with the site, learn about events. and feel connected to campus.
As part of this award, OSA will also receive a $500 grant to continue innovation on campus.
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