Planning the Perfect Party 2.0

If our special column this month wasn’t enough to satisfy your drive to be the next Martha Stewart, Special Events has a number of training sessions lined up this year to help make your next Pace event will be a success. Plus, updates on our new content management system.

Starting this month, the Office of Special Events is offering its second round of trainings for the 2010-2011 academic year. This series of four training sessions will include specialized topics, noted below.

R25 Webviewer Descriptions for Marketing your Event:
Westchester – Wednesday, December 15, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

Sponsored Events:
New York City – Wednesday, January 26, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A
Westchester – Wednesday, February 2, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

Planning a Successful Event with the President:
New York City – Wednesday, February 23, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Board Room North & South
Westchester – Tuesday, March 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room A/B

Session Four – Special Events Roundtable:
New York City – Wednesday, March 30, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A
Westchester – Tuesday, March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

All are welcome to attend! To register, e-mail rmarmolejos@pace.edu.

Do You Drupal?

As you know, we are in the process of implementing Drupal, a new content management system (CMS), for our website. Marketing and Communications and ITS are nearly finished with the work involved in writing the code, creating the templates, and all else necessary to migrate the content from the current CMS Hot Banana and Empower systems into Drupal.

We will conduct training sessions for all webmasters and content managers on January 11 and 20 in NYC, and January 13 and 18 in Pleasantville.  An advanced training session for school/library webmasters will be held in White Plains on January 26. Edyta Zych, technology training manager, will conduct the training sessions, with assistance from Michael Johnson and Danny Samuel in ITS and Melissa Evans from Marketing Communications. We will then work with each of the content managers to clean up all sites so that we can be ready to launch the new CMS system-wide on February 7.