Thursday, January 29, 2015

Take it to the Bridge: Emory Bridges the Teleconferences Gap with 25Live!

Long-time CollegeNET customer, Emory University, has come up with yet ANOTHER innovative use for the Series25® scheduling and event management software it licenses from CollegeNET:  They are now using the system to manage a pool of no-cost teleconference bridges available to the campus community.

According to Jennifer Stevenson, Lead Application Developer, and Series25 Administrator at Emory, the project spawned from the IT Services desk, where management of the growing volume of requests had become overwhelming.  The bridges are now available upon request to students, faculty, interns and medical staff--- anyone with Emory University and Emory Healthcare credentials.  Requests are processed by designated 'approvers' in 25Live, using native approval workflow. 

For an institution comprised of two higher education campuses and a leading healthcare provider, the eight no-cost bridges have become among the most popular 'spaces' requested in 25Live--- barely into its second year, the program managed over 1000 conference bridge requests in Q4 of 2014 alone, according to Jennifer.  She is now using 25Live reports to analyze bridge use patterns and determine whether additional bridges are needed.

If you have an interesting 25Live implementation story you'd like to share with the CollegeNET community, please contact your account manager.  We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Latest Schools to Go Live with Intelligent Connections Admissions Systems

     Montana State Grad (ApplyWeb®)       Manhattan College (ApplyWeb)
     Brown University (Prospect)       University of Houston Grad (Admit)
     Virginia Tech (Prospect)       Montana State University Grad (Admit)
     Washington State University (Prospect)       Saint Louis University Grad (Admit)
     Princeton University (Prospect)       University of Vermont Grad (Admit)
     University of Pennsylvania (ApplyWeb)        Western Washington State Grad (Admit)
     Northwestern University (ApplyWeb)       Wharton School of Business (Admit)
     CalTech Grad School  (ApplyWeb)       Cornell University Grad (Prospect)
     Stanford University Grad (Prospect)       John Glenn School of Public Affairs (Prospect) 

These institutions have chosen CollegeNET’s centralized electronic admissions and recruiting systems to improve efficiency, reduce administrative time and paper consumption, and improve the application experience for students and prospects.  CollegeNET’s Intelligent Connections® admission application processing, evaluation, and CRM systems also maximize yield and retention because they enable schools to more successfully target students and stay connected with them throughout the entire admissions and decision process.

Get more information about CollegeNET Online Admissions Systems Here

Friday, January 23, 2015

CollegeNET Consultant Visits Norfolk State University, Becomes Spartan Super Fan!

While working with the good folks at Norfolk State University, CollegeNET professional services consultant, Andrea Martin, was treated to a Spartan's football game.  With help from NSU's implementation team, Andrea really got in the spirit of things--- they made sure she had all the necessary accessories to pull for the home team!

Our professional and amiable consultants are one of the many benefits available to CollegeNET customers.  Contact your account manager today to learn more about how CollegeNET's professional services can take your implementation to the next level.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stories from the Road: Ships, Not Boats!

Boats, well ships, and my maritime visits.  During 2014 I visited two of our clients with “Maritime” in their names:  California Maritime Academy and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  Both campuses are, obviously, on the water, and both have large ocean going vessels [ships, not boats] berthed and ready for cadet training cruises.

But I also discovered that we have a third client with an affiliated maritime academy, Northwestern Michigan College and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.  The GLMA is the only fresh water maritime academy in the US and also has a ship for training cruises on the Great Lakes, who knew!  What I found at all three locations is that 25Live is used, or will be used, to book all campus space … land or sea … now if I can find an aviation academy.

--James VanArsdel, VP of Client Relations and CollegeNET road warrior nonpareil! 

Scholarship Site Rewards Students with More than Money: open forum builds communication skills, provides a sense of community

A graduate of Provo High School in Utah has accumulated close to $18,000 in college scholarship winnings from When asked about her experience with the site, the student said:

“When I’m not on a break (even when I was on a break) I post no matter what, five times a day. To me it is about the community. Yes, I like to win, but it is more about the support.
I have gotten a lot of support from this community.” is the popular scholarship site where students determine who will win money for college. Weekly scholarships, which can be applied toward college tuition or repayment of existing student loans, are awarded based on points earned for participation in open topic forums and a peer voting system. The site has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to date.