My pal, Kenneth Elmore – Dean of Students for Boston University, knows how to elevate conversations. There aren’t that many deans of students who are as charismatic as Kenn. In this quick clip, he offers up some insight as to why he spells “Kenn” with two Ns. He also manages to tie a bow tie on camera without a mirror. Kenn’s wit is edgy. The close to this interview showcases Elmore’s ability to riff on the fly. Administrators can make art. In Kenn’s case, his media presence is creative, insightful, and always right on the pulse.
eduStyle Award Winners
The Winners of the first eduStyle Awards were announced at the eduWEB Conference July 21-23 in Atlantic City, NJ. I was selected as one of this year’s judges. The eduStyle Awards categories that I was responsible for voting on were:
- Best Home Page
- Best Redesign
- Best Use of Photography
- Best Prospective/Future Students or Admissions
- Best Online Tour or Maps
I’m not going to post my confidential judge’s comments…However, I’m glad that the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Biola University, University of Notre Dame, Boston University and the frequently borrowed Brown University were among the award winners. Congratulations!
A video of the award ceremony is after the cut.
Campus maps and Google
Several higher education websites have revamped their campus maps. The map-making-mashup technology of choice seems to be the Google Maps API.
Here are a few examples of university campus maps that utilize Google Maps: