PIO is now Communications & Marketing

From posters to press releases, billboards to banners, speeches to social media, the work of the Public Information Office (PIO) includes much, much more than providing information to the public. That’s why – effective immediately – PIO is changing its name to Communications & Marketing.

“This new name describes much better the work this group does,” said President Cheryl Roberts. “They’re responsible for every bit of promotion for the college, from advertising, to marketing analysis, to media buying, to speech writing and everything in between. It makes sense to have a name that better encompasses all that they do.”

In the coming months, you’ll see additional changes to the office as Shoreline launches a search for a new Director of Communications & Marketing.

If you have any questions about the services that the Communications & Marketing department provides, please email Mary Brueggeman at mbrueggeman@shoreline.edu. Mary will serve as Public Information Officer and supervisor of the department until the permanent position is filled.

Winter break campus closure signage and messaging

During the winter break campus closure from Dec. 21-25, all campus building entrances will be locked. The following buildings will have closure signage on their entrance doors: 1000, PUB, FOSS (all levels), library, gym, theater and visual arts center. In addition, A-board signage is posted at all three gate entrances, the 5000 building parking lot area, the bus stop, the west side of campus and the gym area.

During the closure, the website will carry a prominent closure notice, social media will reinforce the closure and the main phone number, x4101, will also have a message.

All employees should please confirm that appropriate information is updated on recorded telephone greetings, out-of-office messages on departmental and individual staff telephone extensions, e-mail automatic replies, and visible door or counter signage where needed, to inform current and potential students and the community at large, about the campus closure from Dec. 21-25 in a variety of appropriate modes.

Thank you and please enjoy a safe and restful break next week and all the best of this holiday season!


Find Quarter Start Dates Easily

In an effort to make it easier to find quarter start dates on the college website, we’ve changed the way they appear in two locations:

  • shoreline.edu/calendarsquarter-start-dates
    (If you want to see only quarter start dates, just click those words, highlighted in yellow, on the left side of the page)
  • shoreline.edu/enrollment-services
    (Reach this page from any college webpage by clicking “Enrollment Services” in the top navigation menu.)

Do you like what we’ve done? Please let us know by leaving a comment on this post.


Request Inclusion in the Community Report by August 15th!

creportThe Community Report (CR) is mailed quarterly to approximately 60,000 households in the surrounding area.  It is a collection of the past quarter’s “biggest” news plus event advertising and announcements regarding the Shoreline Community College Foundation.

You can use the CR to:

  • advertise an upcoming event; small to full-page advertisements are possible
  • put your news story out to local residents

If you want to have your story or event included in the next Community Report, please contact Jim Hills in the 1000 building: jhills@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4634.

Updated: Training starts Thursday for redesigned web content management system

Update: The original afternoon training time was 2:30 pm but a space scheduling conflict has forced us to push back the start time to 3pm. We apologize for the confusion or inconvenience.

Sessions will occur at 10:30 am and 3 pm in room 4214 lasting 30 minutes to an hour. Click the time you want to add it to your calendar.

Launch of the redesigned web content management system (OU) is imminent. Thursday we’ll hold two training sessions to show what the new OU looks like.

Before getting trained, OU users can…

  1. Tell us which time slot they’ll attend.
  2. Watch this video to see some excellent side by side pictures of how things look now and how they will look in the new version.  Since it’s a recording, you can easily skip around to see the helpful images or find content that is of direct interest to you.
  3. Log into their pages and experiment. Just go to http://dev.shoreline.edu and find your pages in that website. Then, log in as you normally do.  These are copies of your actual pages, so there is no harm in tinkering there.