Public communication at Carleton has gone multi-media. During the summer of 2013, flat screen video monitors were placed in strategic campus locations, and much of the College’s internal advertising, promotion, and news distribution became fully digitized. The digital display monitors began presenting the latest news from the College Events Calendar and the marketing efforts of student groups, academic departments, and administrative offices, along with current weather information and a major media news feed.
Monitors are located in Sayles-Hill Great Space, Student Activities/ACT Office, East Dining Hall, Burton Dining Hall, the Weitz Center for Creativity, Johnson House, Gould Library, and the Recreation Center.
This initiative was approved by the Technology Planning and Priorities Committee and was inspired by the desire to reduce the dependence on paper as the primary medium for marketing and advertising on campus, eliminate waste caused by stuffing student post office boxes with unsolicited material, and reduce the visual clutter caused by the ubiquitous use of posters and flyers.
If you have questions about this project, please direct them to any member of the Digital Signage Task Force:
- Steve Bentley, Web Services
- Jim Pierret, PEPS
- Lee Clark, Student Activities
- Dan Bergeson, Auxiliary Services
- Steve Richardson, Weitz Center for Creativity