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BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 – Church Divinity School of the Pacific this week launched a website that has been completely rebuilt, top to bottom, with a new structure, new navigation, new design, new features, and new content. The new site treats home-page visitors to rotating images, messages and profiles.
The address of the seminary’s website – www.cdsp.edu -- is the same, but everything else except the logo has changed.
The new website offers its visitors many ways to explore the vitality of CDSP people and programs, with a variety of links and tools that engage a wide range of audiences, from alumni to prospective students.
Visitors to the site can share, print or respond to every page. “Quick-links” pages for key audiences and a robust key-word search provide easy access to information about theological education at CDSP. The site highlights connections to CDSP social media – Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – and the school’s connections to the ecumenical and inter-religious Graduate Theological Union.
Academics, Admissions, Alumni, and Community are the major subsites of the website, which features rotating profiles of students, faculty and alumni, and new content about worship, housing, online learning, The Episcopal Church and the rich history and traditions of CDSP. Dynamic links give visitors to pages throughout the new website the latest information about campus events and news, which are continuously updated.
The renovated Easton Hall Conference Center has its own subsite that includes slide shows and online registration.
Featured navigation links on CDSP’s new website provide quick paths to the Easton Hall pages, as well as to the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL), and the GTU. Another feature on several subsites and the home page offers prospective students and potential visitors updated reports on the mild Berkeley weather. Student and faculty sermons and campus publications are easy to find.
Using a new color palette that blends the colors of the CDSP seal with the traditional shield of The Episcopal Church, the new site emphasizes the people, the community, and the mission of the 119-year-old seminary.
“CDSP is all about providing opportunities for growing and learning in a worshiping community that thrives in a richly diverse setting. The new website conveys the richness of this, and its audience-focused design and content make it easier to get involved with this community,” said Barry Holtzclaw, director of Marketing and Communications, who manages the content of the website. “I encourage everyone – curious newcomers and old friends -- to rediscover CDSP at www.cdsp.edu.”
The website reconstruction was financed by a designated anonymous gift from a Southern California donor. The project was developed in consultation with Webb Design of San Francisco.