California University Student Union Wins Intranet Design Award

Top Quote Five finalists were selected for the design contest run on the Intranet Connections Facebook Fan Page, and USU's intranet design won the top award after receiving 182 votes. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 13, 2011 - The University Student Union, an auxiliary organization of California State University, Northridge won an intranet design contest hosted by the Facebook Fan Page for Intranet Connections, Social Intranet Software. The winning design was determined by members giving a "like" to their favorite intranet screen snap. Five finalists were selected for the Facebook contest, but USU's intranet design won the top award and received an iPad 2, after logging 182 votes.

    The USU intranet theme uses their vibrant school color, Matador Red, throughout the site. Their intranet promotes collaboration by giving students the ability to set up blogs and create collaborative spaces to discuss current projects. Their site has proven to be an excellent resource for the university; students and staff use the intranet on a daily basis to update their in/out board, laptop checkouts are made through a calendar application, and office supply requests, online business forms and work order requests are accessible only on the intranet.

    The site designer, Brent Nelson accepted the ipad2 and spoke about what makes his intranet unique, "Student employees make up about 75% of the USU work force, so we try to make the intranet a dynamic resource that deals with the many facets of college life." The intranet has been a huge time saver for the educational institution because of its ease of use and ability to centralize where people access important information.

    USU's intranet is powered Intranet Connections Social Intranet Software. Their intranet is used for marketing, employee recruitment and program announcements. Brent and his team are working to define and develop content standards to make the site ADA compliant.

    About University Student Union

    The University Student Union, Inc. (USU) at Cal State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, employment, and involvement opportunities. To learn more about USU, please visit their website at

    About Intranet Connections

    Intranet Connections Social Intranet Software helps to foster employee engagement and enhance company culture through online employee knowledge sharing, company communication, and staff collaboration. More than 1500 organizations worldwide have chosen Intranet Connections as their intranet solution. If you would like more information about this topic please contact Tara Clark, Marketing Manager, at 604-924-9770

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