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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY SELECTS TRUMBA TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF CAMPUS EVENTS
Trumba Connect Provides Enhanced Calendar Features for Connecting with Students, Alumni, and Local Community
SEATTLE, WA, March 27, 2007 – Trumba Corporation, a developer of innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that Taylor University has selected Trumba Connect to enhance its event calendar and serve as a two-way communication tool between the University and its students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Trumba Connect is an online event calendaring solution that helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance and better connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite of tools that includes a hosted, interactive web calendar, email, and reporting services.
Trumba Connect allowed Taylor University to replace its old event calendar and add rich new features, such as RSS feeds, reminders via text messaging and email, and seamless integration into its website to maintain the university’s brand look and feel.
“We were looking for a product that would easily fit within our branding and provide solid calendaring,” said Evan Kittleman, director of online communications at Taylor University. “But once I learned about Trumba Connect, it became apparent that we needed more than just solid calendaring to maximize the success and usage of our event calendar. Trumba’s rich feature set exceeded my expectations and helped me create a more dynamic and interactive calendar than I originally planned.”
While the events calendar at Taylor University is centrally managed, the use of multiple editor accounts in Trumba Connect enables departments across campus to maintain their own events in the future. The campus-wide calendar currently displays a variety of activities, including admissions, athletics, performing arts, and parent and alumni events.
“As the Internet continues to be a central source of information, it is necessary for universities to have easily accessible and timely event information available online to students, alumni, and the local community,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. “Trumba Connect allows Taylor University to enhance the way it delivers event data in order to drive greater awareness and attendance for its events, as well as stay better connected to the local community.”
The calendar of campus events for Taylor University can be found at: www.taylor.edu/community/calendar.shtml.
About Taylor University
Since its founding in 1846, Taylor University has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Christian colleges in the nation while educating men and women for lifelong learning and the ministering of the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need. With campuses in Upland and Fort Wayne, Indiana, Taylor University’s overall enrollment is more than 3,000 students who are served by over 600 faculty and staff members. Taylor University has been highly rated in the U.S. News and World Report survey, America's Best Colleges, ranked in the top three of the Midwest Region of Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors since 1996.
Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company’s flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns, hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is privately held and backed by three of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit www.trumba.com.
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