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Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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2-factor authentication to become mandatory on July 4

In an effort to protect university and personal data, Virginia Tech has introduced a 2-factor authentication protocol to login to university data systems such as HokieSpa, Banner, Timeclock+, and MyVT.

This 2-factor authentication increases security against online attacks or phishing scams at the point of login, and protects personal and university resources. While it is currently possible to defer enrollment, on July 4, it will become a requirement for all faculty, staff, and students at Virginia Tech.

2-factor authentication works with several different devices that you may have in your possession – your smartphone or cellphone (using an app, text, or phone call), your landline, or various types of hardware tokens. Users are encouraged to enroll before July 4, and to register at least two devices to be used for authentication.

To enroll, choose the ‘Enroll’ option when logging in to HokieSPA or My.VT. Additional information is available at it.vt.edu/2factor – assistance is also available 24-hours a day at 4help.vt.edu (1-4357).

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Customizable 4-H Camp and event fliers

The CALS Office of Communications and Marketing has been working with 4-H and Office Max to develop some 4-H flier templates. There are two templates currently available on the Office Max website. One is a 4-H Junior Camp flier and the other is a general 4-H event flier (three versions). Both of these fliers are customizable. 

After logging into the site, click on the “Order From Your Catalog” icon in the middle of the page.

Once you enter the VCE catalog, click on the “Custom Text Pubs” tab listed in the left hand column.

To order a flier, click the “Customize” button for the flier you wish to create. Enter your text in the fields provided. In order for your photos to show properly on the flier, you will need to resize the photos to the dimension listed before you upload them. This will ensure that the photos will fit properly.

After you have entered your information and photos, you can preview the flier to make sure that the content is in the right places. Once you have the flier the way you want it, you can save it and proceed to place your order.

We are in the process of creating more versions of the general 4-H flier as well as some templates for general VCE events.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Lori Greiner at 540-231-5863. 

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Strategies for Better Communication recent posts

Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Submit your nominations for VAAEA Communications Awards

It’s time to start preparing your submissions for Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents Communications Awards. Below are the 14 categories to choose from:

Award categories (more details):

  1. Audio recordings
  2. Published photo and caption
  3. Computer generated graphics presentation with script
  4. Program promotional piece
  5. Personal column
  6. Feature story
  7. Newsletter, individual
  8. Newsletter, team
  9. Video recordings
  10. Fact sheet
  11. Publication
  12. Website/online content
  13. Learning module/notebook
  14. Bound book

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. March 15.

Communication Awards are open to all members of VAAEA. The Communication Awards Program is defined in more detail in the December 2015 edition of The County Agent. The abstract format, including a sample, are provided to help with your submissions.

Communications Awards submissions are not only a great way to critique your work against your peers, but they are also accompanied by a financial incentive. State winners will receive $50. Sponsors permitting, national finalists receive $250 and national winners receive $500.

Please be mindful that if you apply for an awards category as a collaborative effort, you must receive the collaborators permission prior to submitting the application. Once again, thank you all for the outstanding work and commitment to extending knowledge across the Commonwealth.

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Latest issue of Innovations newsletter available

The latest issue of Innovations — our newsletter that highlights research, academics, alumni, and news happening around the college that furthers the university’s land-grant mission — is now available.

The Web version of Innovations contains online-only multimedia content. Print copies can be requested by emailing Lynn McPeak.

Feature stories include:

  • The way Virginia Tech is building towards a bright future in academia and research. The recently completed Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 and the new Dairy Science Complex- Kentland Farm have provided faculty and students state-of-the-art tools to conduct research in labs, and more opportunities than ever to combat the most vexing societal challenges related to food and fiber production.
  • A profile of alumna Rosalea Potter and how she and her family are keeping the Ut Prosim (That I may serve) spirit alive by serving as educators about agricultural production.
  • A genetic line of chickens that helped unlock the mysteries of evolutionary time developed by Paul Siegel, distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.
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Strategies for Better Communication recent posts

Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Check out our most recent post:

Writing for the web

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Strategies for Better Communication recent posts

Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Strategies for Better Communication recent posts

Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Check out our recent posts:

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Strategies for Better Communication recent post

Strategies for Better Communication is a blog where you can find information and resources about public relations, marketing, branding, photography, Web best practices, and other communication tools that can help you be a more effective communicator.

It is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Check out our most recent post: Tell the world about your upcoming Extension event

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