The Visual Communicators Network is one of many networks and forums that encourage participation, networking and support to communicators and marketers at Nebraska. The groups and committees below oversee many aspects of communication within the university.
Visual Communicators Network
The Visual Communicator Network is a network of print and web designers, photographers, videographers and other professionals in related fields at Nebraska. The purpose of the Visual Communicators Network is to be a resource and facilitate opportunities for visual communicators to collaborate, enhance and unify the Nebraska brand and leverage it for their own individual college, department, unit, institute or center. The VCN has several events throughout the year, most notably our monthly gatherings where we share our work, discuss upcoming projects or initiatives and network with one another. Our Brand Report newsletter goes out every quarter to our subscribers. Join Now
The Web Developer Network is an open-invitation group of web developers working together to build the university's websites. The WDN operates by consensus, and a comprehensive list of standards has been created to achieve a consistent experience for users of university websites. The Style Book is the guiding document for the WDN Quality Assurance process. The overall direction of the WDN is led by an elected Governance Board. WDN resources are available to all interested parties, and your participation is welcome. Meetings are held on Second Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Join Now
Everyone who works in marketing communications at Nebraska has an opportunity to add value to audiences’ interaction with the Nebraska brand. Ongoing professional development for communicators is important. University Communication offers Communicators Forum events a few times each year on an ad hoc basis to bring fellow communicators together and address challenges and share best practices.
Social Media User Group
The Social Media User Group is a cross-campus group of faculty, staff and student workers who in some capacity have social media as one of their roles and/or responsibilities. The group meets once a month to discuss new social media topics. Members also receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter on social media happenings on-campus and updates from the industry. Join Now
Committees help support the Nebraska brand. These appointed committees meet to discuss issues and work to achieve consistency in architecture, planning and signage. The committees approve or deny proposals for changing the campus environment and university digital or physical signage.
The purpose of the Aesthetic Review Committee is to maintain and promote the planning objectives, architectural and aesthetic character of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The Digital Signage Steering Committee approves and implements digital signage and enforces display and enclosure standards at Nebraska. All departments are encouraged to participate in the digital signage initiative.
A variety of events are held throughout the year that have a direct relation to visual design at the university.
VCN Co-working Days
Once a month, we invite all VCN members to spend a Friday afternoon together with fellow visual communicators to discuss a brand topic, review current work or learn something new. We also simply allow people to hang out and spend some time working on their own projects while sitting together with other designers in the same room.
VCN Happy Half-Hours
During the pandemic, we’ve moved our co-working day to a quick half hour virtual gathering on Zoom. Visual communicators discuss a brand topic, review current work or learn something new and sometimes we play games or just chat for 30 minutes. Join us.
University Communication offers Communicators Forum events a few times each year on an ad hoc basis to bring fellow communicators together and address challenges and share best practices. To get more information on upcoming Communicators Forum events, join the email list.