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New blog from SU Government and Community Relations highlights community news, activity
New blog from SU Government and Community Relations highlights community news, activityJanuary 12, 2009Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Office of Government and Community Relations has launched a blogging initiative to enhance the communication of news and activities relevant to SU’s engagement in the community and particularly its involvement in the University neighborhood.
The new blog, “Corey’s Community Corner,” can be accessed from the Government and Community Relations site at http://gcr.syr.edu/com.
“Syracuse University values its connections with the neighborhoods around campus and with the wider community,” says Eleanor Ware, senior vice president for human services and government relations. “We are committed to being good neighbors in a collaborative spirit. ‘Corey’s Community Corner’ provides a new opportunity to enhance communications and strengthen our connections.”
Corey Driscoll, community relations associate in the Office of Government and Community Relations, created “Corey’s Community Corner” and will regularly post on topics related to the Syracuse University-area community, including neighborhood meetings, concerns and events. Driscoll anticipates posting new items at least once a week.
“The intent is to create more accessible, interactive ways of communication for our office,” says Driscoll. “Our audience includes community members, neighbors, students, and SU faculty and staff with an interest in our office’s responsibilities. Since many of our SU staff and faculty are neighbors, the audiences certainly overlap.”
The Office of Government and Community Relations is responsible for advancing the University’s interests at all levels of federal, state and local government. Additionally, the office strives to develop and maintain a positive image for the University and works to strengthen the lines of communication by serving as a liaison between the University, neighborhood organizations, the business community and the community at large.
“We were looking for new ways to connect with both the SU community and the community-at-large. We distribute newsletters throughout the year, but with a blog the information is much more accessible to everyone,” says Driscoll.