(2/20) Social Media Week panel “Citizen Journalism to Hacktivism”

February 3, 2013 in Event

A roundtable session entitled “From Citizen Journalism to Hacktivism: How to successfully use social media in grassroots campaigns” will be held on Wednesday, Feb 20th from 6 – 8 p.m at the GC.

This event is part of Social Media Week and will be moderated by Simon Lundgren, researcher and author of New Noise: A Cultural Sociology of Digital Disruption. The session will have a roundtable/workshop format where the focus will be on experience-sharing, networking, and on identifying pitfalls as well as best practices for harnessing the power of social media in grassroots endeavours.

Space is VERY limited but there are 15 seats reserved for GC folks (we encourage you to sign up here ASAP).

    2013: Make it an awesome year with OpenCUNY!

    January 24, 2013 in Feature

    In 2012, you were all were integral in helping our system grow bigger and brighter through increased traffic, new themes and plugins (many requested by you!), more social media involvement, etc.

    We’re looking forward to growing with you this year and wanted to quickly remind you of some of our services:

    • Want a new look and nothing quite fits?
      If none of our 50+ curated themes work for what you’re trying to achieve, take a look at the themes available through the WordPress directory and shoot us a theme request. If the theme’s free, open-source, and works with our system, we’ll install it for everyone to enjoy! Newer, recently updated themes have the best chance of success!
    • Want to teach your old dog new tricks?
      Our 100+ plugins help your sites move and groove and do all the fun stuff beyond the basics. If there’s something you’re trying to achieve and we don’t have the plugin for it, take a gander at all the plugins in the WordPress directory and send us a plugin request. The words of advice that apply to theme requests also fit here!
    • Want to connect more with others?
      The OpenCUNY Node collates all public posts and sends them off to our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Follow us on Twitter and/or like us on Facebook to keep tabs on all the awesome projects of fellow graduate students in the social media platform(s) of your choosing.

    These are a just few ways to deepen and improve your OpenCUNY experience. As always, be in contact with us with any questions or concerns, so that we can help facilitate your multimedia visions and schemes!

      Say Hello to Your New 2012-13 OpenCUNY Board

      August 23, 2012 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

      OpenCUNY Board elections were conducted in the spring, and four new Board members have been elected. John, Christina, Jared, and Suzanne join us, the two OpenCUNY Coordinators, in reviewing and continuing development of the Terms of Participation that function as OpenCUNY’s governance document. For more information on how the Board is composed and run, please see the Doctoral Students’ Council Bylaw 4.3.c.

        Vote for the 2012-13 OpenCUNY Board

        April 4, 2012 in OpenCUNY Board

        Voting is now open for the 2012-13 OpenCUNY Board (until May 1st @ 12:01AM). The board consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four elected OpenCUNY participants.

        VOTE >> https://eballot4.votenet.com/dsc/login.cfm

        The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be to continue development of the Terms of Participation that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the board.

        The election of the board is being facilitated by the DSC and only student members of OpenCUNY are eligible to vote. To vote, log in to the DSC election site and look for the “OpenCUNY Board” section at the bottom of your ballot. If you have any questions, or experience any problems voting, please get in touch with me or Maggie.

        VOTE >> https://eballot4.votenet.com/dsc/login.cfm

        The 2012-13 OpenCUNY Board Nominees:

        • Reethee Antony (a.k.a. rantony)
          Program: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
          Statement: I use the digital media to create a hearing aid simulator ( http://bit.ly/H5sFdI ), and to create website ( http://opencuny.org/mmc263 ). Currently, I serve on the Student Tech Fee Committee, Graduate Center, CUNY. This experience has enhanced my administrative knowledge in digital media to a great extent. I hope to further extend my current knowledge by serving as an OpenCuny board member and by contributing to the management of the digital media. 
        • John Boy (a.k.a jboy)
          Program: Sociology
          Statement: John is a doctoral candidate in sociology working on religion and social theory. He’s been building web sites since his early teens and has been a free-software advocate for almost as long. He is one of the creators of Occuprint [http://occuprint.org]. He is also a contributing editor to The Immanent Frame [http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/], the Social Science Research Council’s award-winning blog on religion, secularism and the public sphere.
        • Maria Garcia (n/a)
          Program: Not submitted
          Statement: Not submitted
        • Julia Goldstein (n/a)
          Program: Not submitted
          Statement: Not submitted
        • Kiersten Greene (a.k.a. kgreene)
          Program: Urban Education
          Statement: As a student who typed her college applications on a typewriter, I have found OpenCUNY to be a particularly edifying resource at a time when the internet has (literally) changed everything. My participation in the medium includes blogging at opencuny.org/mediated, devising a digital education tool at opencuny.org/edutech, and helping revise the guidelines as a member of the Board. If elected again, I would be committed to working toward furthering the reach of this unique channel of digital communication.
        • Keith Miyake (a.k.a. kmiyake)
          Program: Earth and Environmental Science/Geography
          Statement: As a member of the inaugural OpenCUNY Board, I contributed in drafting the current OpenCUNY.org Terms of Participation. This gave me a better appreciation for the importance and spirit of open source collaboration. I hope to continue my work on the Board to implement and promote the use of open source technologies since their foundations—based on contributing, collaborating, and sharing—relate to our collective work as academics, educators, and learners.
        • Christina Nadler (a.k.a chrissy)
          Program: Sociology
          Statement: I would like to be on the opencuny board because I use opencuny for my own sites (ChristinaNadler.com, opencuny.org/uuss, opencuny.org/purposefulpedagogy) but I also use other opencuny sites and would like to be more invested in the community. I am still learning a lot about technology so I will be able to bring a perspective with some level of expertise, but hopefully also one that can speak to the varying levels of expertise of opencuny users.  
        • Jennifer Pipitone (a.k.a. jpipitone)
          Program: Environmental Psychology
          Statement: I am honored to be nominated for the OpenCUNY Board. I have experience in web development as blog manager for the Nature, Ecology, and Society Colloquium (opencuny.org/nature) and am constructing a new website for the Children’s Environments Research Group, which is launching next month. I also have experience and very much enjoy representing students and handling governance issues as I’m currently serving my second year on both the Executive and Admissions Committee in my subprogram.
        • Patricia Stapleton (a.k.a. pstapleton)
          Program: Political Science
          Statement: I am currently the DSC Steering Officer for Technology and Library. I would like to serve on the board to help maintain a strong connection between Tech and Library projects and OpenCUNY.
        • Jared Simard (a.k.a canes)
          Program: Classics
          Statement: As the current DSC Co-Chair for Communications I am uniquely aware of issues coming from both OpenCUNY users and from within the context of the GC administration’s own priorities on digital media.  I have overseen both current coordinators while on the DSC Steering committee and look forward to continuing to make OpenCUNY a premier resource for GC students.
        • Suzanne Tamang (a.k.a. stamang)
          Program: Computer Science
          Statement: During her time at GC, Suzanne has worked to improve resources for students and is a strong advocate for the more appropriate allocation of Student Tech Fee dollars.   Currently, she uses OpenCUNY for both her personal site and for the chartered organization Women in STEM.  As a member of the OpenCUNY Board, she would aspire to help further the mission of a medium that she appreciates in that it’s founded in good software principles, enables creative expression, helps students perform and present research, and makes planning student events simple.

        VOTE >> https://eballot4.votenet.com/dsc/login.cfm

          Stop Censorship, Oppose SOPA/PIPA

          January 16, 2012 in Event, Feature, Service Notice

          This Wednesday (1/18/12) OpenCUNY.org will be “blocked” from 8AM to 8PM in protest of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA). TAKE ACTION >>

          Why are we protesting SOPA/PIPA?

          SOPA and Protect-IP create an architecture for internet censorship” … “thousands of commercial ISPs, colleges, small businesses, nonprofits, and other entities that maintain domain servers are going to have to reconfigure their networks, potentially at substantial cost, in order to easily comply with the new law” … “if enacted, either of these bills will create an environment of tremendous fear and uncertainty for technological innovation, and seriously harm the credibility of the United States in its role as a steward of key Internet infrastructure.”

          More info from >> WhiteHouse.gov > WordPress > Ars Technica

          GET INVOLVED. TAKE ACTION >>

            OpenCUNY @ The CUNY IT Conference (12/2/11)

            November 9, 2011 in Event, Workshop

            Fostering Student-Based Media: A Look at the OpenCUNY.org Academic Medium
            December 2nd | 9:30-10:45 | CUNY IT Conference | John Jay College

            For three years OpenCUNY has worked with CUNY Graduate Center students to develop open-source environments for their courses, conferences, research, organizations, initiatives, and activism. This roundtable brings together the coordinators and participants of OpenCUNY to explore the benefits and challenges of fostering student-based participatory media. The roundtable will provide an overview of OpenCUNY’s development, participatory governance, technological configuration, and future plans. We will also discuss a sample of participants’ media projects.

            PARTICIPANTS: John Boy, Morgan Buck, Gregory Donovan, Shawndel Fraser, Margaret Galvan, Jesse Goldstein, Kiersten Greene, Bijan Kimiagar, Keith Miyake, Jennifer Pipitone, David Spataro, Monique Whitaker

            DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER >> CLICK HERE

            FREE REGISTRATION >> MORE INFO >> OPENCUNY.ORG/CUNYIT

              Say Hello to Your New 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

              November 8, 2011 in Feature, OpenCUNY Board

              OpenCUNY Board elections have concluded, and four new Board members have been elected. John, Jen, Kiersten, and Keith join us, the two OpenCUNY Coordinators, in reviewing and continuing development of the Terms of Participation that function as OpenCUNY’s governance document. For more information on how the Board is composed and run, please see the Doctoral Students’ Council Bylaw 4.3.c.

                Voting Open for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

                October 22, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Service Notice

                Voting for the 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board is now open (until 10/29). To vote, login and go to
                http://opencuny.org/election/

                ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four elected OpenCUNY.org participants. The OpenCUNY Board determines governance policies for OpenCUNY.org. The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be to continue development of the Terms of Participation that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the committee. The OpenCUNY Board will meet approximately two times a semester.

                QUESTIONS: Contact me or Maggie with any questions or concerns.
                http://opencuny.org/election/

                  Nominations Open for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

                  October 5, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

                  Nominations for the 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board are now open (until 10/8). To nominate yourself or another OpenCUNY participant to the Board, please fill out the Nomination Form at

                  http://opencuny.org/board/nominate/

                  ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board ( http://opencuny.org/board/ ) consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four electedOpenCUNY.org participants. The OpenCUNY Board determines governance policies for OpenCUNY.org. The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be to continue development of the Terms of Participation ( http://opencuny.org/terms/ ) that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the committee. The OpenCUNY Board will meet approximately two times a semester. Please consult DSC Bylaw 4.3 ( http://cunydsc.org/bylaws#Free_and_Open_Source_Medium ) for more information on the OpenCUNY Board and the Terms of Participation.

                  QUESTIONS: Contact me or Maggie with any questions or concerns.

                    Nominations & Elections for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

                    September 23, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

                    See also opencuny.org/board or contact the OpenCUNY Coordinators for more information. Nominations are now open!

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