There's a new signpost on the Information Superhighway, a Home Page for Texas A&M International University that allows browsers an opportunity to view a variety of information resources with a "point and click" of their home computer system mouse.
Retrieving information via Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) is considered the fastest developing information medium of our day. Over 700 universities have Home Pages on the WWW, making the medium a critical part of academic communication and learning for the 21st Century.
Launched during the University's Phase I Dedication and 25th Anniversary Celebration Nov. 5, the TAMIU Home Page is the result of a unique collaboration between graduate TAMIU computer information systems students and a University-wide committee that provided insight in the students' development and design of the Home Page.
The students, members of the graduate class CIS 5350, System Analysis and Design, were supervised by Dr. Stephen C. Lunce, CCP, TAMIU Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems.
The TAMIU Home Page address is: http://www.tamiu.edu.
The Home Page is organized into a user-friendly hierarchy of information. Once accessed, users can browse through a variety of information resources, branching into additional areas as their interests change. Changing locations within the Home Page is as easy as "pointing and clicking" the mouse.
For example, TAMIU Home Page visitors could read the University's history, follow a map to the University's new campus, read a greeting from President Dr. Leo Sayavedra, learn about degree programs, request an undergraduate or graduate application, leave Email for a professor or office, or read about research efforts of faculty.
Browsers can determine financial aid availability, see a Master Calendar of University events, read news and information about the University, tour the library floor by floor and link to additional information sites including the University's research initiatives such as the Office for US-Mexico Trade Relations, Border Trade Institute or Center for Study of Western Hemispheric Trade. Links to other Home Pages such as that of Texas A&M University and others, are also possible.
The TAMIU Home Page Student Development Team was headed by Carlos Santillan. Student members included Richard Rendon, Suratin Tunyaplin, Christina Rodriguez, Gabriel Escamilla, Michael Castillo, Gregorio Ortiz, Frank Ramirez, Martha Rangel, Samuel Reza and Dr. Firooz Khosraviyani.
The University-wide Committee was headed by Lakshmana Viswanath, Director of the Computer Telecommunications Center, and included Dr. Edward Willman, Dr. Juan Lira, Dr. Lisa Fry-O'Brien, Baldomero Garcia, Steve Harmon, Dr. Michael Landeck, Dr. Gary Masters, Dion Dennis, Conchita Hickey, Ricardo Tijerina, Dr. Janet Black, Dr. Julio Madrigal, Angie Flores, Gabriella Cabello and Paula Quenoy.
For additional information on TAMIU's Home Page on the World Wide Web, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at (210) - 326 -2180. TAMIU office hours are from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.