January 9, 2014
Writer: Caleb Trujillo
If you've been involved with Pathway for more than a semester, you've probably noticed a few changes in the look and feel of our online communications. We have been working hard to provide brand-new services that we feel will enhance your Pathway experience. We are excited to announce these new features that will be available in 2014!
For starters, we already have in place a new color scheme and logos.
These are the new logos and colors that Pathway will feature in our communications.
One purpose for the new colors and logos is to serve as a recognizable identity for our program as a partnership with BYU-Idaho. While we are partnered with the university, Pathway is only one of the many functions of all that BYU-Idaho offers. These new colors and the logos will give our program a greater sense of recognition and visibility to those who are currently involved with or are interested in starting Pathway.
"We wanted to create a color palette that would be hopeful, bright, and inviting. These are all aspects that embody what we are striving to accomplish with Pathway. The students are taking an important, and sometimes daunting, step that can lead to a brighter and more successful future. We feel that these colors help symbolize a bright beginning of great things to come," said Angie Steggell, lead graphic designer at Pathway.
Moving forward you will see the new colors and logos in student and missionary update emails, the Pathway Newsletter, our social media platforms, official communications from Pathway, and our new website that will launch in the future.
This homepage will feature an easy-to-navigate design with our new logos and color scheme.
Once released, the new website will be the main source of Pathway information. Also, the site will be housed under the lds.org domain rather than the BYU-Idaho web systems. This change will allow us to be as nimble and streamlined as possible to provide a more effective Pathway experience. We are grateful for all of the support we receive from BYU-Idaho and look forward to our continued partnership as we transition into this new website system.
The site will include information on how Pathway works, admission requirements, information on cost, tuition calculation, and an extensive FAQ page. The site will also contain information for priesthood leaders on how to effectively utilize Pathway in their ministry. Our various social media will also be linked to the site, as well as links to Pathway Support.
Pathway Speaking Partners will also have a section on the site which will contain great information for English language learners and their speaking partners. Information is also available for those interested in becoming a speaking partner.
With the new application process, finding a site and applying will be easier than ever.
Along with the new website, a new Pathway application system will also be introduced. This system will streamline the application process of Pathway, helping those who are interested in joining locate a site, apply, and start much easier than before. A new system for missionaries to track their students' progress will also be included.
"We are excited to implement these new features. We know that they will enhance the Pathway experience and improve our ability to serve the students," said Bryan Pope, Pathway Support and Outreach director.
From Pathway, we wish you the best of luck for this Winter Semester 2014!