LIU Post to Hold Launch Party, February 1
Kick-off event will celebrate rebranding of University
Jennifer Fitzpatrick,Director of Community Relations
Long Island University
Brookville, N.Y. – As of January 1, the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has a new name – LIU Post – and a bold, contemporary new logo, as part of the University's multi-campus rebranding and recruitment initiative. To celebrate the university's new image campaign, the Division for Student Affairs and the Office of the Provost will hold a campus-wide launch party during Common Hour on Wednesday, February 1 from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Hillwood Commons lobby. All LIU Post students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The LIU Post Pep Band, under the direction of award-winning conductor Dr. James McRoy, will kick off the event. There will be refreshments, games, giveaways and raffle prizes. A cake-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. New print and digital advertisements featuring LIU Post students also will be on display. In the spirit of the university's new messaging statement "Find Out How Good You Really Are," students can learn about leadership positions in Residence Life, Admissions, Student Activities and International Students at a recruitment fair, also being held in the lobby. The Pioneer mascot will be on hand for photo opportunities. The LIU Post Bookstore will offer specially priced merchandise – featuring the new logo—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festivities will continue into the evening at the Pratt Recreation Center with the "Battle of the Boulevard," as the Post Pioneers women's basketball team play New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) at 5 p.m., followed by the Post Pioneers men's basketball team versus NYIT at 7 p.m. There will be free refreshments and raffles for two 52" TV's.
"LIU Post is proud to share its growth and quality education through a new forward-looking and impactful branding campaign," said Dr. Paul Forestell, provost of LIU Post. "The new initiative is designed to build broader recognition of the value of an LIU Post education, differentiate the institution from its private and public competitors, and continue to raise the university's profile nationally and internationally." He added, "I look forward to the LIU Post community gathering together on February 1 to celebrate pride in our university and our accomplishments."
On January 1, 2012, Long Island University — one of the largest and most comprehensive private universities in the nation — rebranded itself as LIU. The names of LIU's six campuses received shorter designations, uniting them under the new LIU brand and making them more modern and memorable in a Facebook and Twitter world. LIU offers more than 575 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and certificates, and educates over 23,000* students in degree-credit and continuing education programs at LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post (in Brookville), LIU Brentwood, LIU Riverhead, and LIU Hudson (Rockland and Westchester). Other academic units include LIU Pharmacy (the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), which prepares students for successful careers in the fields of pharmacy and health care; LIU Global, which provides a wide range of study abroad options at overseas centers in China, Costa Rica and India, and through programs in Australia, Ecuador, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey; and LIU Online, which harnesses the latest technology to offer online and blended programs.
*This number includes high school students enrolled in one or more degree-credit courses.
The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now LIU Post
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