“IUP Now” Break, Website Migration

Posted on 5/4/21 3:15 AM

The IUP Now newsletter will have a post-semester break, corresponding with the Ektron content management system "freeze" and content migration this month.

IUP Now's last issue before the break will be Wednesday, May 12. The newsletter will resume publication Wednesday, May 26, on a reduced summer schedule.

Because of the Ektron freeze beginning May 7, items for IUP Now's May 12 issuewhich will include University News, Student and Advisor News, and Employee Newsmust be submitted to the Digital Team by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

Note that this week's calendar edition (Thursday) will be the last until Thursday, May 27. This week's issue will include events currently on the calendar through May 26.

CMS Migration

As a reminder, the migration of the IUP.edu website to a new content management system (Ektron to Cascade) will begin in May and conclude in June.

The data transfer will require a "freeze" to editing in Ektron. Between the freeze and the Cascade go-live date (yet to be determined), users are also encouraged to make only urgent/emergency changes to their sites and to create new content only if it is critical.

The live website will function normally throughout this process.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, May 6, 3:00 p.m.: Deadline for edits in Ektron
  • Friday, May 7-Friday, May 14: Freeze period
  • Monday, May 10-Friday, May 21: Migration
  • Monday, May 24-Friday, June 18: Cascade review and clean-up
  • Date to be determined: Switchover to migrated site

For more information, see "Important Dates and Information for the Upcoming CMS Migration."