New public-events calendar debuts

Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University has launched a new public events calendar. Synchronizing with department calendars and adding events to calendars is now a streamlined process.

The new calendar offers greater functionality as it ties in with the university’s email system (Microsoft Exchange), mobile app (FSU Mobile), and web content management system (eZ Publish). The calendar also allows sharing of events through social media and provides email alerts when events are changed.

The team of university stakeholders, led by ITS Director Ken Johnson, determined criteria for the new calendar system and evaluated several systems to meet the needs of the university community. The project was funded by government stimulus funds for 2010-2011.

Departments can promote events from their calendars to the university key events calendar, which shows highlighted university events.

For more information on requesting a department calendar go to

To view the new university calendar, go to

To find out more about FSU Mobile, go to