New colors, functionality highlight major changes to site
Kenmore, Wash. (Jan. 31, 2012) - Bastyr University has proudly unveiled its new website, going live after months of planning and preparation.
"As the virtual 'window' to our university, it is important to us that our website reflects Bastyr's true character and is simple to navigate," said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, Ph.D. "With this website redesign, we intend to improve both the front-end experience and back-end functionality of the site, making it easier and more enjoyable to learn about all Bastyr University has to offer."
Among the major updates and changes to the Bastyr University website:
- New school colors: cranberry, ginger and juniper
- Searchable, easy-to-find health tips and recipes
- Capability to easily integrate video (for example, see the housing page)
- Streamlined registration process for events
- New mobile optimization tools, including a brand-new custom iPhone app
- Faster, easier access to Bookstore purchases
- A more comprehensive search function for academic programs
"By making these updates, we are confident that the overall user experience of our website will be enhanced and that the rich 34-year legacy of our institution is reflected well in a 21st century package," Church said.
About Bastyr University
Located north of Seattle, Washington, Bastyr University is an accredited institution internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. Bastyr is the largest university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., combining a multidisciplinary curriculum with leading-edge research and clinical training to educate future leaders in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978 as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University now offers more than 15 accredited degree and certificate programs. Bastyr was the nation's first natural health arts and sciences university to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bastyr University Research Institute plays a key role in the growth of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research. For additional information about Bastyr University and its teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, visit www.Bastyr.edu or www.BastyrCenter.org