New and Improved SIG Web Site!Kathleen Sideli, Indiana University
If you haven’t visited the SIG’s Web site lately, please take a moment to stroll through its pages: (http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay).
You’ll discover that the site has been revised to reflect our new identity as the Rainbow SIG. SIG members who were at our meeting in San Antonio and/or who subscribe to the listserv know that the membership voted to change the name of the SIG from Lesbigay to Rainbow to make evident the fact that we are inclusive. Since our listserv has always been called ‘Rainbow’ and our homepage design has been a rainbow for the last few years, the new name matches our various motifs quite harmoniously. More importantly, we have also changed all the references to our constituency to include transgendered individuals. (Note: We have left the term ‘Lesbigay SIG’ only in past newsletter articles and references.).
Other updates include new resources for students on the U.S. Students Abroad page, particularly under ‘Area and Country Information,’ with similar information now available under ‘Advising Resources’ as well. We continue to invite the field to share materials with us so that we can expand our resources, particularly those targeted for students. Our site is listed widely through publications and Web sites (well over 100), which is the reason we have kept our “url” the same, at least for now. However, we are in dire need of resources for international students so we encourage you to send materials relevant to their situation to my attention at: email@example.com.
A heartfelt thank you to those who have provided assistance with the site, particularly for going through the links on our site to alert us to those that needed updating or elimination and for cataloguing the newsletter articles so that we can make them available to people in a topical rather than just chronological manner. We hope to have that feature available early in 2003. Also in the works is an annotation of our bibliography.
This article appeared in the Fall 2002 edition of Lesbigay SIGnals.
Indiana University Office of Overseas Study
Copyright 2002, The Trustees of Indiana University
site url: http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay
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