Hawk TV will be launching its new website on Wednesday, November 9 in hopes of promoting their programming and events.
Daniel Villanova, the Webmaster for Hawk TV, is in charge of creating the website.
“We are entering into the digital age and offering our viewers a chance to experience Hawk TV in a whole new way,” Villanova said. Hawk TV’s website in use now is “out-of-date” according to Villanova and the new website is a project started from scratch.
“I added a few new options on the new website and made it user-friendly. Most importantly, it will be current,” Villanova said.
Villanova, who will receive his Information Technology certificate through completing the minor, has been working on the website by himself for eight months.
The website will feature online shows produced by Hawk TV members in an “Online Video Library.” There will also be a TV guide, and biographies of the staff members.
The most important aspect of launching the site is the accessibility, according to Villanova.
“Students will be able to access our work from any computer and any location. As of now, students living on campus were the only ones able to access the channel,” Villanova said.
The website will also feature links to Hawk TV’s social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and their blog on wordpress.com titled “Hawk TV Stories.”
Station Manager Kate Nawoyski is excited not only for the promotional aspect of the website and the updated look, but also for how it will benefit Hawk TV members.
“It’ll give students a way to have an online portfolio of their work to show families and future employers. I think we needed this update for a very long time and Dan’s website is exactly what Hawk TV’s website should look like,” Nawoyski said.
The current website is hosted on Monmouth’s domain at hawktv.monmouth.edu. The new website will be hosted through godaddy.com at hawktv12.com.
Nicholas Dolphin, a sophomore Hawk TV general member, observed Villanova through the process of building the website.
“It’s excellent and much better than the last website and has more content. It will also be easier for students to use because it’s more enticing,” Dolphin said.
If everything goes according to plan, Villanova said the website should be up and running by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9.