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New App for UMES Students, Faculty and Staff

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – UMES has launched a new app to help students stay better connected academically and socially, according to the school's newsletter, The Key.

“With the launch of a mobile app that works across multiple platforms, we had the opportunity to provide the UMES community with a significant resource that could benefit a variety of people, especially our students,” Jamie Webster said, the university's assistant director of information technology.

The app was rolled out in July with new-student orientation, and Webster said it will benefit a lot of students.

“Everybody may not have a brand new Apple laptop,” Webster said, who headed the development team, “but most everyone has a smartphone or other mobile device, and most don't go far without that device.”

According to The Key, students can download the app for free from Apple's App Store on iTunes or through the android app on Google Play.

The app is the product of several months of research and testing, and it delivers quick access to a faculty directory, a customized campus map, university social media platforms, emergency contact information and a link to the university's Frederick Douglass Library, as written in The Key.

It helps keep all members of the university up to date at the touch of a button.

“If you want to stay connected to the latest news and events, this mobile app will help you do that,” Alissa Carr said, UMES' marketing director.

The UMES mobile app is an electronic tool that faculty, staff and administrators are also encouraged to use, Webster said.

There are future upgrades planned for the app that include registration, course grades and class schedules.

The university's information technology office, Webster added, is constantly looking at strategies “bridging the gap, providing resources to those who may not otherwise have access.”

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