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Sample content for the University of Lompoc home page.

About the university:

"Nestled among the rolling hills and flower fields of northern Santa Barbara County, the University of Lompoc is a private, non-sectarian baccalaureate institution. Offering a wide range of fully-accredited degree programs while emphasizing a well-rounded liberal arts education, U.L. also specializes in the agricultural and engineering disciplines valuable to our surrounding communities. At U.L., we are especially proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity and ability to welcome students, faculty, and staff members with disabilities. As Provost Dr. Mary Cheng explains: “We believe that the University of Lompoc is first in the country to achieve full compliance with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act—in our web presence, instructional materials, and procurement process. We have even invited an Office of Civil Rights audit to confirm this claim and identify any problems that we might have missed.” With small classes, one of the best student-faculty ratios in the country, numerous extra-curricular activities, and a family-like social environment, the University of Lompoc is truly a place for all students to grow to their full potential."

Sample news items -- need to link each to the full article, most will be illustrated on the finished page.

Baseball: Launchers blast Dirtbags in cliffhanger -- It took a bottom-of-the-ninth two-out solo homer by shortstop Alvaro Monge, but Lompoc pulled off a stunning 4-3 upset victory over the heavily favored Long Beach nine.

New grape variety a winner for V&E Professor -- Chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology Dr. Wayne Dick has won the prestigious Amis du Vignoble prize for developing a hybrid vine that is uniquely suited to Lompoc's coastal growing conditions.

U.L. alums donate new computer lab -- Matt Spurlock and Adam Martin, founders of the highly successful Accessible Media Group, LLC, have given the UL Department of Computer Science a $500K grant to build a research lab dedicated to accessible media development.

Evening course for gourmets -- Chef Tom Jewett, owner of the 3-star Chez T.J. restaurant in Lompoc, will offer a course in wine and food pairing, featuring wines and produce from the Santa Maria Valley. Students under 21 will enjoy the chef's custom sparkling fruit juice blends.

Sample coming events -- some of these will be linked to a description of the event:

May 11: Band concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 21: Final exam week

May 28: Memorial Day holiday, campus closed

May 30: Commencement, 1:00 PM, Launchers Stadium

The home page will need a search box and a link to the online registration system.

There should be category links for Students, Faculty and staff, Alumni, Parents, Prospective students, and Community

Site navigation links:

Academics (Colleges, Academic calendars, Schedule of classes, Research units, and University extension).

Administration (Office of the President, Academic Senate, Registrar, Personnel and payroll, Accounting and finance, Facilities managment).

Athletics (Intercollegiate sports, Recreational sports, Fitness programs).

Student life and services (Clubs and activities, Scholarships, Tutoring center).

Accessibility and equal opportunity (Disability services, Accessibility policy, Equal opportunity policy, Campus ombuds).

Maps (Lompoc area, Main campus).

Provide central contact information for the campus.