Section: Project E-mail

Project Information

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Final Report

To view the final report click here.


why are we re-evaluating e-mail and calendaring?

Our five year contract with Zimbra is expiring in August, 2014. While Zimbra has worked well for the campus, it is important to determine if it is the best solution for UW-Platteville students and staff, both now and in the years to come.  Accordingly, this e-mail/calendaring committee was formed and has been meeting to develop a plan to evaluate how well Zimbra meets our needs and compare it to other possible alternatives. 

We understand the importance that e-mail and calendaring plays in the lives of students and staff.  We do not take the possibility of change lightly and will only recommend a change if the benefits greatly outweigh the costs.  We also want to make this an informative and transparent process. In the coming months, discussions and surveys will take place about our current e-mail system and the possibility of changing to a new e-mail provider.

Please take the time to engage in the process and give us your thoughts and perspective.  This site will provide updates on the process, including results from surveys and answers to frequently asked questions. Stay tuned!


  1. E-mail/Calendaring Committee Membership

a. E-mail/Calendaring Steering Committee

i. Kim Maier, Distance Learning Center

ii. Julie Matuszak, Alumni Services

iii. Matt Roberts, Administrative Services

iv.  Liz Schaal, Academic Affairs

v. Joe Sigwarth, Student Senate Representative 

vi. Tonya Stappert, Office Information Technology

vii. Sally Swindall, Administrative Services

viii. Joanne Wilson, Academic Affairs

b. E-mail/Calendaring Technical group

i. Valerie Cowling, Office Information Technology

ii. Dale Johnson, Distance Learning Center

iii. Nathan Manwiller, Office Information Technology

iv. Josh Savoy, Residence Life

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You talked, we listened.

After hosting a variety of open sessions, we took your feedback and created the following documents:

Open sessions were hosted in the fall:

  • October 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • October 30, 2–3:30 p.m.
  • October 31, 9:30–11 a.m.

All open sessions were held in University South of the MPSC.

Project News

Project News

The E-mail/Calendaring Committee meets bi-weekly.  At the meetings the committee discusses the status of the project, constituent feedback, policy and communications.

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail:

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