Five finalists picked for name of new FHSU portal

Call it CyberTiger, TigerConnect or TigerLink, call it TigerTracks or call it TigerWire. Those are the finalists in the contest to choose a name for the Fort Hays State University portal, coming in January to a computer near you.

These five names were selected as finalists from about 150 entries submitted in Part I of the portal naming contest. Students can vote online at

Three students who submitted names are the winners of the Part I drawing for $100 gift certificates to the University Bookstore in Memorial Union: Brandon Hollerich, Tipton freshman, Christopher Swartz, Hutchinson junior, and Christina Morse, Pratt graduate student. Their names were drawn from the pool of all students who submitted portal names.

Two more students will also win gift certificates. Their names will be drawn from all those who vote in the naming contest, which began at 8 a.m. today.

The contest is being conducted entirely online.

The final name of the FHSU portal and the two final winners will be announced Thursday morning, Sept. 29.

The portal will increase Internet convenience for FHSU students through single-sign-on access to both local and global Web information that is personally customized according to each student's needs. A student can check FHSU e-mail on line; interact with classes, professors and friends; look up club and event information; and conduct business with the university. Students also will be able to perform such tasks as checking their grades, reviewing their transcripts and paying their tuition, all from a computer keyboard.

Faculty and staff will also have access to the portal to communicate with students and other faculty and to conduct business with the university.

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