You can keep up with announcements from your department by following them on Twitter.

So what is Twitter? Twitter is a “micro-blog” where users can post short (up to 140 characters) messages (tweets) and monitor the tweets of other users as well. There are many ways to use Twitter, from simply viewing this page to having your own account to get the most from Twitter. It even works from cell phones—a very useful feature! Below are links to tutorial and informational pages, and of course how to join Twitter and experience it for yourself.