The SmarterTrack portal uses Zurb Foundation for its design. What that means, very simply (I apologize to any Foundation users if I get some terminology wrong) is that the Announcement area works off a nested grid structure based on rows and columns. By default, there are 12 columns and N rows. So, to modify the Announcement area and get some text on the left and some on the right, you simply specify the number of columns you want your text to flow across.
For our Announcement area, that means that the Welcome and Social paragraphs span 8 cols and the links on the right span 4 cols - for a total of 12.
As a practical example, see the below:
<p>This is an introductory paragraph that spans about 2/3 of the page</p>
<li>This list would, then, be to the right of the above paragraph,</li>
<li>And span 1/3 of the page</li>
It's a very simple and powerful way to design. I urge anyone to take a look at it. Here is a link to their Getting Started area
that has a section that explains the grid way better than I do...
I hope that helps.