The Office of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences exists to provide marketing, communications, public relations, event planning, publishing, and writing and editing support to the Office of the Dean and to the many departments and programs that comprise the College.
Further, the Office of Communications in the College serves as a liaison between the College and other University offices, including the Office of University Communication, Office of University Admission, Office of Alumni Relations, Office of University Advancement, Office of Student Life, Office of Enrollment Management and the University’s other colleges, on issues related to communications and event planning.
To learn how the Office of Communications can help your department or program with its communication and outreach needs, please contact the Director of Communications.
Communications Quick Tips
TIP: Social media is where many of our students, faculty, alumni and the general public receive their information. The College maintains active Facebook and Twitter pages. Please share your news and events with the Director of Communications and your information will be posted and shared with a wider audience.
TIP: Start collecting materials that you like, that are visually appealing to you. Do you like one-page fact sheets or a tri-fold brochure? How about a pocket folder with step-down cards inside? This is a great way to begin the brainstorming process. Also, begin to think about how and when you'll use your materials. You want materials at hand that are appropriate for your event and audience.
TIP: Check out the Wildcat Newswire, which is an online compilation of upcoming events designed specifically for undergraduate students as well as graduate and law students. To submit an announcement to the Wildcat Newswire, please check our instructions page.
TIP: Check out Campus Currents, which is an online compilation of upcoming news and events designed specifically for faculty and staff. You'll find it in your e-mail In-box everyday. To submit an announcement to Campus Currents, click here.
TIP: Be sure to post your event announcement on your department's homepage, and contact the Director of Communications regarding posting it on the College's homepage and on University web pages. By using this online form, it is easy to have your events included in the University's events calendaring system. Be sure to also check out the robust calendaring system. Please check our detailed instructions on using the online calendar.
TIP: Consider targeted invitations. Should you invite colleagues and students from other colleges and universities in the area to your event in addition to our own faculty, students, and staff?
TIP: Looking for media coverage for a particular event or project? Contact the College's Office of Communications for assistance in contacting the press. The College's office will work directly with the University's Office of University Communication to contact the media.
TIP: Be sure to adhere to the University's style manual.
TIP: Be sure to use the correct logo of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on all of your printed pieces. That way, your audience will know that your department or program is part of the College.
Event Planning Quick Tips
TIP: Use NOVASIS to secure your event space in advance.
TIP: Looking to reserve a space in Connelly Center? Be sure to view their web site for more information.
TIP: Make sure people know that your event will take place. Be sure to post your event announcement on your department's home page, the College's home page, and the University's home page. By using this online form, it is easy to have your events included in the University's events calendaring system. Be sure to check out the robust calendaring system here. Be sure to also check out the robust calendaring system. Please check our detailed instructions on using the online calendar. Advertise your event on the College's digital signs, which are strategically placed to maximize viewership.
TIP: Utilize the University's Graphic Services Department. Graphic Services is more than a "print shop." The department offers a wide range of design services as well as printing services.