About the Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs, headed by Vice Chancellor Timothy C. Caboni, oversees institutional news and media relations, government relations, marketing and branding, creative and editorial services, and ceremonies and events. It also manages Kansas Public Radio and the Audio-Reader service for the vision impaired.

Audio-Reader

The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is a free reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. We read daily newspapers, magazines, and best-selling books on the air and on the Internet 24 hours a day.

Kansas Public Radio

Kansas Public Radio is one “station” with several towers and listeners across a wide swath of northeast, north-central, and southeast Kansas; the Kansas City metro area; and northwest Missouri.

KU Communicators

KU Communicators are the face, voice, and ears of the university. They are responsible for informing and assisting our key stakeholders — from parents, alumni, and reporters to faculty, donors, and citizens.

Government Relations

Government Relations provides information to legislators and government officials about the university's positions and policies that strengthen KU's educational mission in Kansas.

Marketing Communications

The Office of Marketing Communications is the university's public relations agency, specializing in brand management and strategic communications that build meaningful relationships between KU and the public.

News and Media Relations

News & Media Relations informs the public of KU’s role as one of the country’s most highly regarded research universities.

University Ceremonies and Special Events

University Ceremonies and Special Events introduces KU to the public in a friendly and welcoming way.


Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

.@KUSocialWelfare research team helping KS screen all children in foster care for trauma, improve services. http://t.co/6HDCTfPTte #KUworks
Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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