News & Media Relations

Montage of KU News releases and KU Today newsletter

News & Media Relations informs the public of KU’s role as one of the country’s most highly regarded research universities. Each day, the department interacts with local, regional, and national media, ensuring KU’s experts, contributions, and accomplishments are recognized on the national stage.

Staff in the KU News Service can also help reporters identify faculty experts who can offer insights, and are responsible for producing KU Today and Inside KU.


Standing just outside the Spencer Research Library, Lauren Erickson, associate director of KU Marketing Communications, spotted her favorite redhead as she lined up with other Commencement marshals before the procession began. Lauren, a proud redhead herself, loves that Big Jay also dons the same do. “I had this great vantage point to see all the grads, their families, and even Big Jay running around, hugging, smiling — I wanted to capture some of that pre-ceremony buzz.” She first became a marshal four years ago and enjoys the thrill of putting on a fancy blue gown with jaunty cap and reliving her own walk down the Hill nine years ago: “I love seeing the look on the grads’ faces as they realize how important this KU tradition is —how meaningful and significant.” It warmed Lauren’s Jayhawk heart, just as it does ours. Congrats and Rock Chalk (again) to the Class of 2015!

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