KU Talking Points - August 2013
The first KU Communicators meeting of the 2013-14 academic year will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 20 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union.
We'll hear from David Reed, associate athletics director for compliance, as well as see a presentation from the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
An RSVP message will be sent out closer to the event.
As we all work to elevate the national perception of the university by placing news stories, building university websites and creating promotional materials, we need recent portraits of faculty members.
Marketing Communications will hold walk-in photo sessions Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 for all faculty members. The sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Green Room of the Lied Center.
Please encourage your faculty members to take part if they do not have a recent, professionally taken photograph.
For questions, contact Marketing Communications' photo team.
We are currently emphasizing "The Jayhawk Experience" -- the academics, opportunities and events available to Jayhawks during their time at the university. This theme will run through August 24, the Saturday before the fall semester begins.
From August 25 to September 14, we will focus on how KU makes discoveries that change the world. This encompasses the full range of research, scholarship and creative work that set a research university apart.
And from September 14 to October 5, we will bolster the fall recruitment campaign by highlighting "The KU Difference." This includes the unique opportunities offered to students by the university and individual academic departments.
These message themes will be promoted in KU Today, on the KU home page, through paid advertising and in other venues. If you have news stories prepared for any of these topics, please contact Jill Jess so we can include them in our plans.
- Chancellor Gray-Little and more than 170 university presidents have written to the President and Congress warning of an "innovation deficit" that threatens the United States' lead over its global competitors when it comes to research and development.
- Volunteers can now sign up to represent KU at the State Fair September 6-15.
- Journalists who cover higher education offer their tips on ways to maximize our communications efforts, as well as tactics to avoid.
- Do you know where your Facebook fans are? As of last year, they're more likely to be on the mobile version of the site than the desktop version.
Please welcome the following individuals to KU Communicators:
- J.R. Caines, art director, Marketing Communications
- Emma Cornish, assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, Office of Public Affairs
- David Gnojek, art director, Marketing Communications
- Heidi Hulse, outreach coordinator, Office of First-Year Experience
- Genna Hurd, research associate, Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy
- Katie McCurry, digital strategist, Marketing Communications
- Benjamin Pfeiffer, copywriter, Marketing Communications
- Justin Runge, copywriter, Marketing Communications