KU Talking Points - August 2014
The first KU Communicators meeting of the fall semester will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union.
Matt Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management, and his team will talk with us about how communicators can help enhance university, school, and departmental student recruitment efforts.
We will be giving out meal cards for the restaurants in The Market on Level 3 of the Kansas Union and you can RSVP online athttps://publicaffairs.ku.edu/ku-communicators-meeting.
If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request by 1 p.m. on Friday, August 22 to Emma Cornish, (785) 864-7100.
For this year’s KU Common Book inaugural event, author Laura Moriarty will discuss The Center of Everything through Google Hangouts On Air at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 11.
Anyone can stream this online-only event throughYouTube.com/KU and the KU Common Book website. Viewers can also tweet questions during the event using the #KUCommonBook hashtag.
Office of Admissions staff will be hitting the road for a series of recruitment visits in August and September, including the Rock Chalk Roadshow and three Preview KU events. Dates are below, and more information is available at the previously linked pages.
Rock Chalk Roadshow
August 24: Pittsburg
August 25: Salina
August 26: Hutchinson
August 27: Garden City
August 28: Hays
September 16: Wichita
September 23: Kansas City
September 30: Omaha
KU Family Weekend is scheduled for September 19 to 21. The Office of Public Affairs is again collaborating with SUA to host a family pre-game tailgate event.
If your school or department is hosting events that weekend that you would like included on the Family Weekend webpage, please forward information to Wendy Bridges.
From now through August 23 we are highlighting "The Jayhawk Experience" as students begin arriving for the fall semester. This theme encompasses all the different experiences that can only be found at a flagship research university. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KUexperience.
Starting August 24 and continuing through September 13, we'll focus on how KU discoveries change the world. These can include scientific breakthroughs, works of scholarship, and creative endeavors in areas such as art, music, and writing. This theme will use the hashtag #KUdiscoveries.
And on September 14 we will spend three weeks highlighting what sets a KU education apart from the experiences students could have at other institutions. "The KU Difference" will support the fall recruitment campaign and will use the hashtag #KUdifference.
These message themes will be promoted in KU Today, on the KU home page, on social media, through paid advertising, and in other venues. Units are encouraged to use these themes in planning their own communications efforts.
- David Martin is now the interim director of communications for the KU Medical Center, as CJ Janovy as departed for 89.3 FM KCUR.
- Are you and/or your organization interested inrepresenting KU at the Kansas State Fair? Contact Wendy Bridges, (785) 864-3131.
- The latest edition of Time Warner's "Inside KU" features stories on KU's military partnerships, efforts to prevent bullying, student research into a potential treatment for arthritis, and the preservation of the Natural History Museum's panorama.
- Emory University Hospital's communications in relation to the treatment of two patients with Ebola are providing a real-time case study on crisis communications.