KU Talking Points - May 2014
The end of the 2013–2014 academic year means the beginning of major road construction projects that will alter travel to and around the KU campus throughout the summer. These projects are part of a continued effort to improve some of KU’s most-used roads and intersections.
One project is the second phase of the reconstruction of Jayhawk Boulevard, which will result in the closure of the intersection of Sunflower Road and Jayhawk Boulevard. Through access to campus will be blocked at each of the four traffic booths. Construction will also take place on Naismith Drive between 15th Street and Crescent Road, as well as on Daisy Hill.
Detailed information about detours and alternate routes is available at http://admissions.ku.edu/directions. If your department has summer activities on campus involving visitors, you are encouraged to link to this site and/or repost its information on alternate routes and parking.
Starting May 11 and continuing through May 31, we'll highlight the achievements and milestones of the academic year with the "Best of KU 2013-14" and will use the #BestofKU hashtag on social media.
On June 1, we'll start a three week focus on making discoveries that change the world, which uses #KUdiscoveries. This theme encompasses all of the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that are central to KU's role as a flagship research university.
And from June 22 to July 12, we'll bracket the July 1 opening of the fall 2015 student application by highlighting how KU educates leaders. The hashtag for this theme is #KUleaders.
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.
- Don't forget to use the #KUgrads hashtag for your Commencement-related tweets.
- Help Marketing Communications by answering a few brief questions about website navigation in these user tests: Treejack 101 & Chalkmark 102.
- Experts.ku.edu now directs reporters seeking insights to the public affairs officers who can help connect them with faculty scholars.
- Summer is prime time for camps at KU, so make sure your team has reviewed the new guidelines and procedures for youth camps.
Please welcome the following individuals to KU Communicators:
- Sarah Crawford-Parker, assistant vice provost and director, First-Year Experience
- Brandan Deason, graphic designer, KU Endowment
- Howard Graham, associate director, academic programs, First-Year Experience
- Christina Kearns, program coordinator, transition programs, First-Year Experience
- Janelle Laudick, marketing/recruitment coordinator, School of Education
- Katie Treadwell, associate director, orientation, First-Year Experience