KU Talking Points - March 2015
Earlier this afternoon, the Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education approved a proposal cutting $4.7 million in each of the next two fiscal years from the Lawrence campus and redistributing it to KU Medical Center. This proposal now moves to the full Senate Ways & Means Committee for a vote tomorrow morning.
Thank you to the KU Biodiversity Institute for hosting KU Communicators today at the Natural History Museum's historic Panorama!
We plan to have two more meetings this semester, one at the Kansas Union in late March or early April and another on April 23 at The Commons, which will be hosted by KU Research and the Life Span Institute. Additional details on both of these meetings will be sent out as the dates approach.
Our presenters from the February KU Communicators meeting have shared their presentations and additional background information with us for your future reference. You can find copies of those documents at the links below.
Copyright, Copy Wrong & Ethical Issues
Copyright Resources from KU Libraries
Talent Development System
Performance Management System Employee Profile
Learning Management System User Guide
The rest of this week we are concluding the #BeAJayhawk theme, and on March 8 we will shift our focus to how KU builds healthy communities. This can be through educating health professionals and providing health services, as well as through presenting the arts and humanities to communities, and creating jobs and companies. This theme uses #KUcommunities and runs through March 28.
Starting March 29 and continuing through April 18, we'll emphasize how KU works for Kansas. This theme centers around the many different ways, particularly through providing services directly to Kansans, that the university contributes to the state. Examples of past KU Works stories can be found at kuworks.ku.edu and this theme uses the hashtag #KUworks.
Finally, beginning April 19 and running through May 9, we'll focus on KU's mission of educating leaders. This theme aligns with the run-up to Commencement and uses the hashtag #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.
- The roll-out for the 2015 Chancellor's Report is well underway, both online and in print. If your department is featured in the report and you'd like assistance promoting it via social media, contact Katie McCurry in Marketing Communications.
- The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has a new website, which currently features KU biofuel research on the home page. You can also subscribe to APLU's biweekly newsletter by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome the following individuals to KU Communicators:
- Benjamin Howard-Williams, assistant director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Meg Kumin, photographer, Marketing Communications
- Elizabeth Perry, copywriter, Marketing Communications
- Kirk Wayman, assistant director of communications, Office of Admissions