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Talking Points is a periodic newsletter from the Office of Public Affairs that helps keep our network of communicators informed.

This edition covers Commencement, the new Sunflower CMS, an updated Experts at KU website, and the new Jayhawk Welcome Center.

This month's edition covers Commencement planning, the new Sunflower CMS, guidlines for event registration, and the Chancellor's recent testimony to the Kansas Legislature.

This month's edition covers recent legislative testimony, an op-ed from Chancellor Girod in The Kansas City Star, and the upcoming "One Day. One KU." day of giving.

This month's edition covers new templates in the brand tool kit, holiday cards, and the retirement of a KU photographer Doug Koch after 29 years of service.

This edition includes information on Homecoming, Crimson & Blue Day, and our annual "20th day" enrollment announcement.

This month's edition includes information on Traditions Night, Convocation and Brand Day, as well as details on nametags and the social content manager position.

This month's edition includes details on Telly Awards, the KU homepage refresh, and fence wrap for the construction site in front of the Kansas Union.

This months' edition includes Chancellor Girod's presentation to the legislature, updated funding charts, reminders about youth programs and conference planning services, and information about Endowment's upcoming day of giving.

This month's edition covers the Legislative session, updates to meta data, our new Commencement website and Endowment's upcoming "One Day, One KU" day of giving.

In this month's edition, learn about the KU Visitors Guide, opportunities to optimize your metadata, and a brown bag lunch series to learn about the 2018 legislative session.

This month's edition covers Crimson & Blue Day, enrollment data, campus notifications and the University Scholarly Achievement Award.

This month's edition includes information on our new interim vice chancellor for public affairs, LinkedIn Showcase Pages, and U.S. News rankings.

This month's edition includes information on Brand Breakfasts, a hompeage makeover and changes to Facebook metadata.

This month's edition includes information on CASE membership, the 2017-18 social media calender, new typefaces, and our next chancellor, Douglas A. Girod.

This month's edition includes information on Commencement assets, the new brand.ku.edu website, a new faculty expertise portal, and a party for Vice Chancellor Tim Caboni.

This edition of Talking Points covers Commencement, Brand Day, and a social media campaign to celebrate Chancellor Gray-Little as she prepares to step down this summer.

This month's edition includes information on the 2017 Chancellor's Report, upcoming U.S. News graduate rankings, Facebook Live, KU branded regalia, and a message from Chancellor Gray-Little on KU's core values and potential threats to universities nationwide.

This month's edition discusses a new Alumni Association app, Chancellor Gray-Little's recent presentation to the House Higher Education Budget Committee, and our updated KU Roundup e-newsletter for legislators.

This month's edition discusses the 2017 Legislative Session, updates to the Commencement site, the Chancellor's Report, and our new Central District website.

This month's edition includes information on new websites for KU Endowment and the DeBruce Center, a new pop-up survey on the KU homepage, and a new Student Affairs monthly publication.

This month's edition covers the next KU Communicators meeting, KU Elevate, and the upcoming Integrated Science Building "topping out" ceremony.

This edition contains information on 2016 enrollment, KU's weapons policy, the ongoing Climate Study and messaging regarding diversity, inclusion and free speech.

This month's summary covers U.S. News & World Report rankings, the upcoming Climate Study, enrollment data and the bittersweet announcement that Gerald Holland will be leaving KU to take a new position with Sporting KC.

This month's summary covers our upcoming KU Communicators diversity training session, the conclusion of the Far Above campaign, Family Day and the Common Book.

This month's update covers the KU Event Calendar, the Kansas Open Records Act, our Minors on Campus policy and a new youth programs website.

This edition of Talking Points discusses Commencement, upcoming messages themes, and summer construction projects.

This edition of Talking Points has details on two upcoming KU Communicators meetings, new opportunities in digital signage, and a note regarding a transition in Public Affairs.

This edition includes information on a proposal to cut funding for the Lawrence campus, details on upcoming communicators meetings, and presentation links from last month's meeting.

This edition of Talking Points has details on the first KU Communicators meeting of 2015, as well as upcoming appearances by KU officials testifying to the Kansas Legislature about the university's budget.

The January edition includes details on how KU's pitch for business partnerships is going global, information on how to get discounted Adobe software for home use, and articles of note for higher education communicators.

The December edition includes a profile of the new director of KU Marketing Communications, details on a KU150 book signing, and upcoming message themes.

This edition features details on the November 18 KU Communicators meeting, a link to the October meeting's presentation, and upcoming message themes.

This month's edition features the upcoming KU Communicators at the Edwards Campus, along with news of a new Lawrence Journal-World KU reporter, and the upcoming message themes.

The September edition highlights the 2014-15 TV ad, as well as seeking events related to the Sesquicentennial and encouraging faculty members to take advantage of a free portrait session.

This month's Talking Points features details on the first KU Communicators meeting of the fall semester, a Google Hangout for the KU Common Book, and Admissions road trip details.

This edition includes information on a national award for Marketing Communiations, details on KU at the State Fair, and a request for information on departmental events surrounding Family Weekend.

This month's edition covers topics including that the KU homepage is now fully responsive, the new leader for the KU News Service, and updates to the interactive campus map, as well as seeking nominations for this season's tailgating fundraiser.

This month's Talking Points covers summer road construction and upcoming message themes, as well as an invitation to participate in website navigation testing.

This edition of Talking Points features a new tool for ensuring communications are accessible to all, as well as details on Family Weekend and Band Day and tips on increasing Facebook engagement.

This edition of Talking Points outlines the 2014 Chancellor's Report campaign, contains an invitation for communicators to help guide KU's digital experience, and details upcoming message themes.

This edition of Talking Points features stories on an institutional branding webinar, a new digital user experience group, and KU's work to train doctors for Kansas.

This month's edition contains information on how to make sure your event is accessible, details on the 2014 Legislative Session and links to a new commercial and new TV show.

The December edition provides details on submitting news items through the CMS, links to a new website for the Far Above campaign and unveils the new places.ku.edu.

The November edition covers topics including the report on the second year of Bold Aspirations and an update on the October 30 visit by legislative leaders to the university.

The October edition covers Homecoming 2013, the launch of the KU 150 website and recruitment advertising, among other topics.

The September edition of includes details on an upcoming presentation on social media, the first KU Communicators meeting of the semester and upcoming message themes.

The August edition of Talking Points includes details on the first KU Communicators meeting of the fall semester, a photo session for faculty members and a reminder to check unit communicator listings.

The July edition includes a message from Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Tim Caboni updating communicators on the progress that has been made toward our shared goals, as well as information about the State Fair and a link to new social media guidelines for university units.

The June edition of Talking Points discusses hashtags for the upcoming student recruitment campaign, as well as how to maximize your website's ability to spur contributions to the Far Above campaign.

The May edition of KU Talking Points covers Commencement and iTunesU, as well as including a request for outstanding student stories.

This month Talking Points includes stories on the April 23 meeting of KU Communicators and, the Legislature's budget discussions, as well as upcoming events and message themes.

This edition of KU Talking Points features articles on the evolution of Marketing Communications, the effects of the federal budget sequester and upcoming message themes.

In this issue, the 2013 State of the University video is highlighted; faculty portrait sessions are announced an social media best practices are shared, among other topics.

Topics covered in this month's KU Talking Points include an upcoming audit of communications across the university, new looks for ku.edu and news.ku.edu and upcoming message themes.

Topics in this edition include transitioning websites to the CMS, upcoming message themes and a report on high school students' use of social media.

Topics covered include the next KU Communicators meeting, the 2012-13 institutional TV commercial and upcoming message themes.

Topics in this edition include the Bold Aspirations annual report, a progress report for the Content Management System, and upcoming message themes.

Topics in this edition include the September 17 KU Communicators meeting, a television ad promoting KU's four-year renewable scholarships and statistics on the demographics of social networks.

Topics included in this edition range from the Social Media Triathlon and Kansas State Fair, to the creation of the COMTalk listserv for KU Communicators.

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