Legislative Communications, D2D, Story Submissions

Originally sent to the Communications Collaborative (C2) Group
January 17, 2017

Legislative Communications

Legislative Request

The 2017 legislative session is underway and communications coordination and implementation is in full swing. The Government Relations website has a new look, and project summary PDFs for the Biennial Budget Request and Capital Request are now available for download.

UMN Advocates

The university's advocacy effort has a new name, updated website, and graphic presence. Follow UMN Advocates on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date information on how you can help to support this year's request.

Driven to Discover Campaign

NYTimes Sponsored Content

The New York Times is featuring the University's work to abolish hunger, end addiction, close the opportunity gap and protect human rights through a sponsored content plan. The content is promoted through their social channels, as well as on the New York Times website through April 16. Please amplify this content through your channels. If you have any questions about how to do that, contact Laura Johnson.

System Campus Billboards

Experts from the system campuses are featured in billboards throughout the state now through May. Learn more about those stories and the many ways the University is tackling the challenges of addiction, hunger, opportunity gap, and human rights.

Send us Your Story Submissions!

We are continuing to promote the U's great work through digital, social and earned media channels, guided by the editorial calendar. We are in need of human rights stories. If your college or unit has great work to showcase please send those stories to us right away!

Department Directory and New Search

We're excited to announce that the new Department Directory is online at directory.umn.edu.

It improves upon its predecessor by offering more complete contact information for units and staff including unit US mail addresses, staff email addresses, links to faculty bios, and more. The Department Directory has been incorporated into the new search.umn.edu interface (see the "Departments" link along with the "Web" and "People" search links below the search field) and, unlike the previous directory, it's searchable. Update requests can be made from each unit listing page.

More information about the directory, including instructions for submitting listings and updates, can be found on the Update Directory Listings page, linked to from the site's home page. New listings and updates are still being entered into the system. If you don't see your unit listed, please read the instructions on the Update Directory Listings page to learn how to initiate the process. Thanks to all who have contributed to this effort!