Communication Blog

DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: All About Screen Readers

May 2, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 30 for a demonstration and discussion of screen readers by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa from Academic Technology Support Services.
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Five Tips To Help Your Newsletter Get Read

April 22, 2019
When you send an email newsletter, you have a second or two to grab your readers’ attention before they scroll past it or, even worse, hit "delete." Check out the following best practices to help your newsletters get noticed.

Folwell Theme Continuous Improvement

April 22, 2019
The first round of components was released in Drupal 8 for the Folwell Web Theme a few months ago. Work has continued to design and develop new components to add to the theme on an ongoing basis.
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How to Repurpose Press Releases for an Internal Audience

April 15, 2019
Content from press releases can be used to reach students, faculty, and staff. Read more to find out how.

Brief Open Rates and the Quest for a U of M Benchmark

April 12, 2019
The University of Minnesota is home to dozens of electronic newsletters, from unit to college and even systemwide publications. But when dealing in electronic communications, what is a good open rate?
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UR Seeks Commencement Communications Information

April 5, 2019
University Relations seeks 2019 college commencement dates, times, and speakers, plus tips on interesting stories that could hold broad media appeal.
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DIY Accessibility Brunch ‘n’ Learn: Mobile Testing for Accessibility

April 4, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, April 25 for a presentation and discussion about mobile testing by accessibility ambassador Amy Drayer from UMN Libraries.
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New Communications Tool: “Talking ... with UMN”

Five Questions with an Expert
March 29, 2019
The Public Relations team in University Relations has launched a new external communications tool called “Talking ... with UMN.”

Local TV News: Can You Put Me Through to Jeff Glor?

Local television affiliates’ regional and national relationships
March 14, 2019
A look at how television news stations are interconnected—nationally, regionally and locally.

Folwell Theme is Available; Website Launches

March 8, 2019
The Folwell web theme is now available for use in University Drupal 8 websites. The theme is included in Enterprise Drupal 8, and the multi-platform components are available in the updated Pattern Library for development outside of Drupal.
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