Sharing Your News

UM employs a variety of channels to share campus news. These include news releases, social media, e-publications, web pages and print publications. Major campus events or announcements should become a news release, which are sent to media outlets. News releases also are automatically added to UM’s online calendar and included in various publications and social media platforms. Submit a news release by emailing cary.shimek@umontana.edu or news@umontana.edu. Lesser events should be added to the University of Montana Events online calendar at  https://www.umt.edu/events/ and clicking on the green “Post Your Event” button. Events posted to the online calendar are included in UM e-publications such as UMToday and ForUM.

If you are unsure whether your news should become a news release, email cary.shimek@umontana.edu or call 406-243-5914. The main University Relations office number is 406-243-2522.

Online UM Calendar of Events

To get your news in the UM Events calendar, visit https://www.umt.edu/events/ and click on the green “Post Your Event” button. For help or more information, email news@umontana.edu or call 406-243-4853.

UM Today

Every weekday, the University publishes UMToday, a daily roundup of what is happening on campus, news of the day and information faculty, staff and students can use. Submissions are welcome, and all events should first be submitted to the UM Calendar of Events for maximum coverage and attendance. Please submit your item at https://www.umt.edu/events/. UMToday is sent to all UM employees. Students do not receive UMToday.

ForUM

This e-newsletter is published each Monday during the academic year except during scheduled breaks. It contains important news for UM employees. Submissions may be emailed to forum@mso.umt.edu.

News Releases

University Relations sends news releases locally, across Montana and nationally. Science news has a global reach via the EurekAlert distribution service. All news releases are placed online so they can be shared via social media and web pages. News releases may include photos or video. Request a news release by emailing cary.shimek@umontana.edu or news@umontana.edu. Submitters who attempt to provide a rough draft are greatly appreciated. University Relations will edit the release and check it with the submitter before it is sent to the media. All news releases are shared through multiple UM news channels. A searchable archive of UM news releases is online at http://news.umt.edu/.

InfoGriz emails

Some departments have the ability to mass email UM employees and students via the InfoGriz system. University Relations generally tries to combine mass emails into ForUM or UMToday in an effort to avoid inundating inboxes, but it will do mass emails for individual news items for special circumstances. UMToday is distributed via InfoGriz. Request an InfoGriz mass email by emailing cary.shimek@umontana.edu or news@umontana.edu or calling 406-243-5914.

Social media

Strategic Communications and University Relations maintain UM’s central social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. News releases and online calendar items are considered for inclusion on those social media channels, as well as other submitted content such as excellent photographs or video. Submit requests or other content to news@umontana.edu.

University Marketing

This unit serves all campus departments and offices, as well as the public, by producing and distributing high quality marketing materials and publications that reflect the UM brand, image and reputation. This department enhances the overall mission of UM and higher education through outreach, publications, electronic communication, marketing materials and social media. University Marketing is a part of Strategic Communications. University Marketing maintains the University Brand Guidelines at http://www.umt.edu/brand/.

University Relations

This unit serves all campus departments and offices, as well as the public, by producing and distributing accurate and timely information about UM while enhancing the University brand and overall mission of higher education through outreach, publications, electronic communications and social media. University Relations is part of Strategic Communications. University Relations helps maintain an official UM Style Guide. Learn more about the department at http://www.umt.edu/urelations/ or call the main line at 406-243-2522.

The Montanan Magazine

The Montanan is UM’s institutional and alumni magazine. Published three times per year, UM’s flagship print publication is mailed out to about 90,000 alumni and friends of UM. Select content culled from UM news releases often appears in the Montanan. To request Montanan coverage or a feature story, email themontanan@umontana.edu or call 406-243-5914. The Montanan is online at http://montanan.umt.edu/.

Ad in the Montanan

Montanan ads directly target UM alumni and lovers of Griz Nation, Big Sky Country and Missoula. To request an ad, call Cary Shimek at 406-243-5914.

Montana Kaimin

The Kaimin is UM’s student-run and produced newspaper. To request news coverage, call 243-4310 or email editor@montanakaimin.com. That paper is online at http://www.montanakaimin.com/. To buy an ad in the Kaimin, call (406) 243-6541 or email ads@montanakaimin.com. Kaimin ads directly target UM students and employees.

UMontana App

UM’s mobile app is available in phone app stores or online at https://www.umt.edu/mobile/. If you would like to use the app for an event, contact Jeff Abbott, UM’s assistant chief information officer, at 406-243-2967 or jeff.abbott@umontana.edu or Kayla Pierson, UM web manager, at 406-243-5492 or kayla.pierson@umontana.edu.

UM Dining

UM Dining has some marketing opportunities available, such as advertisements on napkin holders and using screens in campus eateries. These are decided on a case-by-case basis by calling Trail Bundy at 406-243-5089 or emailing trail.bundy@umontana.edu.

Paper Fliers

If you want to send out printed paper fliers and get them into campus mailboxes, reach out to UM Campus Mail at 406-243-2272 or email CampusMailServicesemail@mso.umt.edu. Printed materials can be created at AlphaGraphics Quick Copy visiting its University Center location, calling 406-243-2679 or emailing agqc@alphagraphics.com. For larger print jobs, Alpha Graphics is the preferred vendor for UM. Call Ken Price of AlphaGraphics at 406-728-4810 or email kprice@alphagraphics.com for more information.

Posters

Posters are a great way to get out about events on campus. Permissions to hang posters in the University Center are handled by ShipEx at 406-243-6304. The UM Advocates also can be employed to hang posters are many sites across campus by calling 406-243-5874 or emailing advocates@mso.umt.edu.