UM employs a variety of channels to share campus news.
The University publishes UMToday three times a week during the academic year. It contains a daily roundup of events happening on campus, news of the day and information UM employees can use. Submissions are welcome, and all events should first be submitted to the UM Events Calendar on Griz Hub for maximum coverage. Please submit your item at https://www.umt.edu/griz-hub/. UMToday is sent to all UM employees. Students do not receive UMToday. If you would like an inclusion in UMToday that is not an event, email email@example.com with "UMToday" in the subject line.
UM Events Calendar
UM Marketing and Communications does not manage campus events on the UM Events Calendar. Campus events are organized and managed by Griz Hub. Events posted to Griz Hub are included in UM e-publications such as UMToday and appear on the UM homepage. Users must request access to Griz Hub by contacting Emily Ferguson-Steger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Griz Hub for access and event tutorials.
Some departments have permission to mass email UM employees and students via the InfoGriz system. University Markeing and Communications generally tries to combine mass emails into UMToday and/or UM Student Weekly in an effort to avoid inundating inboxes, but it will do mass emails for individual news items under special circumstances. UMToday is distributed via InfoGriz. Request an InfoGriz email by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 406-243-5914.
University Marketing and Communications department maintains UM’s central social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. News releases and online calendar items are considered for inclusion on social media channels, as well as other submitted content such as excellent photographs or video. UM Marketing and Communications manages the content for each University-level social media channel. UM also maintains its offical YouTube channel. Several colleges, departments, offices and student clubs also manage their own social media channels.
UM Student Weekly
All UM students receive UM Student Weekly in their UM email inbox on Wednesdays throughout the academic year. The enewsletter provides a weekly roundup of events happening on campus, recent news relevant to students and other information such as deadlines that UM students can use. Submissions are welcome at email@example.com.
Griz Family News
Griz Family News is the official enewsletter for families of enrolled students at the University of Montana. This newsletter is published monthly during the academic year and offers useful information and dates for families and students. Subscribe and find archives on the Griz Family News webpage. To submit content for Griz Family News, email Cary Shimek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive the official UM logos for your college, department, office or unit, email Andy Chapman, director of brand strategy, at email@example.com. You can also find instructions on logo use on the University Logos webpage.
The Montanan is UM’s institutional and alumni magazine. 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. Jenny Lavey is editor of the Montanan. To request Montanan coverage or a feature story, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-243-2488. The Montanan is online at https://montanan.umt.edu/.
The Experts list contains a directory of UM personnel organized by expertise and area of specialization. It is a resource for media professionals who are seeking expert information on various subjects.
The Kaimin is UM’s student-run and produced newspaper. To request news coverage, call 406-243-4310 or email email@example.com. That paper is online at https://www.montanakaimin.com/. To buy an ad in the Kaimin, call 406-243-6541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kaimin ads directly target UM students and employees.
UM’s mobile app is available in phone app stores or online.
UM Dining has 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 email@example.com.
Printed materials can be created at AlphaGraphics Quick Copy visiting its University Center location, calling 406-243-2679 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For larger print jobs, Alpha Graphics is the preferred vendor for UM. Call Ken Price of AlphaGraphics at 406-728-4810 or email email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banners and Signage
Marketing and Communications has a variety of UM-branded signage and banners available on loan for on-campus and off-campus events. Fill out this form to request banners and/or signage. If you have questions, email Karen Schlatter at email@example.com.
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Additional Campus Media
- Camas: The Nature of the West
- Cut Bank Literary Magazine
- KBGA: Student Radio Station
- KUFM–FM: Montana Public Radio
- KUFM-TV: Montana Public Television
- Montana Kaimin: Student Newspaper
- Montana Business Quarterly
- School of Journalism