Sharing Your News

UM employs a variety of channels to share campus news. These include news releases, social media, e-publications, websites and print publications.

News Releases

Major campus events, awards or announcements may become a news release if they are reflective of campus priorities. Releases are sent to local, regional and national media outlets. They also are included in various UM publications and can be shared on social media platforms. News releases may include photos or video.

The University Relations editorial team decides which news items warrant releases and which may be suitable for another avenue. Submit a news release request by emailing cary.shimek@umontana.edu or news@umontana.edu.

All news releases are placed online and are searchable at http://www.umt.edu/news/.

UM Events Calendar 

Campus events should be added to the UM Events Calendar at  https://www.umt.edu/events/ and clicking on the “Add Event” button. Events may be submitted at any time once event details are finalized, and should be posted to the calendar 10-14 days before the event occurs. Events posted to the online calendar are included in UM e-publications such as UMToday. If you input multiple events and would like login access to the backend of the calendar, email news@umontana.edu. For help or more information, email news@umontana.edu or call 406-243-4853. 

Social media

The Strategic Communication and University Relations departments maintain 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. Submit requests or other content to news@umontana.edu.

UMToday

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 for maximum coverage. Please submit your item at https://www.umt.edu/events/. UMToday is sent to all UM employees. Students do not receive UMToday.

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 cary.shimek@umontana.edu.

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 cary.shimek@umontana.edu

InfoGriz emails

Some departments have permission to mass email UM employees and students via the InfoGriz system. University Relations 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 cary.shimek@umontana.edu or news@umontana.edu or calling 406-243-5914.

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 Communication. University Marketing maintains the University Brand Guidelines at https://www.umt.edu/brand/

University Logos

To receive the official UM logos for your college, department, office or unit, email Director of Marketing Kayla Haar at kayla.haar@umontana.edu. Find instructions on logo use on the University Logos webpage.

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 helps maintain an official UM Style Guide. Learn more about the department at https://www.umt.edu/urelations/ or call the main line at 406-243-2522.

Photography and UM's Photo Library (Libris, aka Photoshelter)

Having great imagery that can effectively and instantly tell the story of the University of Montana is vital to our success. UM has several photographers on staff to capture photos of your events and for your marketing materials. To request a photographer attend your event or schedule video shoot, please fill out this form.

UM uses a digital asset management service called Libris. View the UM Photo Library here. Permission to access the UM Photo Library is granted on the basis of need. To request access to the UM Photo Library or for assistance locating an existing photo, email andy.kemmis@umontana.edu or call 406-243-4674.

Montanan Magazine

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 themontanan@umontana.edu or call 406-243-2488. The Montanan is online at https://montanan.umt.edu/.

Ads in the Montanan

Montanan ads directly target UM alumni and lovers of Griz Nation, Big Sky Country and Missoula. To request an ad, call editor Jenny Lavey at 406-243-2488.

Montana Kaimin

The Kaimin is UM’s student-run and produced newspaper. To request news coverage, call 406-243-4310 or email editor@montanakaimin.com. That paper is online at https://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/

UM Dining

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 trail.bundy@umontana.edu.

Paper Fliers

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.