Communicating On Campus

The News Bureau and UIC News are official sources of information about the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The News Bureau

The News Bureau informs the public about the activities and accomplishments of UIC faculty, staff and students. Through the various news media, we inform key audiences about UIC’s strengths in teaching, research, public service and economic development. The News Bureau works closely with national and local news media while ensuring that privacy and disclosure laws affecting students, patients and employees are followed.

Campus units and researchersContact the News Bureau during the earliest planning stages of your event, so that external and internal publicity goals can become part of the plan. If you are publishing or presenting research findings, contact the News Bureau as soon as your paper has been accepted. The News Bureau will help ensure that embargoes are enforced and public-release timelines are kept.

The News Bureau publicizes events or activities that are newsworthy to all or most of our key audiences – current students, prospective students, alumni, Illinois citizens, elected officials, visitors, and colleagues at other institutions. News that is of interest primarily to internal audiences may be reported in UIC News. The News Bureau generally does not publicize events solely sponsored by student groups, both because of staff constraints and to avoid confusion as to what constitutes an official event or activity of a state public university.

Headlines on the UIC homepage are a selection of links to current news releases drawn at random by the server every half hour. Other news releases are archived on this site, which also includes a topical list of faculty experts for news media.

UIC News

UIC News is the newspaper for the community of the University of Illinois at Chicago. An online edition is published weekly on Wednesdays, with email bulletins three times weekly (how to subscribe). A print version is published weekly on Wednesdays when classes are in session, with copies available free in most campus buildings.

You can find news and information about the UIC community on Facebook at UIC News and UIC, on Twitter at UIC News and ThisIsUIC, and on YouTube at UICmedia and ThisIsUIC.

Additional Communication Channels

An additional internal publicity option is to send an e-mail announcement via massmail. Massmails can be sent by any UIC e-mail user and cost $125-$300. They are restricted to events on campus or sponsored by campus units.

Finally, both the campus Calendar of Events and the campus classifieds listings are free.