Communicating On Campus

The News Bureau and UIC News are official sources of information about the University of Illinois at Chicago and are part of the UIC Office of Public and Government Affairs.

UIC’s News Center includes news releases, videos, podcasts, a list of faculty experts for the news media, stories from UIC News, and links to recent news articles and broadcasts that mention UIC.

UIC is on Facebook at UIC News and UIC, on Twitter at @UIC News and @ThisIsUIC, and on YouTube at UICmedia and ThisIsUIC. A blog on science and research at UIC, UICscience, is on tumblr.

The News Bureau

The News Bureau informs the public about the activities and accomplishments of UIC faculty, staff and students and the University’s contributions in teaching, research, public service and economic development. We work closely with national and local news media while ensuring that privacy and disclosure laws affecting students, patients and employees are followed. Staff are assigned to specific units on campus to serve as media liaisons.

Publicizing events:

Contact the News Bureau during the earliest planning stages of your event, so that external and internal publicity goals can become part of the plan. We will publicize 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. We generally do not publicize events solely sponsored by independent student groups, to avoid confusion as to what constitutes an official event or activity of a state public university.

Publicizing research news:

If you are publishing or presenting research findings, contact the News Bureau as soon as your paper has been accepted or your presentation has been confirmed. We need time to review the findings for newsworthiness, prepare drafts, and determine how best to disseminate the information to the media in a timely manner. We will ensure that embargoes are enforced and public-release timelines are kept.

UIC News

UIC News is the newspaper for the campus community. An online edition is published weekly on Wednesdays, with e-mail bulletins three times weekly. A print version is published weekly on Wednesdays when classes are in session, with copies available free in most campus buildings.

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.