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We get a variety of questions about our services every day, ranging from colleagues on campus requesting our help in developing multimedia projects that promote their programs to media professionals needing information about Ohio University for their stories.

Here are answers to some of the inquiries we receive most often. We thank you for your interest in our services!

General

I am interested in promoting my Ohio University college/department/program through a printed piece, video, or website. Can you help me?

Thanks for asking! We work with units across the University to help them promote their programs. 

For printed pieces and videos, the first step is to click here or on the “Get Started” button on the left side of this page in order to complete and submit a Project Inquiry Form. The information you provide to us will then be evaluated by our team and we will let you know whether we have the resources available to meet your needs.

UCM works on University websites in collaboration with the Office for Information Technology (OIT) under the direction of Web Services. If you would like to request a Web project, please click here to visit the OIT site for more information and links to appropriate forms.

 

Can someone come and speak to our campus group about University communications and marketing-related topics?

Please click here to e-mail us with a description of your needs at least three weeks in advance of the event.

I’m a member of the media. Is there a site where I can get more information about Ohio University, its programs, or faculty experts for a story I’m working on?

Thanks for your interest in Ohio University! Please visit our “For the Media” page by clicking here. You’ll find recent news releases, a searchable expert directory, and contact information if you would like to get in touch with one of our communications specialists.

I need an overall marketing strategy for my University department/program. Can you help?

We would be happy to discuss developing a plan to promote your Ohio University program. Please click here to e-mail us.

Communication

I've been contacted by a member of the media. What should I do?

Please click here to contact our communications specialists for advice on working with the news media.

I have an idea that I think would make a great story. How do I submit it to your news team?

We’re happy to receive interesting story ideas and news of achievements by members of our University community.

Story suggestions can be sent to the Compass news team at news@ohio.edu.

You can share a faculty, staff, or departmental achievement or accolade at www.ohio.edu/compass/submit-achieve.cfm.

In addition, if you've written a story that you would like to submit to Compass for possible publication, please click here to download a document describing the guidelines for Compass story submissions.
 

 

Can I send an e-mail to the entire University?

University-wide e-mails on specific topics are typically restricted to items deemed by the University administration to be of great importance or urgency to many members of the OHIO community. Please click here to download a document providing comprehensive guidelines for all-campus e-mails (or all-faculty, all-student e-mails, etc.)

In most cases, members of our academic community are encouraged to submit items of interest to Compass, OHIO’s official news and information publication, for publication at the discretion of its editors. Compass headlines are also collected and distributed regularly to the University community in e-mails that feature summaries and clickable links for each highlighted story.

Three options exist for submitting items to Compass:

If you've written a story that you would like to submit to Compass for possible publication, please click here to download a document describing the guidelines for Compass story submissions.



Our department needs to be on Facebook or Twitter. Can you help us get started?

Yes! Our external communications team administers the University’s main social media sites and helps other Ohio University units get started with their own Twitter or Facebook pages. Please click here to contact our communications specialists.

How can I get my department’s event information added to the University’s online calendar?

Anyone with an OHIO ID and password can add an event by visiting http://www.ohio.edu/calendar and clicking the "Add Event" button. Log in with your OHIO ID and fill out the resulting form. Should an entry need to be updated, the person who created that entry can edit it by returning to the calendar link above and logging in via the "Add Event" button. The form that appears after login holds a link titled "Edit Events" on the right-hand side in the gray bar near the top of the page.

Creative Services

How do I request permission to use the Ohio University logo?

Thanks for asking! Ohio University's logo is a trademark of the institution. Please click here to visit our Branding OHIO website for more information and a link to a form for requesting usage of the University logo.

How do I schedule a professional head shot photo?

Where can I get photos of campus?

Visit this page for some campus images or complete and submit a Photo Request Form if you have more specific needs.

How do I start a print project (poster, postcard, brochure, booklet, etc.) to promote my department or program?

Please click here or on the “Get Started” button on the left side of this page in order to complete and submit a Project Inquiry Form. Our team will evaluate your request and let you know if we have resources available to meet your needs.

How do I get a Web project started for my Ohio University department or program?

UCM works in partnership with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) on University websites at the direction of Web Services. Please click here to visit the OIT site for more information and a link to forms for requesting a Web project.

How do I get a video project started to help promote my department or program?

The first step is to click here or on the “Get Started” button on the left side of this page to complete and submit a Project Inquiry Form. The information you provide to us will then be evaluated by our team and we will let you know whether we have the resources available to meet your needs.

Will you videotape a meeting?

Our strategic and creative focus is on developing video projects that promote the University and its programs. Because of this focus, we are unable to offer videotaping services for most events and archival purposes. Please click here to e-mail our Director of Video and Photography Services, who may be able to suggest an alternate service provider for your project if we are unable to meet your needs.

Student Opportunties

How do I apply for a PACE postion?

Please visit the University’s PACE (Program to Aid Career Exploration) page for more information.

How do I apply for a work-study positon?

Please visit the University’s student employment page for more information.

How do I apply for an internship?

To apply for an internship position, click here to e-mail us. Be sure to attach a résumé and cover letter indicating which position you are interested in. (For a complete list of current positions available, check out the internship descriptions.) Tell us about your experience, what part you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school/department, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum, and a phone number where you can be reached.

We plan to use UCM for our event again next year - it was a small price to pay for the professional service and work load it relieved from our planning committee.

—C. B., Majors Fair