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Communications and Events

The Russ College Office of Communications leads the college’s creative identity, media relations, recruitment communications development, creative services, event planning, and more. We lead marketing communications for Russ College sponsorships, conferences, and competitions; and we offer communications support for student organization projects. The Russ College marketing communications toolkit features templates, including electronic memos and letterhead, and research posters, to support your needs. Get to know who we are below, and submit a project request form to share how we can help you create for good.

Nicholas Fraunfelter, Communication  Specialist 

Nicole Knapp, Administrative Coordinator

Student team, 2020-2021:

Marketing communications toolkit

The Russ College marketing communications toolkit includes tools and templates to help you quickly and easily communicate how we create for good while supporting the Ohio University brand and the Russ College creative identity. Russ College faculty and staff can access these files on the Russ College shared drive at this path: \\shared.ohio.edu\ent\ENT_Public\Communications tools\Certificate Templates. Questions or suggestions? Contact Nick Fraunfelter, communication specialist, at fraunfelter@ohio.edu or 740.593.1488

Style guidelines

The Russ College style guidelines [PDF] show how graphics, color, photo selection, and tone of voice come together to tell our story.

Business card (two-sided)

To help start the conversation about who we are, we developed an optional backside for the Ohio University business card. Both faculty/staff and students can request to use it. For faculty/staff cards, contact Printing and Graphic Services. For student cards, check out these Russ College details.

Create for Good banners

The Russ College has two "Create for Good" floor-stand banners available for loan for your event. To use one, contact Nicole Knapp at 740.593.1476.

Create for Good video

The Russ College Create for Good video is a great catalyst for telling our story. Feel free to share it as part of your presentation or event. Other videos are available via our YouTube Channel and our multimedia page.

Certificate templates

These full-color certificate templates enable you to bestow an honor in Russ College style with the flexibility of desktop printing to 8.5x11 paper. Both horizontal and vertical designs, each with one or two signature lines, are available. Be sure to use the guidelines file (.pdf) for tips and ideas on how to use the templates. Please, print on white paper or cardstock only.

For horizontal versions, download the zip file here [PDF]

For vertical versions: download the zip file here [PDF]

Email signatures

Both faculty/staff and student versions of the Russ College e-mail signature [Word] are available for your professional use. Personalize yours by typing your information over the customizable lines while keeping the font, color, and size intact. Then, just copy the signature text and paste it into your e-mail program's signature feature. Remember that when using the signature, you're representing Ohio University and the Russ College. Avoid a patterned email background, and please don't replace the Ohio University logo or Create for Good graphics with others. The OHIO "Attack Cat" logo is reserved for use by Ohio University Athletics only.


The Russ College's weekly e-newsletter, E-News, is sent to faculty, staff, students, and select parents and board members every Monday. Submit your news via the Web form, or e-mail it in a week prior to the Monday issue in which you'd like it to be published. We welcome you to join the mailing list.

Flier template

We offer a flier template in the form of a color "shell," similar to a letterhead, on which you can print info. about lectures and events. They're available for each department and research unit, and for support/special programs. Just download the template and add your text. Use the OHIO sans serif font Barlow, or as a second choice Arial; and the serif font EB Garamond, or as a second choice, Times New Roman. Avoid clip art, and always print in color. The flier shell shouldn't be used in place of letterhead. Student organizations can request creative services via the project request form or by contacting the Office of Communications.

  • Avionics Engineering Center
  • Biomedical Engineering Program
  • Center for Air Quality
  • Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technologies
  • Department of Aviation
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Technology and Management
  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Ambassadors Program
  • Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment
  • Office of Multicultural Experiences
  • Office of Professional Experiences
  • Ohio Coal Research Center
  • Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
  • Robe Leadership Institute
  • Russ College
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Ohio University uses two fonts, EB Garamond and Barlow, which can be downloaded online.


To order university letterhead for your group, contact Printing and Graphic Services. Electronic letterhead is also available for each department and research center by contacting us.


The only official logo we use is the Ohio University logo. The Russ College tag line "Create for Good" is not a logo. It can be used only with permission of the Office of Communications as part of the Ohio University-Russ College logo lockup. The OHIO "Attack Cat," the Ohio University seal, and the Pawprint require special permission. Students organizations are not permitted to use the OHIO logo. To obtain a logo lockup or for questions, contact the Office of Communications.

Photo library

The Russ College Office of Communication manages the college's photo archive. Use our project request form or contact the Office of Communications if you need an image, or if you have photos you'd like to share.

Powerpoint template

The updated Russ College "Create for Good" presentation template [ZIP] features several options for title, slide, and graph layouts. Refer to the instructions [Word] and chart/graph guidelines [Powerpoint] for tips.

Research poster templates

Created in PowerPoint, the Russ College research poster templates are ready-made, Ohio University solutions in the four most common print sizes (24" x 36," 24”x42,” 36" x 48", and 36" x 54" or 56"). Each of the four documents contains two templates: a green version and a white version, with one each for research projects made up of internal teams, or research projects including external partners. Use one to create your poster and send it on to Printing and Graphic Services for printing. The following sizes can be mounted on foam core or chipboard: 24" x 36," 24" x 42," and 36" x 48.” For other size needs, contact the Office of Communications.

Internal posters, horizontal layout [ZIP]
Internal posters, vertical layout [ZIP]
External posters, horizontal layout [ZIP]
External posters, vertical layout [ZIP]

For tips on how to use the templates, check out the "guidelines" file [ZIP] for either internal or external folders.

Table drapes

We have created two table drapes for 6-foot tables. Contact the Office of Communications to borrow one

Talking points

If you're giving a tour or taking a trip, we provide you with content so you can share our story. For more information, contact the Office of Communications.