Communications Office

The communication office manages the marketing and communication efforts for the Department of Mathematics. Communication officers monitor the publication of departmental newsletters, create copy for materials to promote our programs, manage the department's website and social media, and create and coordinate mass communications from the department to external audiences. The communications office also serves as the primary contact for media requests about department activities.

How We Can Help

Communications staff are available to consult on or assist with external communication or marketing needs within the department. The following table details services that we can provide and how to request them.

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Submit a news item about my research, recent publication, grant award, scholarship, or other academic/professional accomplishment

Send an email to math-comm@illinois.edu.

The communications office will follow-up for more details if needed. 

Request that someone communication office draft a press release about the results of my research

Please fill out this form, selecting “media release” as the project type. The communications office will follow-up for more details if needed. 

Send an internal communication to all department members

The communications office no longer distributes internal communications on behalf of department members (aside from crisis or emergency communications).

If you need to distribute information to a group within the mathematics department, please use one of the departmental mailing lists.

If these lists do not fit your needs, or you need to email or communicate with a specific cohort within the department, please reach out to math-office@illinois.edu for assistance.

Produce a print communication or publication

For small publications, such as a poster, flyer, brochure, the communications office requires a lead time of 3­–4 weeks to plan production. For larger publications like program booklets and newsletters, required lead times can range from 3–6 months. As soon as you are aware of your need for a new or updated print publication, please fill out this form to submit your request.

The communications office will coordinate with you and the business office to determine the best avenues for publication and funding sources, if necessary.

Create a new web page to promote a new program or initiative, provide information to key audiences, or serve an organizational need within the department

The timeline for creating new web pages can vary greatly, from weeks to months, depending on the scale of information that needs to be dispersed and the availability of key details at the time of request. As soon as you are aware of your need for a new webpage, please fill out this form to submit your request.

The communications office will work with you to strategize web content to best serve your needs.

Update content on an existing department-affiliated website or web page

Please email math-comm@illinois.edu with your requested change. In that email, be sure to include the URL of the page(s) you would like to update.

The communications office will apply changes as needed and submit the revised web content for your review.

 

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News & media requests

The communications office is always looking for interesting stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. If you have a lead for a story, please submit it for review. Your story may end up in the next issue of Math e-News or Math Times! Illinois alumni should submit stories via this form.

The Department of Mathematics Communications Office is also happy to assist with requests for information about the department and its activities. If you are a member of the media, please contact math-comm@illinois.edu.

Publications

The communications office manages production of the following publications.

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Math e-News
Digital newsletter featuring updates from the Department of Mathematics
cover of Math Times newsletter
Math Times
Annual print magazine for alumni & friends of the Department of Mathematics
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The Chalkboard
Weekly bulletin of events in the Department of Mathematics, including updates for staff, faculty, and graduate students
Resources
Logos & Resources
University logos, branded PowerPoint templates, brand color palette, and more.
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FAQs