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 provide.

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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

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

Request a press release about the results of my research or an event I am hosting

Please email requesting a press or media release.The communications office will follow-up for more details if needed. 

Send an internal communication to all department members

The communications office is available to assist with crisis or emergency communications. For other internal communications, please use one of the departmental mailing lists.

If these lists do not fit your needs, please reach out to 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 6­–8 weeks for 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, contact

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 an event, 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 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 contact

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 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; feel free to send us a pitch for a news story. 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


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
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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
University logos, branded PowerPoint templates, how-to guides, letterhead templates, and more.
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