A message from Kelly Bartling, assistant vice chancellor, Communications and Community Relations
Today’s edition of our campus e-newsletter “UNK Update” is our ninth. Over the past two months we’ve added subscribers and features to make this faculty/staff/student/community newsletter a “must-read” for everyone who cares about what’s happening at UNK. We hope you are entertained, informed, enlightened and encouraged by what you’re reading in UNK Update – to motivate you to share UNK’s story.
“Sharing our story” is part of our renewed theme here in the News, Communications and Marketing offices. More news, more feature stories, more videos and photos – all shared on multiple channels and media. We know everyone here at UNK has a story to tell: about research, teaching, discovery, passion, adventure, giving, serving. We see our role as gathering those stories, telling them, and sharing them wherever people may be interested in reading or viewing them.
Another new feature in News and Communications is our new, updated “newsroom,” at http://unknews.unk.edu. More than just a place for news media to find our news releases, it’s a virtual newsroom and gathering point for all of these story-telling media. Go to “UNK news” to find breaking news, today’s news stories and archived news, to find content to share on your own websites and social media channels. Notice, in particular, the “share it now” buttons with each story. This is your quick and easy way to share UNK stories on your own social media – increasing the reach of each individual story to your social network.
One other feature on “UNK news” is comments. Commenting is another way to develop conversations about our stories. Ask questions. Congratulate someone. Offer your own perspective and ideas.
We invite you to explore both our new newsroom and our e-newsletter. We welcome your feedback.
In addition to sharing “UNK news” stories on your social channels and using this content on your own UNK websites, will you “forward” the “UNK Update” to people you know who may be interested in receiving it? Students: Your parents may find interest in all the events and activities happening on campus, and enjoy reading about students and faculty here. Would you forward it to them? Faculty and staff: Would someone from your family or a colleague from another university find our UNK Update interesting? They won’t know about what great things we have going on here if they aren’t receiving our news.
Along with Todd Gottula, director of news and internal communications; and Sara Giboney, writing specialist; we want to share our appreciation and thank you for your interest in helping us share our stories. Please email or call any of us with your ideas and questions.
Kelly Bartling, assistant vice chancellor, Communications and Community Relations