Event/News Promotion

If you have an upcoming event or an exciting story you'd like to share with the campus or the community, let the OMC know! Submit your story and we'll help you identify your target audience and the best way to reach them.

256.824.6414

OMC marketing channels

Once you submit your story, we'll promote it through the appropriate channels listed below.

UAH News

  • Press release or news story posted on uah.edu/news
  • Accompanied by a high-res photo
  • Picked up and/or sent out to external media outlets
  • Posted on social media
  • Typically for important events intended for a wide audience (e.g., major research discoveries; unique students stories; notable faculty, student, or alumni achievements; etc.)

Contact: omc@uah.edu

UAH Events

  • Appears on uah.edu/events and may be featured on other pages such as departmental pages
  • Must be affiliated with UAH
  • Off-campus events are allowed only if they are officially sanctioned by the university, e.g., Alumni, Art, Music, or Theatre events

Contact: events@uah.edu | Submit events at uah.edu/events

UAH Headlines

  • Appears on uah.edu/headlines and is sent out Mondays via email
  • A weekly aggregate of information and events (includes Photo of the Week)
  • Intended primarily for faculty and staff
  • Submit items to appear on Monday by 5 p.m. the previous Wednesday
  • Do not send items that are more than four weeks out
  • Items will not be repeated unless of significant importance
  • Items should have campus-wide appeal, be open to the campus community, and held on the UAH campus or have a strong university connection if off campus
  • No commercial activities will be posted

Contact: headlines@uah.edu

Campus Email

  • Sent to entire campus community (or entire segments, e.g., students, faculty & staff, etc.)
  • Items must be sent two weeks in advance (unless urgent, e.g., traffic changes, severe weather)
  • Typically for items of great importance to entire campus community

Contact: webmaster@uah.edu

Social Media

Contact: social@uah.edu


Other marketing channels

The following is a list of marketing channels not operated by the OMC, but provided for your convenience. Follow the directions listed for each channel for more information.

  • E-newsletter published by Student Affairs and sent to every UAH student on Mondays
  • Submissions are due the Wednesday before the Monday you want your information published
  • Submit your event at uah.edu/events/submit
  • List of events posted in bathroom stalls around campus
  • Updated every Monday
  • Content is gathered from the UAH Events Calendar, so submit your event and use the Note to admin field to designate the date/time you would like to have it in the Toilet Paper
  • List of events posted on napkin dispensers in eateries around campus
  • Updated every Monday
  • Content is gathered from the Charger Student News submission form and the Student Events Calendar, so submit your event and use the Note to admin field to designate the date/time you would like to have it in the Paper Napkin
  • Online student newspaper published on Thursdays (submissions due Monday)
  • Reduced advertising rates available for student organizations and campus departments
  • Advertising rate information is available by emailing ctadvertising@uah.edu
  • Contact the Charger Times directly at 256-824-6090 or chargertimes@uah.edu

Managed by varying departments and personnel. All digital sign boards on campus are low-resolution, so it is best to keep your designs as simple and straightforward as possible.

  • For the digital billboard on Sparkman Drive, submit your event and artwork to omc@uah.edu
  • For screens in the Conference Training Center and Charger Union, submit to Martez Clemmons (mvc0004@uah.edu / 256-824-2302); slides must be in landscape/horizontal orientation and saved as either a PDF or JPEG file
  • For screens in the Library contact Doug Bolden doug.bolden@uah.edu.
  • For screens in the Business Administration Building contact Violet Edwards vre0001@uah.edu.
  • For screens in the Engineering building contact Larry Frost larry.frost@uah.edu for screens in the main lobby and Tim Torrie timothy.torrie@uah.edu for the screens in the upstairs lobby.
  • For screens in Tech Hall contact Harley Hollingsworth harley.hollingsworth@uah.edu.
  • For screens in Morton Hall contact Katherine MacGilvray katherine.macgilvray@uah.edu.
  • For screens in the Student Health Center in Wilson Hall contact Nicke Keimer Nicke.Keimer@uah.edu.
  • For screens in the Shelby Center contact Dr. Emanuel Waddell emanuel.waddell@uah.edu
  • Each building requires approval for posters/flyers and departments/student organizations are required to get their own approval and distribute posters/flyers themselves
  • Posters must be related to campus (faculty, staff or student activities/notices only; no outside organization's posters are allowed)
  • Be sure to get them approved in each building:
    • At the Charger Union, stop by the Welcome Desk
    • At the Conference Training Center, stop by the Charger Card Office
    • In any academic building, stop by the Dean’s office
  • The Copy Center offers printing services, but it is not required for them to print UAH posters; full color 11”x17” posters are less than $1.00 each
  • Distributed to each building (please sort and paperclip with each building designated)
    • Charger Village – 6
    • Frank Franz Hall – 5
    • North Campus Residence Hall – 5
    • Southeast Housing – 1
    • Central Campus Residence Hall – 5
    • Housing Office – 2
  • Flyers must be approved by the Housing Office and should be delivered to the Housing Office (at Charger Village) at least 2 weeks in advance of the event
  • It is possible to target residents via campus mail if you can access their campus address from Banner; campus mail for residents normally comes to the Housing office first and is then distributed to the buildings and placed in residents’ mailboxes. Mail to residents must include the appropriate suite number.
  • Chalking is permitted on campus except on benches, bricks, buildings, and breezeways (chalking is not allowed in areas where rain will not wash it away)
  • No registration of chalking is required
  • To hang a banner in Charger Union, make a reservation through the Charger Union Scheduling Office
  • Limited space for 3’x6’ or 3’x8’ banners is available in Charger Union
  • Must be constructed of paper or vinyl and include grommet holes in each corner and the middle
    • Banners need to be reserved 14 days in advance and delivered to the Charger Union Event Scheduling Office the Friday before it needs to be hung; reserved banners can be hung for 1 week, and are limited to two consecutive weeklong reservations per event