University Marketing and Public Relations

A New Name & Upping Our Game!

We do a variety of things, and those include university branding, marketing, communication, public relations, legislative relations, photography, graphic design, and web. We work with units across campus depending on the reach, scope, and deadline of the project. Please use our request form if you would like to work with us on any of the above, and we will get back to you within a day or two.

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We're also offering a new brand review service to campus. All you need to do is email us your poster, video, website, etc. Include any relevant URL or file attachments. We'll review it and reply with any relevant suggestions to help with compliance and alignment with the university brand policies.

Email your project for brand review

Media and Public Relations

News Articles
Feature stories and news about UMD students, faculty, staff, programs, departments, and other topics of interest.
News Releases
UMD news releases for the media.
In the News
Media coverage of UMD news.
Events Calendar
A searchable web Calendar of Events.
Currents Newsletter
The e-newsletter for faculty and staff at UMD.
BRIDGE Alumni Magazine
Information of interest about UMD, its alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Experts List
Campus authorities who can discuss their expertise with the news media.

Branding and Policies

Photo Library
Faculty and staff may download any of the images for non-commercial print and web publications relating to UMD and its mission. Contact Brett Groehler for more information.
Photo/Film Authorization
Consent form to authorize consent for photography, filming, or interviewing.
Publicizing UMD Events
A list of steps campus departments and programs can use to effectively publicize events to on-campus and off-campus audiences.
Social Media Guidelines
Information from the University of Minnesota on social networking, including the basics and best practices.
UMD Logo
Versions of the UMD logo for printed publications. Includes information on the EEO statement.
Web Page Templates
These templates are designed to make it easy for departments to make their web sites consistent with the rest of the UMD web site. See Templates Files.These templates also assist units in becoming compliant with the U of MN Web Publishing Guidelines.

University Marketing and Public Relations

University of Minnesota Duluth
1049 University Drive
302 DAdB
Duluth, MN 55812


Lynne Williams
Director of University Marketing and Public Relations

Cheryl Reitan
Associate Director for University Marketing and Public Relations

Betty Greene
Associate Administrator

Brett Groehler
Director of Photographic Services

Charlene Aaseng
Graphic/Multimedia Designer

Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann
Communication Associate

Lori Melton
Communication Associate

Joel Youngblom
Web Development & Content Manager

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