Communication Channels

You can use the following communication channels to share information, news and events with the campus community. If you have any questions, please contact us at internalcomm@niu.edu.

Learn more about how to promote an event (PDF) and all the tools and resources provided by the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications.

Announcements

Each Monday, we send an announcement email to NIU employees and students. The emails include university news and information, professional opportunities and upcoming events.

Learn more about how to submit information to be included in an announcement.

Digital Signage

Digital signs are a great way to promote an event or share information. The signs are displayed on video monitors in residence halls and other campus buildings. The signage also appears on channel 20.1 of NIU's cable television system. You can submit content for display by filling out a Clearinghouse Review and Mass Email Request Form.

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Xidis at 815-753-3655 or rachelx@niu.edu.

Guidelines

  • Include minimal text in your submission (title, subhead, date, time, location and a URL for more information). You only have a few seconds to convey your message.
  • Follow these specifications: 670 x 692 pixels for digital signs; 1250 x 838 pixels for channel 20.1.
  • Read the NIU Digital Signage Guidelines and Overview for more information and templates.

Events Calendar

The NIU events calendar includes key NIU events and events submitted by departments across campus. It also includes feeds from NIU Athletics and HuskieLink. To submit an event to the calendar, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the events calendar using your NIU ID and password.
  2. Click on Submit an Event.
  3. Fill out the required fields (Event Name, Description, Start Date) and as many optional fields as you can.
  4. Click on Add Event.

We'll verify and publish the event within one business day.

Tips for submitting an event:

  • Many locations are pre-populated in the Place field, and will load if you start typing in the box. Check the places list for official names.
  • You can upload your own photo or a stock image in the Event Photo field.

Assistance

For information about submitting or editing an event, contact Rachel Xidis at 815-753-3655 or rachelx@niu.edu.

For information about creating or modifying a calendar feed on your webpage, contact webcommunications@niu.edu.

Please note: The events calendar is separate from the academic calendar.

NIU Today

NIU Today is the university's internal news platform. We use it to publish news and information of interest to the campus community. Recent stories from NIU Today are regularly emailed to employees and students. You can submit a story idea for NIU Today by emailing niutoday@niu.edu.

Contact Us

Web and Internal Communications
Still Hall 110

Jennice O'Brien
Senior Director
815-753-1682
jennice@niu.edu 

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