How can I use the Duquesne University logo within a publication or on merchandise?
Contact Douglas Miller at x4635 to obtain a digital file of the University logo. EPS format is recommended for general printing; however, Doug will provide the best format for your specific project. You – or your vendor – will be asked to complete a logo release form.
Where do I get assistance in choosing a vendor and ordering promotional and/or imprinted items?Please contact:Linda Roos, Assistant Director, Purchasing, x-6359, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Mann, Senior Buyer at x6546.
Can I create my own logo for a project, program or department?
Please contact your marketing communications manager regarding the creation of graphic design elements for your project, program or department. Our team will listen to your creative suggestions and develop brand consistent, attractive and compelling visuals to support the successful realization of your goals.
See the Duquesne University Organizational Identity and Logo Guidelines for more information.
How do I arrange for a photographer for my event?
Public Affairs maintains contractual relationships with a number of high quality professional photographers who can effectively capture important moments and special events. Please call Beth Jack (X5826) to discuss your photography needs, or contact your marketing communications manager for assistance. Advance notice is particularly important, as it allows us to secure the services of the best photographer available to serve your unique needs.
What is the policy for taking and using photos of University events?
You may take photos of your events or engage the services of a professional photographer to do so. Should you intend to publish your photos at some point, you are well-advised to secure signed model release forms on the day of the event from anyone you photograph “close up”. Contact your marketing communications manager regarding tips and suggestions for capturing great shots, leveraging your photographic investments and/or coordinating a photo shoot.
Can I get new business cards and letterhead?
To order new business cards, letterhead and other related customized stationery, complete a copy order form (available from central stores) and forward it to the Copy Center located on the first floor of Fisher Hall. Duquesne University letterhead (and coordinating envelopes), as well as blank paper and standard University forms are ordered directly through Central Stores.
Can I create my own marketing materials and have the Copy Center print them?
Working directly with the Public Affairs Office assures cost savings, brand consistency, professional graphic design and marketing “best practice”. We often create design templates for our clients to use in producing some of their own materials. In the vast majority of cases in which marketing materials are created via Microsoft Publisher and other related software programs, issues are encountered in the photocopying production process (related to photo quality, logo consistency, etc.), and the Public Affairs graphic designers are called into service to redesign and/or significantly alter work that has already been completed. Initiating projects with your assigned marketing communications manager will streamline the overall process through which your important marketing materials are completed – saving time and money – and producing better results.
How do I order a promotional banner?
Contact your marketing communications manager to order a promotional banner for your event or organizational unit. We can fill your requests for both inside” and “outside” banners.
How do I get my work/project promoted in the outside media?
Call or email a media relations team member to share your information with the media. Newsworthy information includes research, grants, books, projects, appointments, awards and events, among others. If you would like to share your expertise with the media, contact Karen Ferrick-Roman or Rose Ravasio.
How do I get my work/project promoted to the Duquesne University community?
Call or email a media relations team member to share your information for possible coverage on the DU Daily, the Duquesne University Times or the Duquesne University Magazine.
A reporter has called me directly about my work/project. What do I do?
Because news is extremely time-sensitive, be sure to return calls from reporters promptly after receiving a message, even if you choose not to be interviewed. You may also contact a media relations team member for help in fielding the call if the reporter’s inquiry does not pertain to you or your area. Calls regarding a University-wide or administration issue should be handled by a member of the media relations team.
A reporter has contacted me directly and I have invited him/her to campus. Do I need to let Public Affairs know?
Please inform Public Affairs when a reporter/news photographer will visit campus. Protecting the privacy and integrity of all members of the Duquesne University community is a priority. Public Affairs coordinates with Public Safety to clear media visits on campus.
Web Sites and Online CommunicationWho do I talk to about adding to or changing my department or school Web site?
To change or add to an existing site, contact the Web content manager within your school or department.
To get a brand new Web site for a special event or new academic program or initiative, contact a member of the Public Affairs Web team.
How do I get training and gain access to help maintain our Web pages?
You will need to basic training in Ingeniux. Please contact a member of the Public Affairs Web team to get access to a site.
How do I send a email newsletter or invitation to a large group?
Contact Dan Halpern, or call x 1383 for particulars on the University policy on email solicitations.