There are several options available for communicating your message to the KUMC community. The guiding principal is to facilitate communication to our students, staff, and faculty in a relevant, timely manner to those needing the information.
KUMed Central is a weekly internal electronic newsletter distributed on Mondays that provides faculty and staff information about campus events, activities, opportunities, accolades, and other news. If you have news or story item you would like considered for KUMed Central, submit it by Thursday for inclusion in the following Monday's issue. As a KUMC employee, you will automatically receive this e-newsletter. You can opt out. The Office of Communications reserves the right to edit or omit any submission. To view the guidelines for KUMed Central, click here.
Five broadcast accounts are maintained: "University Broadcast" for general announcements and business to staff, faculty, and students; "Broadcast-som", "Broadcast-son", and "Broadcast-shp" for school announcements and business; and "Broadcast-acad" for Academic Affairs and Research Administration. For further information, please contact those units.
University Broadcast messages sent to faculty and staff must be approved by the Office of Communications. View the guidelines.
The "Critical Information" account is used to advise the KUMC community of situations that may inconvenience them, require some action on their part, or require their increased vigilance for non-violent crime but that do not involve major disruptions (including potential disruptions) of regular activities or threats to the health and well-being of faculty, staff, or students. Select individuals in the Police Department, the Safety Office, Information Resources, Facilities Management, Human Resources, and the Office of Communications are authorized to initiate Critical Information email.
Critical Information examples include:
Critical Information messages sent to faculty and staff must be approved by the Office of Communications, with exception to time-sensitive messages. View the guidelines.
The KUMC Events Calendar is the central record for all scheduled events and activities sponsored by KUMC and the primary means to announce:
Members of the campus community can post either to the Campus Events Calendar or to a calendar maintained by his or her school or department. All postings are reviewed prior to being posted. To keep the calendar an effective tool, it is important that you post your event on it. This ensures that the campus is aware of your event and allows others to schedule their event at a time that doesn't conflict with yours.
University staff and students can sign up for either daily or weekly emails with a link to the week's events by clicking on the 'Subscribe' link at the top of the calendar. Here are a few tricks to make the calendar work for you: