Information about our services
The Office of Communications includes a talented graphic design team, eager to work with you to design products that help your initiatives succeed. Our expertise includes the design of a variety of print and digital materials including, but not limited to magazines, posters, brochures, invitations, banners, magnets, pens, t-shirts, avatars, billboards, and more.
If you can envision it, we can design it.
The Office of Communications produces short films that showcase the innovative work being done across UNE's different colleges. Made using the latest technologies and techniques, these films provide an important medium that builds and maintains UNE's brand identity. Our services include filming, editing, writing, narrating, and producing.
If you are involved with a UNE event or lecture that you would like to live-stream and/or record, we are equipped to meet your needs. We can help assess the potential audience for your event, set up the necessary audio/visual equipment, and manage the technical details of recording and transmitting. Once your event has been live-streamed, it will remain accessible to viewers on YouTube, iTunes U, and the UNE website.
The Office of Communications offers a team of experienced media relations professionals who will work to guide you through the media process and highlight the ongoing successes at UNE.
We are fortunate to have a wealth of expertise in areas ranging from global affairs to marine science as well as numerous areas within the health professions. Highlighting that expertise is one of our top priorities, and we strive to identify opportunities for UNE professional staff and faculty to contribute to new stories in the headlines.
For more information contact Sarah Delage, director of communications and public relations at (207) 221-4899 or email@example.com, or Alan Bennett, communications specialist at (207) 221-4939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Communications has a University Photographer on staff who is constantly out there capturing high-quality images of events, people, and our campuses.
UNE-approved photos are all stored in our Digital Asset Management system (Canto) and may be used for our publications, brochures, websites, and social media platforms. UNE faculty and professional staff are permitted to log in, browse, and download these images. To submit images to Canto, please contact Holly Haywood.
The Office of Communications offers two portrait sessions per semester on each campus (for a total of four) to photograph professional staff and faculty who need a new or updated portrait for their UNE employee profile.
Click on the date you want to attend to select a time slot.
Working across a variety of social media channels, the Office of Communications helps to define and strengthen the University's image. We highlight the work being done in UNE's various academic programs, showcase UNE's partnerships with various community organizations, celebrate the accomplishments of UNE students and faculty, laud the rich life beyond the classroom that UNE students enjoy, and share news of upcoming events and activities.
While much of the work the Office of Communications does to promote UNE's brand on social media occurs at the institutional level, we recognize that you may wish to communicate on a departmental or program-specific social media channel with your constituents. To facilitate this, we offer consulting services to help you get started, develop content, and build an audience. Prior to setting up UNE social media accounts, please get in touch with our Social Media Strategist to discuss UNE’s social media policy and best practices.
For more information contact Curry Stover, social media specialist, at email@example.com, (207) 318-1008 (cell), or (207)221-4142 (office).
The Office of Communications owns and manages UNE's primary website, ensuring its ease of use and utility across all devices as well as offering ongoing development, design, and editing work. To learn more email April Forristall-St Michel.
- UNE Website Guidelines
- Guidelines and instructions for employee web profiles
- Guidelines for web testimonial photos (PDF)
- Guidelines for video (PDF)
- How to Create and Edit Events for suntrustholding.com
The weekly UNE Community Notices are sent to all employees on Friday afternoon. It includes UNE news, upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines. This email is not distributed to students. (If you wish to communicate information to students, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.)
To submit an announcement complete the submission form by Friday at noon. Submissions received after 12 p.m. will be reviewed by the Office of Communications for inclusion in the following week’s notices.
Include the title, full details (date/time/location, etc.), and contact information. Attachments are not supported by the submission form (but URLs may be added to the body of the submission) and only plain text is permissible (formatting is not supported).
For additional information refer to the Community Notices Guidelines (PDF).
“UNE Community Notices” refers to a weekly email feature overseen by the Office of Communications that allows UNE employees to alert the UNE Community (faculty, professional staff, and administrators) about important information through posts submitted via a submission form.
You may submit any information to UNE Community Notices that you feel is important for the UNE Community to know and that adheres to the UNE Community Notices guidelines (PDF). You may tag your submission with one of the following categories: Events, News, Training, Research, Lecture, Student Affairs, or Sustainability. UNE Community Notices do not replace individual, college, or departmental mailing lists and should not be used for information more appropriate for bulletin boards (e.g., dining menu items, lost and found). These types of announcements should be communicated using myUNE and/or other more targeted mailing lists.
Some University entities, including Facilities, Security, Student Affairs, the Business Office, and Human Resources, have access to the UNE Community email account and are able to send their own announcements as “stand-alone” emails. On occasion, the Communications Office will send a stand-alone email on behalf of another department, when the importance of the message or the timeliness of its delivery warrants doing so. The Communications Office makes every effort to keep the number of stand-alone emails to a minimum.
Any current UNE employee with a valid UNE email address may submit a notice.
All UNE employees receive the UNE Community Notices. Students do not receive the notices. If you wish to communicate information to students, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
Please contact Alan Bennett in the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notices are distributed every Friday afternoon.
Submissions can be made at any time. Please complete your submission prior to noon on Friday to ensure inclusion in that day’s UNE Community Notices broadcast. Submissions received after 12 p.m. will be reviewed for inclusion in the following week’s notices.
You may submit a notice by completing the submission form. The form may also be accessed via a link on any UNE Community Notice.
The UNE Community Notices platform supports only plain text; formatting elements, such as bold type, bullets, numbering, italics, underlining, highlighting, etc., are not recognized by the UNE Community Notices system. Titles should be concise and written in title case (important words capitalized). Dates and times should follow the following format: Thursday, Feb. 27; 2-4 p.m.
No, the UNE Community Notices system does not support attachments. However, you may include URLs in the body of your submission. In order for your URL to appear as a hyperlink, you must include the full URL (including http:// or http://). Note that placing a period after the URL will invalidate the link.
The submission form asks for the name or email of the submitter — that is, the person who is completing the submission form. It also asks for the name or email of the contact; that is, the person whom community members should contact with questions about the post. The submitter and the contact may or may not be the same person. Both require a valid UNE email address.
If you realize an error after making a submission, it is your responsibility to contact the Communications Office as soon as possible, and every effort will be made to fix the error before broadcast. In the event that you realize an error after the submission has been broadcast, you are encouraged to contact the Communications Office. The Communications Office is not obligated to broadcast a correction but will consider doing so on a case-by-case basis.
All submissions will be reviewed for approval by the Office of Communications before they are broadcast. Submissions are rarely denied, but the Communications Office reserves the right to deny a submission that does not adhere to UNE Community Notices guidelines (PDF). If your submission is denied, the Office of Communications will make every effort to contact you and will assist you, whenever possible, in rectifying the problem in order to bring your submission into compliance with UNE Community Notices policies.
Policies and Guidelines
The UNE Office of Communications and Marketing manages release forms for photo and video projects as well as event speakers. These forms are now available online via the links below.
We encourage the use of digital forms as part of our commitment to sustainability. However, we acknowledge that there are situations where digital accessibility is limited and paper copies are required. We ask that you email Hilary Babbitt at email@example.com for a printer-friendly version of the form.