Publicity Tips

        Make a project request

We all play a role in creating awareness and visibility for the college. Our goal is to make that as easy for you as possible while maintaining our brand.

The first step is completing a project request form, which will ensure that we have all the information we need to create and deliver the best product possible quickly and efficiently.

Here are some helpful guidelines and ideas regarding our most common requests:

Promoting your study or book

  • Let Michelle Klampe know when you have a study or book about to published. Also, Let Michelle know if you are interested in media training and she’ll get you set up.
  • CC Alan Calvert on your email to Michelle so he can add your publication or book to your online profile page. Also CC Kathryn Stroppel for consideration in Las Noticias and Kudos and so that she can explore other options for publicity.
  • Important: Affiliate with Oregon State University first, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences second, and your school third. Keep in mind that reporters likely will use only one.


Sharing news of your achievements or your students’ success

  • Submit a project request for a story. Hanna will either write a full story for Synergies (printed 2x/year and updated monthly online) or include it in Kudos. These are emailed monthly to several thousand stakeholders.
  • Contact Kathryn if you’d like it considered for Las Noticias.


Ways to promote events and courses, minors and programs

  • Submit a project request and ask for social media, digital signage and an online calendar listing. You can also request an invitation, program or flier and/or PowerPoint slide for faculty to use in class. Download a PPT template.  
  • Submit your event info to OSU Today at
  • Email Kathryn Stroppel about sharing it in Las Noticias.
  • Ask school heads to include it as an announcement at an upcoming faculty meeting.
  • Reach out directly to center directors Chunhuei Chi, Emily Ho, Carolyn Aldwin and Megan McClelland.
  • Ask Talley Richardson in the Office of Student Success to share it via the undergraduate listserv.
  • Distribute to CPHHS graduate student listserv at


Recruiting study participants

  • Submit a project request and ask that Alan create a research study recruitment page.
  • You might also consider requesting that we run paid social media ads or other advertising. We can help you figure out the best strategy to achieve your goals and meet your budget.
  • Download a research study flier template.



  • Submit a project request and ask for a tablecloth, banner, promotional materials, swag, decorations, print materials, etc.
  • Use branded PowerPoint slides that include the name of our university and college. If you need help, submit a project request.
  • Use branded scientific poster templates that include the name of our university and college. If you need help, submit a project request.
  • Conference Services can help with all aspects of an event, from registration to set up. Cost is dependent on the services you require.


Email signatures

  • Make sure you include the name of our university AND college.
  • Do NOT include photos, clip art, logos, etc.
  • If you choose to use color, use Beaver Orange, Hex: #d73f09 RGB: 215, 63, 9
  • Example email signature:
    • FirstName LastName, Credentials (using preferred pronouns here is an option; she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs)
    • Position/Title
    • College of Public Health and Human Sciences | Oregon State University
    • School name or unit (optional)
    • Office number | Cell number | Corvallis, OR 97331


Profile pages and lab sites

  • Both will help future students, collaborators and funders find you online. It benefits the college, but it also builds awareness for you and your work and contributes to your personal brand/reputation.
  • Simply submit a project request and ask for what you need.
  • Remember to keep both up to date. Out-of-date information is worse than no information.


Promotional items

  • If you need swag for an invited guest or tabling event, submit a project request form and ask for what you need. See swag online and keep in mind quantities are limited. There is no charge if there’s a business purpose related to your request.



  • Submit a project request. We may be able to do the project in-house or we may make another recommendation depending on the nature of the request. We try to handle small requests in-house but do not have the resources for larger shoots.


Do you have an idea but aren’t sure what you need?

  • Request a consulting session by submitting a project request. We’ll help you figure out how best to achieve your goals.


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