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Other Ways to Promote Your Event


You may have noticed a “What to do at KSU” list of events on the Kent State University website. And, you may be wondering if your department or departmental organization can post an event here. The answer is yes! And luckily, the steps are few and simple:

  1. Go to the Event Calendar Submission Form.
  2. Fill out the online event submission form. Your submission must be an event with a definitive time and place. The calendar will not post announcements, holidays or closings.
  3. After you submit an event, University Communications and Marketing will review the submission for content, spelling and grammar before publishing it in the calendar. In order to allow for this review process, please submit your event at least one week in advance.

*Note: Not all events will appear on the www.kent.edu home page. When you submit your event, you will be asked to choose a category, and that category will determine where your event will appear on the website and in FlashLine. All events DO appear on the university’s e-calendar.

If you are planning on using the calendar more than 10 times a year, please e-mail University Communications and Marketing Web team member Tim Priester at tprieste@kent.edu. He will create a departmental e-calendar account for your use.

Kent State University Media Relations

A key element in any marketing effort is news coverage. Our media relations professionals seek ways to generate coverage that will enhance the image of Kent State University. Depending on the story, we aim beyond the local to regional, national and international media, including print, broadcast and the Internet.

We invite you to contact us with information about your research, special activities and events. While we can't promise coverage of every event, we will assess the newsworthiness of activities and, depending on the story and timing, we can:

  • Write and distribute a news release and include it on the For the Media web page
  • Use a news release that you provide and include it on the For the Media web page (note that your release may be subject to editing)

Sometimes the interest in a story or event may be to a specialized or limited audience, even within an academic area. We're happy to work with you to determine the appropriate audience for your message, or the appropriate message for your audience. For other services provided by University Communications & Marketing Media Relations, please visit the Media Relations site or contact Emily Vincent at evincen2@kent.edu.

*Reminder: If appropriate, you may also want to pitch your story to the Daily Kent Stater.