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The Communications Team

Our Goals

A clear understanding of the role that the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences plays at the University of Georgia and in higher education is essential for attracting top students and faculty, as well as enhancing public and private support. The communications team at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences exists to protect and enhance the reputation of the college by highlighting how it enriches our state, nation and world. Our communication efforts are designed to further the following goals:

  • Establish the Franklin College as a national leader in research and education by highlighting innovative programs, research findings and unique educational and cultural offerings
  • Reinforce the role of a liberal arts education in shaping tomorrow’s leaders
  • Increase alumni engagement and private support by reminding audiences of the impact that the Franklin College has on individuals and society

Ways to Communicate

The following communication tools are available to faculty, departments and divisions within the college

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    • Audience: Prospective students, alumni, faculty/staff, media, development partners
    • Content: Faculty awards, research findings, research funding, events, faculty in the news, video featuring Franklin students and faculty, issues in higher education, the impact of the liberal arts on society, outreach into the community, visiting artists and scholars
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu)
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    • Audience: Current and prospective students/ specialty audiences (e.g. those interested in research findings, the arts, etc.)
    • Content: Taking advantage of the searchable nature of Twitter, all news releases, content for internal publications and mentions of the Franklin College in external media will be posted on Twitter. In addition, the Twitter feed will include informational items for current students, including information about scholarships, changes to curriculum, Blue Card events and closings.
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu)
  • Facebook Icon
    • Audience: Current and prospective students, young alumni
    • Content: Information that is likely to be of interest to current/prospective students (e.g. student profiles, campus scenes and videos) and young alumni (e.g. tailgates, alumni events). The Franklin College Facebook page will offer occasional reminders about scholarships, internship opportunities and study abroad, but these will simply refer students to the appropriate web pages (e.g. Office of International Education). More detailed information on registration, advising and other academic matters are included on the Franklin College Office of Academic Advising Facebook page.
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu)
  • LinkedIn Icon
    • Audience: Primarily alumni and friends of the college
    • Content: LinkedIn is a forum that allows alumni to network, but content will also include announcements about alumni events
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu)
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    • Audience: Students, faculty/staff
    • Content: Public events sponsored by units in Franklin College (including Blue Card events) and news from the Franklin Chronicles Blog
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu) for college-wide content; Beth Woods (brwoods {at} uga dt edu) for department-specific content
  • News Releases
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    • Audience: Local, state and national news media
    • Content: Research findings, major research grants, gifts greater than $1 million, major faculty honors (generally interdisciplinary, e.g. AAAS Fellows, NSF Early CAREER), student academic honors (generally internationally competitive), events that are open to the general public and targeted to lay audiences. Priority is given to news releases that have the potential to generate publicity for the college on the national level.
    • Contact: E-mail fcnews {at} uga dt edu and the appropriate communications staff member will respond to you
  • UGA News Service (Columns, UGA.edu)
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    • Audience: Faculty and staff (Columns), faculty/staff and students (UGA.edu)
    • Content: Faculty profiles, news on new programs and centers, faculty awards (Columns ‘Kudos’). All news releases are posted on UGA.edu, and many news releases are published in Columns.
    • Contact: E-mail fcnews {at} uga dt edu and the appropriate communications staff member will respond to you
  • Electronic Departmental Newsletters
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    • Audience: Faculty, staff, alumni, current donors
    • Content: Unit-generated, although Franklin College staff will assist with design, layout and distribution
    • Contact: Hollis Yates (hpy {at} uga dt edu)
  • YouTube Icon
    • Audience: Prospective students, alumni, faculty/staff, media, development partners
    • Content: Short (ten minutes or less) videos that highlight teaching, research and service in the Franklin College.
    • Contact: Alan Flurry (aflurry {at} uga dt edu)

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