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The Office of University Relations prepares and distributes press releases that communicate high-priority messages to media outlets. Our goal is to enhance the visibility and image of Nicholls State University in support of the mission and vision of the university, as outlined in the 2011-2016 strategic plan.

Conferring with faculty, students, and staff, the Office of University Relations plans, researches, writes, and distributes reputation-defining messages that highlight interesting and newsworthy university information, people, and events. The Office of University Relations will provide accurate and timely information to the media that is consistent in style, quality and content. All news stories, statements, public service announcements, feature articles, press releases, and other information or materials (including photographs) released to the media must be coordinated and released through the Office of University Relations. The Office of University Relations will determine the most appropriate distribution method for the information — internal, local, statewide, or national. To see a list of previously distributed press releases, visit nicholls.edu/news  

Please submit news and/or event details to the Office of University Relations as far in advance as possible to ensure that the release can be prepared and disseminated to the media in a timely manner. All requests are subject to the approval of the director of University Relations. To submit information for a release, e-mail nikki.buskey@nicholls.edu, or send it to The Office of University Relations, 125 Elkins.

For additional information contact the Office of University Relations at 985.448.4143.

Media coverage is never guaranteed. Each media outlet decides which stories and events it will cover, based on the newsworthiness of the event, the timeliness of the story, and space and time constraints. While the Office of University Relations can release the story, the amount and type of coverage it receives is ultimately up to each media outlet. It is not the policy of the Office of University Relations to re-send previously issued releases or to issue multiple releases on a single event. For guaranteed coverage, paid advertising may be purchased through the Office of University Relations.

 

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