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Communications

The Illinois Tech story is shared in many different ways with key audiences.

IIT Today

Illinois Tech’s daily newsletter to faculty, staff, and students is available online. Event and news submissions must be sent via the online submission form. Please note that all required information must be included in order to be considered for publication. IIT Today editors reserve the right to edit copy and/or request changes before it is published. Only information and events of direct interest to the Illinois Tech community will be considered for publication.

IIT Magazine

Illinois Tech’s award-winning IIT Magazine is produced three times a year (Spring, Fall, and Winter) and is available in a print as well as an online version. For more information, please contact Marcia Faye, editor.

Social Media

Follow Illinois Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. See the complete list of IIT official social media sites.

Mass E-Mails

M&C has the ability to send emails to specific campus-based groups (such as faculty). Please contact Jon Kavanaugh if you are considering sharing information this way. In most cases, our recommendation will be to share the news/announcement via IIT Today. M&C has the right to decline requests to use the mass mailer for campus news/events, reserving them instead for public safety alerts and specific all-campus messages from key administrative offices.

Media Relations

The Vice President of Marketing & Communications is the official spokesperson for the university. All requests from reporters should be forwarded to M&C for follow-up to Jeanne Hartig, Nicole Lacey, or Mark Zonca. If you are interviewed by a representative of a news outlet, trade journal, or professional journal, please let M&C know so that we can share that information with the Illinois Tech community and follow-up as appropriate to achieve wider coverage of the news.
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Illinois Tech In The News

March 13-April 8, 2014

  • IIT was featured/mentioned by media outlets including: WBBM-TV, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, WBEZ-FM, WTTW-TV, WLS-TV, WBBM Newsradio 780, WSCR-FM 670 SCORE, Crain’s Chicago Business, Popular Science, San Jose Mercury News, American Thinker, NerdWallet, WFLD-TV, WGN-TV, Medill Reports Chicago, and DNAinfo Chicago.

Examples of Notable Mentions:

  • IIT’s University Technology Park was the subject of a front-page feature article in Crain’s Chicago Business.
  • IIT Assistant Professor of Architecture Marshall Brown spoke to the Chicago Tribune about why the location of presidential libraries is important.
  • Hank Perritt, IIT Chicago-Kent Professor, and Eldon Ham, IIT Chicago-Kent Adjunct Professor spoke to Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, WBBM-TV, WLS-TV, National Public Radio (WBEZ), WTTW-TV, WGN-TV, WSCR-FM 670 SCORE, WFLD-TV, CLTV, WDCB, and the Lebanon Democrat regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling to allow Northwestern University football players to unionize.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology was mentioned in an article featuring Chris Gladwin, Founder and Vice Chairman of Cleversafe, in Forbes.
  • NerdWallet spoke to John Twombly, Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance and Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business, about tips for students as it relates to filing their taxes.
  • Aron Culotta, spoke to Popular Science about his research regarding analysis “tweets” to track obesity trends and other vital demographic health information.
  • Retired Apple engineer Ron Hochsprung’s donation to establish the first endowed chair in the College of Science was reported in the San Jose Mercury News.
  • Shlomo Argamon, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Master of Data Science program, spoke to DNAinfo Chicago about predictive data models in an article that discusses Noble Network’s robot.

Social Media:

  • On March 31, 2014, IIT Today’s Facebook page generated 153 likes, 5 comments, 36 shares and 301 post clicks for a post on the 2014 Payscale College ROI Report. Nearly 6,000 (5,982) people saw the post. This is the highest level of engagement for a single post this year.
  • IIT Today Twitter:  Followers: 3,312, +56 new followers since February
  • IIT Today YouTube Channel: This is Illinois Tech Video: 33,972 views
  • IIT Google+ worldwide followers has increased to 1200+.

Emergency Alert System

In the case of an emergency that affects the well-being of the IIT community, M&C will send out information via an emergency alert system. You must be signed up for the alert via email and/or phone/text in order to receive the information. In certain cases, emergency information will also appear on the IIT home page.

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