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College of Liberal Arts
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College of Liberal Arts


Do you have an event or research that you'd like help promoting? Other good news to share?

Contact your department's communications representative as soon as possible. Additionally, we are the first call you make if you are ever contacted by the media.

We can help you:

  • determine best practices for communicating with your audience (alumni, media, etc.)
  • write news releases
  • arrange and prepare for media interviews
  • collaborate with University News Service and University Relations
  • coordinate professional-quality photography
  • design posters, invitations, postcards, etc.
  • publish your event in online calendars and e-newsletters

The Office of Communication provides communications strategy and services to the College of Liberal Arts and academic and administrative units within the college. Our areas of expertise include media relations, public relations, event planning, social media strategies, design and photography, writing and editing for print and web, and integrating multiple channels of communications with all of your audiences, from current students to donors to the general public.


The twice-yearly magazine for 126,000 alumni, donors and friends of CLA (it is online as well). The goal is to strengthen CLA's community of support. Current major themes: 1. CLA educates Minnesota's leaders (educational excellence); 2.CLA does important creative work and thinking that benefits Minnesota and the world; 3.CLA is a good steward of resources.


CLA Directory

The CLA Directory is a rich information source that contains a "profile" for each CLA faculty member, graduate student, and staff member. Profiles include information about specialties, publications, awards, research and creative activities, professional activities, and community outreach that can appear on both your department website and the CLA website.

Visitors to the CLA website may search for faculty members by entering key words, specific topics, or faculty names. This enables us to communicate important information to diverse audiences, including prospective students and their families, the media, governmental agencies and community organizations, and many others.

To update your profile, log in here:

If you have questions about the CLA directory or about updating your profile, please contact Tessa Eagan,; 612-625-3781.

CLA Web Services

The CLA-OIT Web Team offers professional web services—consultation, design, development, and maintenance—to CLA units. The Office of Communication coordinates with the Web Team to ensure design and content consistency across the College's online and print materials.


CLA E-Cards

Add a CLA-branded "Thank You" or "Congratulations" graphic to your email message.

Contact Tessa Eagan,; 612-625-3781

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College of Liberal Arts Magazine

Contact Us

Location: 131 Johnston Hall
Phone: 612-624-4109
Fax: 612-625-2927