Communications & Creative Services


Our office works to support the college's strategic objectives; promote successes, events and gifts associated with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends; and advance the legacy of Senator J. William Fulbright. We also serve as a central liaison to University Relations on behalf of the Fulbright College.

Housed in the college's Office of Development and External Relations, we consult with academic and administrative units in the college, providing guidance and services for communications and creative strategic planning. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Media and public relations
  • Social media strategies
  • Marketing and recruitment strategies
  • Writing and editing for Newswire and other communications
  • Event planning and promotion strategies
  • Web design, development and support
  • Print design
  • University brand compliance

Contact Us:

Andra Liwag
Director of Communications
liwag@uark.edu
479-575-4393
MAIN 537C
Morgan Bibbs
Director of Creative Services
bibbs@uark.edu
479-575-8402
MAIN 537D

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A few quick communications resources for all faculty and staff:

Below are a few commonly requested resources that are standard for all areas and employees in the Fulbright College. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all resources for faculty and staff, but is a great starting point.

How to write and share your news.


Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the guide below when writing and submitting their Newswire stories.*

Newswire Story Guide >

Editing & Review

The communications director will review and edit submitted stories before they run in Newswire. Email Andra at liwag@uark.edu if you have questions.

*It is the responsibility of the story author to understand and comply with their department's protocol prior to submitting their story.

How to create personal faculty sites for research groups, labs, events and more.


Personal faculty and lab websites are administered through University IT Services and are hosted on Wordpress. UITS can help migrate content or start your website from scratch.

Learn more about Wordpress >

Logo downloads, logo request form and usage guidelines.


Below is a zip file of the Fulbright College logo set. For departmental and other unit logos within Fulbright College, request your logo below.

All logo usage must comply with the U of A styleguide, and all branded materials must have approval from the director of creative services before going to print. Email Morgan at bibbs@uark.edu for approval.

Fulbright College Logos (zip file) >

Order forms and downloads, including an editable letterhead.

Tools, resources, tips and how to get started.


All official academic and administrative units in the Fulbright College are hosted by and maintained in OmniUpdate (also called OU, or OUCampus). Fulbright College web managers can find resources, how-to's and training opportunities here.

Downloads

2017 OmniUpdate User Guide - Fulbright College
A custom user guide for Fulbright College web managers. This document covers how to login, edit a page, create new pages and sections, upload images and PDFs, update assets and use snippets. It also lists a few on-campus resources.

OmniUpdate End-User Guide for OU Campus - v10
This is the ultimate user guide for OmniUpdate. It combs through every feature and option in OU, so if you find yourself struggling, please look at this valuable resource. 

HOW TO: Update faculty or staff profiles
HOW TO: Submit calendar events
HOW TO: Make a quick page update

TIP: When you're stuck and need help in OU, Click the Gadget icon Gadget Icon on the right, and click the " Request Help" tab to send a message to your webmaster. Along with your message, they'll get information about the page you're currently editing.
Resources

WebFirst.uark.edu
The University's source for web information. Find training and tutorials, sign up for the newsletter, join the Web Community Group, and attend the WebFirst Conference on July 14, 2017

OU Campus Support Site
OU's source for web information. Find documentation and detailed explanations of the features in OmniUpdate.

How to update the personal profile data you see in a websites directory of people.


Faculty and staff can edit the information that shows up on website directories at campuswebdata.uark.edu (CWD). 

  • Log-in with your UARK ID and password.
  • Click the "Edit" button to update your information.
  • Your name, phone number, office number and other information must be changed through WebBasis. These items are marked on campuswebdata.

How to Update Your Profile >

Where, when and how to get them. 


  • Official portrait photos are used in the faculty/staff directory
  • This service is available at no cost

Open studio hours:
Where: Davis Hall,
When: TU/W 10am to 12:00 pm
To schedule a photo outside of those hours, email photo@uark.edu.