University Marketing & Communications

Media Inquiries

Media Relations

Campus News

We strive to offer the latest updates and accomplishments of UM students, faculty, alumni and campus programs. This information is distributed via press releases, available on the UM website and sent to local media. To request coverage, please submit a request. Have an exciting campus news tip? Send it to with the subject line “News Tip.”

Media Relations

The University Marketing and Communications team often acts as the official liaison between the University and local media outlets, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio stations and online publications. If a UM employee is contacted by local media, they are encouraged to use professional discretion and notify Marketing and Communications of any inquiries. If you would like to be a campus expert on your field or a certain topic, please submit your information the University Marketing & Communications office for the Expert Listing & Speakers’ Bureau.

Media Inquiries

Please contact Wesley Hallman, Media Relations and Web Content Manager, by phone at (205) 665-6231 or by e-mail at with all media inquiries.

Hometown News

University Marketing & Communications also sends notices of graduation or an academic honor to the student’s hometown newspaper. Send an email to us with the subject line “Hometown News” and we will assist with getting the achievement to the student’s hometown newspaper.

For the Media

Latest Campus News

Media Kit