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Internal Communications

Marketing and Communications coordinates much of CMU's internal communication reaching students, faculty and staff. Generally speaking, internal communication is limited to academic, administrative and athletic departments/offices. Individuals needing to reach the campus community may email marketing@coloradomesa.edu or publicrelations@coloradomesa.edu

There are two digital street marquees on the Colorado Mesa University campus. One is at the corner of Orchard Avenue and 12th Street, the other is on North Avenue near 10th Street.

Content/Slide Requirements

Slides cannot be displayed for a time shorter than four seconds. Transitions should be subtle. Event slides will not be posted more than 30 days before the event. Events that occur on a weekly basis (e.g. music concerts, athletic events) will have the entire week’s events posted that Monday morning.

Criteria

Each event must be approved by the Marketing Office and meet the following criteria: 

  • It is a major public event, open to the community and in which we want community involvement.
  • It is of and for Colorado Mesa University, NOT merely hosted by Colorado Mesa University.
  • It takes place on the main Colorado Mesa University campus.
  • It offers revenue potential.
  • It is NOT an event from a student club or organization.

Acceptable Content

  • Mainstage and MET productions, dance performances, music events
  • Athletics
  • Public Events

Slide Specifications 

Orchard Avenue Marquee

  • Width:176 pixels
  • Height: 88 pixels
  • 72 dpi
  • File format: .jpg, .png, .gif.

North Avenue Marquee

  • Width:154 pixels
  • Height: 88 pixels
  • 72 dpi
  • File format: .jpg, .png, .gif.

Best Practices

  • Limited amount of text
  • Large font
  • No detailed images

The Bulletin is CMU's digital signage network that displays information about university-related events, news, student organizations and clubs, administrative services, and academic programs via a set of slides on 21 screens across main campus. Marketing, Student Life, and Information Technology collaboratively manage The Bulletin with support from the student-run Campus Design Studio.

Content

Proposed postings should be submitted electronically to cmudigitalsign@coloradomesa.edu a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the first date the content is to be displayed on The Bulletin. Include the first name, last name, and phone number of the submitter; the dates the content should start running and end; and the message to be displayed.

The message should be short to enable viewers to easily read and comprehend within the five (5) seconds during which each slide is displayed. It should include the event, activity or news TITLE; a DATE, TIME, and LOCATION if applicable; and the NAME (or logo) of the campus group club or organization sponsoring the event/activity. Suggested images may be submitted with the posting request.

Limitations

  • Video and animated graphics are not presently supported.
  • Promotion of specific courses and/or course sections is not allowed.
  • On-campus job postings are not allowed and should be advertised via the financial aid or career services websites.

To reinforce the educational mission of the University and protect CMU's brand image, the Marketing Office reserves the right to determine what content is displayed; at which location(s); and the duration, dates, and times content is displayed.

Screen Locations

Screens displaying The Bulletin are currently located in the following buildings:

  • Academic Classroom Building (3)
  • Admissions Office (2)
  • Bunting Hall (1)
  • Grand Mesa Hall (1)
  • Housing Office (1)
  • Houston Hall (7)
  • Maverick Pavilion (1)
  • Monument Hall (1)
  • North Avenue Hall (1)
  • Orchard Hall (1)
  • Outdoor Program (1)
  • Piñon Hall (1)
  • Rait Hall (1)
  • Rec Center (1)
  • University Center (4)
  • Tolman Hall (1)
  • Wubben Hall and Science Center (5)

Slide Creation

Generally the Campus Design Studio or Marketing Office will create slides once content is submitted to cmudigitalsign@coloradomesa.edu. If you are creating your own slides they should be made to the following specifications:

  • Width:1350 pixels
  • Height: 1080 pixels
  • 50 pixels of padding between text and all sides
  • File format: .jpg, .png, .gif.

PowerPoint slides can also be submitted. PowerPoint slides should be formatted to the specifications below. A PowerPoint Template has been created to the following standards.

  • Width:14.06 inches
  • Height: 11.25 inches
  • .5 inches of padding between text and all sides

Best practices

  • Font size should be at least 20pt.
  • Avoid maroon backgrounds (if you would like to have a maroon background create your image as a .png or gif with a transparent background and The Bulletin background will show through)
Campus announcements to students, faculty and staff are available via MAVzone and email. For more information, contact Dana Nunn.