CALS DDO - Points of Contact - External Relations

This document outlines the points of contact for the Office of External Relations within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated August 2019

For more detailed information about this series of documents, please return to the CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Overview.

Overview:


Communications
We produce eCALS (an e-newsletter for all CALS faculty/staff/grad students), Grow magazine (a periodical distributed to all CALS domestic alumni, donors and other key stakeholders three times per year) and CALS Connection (a monthly e-newsletter for CALS alumni). Additionally, we write and distribute news releases about CALS research, outreach and teaching, often coordinating with University Communications to help increase coverage of our CALS stories. We manage @UWMadisonCALS accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr, along with the content on the CALS homepage and websites for CALS news, eCALS, and Grow magazine. Photos posted to our Flickr account are available for use by all faculty and staff for presentations and publications.

Alumni Relations and Event Management
We coordinate the college’s Board of Visitors and collaborate closely with WALSAA (the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association), a 501(c)3 independent alumni organization. Annually, we plan and execute the Honorary Recognition Banquet and Ceremony, a gathering of emeritus faculty with the dean, CALS Awards and CALS Coffees. Additionally, we partner with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association to raise funds through annual giving, events and major gifts.

Legislative Relations
In cooperation with the UW-Madison Offices of State and Federal Relations, we work with elected officials and agency heads on policy and legislative issues.

Staff:

Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean for External Relations and Advancement
608-262-4849, heidi.zoerb@wisc.edu
  • Media relations consulting and training
  • Alumni relations
  • Event consulting
  • Contact for assistance in responding to legislative or agency requests or for information on specific legislative actions
Nik Hawkins, Publications Manager
608-890-3912, nik.hawkins@wisc.edu
  • Grow magazine
  • CALS Connection alumni e-newsletter
Kara Luedtke, Development Specialist
608-890-2999, kara.luedtke@wisc.edu
  • Alumni relations
  • Event consulting
  • Special projects, including project management for CALS organizational redesign
Nicole Miller, News Manager
  • CALS media contact for scientific publications
  • Media relations consulting and training
  • eCALS internal weekly e-newsletter
Nikki Wykowski, Administrative Program Specialist
  • Alumni Relations
  • Event planning
  • Purchasing
Danielle Lamberson Philipp, Graphic Designer
608-262-1988, lambersonphi@wisc.edu
  • Design and layout of CALS publications
  • Developing and producing print and digital materials
Caroline Schneider, Writer/Editor
  • Social media consulting
Michael King, Visual Communications Specialist
  • Photographic, multimedia and written content
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Keywords:college of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, ecals, grow magazine, cals connection, research, outreach, communication, alumni, publications   Doc ID:96917
Owner:Zoe H.Group:CALS Dean's Office
Created:2020-01-07 13:58 CDTUpdated:2020-05-20 14:43 CDT
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