Publicity Assistance

Units that do not require financial assistance for a lecture but wish to work with the Lectures Program to publicize an event should contact the program director. Requests for publicity must be approved by the Committee on Lectures.

The Committee on Lectures considers requests for the following two types of publicity:

Electronic-only - A posting of the event on the Lectures Program website and the university's online calendar as well as inclusion on an electronic schedule of events distributed bimonthly to faculty, staff, community members, and central-Iowa media.

Full publicity - Copies of an individually designed flyer posted across campus and distributed at prior events; an ad in the Iowa State Daily; a posting of the event on the Lectures Program website and the university's online calendar; inclusion of the lecture on an electronic schedule of events distributed bimonthly to faculty, staff, community members, and central-Iowa media.

Requests for assistance publicizing an event should be sent to and include the following:

  • Name of the speaker
  • Topic or working title of lecture
  • Date, time, and place of event
  • A short bio of the speaker, including his or her current position, relevant prior position(s), important publications, honors/awards, and degrees obtained.
  • A URL for the individual's or organization's website
  • Cosponsors of the event
  • Contact information, including a cell phone number, for the event organizer.