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Welcome to the University News Service

The News Service helps reporters find faculty sources, manages media requests and develops news content on behalf of the administration and collegiate and departmental units. The News Service is the entry point for journalists who need information about the University of Minnesota. Our team will help you find faculty experts or connect you with newsmakers at the U of M.

Our office is located on the ground level of Morrill Hall, Room 3. See map.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F | (612) 624-5551
After hours line: (612) 293-0831

University News Service
Office of University Relations
3 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For news concerning the schools, colleges and units of the health sciences, call the Academic Health Center Office of Communications at (612) 624-5680.

Contact Us

Evan Lapiska

Evan Lapiska

Public Relations Director
(612) 625-7134



Steve Henneberry

Steve Henneberry

Assistant Public Relations Director
(612) 624-1690
  • Board of Regents
  • emergency management (PIO)
  • alumni relations
  • student affairs
  • public safety
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • education
Emmalynn Bauer

Emmalynn Bauer

Public Relations Consultant
(612) 626-1720
  • government relations
  • Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Human Resources
  • Global Programs
  • study abroad
  • Northrop
Joseph Koktan

Joseph Koktan

Media Relations Associate
(612) 624-2801
  • liberal arts
  • law
  • design
  • urban development
  • transportation
  • grad school
  • architecture and design
Lacey Nygard

Lacey Nygard

Media Relations Associate
(612) 625-0552
  • research (non-health related)
  • sciences
  • engineering
  • technology
  • agriculture
  • natural resources
  • environment
  • business school
  • management
  • public policy
  • public affairs
  • admissions

Photography and Filming Guidelines

Contact Marketing Manager Philip Kelley at (612) 625-8962 or to request film and video shoots at the University of Minnesota.

Contact Us

Lori C. Melton
(218) 726-8830
Melissa Weber
Director of Communications
(320) 589-6414
University News Service
(612) 624-5551
Andrew Svec
Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
(218) 281-8438

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