University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

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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
unews@umn.edu | (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.

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Chuck Tombarge

Chuck Tombarge

Chief Public Relations Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President
(612) 625-8510
CONTACT FOR:
  • Board of Regents
  • President’s Office
  • budget issues
  • emergency management (PIO)
  • public safety
  • Data Practices Act requests
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • general media issues or concerns
Julie Christensen

Julie Christensen

Assistant Public Relations Director
(612) 626-1720
CONTACT FOR:
  • legislative relations
  • Provost’s Office
  • equity and diversity
  • admissions
  • global programs
  • human resources
  • public affairs
  • community relations
Steve Henneberry

Steve Henneberry

Media Relations Associate
(612) 624-1690
CONTACT FOR:
  • alumni relations
  • student affairs
  • police
  • health and safety
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • transportation
  • architecture and design
  • education

Photography and Filming Guidelines

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

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

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