Publicizing Events

There are a variety of communications tools available to publicize events of interest to faculty, staff and students at the Boston University Medical Campus and the Boston Medical Center.  The Office of Communications can also assist with external communications.

Digital Signage BUMC

Flat panel displays are available for announcements in the BUSM Instructional building, Crosstown and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Generally signage promotes events taking place on the BU Medical Campus, the BU Charles River Campus or at Boston Medical Center that are of interest to faculty, staff and students. Please allow two business days for approval of your announcement.

BUSM
Submit flat panel announcements for display in the BUSM Instructional building by contacting  emc_services_bumc@bu.edu.

GSDM
To post  flat panel announcements at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine building, contact Julia Bookout at jbookout@bu.edu or 617-638-4888.

SPH

For flat panel announcements in the School of Public Health, contact Kara Peterson, kara@bu.edu.

Boston Medical Center

The digital signage system promotes BMC events, announcements and news to staff via 10 flat screen TVs located in the lobbies and cafeterias of BMC buildings. When submitting content for posting, consider the following:

  • Is your announcement of interest to all staff? Does it ask for wide staff participation?
  • Is the content appropriate for the general public (e.g. patients and visitors)?
  • Is it timely?

Examples of digital signage announcements:

Events

  • Programs/Events (Patriots Shirt Day, lectures)
  • Wellness (Yoga, Music for Relaxation, Smoking Cessation)

Facility and operational messages, such as system downtimes, are not appropriate for the digital signage system. Please contact Communications at communications@bmc.org for assistance with publicizing these messages.

To submit an announcement for posting:

Announcements will be posted within two business days.

 

E-Communications

Boston University Medical Campus Weekly Event Listing e-mail
This is a weekly e-mail that is sent to faculty, staff and students on the Boston University Medical Campus every Monday. The weekly e-mail lists news and events of interest to the BUMC community. To submit an event for the weekly e-mail: go to http://wwwapp.bumc.bu.edu/weeklyemail/, complete the form and click submit. Submission may be submitted three weeks prior to date of the event. The deadline for submissions is close of business on Thursday.

The BMC Brief
The BMC Brief is an e-newsletter for the BMC community. The newsletter highlights staff and department happenings, research breakthroughs, and clinical care and showcases employees’ commitment to providing exceptional care, without exception. The BMC Brief is sent to staff twice a month. To submit a story idea, send an email to communications@bmc.org.  Learn more about the BMC Brief here.

Boston Medical Center Weekly Event Listing e-mail
This is a weekly e-mail that is sent to all staff at BMC every Monday.  The weekly e-mail lists news and events of interest. To submit an event for the weekly e-mail: go to www.bmc.org/allstaffemail, complete the form and click submit. The deadline for submissions is close of business on Thursday.

Print Publications

Flyers

Due to the success of the digital signage throughout the BU Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center, the announcement boards located at the top of the stairs in the Newton Pavilion and in the hallway between the Menino Pavilion and the Emergency department will be removed effective April 1. The posting of flyers will no longer be allowed. The Grand Rounds Boards will remain.

Calendar Listings

Boston Medical Center
The BMC calendar lists all upcoming events.  Events can be posted on the intranet, website or both.  To post a calendar on the BMC calendar:

Boston University Calendar (Events on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus)

  • To submit an event for approval, go to http://www.bu.edu/calendar/
  • Click “submit event” on top tool bar.
  • Enter login name and Kerberos password.
  • Complete the form and submit.

Please note selected items from this calendar also appear on the BU Today website calendar.

Boston University Medical Campus
Faculty and staff affiliated with BUSM may submit listings for consideration through their department Web administrator. Members of the GSDM and BUSPH communities should contact their web editors with requests.

Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Contact Jackie Rubin at jackier@bu.edu to share your event with faculty, staff and students at GSDM. Your event will appear in Outlook, a weekly e-mail publication for the GSDM community.

School of Medicine Calendar Listings
This calendar is displayed on the BUSM web site. BUSM faculty and staff should submit events to their department Web administrator. The administrator will post it to your department page and it will automatically forward to the BUSM calendar.

School of Public Health Calendar
This calendar appears on the SPH intranet site, the Insider, and is visible to the public.  Faculty, staff and students of the School may submit an event by contacting msaunder@bu.edu

Media Relations/Social Media

If you would like assistance promoting news and events externally through news and/or social media outlets, send an email to communications@bmc.org and a staff member in the office of communications will contact you.