Communications resources

The Human Sciences Communications Office coordinates internal and external communications for the College of Human Sciences, including news releases, magazines, newsletters, internal announcements, photography, social media, student recruitment materials, web site design and content, video, events calendar, graphic design, marketing and more.

The following list represents core services offered by the college. If you require a service that is not listed, you may find the service under instructional resources or technology resources. Accommodations are based on available resources, time, potential impact, sustainability, and with consideration to whether the service is already provided by another ISU unit.

Note: Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center. In some cases a service fee of $40/hour will apply.

Audio video recording and editing

Contact: Ryan Riley, 515-294-0866

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Video projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, including scripting, recording, production, special effects, and editing. 

Graphic design, illustration, layout

Contact: Cathy Curtis, 515-294-8175

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Photography and image editing

Contact: Ryan Riley, 515-294-0866

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Digital still photography projects – including formal studio portraits, candids, on-location shoots, and special effects. 

Marketing and public relations campaigns and collateral

Contact: Cathy Curtis, 515-294-8175

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Development of marketing plans, strategies, and campaigns as well as promotional materials. Work from initial issue/concept and research through writing, editing, photography, graphic design all the way to the finished marketing products. Banners, buttons, brochures, displays, folders, newsletters, magazines, news releases, postcards, posters, print ads, t-shirts, social media and more.

Writing and editing services

Contact: Cathy Curtis, 515-294-8175

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Website design

Contact: Alisha Zika, 515-294-9304

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Services include brainstorming, developing, and posting content. We work with CHS IT on projects involving customized scripting for interactively gathering feedback, collecting data, tracking inventory, and interactive sign-up/registration forms. 

Departmental Webmasters

Several departments have a designated webmaster in charge of editing the departmental website. You can typically reach them through the email address on the bottom of the department's web pages: aeshm@iastate.edu, schoolofed@iastate.edu, fshninfo@iastate.edu, hdfsweb@iastate.edu, kinesiology@iastate.edu.

Social Media

Contact: Alisha Zika, 515-294-9304

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form - use the Web drop-down option.

Note: Advice and assistance with setting up effective social media.

Secure online surveys and administrative ballots

Contact:  Alisha Zika, 515-294-9304

Time: 1-2 weeks

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Provide list of eligible voter netIDs, text of ballot, start and end dates, and contact information of person to whom results should go, by filling out and saving the Voting Request Form (PDF) and then uploading it along with your instructions to the Communications job request form. The finished ballot will be listed on the CHS Online Surveys and Ballots web page.

There are several other for-hire units on campus that provide a wide range of survey services, such as RISE, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, and AccessPlus. Iowa State has a license for Qualtrics, a web-based service that allows the campus community to easily create and manage surveys. 

Interactive multimedia development

Contact: Cathy Curtis, 515-294-8175

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, including animation, video, podcasts, and PowerPoint presentations.