Stationery—including envelopes, letterhead, business cards, and notecards—can be ordered from the Drake University web-to-print e-store. This site also provides premiums and other web-to-print materials that can be easily ordered by your department’s or college’s primary administrator or budget manager. Many administrators already have an established password, but in the case of new administrative employees, budget managers can request a new account by completing this form: http://drake.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJ6BOe0UvqkWxJb
If you are a current e-store user and you have a questions about producing stationery or other web-to-print materials, contact our production manager, Micki Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are ordering stationery for a mailing or considering ordering a large amount, we encourage you to consult with your Partner Relations Manager to explore cost- and time-saving options.
UC brand identity standards provide guidelines for University stationery.
UC brand identity standards provide guidelines for University stationery as well as examples.
Drake has a standard for University name badges. Magnetic name badge(s) for your unit should be ordered through the Drake University Merchandise e-Store through Competitive Edge. For a step-by-step guide to ordering name badges via the e-Store review Ordering Name Badges How-To.
You will see a proof of each name badge prior to production. Once you have approved the proof, assume 7–10 working days for delivery.
1 1/2" x 3" (A1–A4) name badges cost $3.90/ea. and 2" x 3" (B1-B4) badges are priced at $4.10/ea.
UC hosts a photo library consisting of images of student life, campus events, the campus landscape, and faculty and staff, as well as historical photographs. Photos taken since 2009 may be provided digitally. Historical photos are available on a more limited basis. Contact Justice Simpson (x3779) for more information.
UC works with several professional photographers who are selected based on project needs and budget. Arrangements can also be made for photography services outside the Des Moines area.
Additionally, UC offers the services of the Drake Photo Bureau for on-campus events. An all-student group, the photo bureau provides high-quality photography services free of charge to qualified groups. Contact Justice Simpson (x3779) to determine whether your group qualifies.
To submit a request for a photographer, complete the form at www.drake.edu/photorequest.
The Office of University Communications provides video services for external communications that promote the image and reputation of the University. Primarily, these video projects fall into the following categories:
Internal communications video projects will be referred to DTS Academics & Emerging Technology Office for consultation.
UC provides a number of service levels for video projects, from simple social media videos to large-scale, top-level promotional videos and advertisements. These levels require different levels of skill and equipment to produce, and thus UC maintains relationships with local freelance video production companies in addition to UC’s own in-house production services.
Service level examples:
The UC editorial staff gathers Drake Facts and edits them each year for accuracy. In addition, a list of Pride Points is available for review and use.
The Drake logo and the Drake athletic logo are assets that Drake University must work hard to protect. A vector file of either logo can only be obtained by requesting one from University Communications. Clients should include the intended use of the logo in their request and must agree to the terms and rules of use. Requests should be sent to Kristin Dunn (email@example.com). Note: There is a one business day turnaround on logo requests.
The Drake University logo is the primary visual mark for Drake University. Merchandise marks exist for each primary college/school, as well as for some of the administrative departments (see below for more information on merchandise marks). Contact University Communications if you have questions about the University logo or merchandise marks.
Merchandise marks combine the Drake University logo with a primary college/school or administrative department. These marks can be used for promotional items (pens, shirts, Frisbees, etc.) and for sponsorship benefits when the sponsorship is from a particular school or department.
The D-Dog, or the Drake University Athletics logo, is reserved for athletics and licensed merchandise. To ensure a consistent Drake University athletics brand identity, animated, stylized, hand-drawn, illustrated, or other forms of our bulldog or athletics logo cannot be used.
Visit the Writing section of the Brand Guidelines for assistance. Drake University uses The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook as its style guide, and all University units are expected to follow AP style. The writing standards also cover the most common style questions for University communications.
Although you may not have a program that can open an .eps file, you can still insert it into Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, or any other image program. Select Insert > Picture > From File, then navigate to the desired .eps file. An .eps file is vector based, which means it can be scaled to any size without becoming pixelated.
Events Calendar administration is managed across campus through content owners; each college and school has a representative in their Dean's offices. Additionally, the President's office, Provost's office and Office of Student Life have access. This is the best place to start. If you have a special needs, questions, or problems please contact Carl Olsen (x2986).
If you have an event to promote on our news site or need an event release, please fill out our request form and a PR specialist will contact you for more information.
Drake's identity standards: Signage provides the process for ordering these items.
Creating a Facebook fan page:
Follow these simple steps to start a Facebook fan page for a University-related presence.
Creating a Flickr account:
Flickr is a public, electronic photo gallery used to showcase the activities of your department or program.
A free Flickr account allows you to upload 100 MB of photos per month. See all of the offerings of a free account at www.flickr.com/help/limits/#65.
A paid, or Pro, Flickr account is $24.95 a year and provides unlimited storage, sets, galleries, and collections. See all of the perks of a Pro account at www.flickr.com/help/limits/#28.
Creating a Twitter Account:
Twitter is a platform for concise discussion and interaction. Share information about your department or program, but also share information from other sources and engage with followers by asking questions or responding to their tweets. All updates to Twitter are made in 140 characters or less.