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The Office of Media Relations News

The Office of Media Relations is instrumental in bringing greater visibility and recognition to UNLV as a leader in higher education. This is accomplished by building sound relationships with the university's constituencies and public groups, including the media, federal and local governments, and community stakeholders.

Current Media Relations News

Keyonna Summers singing karaoke
People | February 18, 2020

Whether to promote UNLV's people, programs, and research or to indulge her personal passion for karaoke, media relations specialist Keyonna Summers says she will sing out any time, anywhere.

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Campus News | December 1, 2016

Hosting the final presidential debate helped put UNLV on the map for prospective students.

Francis McCabe works spin alley the night of the debate
People | November 2, 2016

With 5,000 journalists on campus to cover the debate, the UNLV media relations crew was on their toes for months to help keep the university front-and-center during coverage.

Campus News | February 6, 2013
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs at UNLV.
Campus News | January 31, 2013
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNLV the 12th most popular according to yield for the second consecutive year.
Campus News | August 21, 2012
The fall semester begins Aug. 27. Here's a snapshot of activities for new and returning students.

Media Relations In The News

USA Today
November 5, 2015

Each election cycle, venues across the country apply to the Commission on Presidential Debates for a chance at hosting one of three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate.

Las Vegas Sun
June 24, 2015
Sen. Harry Reid says Nevada higher education officials should look at changing the Confederate-themed mascot at UNLV.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
June 24, 2015
Speaking to reporters in Washington Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid called on Nevada higher education officials to consider changing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' mascot and sports nickname.
July 7, 2014
October 1, 2013

Recent Media Relations Accomplishments

February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement…
February 6, 2018
The Division of Integrated Marketing & Branding and the Office of Admissions recently were awarded a Bronze Award of Excellence by CASE District VII for the new 2018 Admissions Viewbook. The viewbook is the flagship printed piece for the new admissions campaign built around UNLV's Different. Daring. Diverse. brand messaging…
May 1, 2014
Afsha Bawany (Media Relations) received the Administrative Faculty Development Award in March to support her fellowship at the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture.