The Bloustein School’s Communications department helps to promote the school as well as assist faculty, staff, and students with Rutgers guidelines. Among many responsibilities, the office serves as the liaison with the Rutgers University Media Relations Office, assists with obtaining editorial, design, and photography needs, manages the content of the Bloustein School’s official academic and promotional publications, the school’s website and key social media sites, and the release of Bloustein School news.
If you are planning an event directly related to the Bloustein School, you should first work with the Bloustein School Events and Facilities office to secure the date and space. Once logistics are in place, please email Karyn Olsen, Director of Communications, with the event specifics so they may be included on the Bloustein School calendar, Rutgers University calendar, and the Bloustein School Weekly Events email (distributed to faculty, staff, and students at the Bloustein School only.) If your event has a wider scope requiring additional attention such as external advertising or press releases, or that may attract media attention, we recommend that you contact the office as early in the process as possible.
Print and Publications
The Bloustein School is committed to helping you create publications that engage and inform your various audiences and that effectively promote the school and university. The communications department has a limited capability to assist with the production of brochures, booklets, posters, and advertising for specific projects or events, but is happy to help identify vendors that may be able to help with your projects or help with printing, distribution, and/or mailing services. Please email Karyn Olsen to discuss your needs.
Faculty and staff in need of business card should supply the following information:
Name (degrees if desired)
The Bloustein School does not have a photographer on staff; the majority of assignments are completed by freelance photographers through Professional Service Provider Agreements. The Bloustein School has an extremely limited capability to take photos for smaller activities or events in the Civic Square Building given advance notice; please email Karyn Olsen to find out if your event can be covered. A minimum of two weeks notice must be given. All assignments completed by freelance photographers or school staff become part of the Bloustein School photo archive, and may be used/shared for school promotional purposes.
If you need to engage the services of a professional service provider, you will need to complete certain documents.
- Independent Contractor or Employee Determination (ICED) Form (PDF)
- Professional Service Provider Agreement (PSPA) (PSPA) (DOC)
- Scope of Work (SOW) (SOW) (DOC)
Rutgers University and the Bloustein School require that all external guests sign a release form in advance of any photos/videos being taken. The release form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can send your guest(s) the link to fill out the online form.
Release Form for Photography and Recording
- EJB Fact Sheet—This is for use in conference folders, or for use as a handout to visitors who want more information about the Bloustein School (updated Fall 2015)
- Bloustein Folders—The school has a supply of Bloustein School folders that can be used for events. These are distributed by the Office of Student and Academic Services. Please contact Steve Weston to arrange for the number of folders you need.
- Other Bloustein items—The school has an extremely limited number of giveaway-type items. Some are free, some are not. Please stop by and see Karyn Olsen (CSB 384) or Marcia Hannigan (CSB 391) to discuss your needs.
Visual Identity (Logos)
Please contact Tamara Swedberg (email@example.com, 848-932-2947) or Karyn Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 848-932-2814) if you have any questions about how to properly use the Rutgers-Bloustein signature. By accessing the Visual Identity page, you attest that you are a Bloustein affiliate and understand that modifying or misusing the materials violates Rutgers University’s visual identity policies.Bloustein Signature (Logos) Downloads