News Stories and Media Relations

The Office of Communications and Marketing has responsibility for publicizing newsworthy activities of the College and the achievements of its faculty, students, and alumni. We pursue stories in local, regional, and national print and broadcast media that reinforce the College’s reputation for academic excellence, opportunities in research, and connection with the local community and Chicago metropolitan area.

Suggest a News Story or Profile

The Forester community is filled with amazing students, staff, and faculty. Are you working on something newsworthy or know someone who is doing something notable? Please complete the form below so we can share the news.

What is considered newsworthy?
  • Faculty: awards, grants, research, publishing, presentations to professional organizations, or work you’re doing with students. 
  • Staff: any project for which you receive recognition from a professional organization or professional media that relates to your industry; grants; special and noteworthy work with students.
  • Students: winning an award, grant, or research you’re conducting with a professor.

For the Press

Faculty Experts
Ninety-eight percent of our faculty hold a PhD or terminal degree from places like Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and University of Chicago.

Many have received grants, fellowships, and recognition for their research and teaching by such prestigious organizations as the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Our faculty are regularly contacted for expert comment in media such as The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe Economist, National Public Radio, and others.

For faculty expert guidance, please contact  Linda Blaser, 847-735-6177. 

Media Relations

If you have a story that may be of interest to the media, or if you want to write an opinion piece for a newspaper or other publication, contact Linda Blaser for help. If a reporter contacts you directly, please notify the Office of Communications and Marketing prior to the interview.

Guidelines for working with reporters
  • Do not ignore the call. If you do not want to take it, forward it to Linda Blaser.
  • There is no such thing as “off the record;” therefore, do not offer to speak to a reporter “off the record.”
  • If you are contacted for information outside your area of expertise, refer the reporter to Linda Blaser.
  • The Office of Communications and Marketing will handle all communications relating to a breaking news event or crisis.
  • Before commenting on facts or statistics pertaining to the College, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing first.
  • For further tips on how to prepare for interviews, please contact Linda Blaser.

Athletics Information

For further information about our athletics program, please visit our Athletics Homepage, check the schedule of sporting events, or get roster information here.