Media Relations

From breaking news and trailblazing research to notable achievements and campus events, we cover a breadth of newsworthy university happenings. Discover experts on engineering and energy, science and space, or browse through past press releases and our Research Blog to see our latest academic endeavors and pioneering initiatives improving the quality of life here and around the globe.

We draft press releases, respond to reporters' inquiries, coordinate interviews and press conferences, connect media with faculty, provide public relations counsel and communication support, and distribute information to news outlets nationwide.

We publish the Monthly @ Mines newsletter, and the Mines Family Matters newsletter on the first Wednesday of each month. We also publish The Hardrock Magazine each spring and summer.

We manage the university's main social media sites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. We also produce videos and cover live events on the university YouTube site

Mike Ray 
Communications Manager
(605) 394-6082

About the Marketing and Communications Job Request System

Use our online Job Request form when you have a project you need MC to do for you, or help you with. (The form requires you to log in using your network passwords). You can request help with:

  • Advertising
  • Business Cards/Letterhead
  • Event Support/Publicity
  • Graphic Design and Printing
  • Photography
  • News Releases
  • Social Media
  • Website Assistance

Contact us if you have questions.