Earlham's publications — from postcards and stationery sets to the Earlhamite alumni magazine and the Curriculum Guide — are created with great attention to high quality appearance and content. Supporting the goals of other offices and serving their needs, our staff provides the campus with design and layout services, applying standards for graphic and written content. In addition, we help the campus control the quantities, timeliness and costs of items ordered.
Planning a Publication
Depending on the scale of your printed publication, the time required will vary. For most pieces, the initial planning meeting must be scheduled six to eight weeks before the completed publication is needed. For a simple reprint, the turnaround time is shorter. During that planning meeting, we will discuss:
- Audience and purpose
- Budget and cost
- Design Concepts
- Guidelines for submitting text and artwork
- Mailing details
- Paper stock
- Production tracking
- Follow-up meetings, as needed
More elaborate jobs, such as projects consisting of several separate pieces, will require more time. Please consult with us on your project’s specific needs.
Adhering to standard deadlines helps ensure that your final product is accurate, timely and affordable. We depend upon a variety of outside vendors to print our publications, and their schedules hinge upon their clients’ cooperation.
We ask that any materials you give us be as accurate and complete as possible. While we provide careful proofreading as one of our services, you bear the final responsibility for your publication’s accuracy. If your department has already proofread and corrected your text, we can process your publication much more quickly.
Marketing and Communications schedules the following publications:
- Today @ Earlham: Internal campus communication is accomplished chiefly through the electronic Today @ Earlham newsletter. Submissions — announcements, events, governance information, employment and service opportunities, scholarships, kudos, items of interest — may be made online.
- Earlhamite Alumni Magazine: The Earlhamite, published twice a year in January and July, communicates with Earlham College alumni, donors and friends, keeping them informed about each other and connected with the greater Earlham community.