Media relations at Calvin University is a two-pronged effort:

  1. general media relations and
  2. sports information

Both efforts are part of communications and marketing at Calvin, which is in turn part of the enrollment management division.

Matt Kucinski, a former television reporter who holds a master's degree in communications, is Calvin's associate director of public relations. He joined Calvin's communications and marketing team in 2008. Matt continues to provide the numerous services that working journalists have come to expect from Calvin, including:

  • an Experts Guide
  • over-the-phone assistance in contacting Calvin professors for expert commentary
  • news tips and advisories via whichever method is best for the journalist
  • photos and video of Calvin faculty, staff, and students

The Calvin media relations office has a document available to media and Calvin faculty, staff and students that outlines our philosophy of media relations and includes some practical tips for working with the media.

Contact

Matthew Kucinski

Matthew Kucinski

Assistant Director of Media Relations
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Sports information

Sports information is supervised by Jeff Febus, sports information coordinator. He is ably assisted by a number of Calvin students, and their work can be found on CalvinKnights.com. Services to working journalists are many and include:

  • seasonal media guides for fall, winter, and spring sports
  • arrangement of interviews with coaches and athletes
  • news releases via whatever method is best for the journalist
  • photos and video of Calvin coaches and athletes

Contact

Jeffrey Febus

Jeffrey Febus

Sports Information Coordinator
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Additional publicists

In addition, to the work of Matt and Jeff, there are a few other publicists who work on Calvin's campus for specific areas of the college. Those interested in music, art, and theatre should contact those publicists directly.

Arts

Brent Williams
Center Art Gallery
Covenant Fine Arts Center 139F
(616) 526-6947
bsw6@calvin.edu

Visual and Performing Arts

Kristen Pearson
Visual & Performing Arts
Covenant Fine Arts Center
(616) 526-8760
klp67@calvin.edu

Mailing address & contact information

Calvin University
3201 Burton Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6000 or 1-800-688-0122

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