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Print Ad: UMN RSDP ad for clean energy conference Created ad for partner organization’s clean energy conference in March 2015. Role: Wrote, tweaked layout,...

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Monthly Newsletter
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UMN RSDP Regional Newsletter Created newsletter customized for distribution in five regions of the state, 8x per year. Individual staff in the regions were able to modify content to meet their needs. Role: assigned stories to writers, drafted text, edited, layout with template, photography, grew list from 100 to 2,000 recipients. Regional Newsletter, Southeast, May 2015...

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Communications Planning
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University of Minnesota RSDP Communications Plan (2014) Developed communications plan to raise the profile of a unique University of Minnesota unit with key opinion leaders inside and outside the University. Role: hired vendor, performed research, created and administered survey, wrote text and edited text, presentation to board, and implementation RSDP Communications...

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Quarterly Newsletter
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UMN RSDP Statewide Newsletter Created quarterly newsletter sent to a  statewide list of contacts. Role: assigned stories to writers, drafted and edited text, supervised layout with template, built opinion leader distribution lists Statewide Newsletter, Summer 2015...

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Grant Writing and Reporting
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Grant Application and Interim Report Wrote successful grant for climate change convenings, drafted interim report to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Report includes collateral publicity materials such as postcards and news releases. Role: drafted in collaboration with PI and grants staff, photography, planned events with Climate Generation Grant application to MPCA, 2014 MPCA Interim Report (draft only), 2015 Page from the draft interim...

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Fact Sheet
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Two-Page Fact Sheet on University of Minnesota Endowment Role: researched, wrote, layout (InDesign), created charts, fact-checked Explained structure of University’s private and public endowments at a time when Congress was considering mandatory payout rates for university foundations. Endowment Fact...

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Short Profile
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Profile Story: Seeing Patterns: Mark Seeley charts Minnesota’s changing climate Short profile of Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley and his work to raise awareness around how Minnesota’s climate has changed. Role: Interviewed subject, researched and wrote text “Seeing Patterns: Mark Seeley charts Minnesota’s changing climate” from UMN Extension’s Source magazine, Fall 2013...

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Travel Story
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Travel Story: Afoot in Mexico’s Copper Canyon Wrote travel article for Star Tribune about hiking in Copper Canyon. Role: Writing and photography “Afoot in Mexico’s Copper Canyon” in the Star Tribune, February 16, 2010 Reading with a canyon view. Night at the top of Urique Canyon.   Ruins in Batopilas....

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Podcast
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Backline Podcast: publicity for the Pitchfork Music Festival  Backline was a five-part festival news podcast publicizing music, arts and educational outreach at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Interview with the band Klaxons: 10:18-11:18 Interview with Flatstock artists: 15:20-17:15 Story on student writers at festival: 17:18-20:14 Role: Interviews, voice-overs, editing http://dangilchrist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/PMF07-Backline05.mp3...

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Speechwriting
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Speechwriting: 2005 State of the University Address As full time speechwriter, worked with University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks to create State of the University address to overview accomplishments and help set institutional direction. Role: collaborative speechwriting State of the University of Minnesota, February 24, 2005   President Bob Bruininks (photo: David Oakes, Minnesota...

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Feature Story
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Feature Story: Gagging on the Patriot Act Feature-length story on University of Minnesota Professor Jane Kirtley’s defense of the First Amendment. Featured on Journalism insider site Romenesko.com. Role: Researched and wrote text “Gagging on the Patriot Act” from the Rake, March 2004    ...

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Magazine Cover Story: Feeling Minnesota, Looking Nebraska Feature-length story on climate change and its possible effects on Minnesota’s natural heritage and culture. Role: Researched and wrote text Feeling Minnesota, Looking Nebraska from the Rake, April 2003...

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