MSU Today--Campus News is a Web site maintained by Communications and Public Affairs/News Service and carries up-to-date items of interest to the campus community.
An e-mail is sent three times per week while school is in regular session summarizing a few of the day's news items in a "tickler" with a link to the Web site that contains the rest of the content. During the summer an e-mail will be sent once a week. During extended holidays an e-mail will be sent on an as-needed basis. Items included in the e-mail are at the discretion of the MSU News Service. If you would like your submission to be considered for the e-mail, please state so.
Informational items can be submitted for inclusion on the Web site at any time; however, items should be submitted at least a day in advance of when they need to be posted.
MSU Today does not accept items promoting sales, discounts, coupons or promotions of new or existing items or services of commercial, or campus-commercial entities. MSU Today does not accept items from non-campus entities. MSU Today does accept items promoting MSU-affiliated concerts, lectures, plays and other cultural and educational events that require the purchase of a ticket.
Please Note: All items should be submitted as text or Word file attachments to email@example.com. Items submitted in other formats, including pdf, will be returned to the sender with a request to resubmit.
MSU Today includes these major categories:
Announcements will include such items as the deadline to turn in benefits paperwork; the date and time of regularly scheduled maintenance to the campus computing network; and a call for individuals interested in joining an MSU organization. These items should be roughly a paragraph in length. In general, construct your announcement by answering who, what, why, where and when.
Events include public lectures that might draw off-campus audiences. Examples include a lecture by a well-known author, historian or scientist. Jane Goodall's 2008 lecture sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute is an example. Events differ from Meetings and Presentations by the type of audience and the degree of interest among a non-campus audience.
News about new faculty and staff appointments would appear here with a photograph, if we have one. If we do not, the faculty's department must provide one or contract with MSU Marketing and Creative Services for a photo. Click here for guidelines.
Honors, awards and other faculty/staff recognitions also fit into this category. Be proud and send us notice of your accomplishments.
- Recreational Sports and Fitness
Schedules and information about Recreational Sports and Fitness go in this category. We'll also provide a link to the Intramural Web site.
Other recreation information can appear here, such as gym pass costs and opportunities for fitness consultations.
Classes through the Burns Technology Center and the MSU College of Technology-Bozeman are examples of what this category is for.
These can include either on-campus exhibits or those at the Museum of the Rockies.
- Philanthropic Solicitations MSU
MSU Today accepts notices of philanthropic solicitations from MSU organizations. Examples would be the MSU Range Club's holiday tree sale, the MSU Horticulture Club's annual plant sale, the MSU Chapter of EWB selling holiday cards to fund their work in Kenya, etc. MSU Today does not accept philanthropic solicitations from non-MSU entities.
If it appears that we need more categories in order to make the MSU Today Web page easier to scan, we'll create them.
We welcome feedback about MSU Today--Campus News. For more information or to submit comments, contact MSU News Service, at x4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.