Campus eNews Policies and Procedures

The eNews Publications provide a centralized mechanism to communicate to various campus groups about campus events, deadlines and announcements. Subscription to the lists is automatically generated each night from the list of on-campus user accounts. Each of these lists is moderated to maintain reasonable message quality and to prevent improper or unofficial messages from being posted.

Guidelines for Posting:

  1. Campus Events and Announcements - Only campus sponsored events, activities and announcements will be included in the electronic publications. Campus sponsorship must be by a department, oganization or club. Off-campus events are not generally included.

  2. Only Official Announcements - Submission of events and announcements should be made only after the event is approved by the sponsoring organization and the details are finalized. Submission of items should be made by an official representative of the sponsoring organization.

  3. For Sale Items, Off-Campus Housing, Want Ads - Starting in March 2000, these types of items will no longer be published in To-The-Point or the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Use the SPU Classifieds for these types of requests. Go to the SPU Classifieds to submit your Ads or to review the current listings.

  4. Submit Well in Advance - Once an item is submitted it will be reviewed and approved prior to being included in a electronic publication (see below for the publication schedule). It is recommended that you submit your items by the due dates listed below to allow sufficient time for the item to be reviewed and approved.

  5. Not All Events Will Be Listed - In order to maintain a manageable number of items in the electronic publications, judgement will be used to decide whether an item will be included or not. Some items that have a narrow audience or interest WILL NOT be included.

  6. Items May Be Modified - The Publication Editors may modify the descriptions or other other information that is submitted to improve consistency, clarity and format.

  7. Items Will Only Be Posted ONCE - Items included in the electronic publications will generally only be posted one time. There are separate editorial processes for the different publications. If your item is clearly directed to BOTH students AND faculty/staff audiences, you need to post separate items to each editor.

  8. Departmental Job Postings Are NOT Allowed - In fairness to all campus departments, individual departmental job postings are not allowed in Electronic Publications. The Student Employment Office can list your student job openings and the Human Resources Office can list your staff position openings.

  9. Special Announcements or Messages - There is occasionally the need to distribute a message to the campus-wide lists separately from To The Point or the Fac/Staff Bulletin. These messages must be approved by the President's Office and require assistance from Computer & Information Systems for distribution. For more information, contact Dave Tindall at dtindall@spu.edu or (206)281-2239.

  10. PLEASE PROOF READ - Please review your item prior to submission to make sure it includes the proper time, place, cost and audience.

Any questions about these policies and procedures should be sent to the Publication Editors.

To The Point (online version) - students only!
Posted on Mondays - items due by noon on Thursday. Upcoming SPU events, activities and announcements directed toward students.

CFE/Ministries News (online version) - faculty, staff and students!
Posted on Mondays - items due by noon on Thursday. A week-at-a-glance for events and programs offered through the Office of Campus Ministries.

Faculty/Staff Digest - faculty and staff only!
Posted on Mondays - items due by noon on Thursday. Announcements directed at faculty and staff, professional accomplishments, events and deadlines with faculty/staff interest.


Submit an Item to a Electronic Publication




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