Promoting News and Campus Events

University messaging outlets — including Campus Communicator, press releases and the visual messaging system — are used to promote SUNY Cortland news, activities and causes. Off-campus events will be considered for promotion if the event is sponsored by or in partnership with a recognized university organization, office or department.

Awareness campaign promotion

SUNY Cortland participates in awareness campaigns that educate the campus community. These can be highlighted via social media, visual messaging boards and The Bulletin.

Groups promoting campaigns having colors associated with it, such as pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also may apply to have the campus entrance sign lights changed during the campaign. The lights are located at Court Street, Route 13 and Route 281.

For more information, please contact the Communications Office at 607-753-2232.

The Bulletin

Published online biweekly for most of the calendar year, The Bulletin contains announcements, news reports and notices of campus events. The publication is emailed to faculty, staff and students. Campus events posted in The Bulletin event calendar can also be posted on the campus visual messaging system.


Event and faculty and staff announcements should be submitted one week prior to The Bulletin publication date. Contact the editor at at least two weeks in advance to suggest news release and feature story topics. 

How to submit

Contact Wendy Brooks, editor, at Articles of more than 50 words should be submitted in Microsoft Word format by email.


Information regarding SUNY Cortland’s more than 68,000 alumni appears bi-annually in Columns, the official publication of Alumni Engagement.


Columns is published in April and October of each year. The copy deadline is six weeks prior to each publication.

How to submit

Updates on alumni, for example job promotions, weddings, births, deaths, feature stories in other publications, awards and honors, should be emailed to Suggestions for feature articles on SUNY Cortland alumni should be directed to Jennifer Wilson, Columns assistant editor.

News releases

The Communications Office writes, edits and distributes media releases about SUNY Cortland newsworthy subject matter; intellectual, cultural and intercollegiate sporting events; and significant accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. The releases are disseminated to WSUC-FM, the Dragon Chronicle, the Cortland Standard, area radio stations, regional print and broadcast media, and to designated media outlets throughout New York state and the nation. The information is also used for the SUNY Cortland news website, The Bulletin, Columns and the campus visual messaging system.


Information and background materials regarding the upcoming event or award earned must be received by the Communications Office ideally two-to-three weeks before but no later than a week prior to the event or, in the case of professional accolades and accomplishments, as soon as possible following notification of the award.

How to submit

The information should be emailed to Jennifer Wilson, associate director of communications. The campus mailing address is Communications Office, Brockway Hall, Room 316. Topics dealing with intercollegiate athletics should be directed to Fran Elia, sports information director.

Visual messaging system

The university has installed flat screen informational panels at several locations around campus. The purpose of the screens is to convey up-to-date emergency, safety and weather information, as well information regarding upcoming cultural, intellectual and sporting events of campus-wide interest.

Slides promoting events can run continuously for up to two weeks prior to the event. Information and available graphics should be submitted to Wendy Brooks at, at least 48 hours prior to the event, although earlier notice will guarantee greater exposure. We recommend a limit of10 to 15 words and require the following: event title, date, time, location and brief description. Include speaker name and title if applicable.

Screens can be viewed in the following locations:

  • CATV Channel 2
  • Corey Union
  • Education Building
  • Miller Building
  • Old Main
  • Park Center
  • Professional Studies Building — Main Lobby, Clinic Lobby
  • Sperry Center — First, Second and Third Floors
  • Service Group
  • Van Hoesen Hall