University messaging outlets — including Campus Communicator, press releases and the visual messaging system — are used to promote SUNY Cortland activities. 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.
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 email@example.com at least two weeks in advance to suggest news release and feature story topics.
Contact Wendy Brooks, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles of more than 50 words should be submitted in Microsoft Word format by email.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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 Oct. of each year. The copy deadline is six weeks prior to each publication.
Updates on alumni, for example job promotions, weddings, births, deaths, feature stories in other publications, awards and honors, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggestions for feature articles on SUNY Cortland alumni should be directed to Jennifer Wilson, Columns assistant editor.
Use the outline below for invitations, emails, announcements or posters related to on-campus events.
Writing style workshop
Friday, May 24, 2019
11 a.m. to noon
Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge
Join the Marketing Office for a discussion of the SUNY Cortland Writing Style Guide. Topics will include campus locations, dates and times, punctuation, professional titles, preferred terms and any questions from the group.
Registration is not required. Bring any piece of writing you would like to edit.
To ensure all campus community members can fully participate in this event, please contact the Marketing Office at 607-753-2519 for questions about accessibility or to request accommodations.
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.
The information should be emailed to Jennifer Wilson, associate director of communications. The campus mailing address is: Communications Office, Brockway Hall, Room 215-A. Topics dealing with intercollegiate athletics should be directed to Fran Elia, sports information director.
Please use the templates and resources provided on the Marketing Office website.
The Communications Office coordinates external groups looking for a faculty or staff member as a possible speaker or to provide expertise in a given area.
As much advance time as possible should be allowed to secure and schedule the speaker and/or expert.
Requests for assistance should be directed to the Communications Office at 607-753-2232 or by email to email@example.com.