The 26th President of the University of Vermont
UVM News You Should Know Posting Guidelines
- By Laura D. Smith
Historically the Vice President of Executive Operations and Chief of Staff, Gary Derr, was the point person for sending broadcast email communications regarding major events, announcements and informational updates to the entire UVM campus. In an effort to reduce the amount of email traffic the individual messaging system was moved over to a single-point News Tool called UVM News You Should Know. The NYSK aggregates all pertinent messages from that week and is emailed from Gary Derr to all UVM faculty, staff and students every Monday.
Posting Guideline FAQs
What kinds of announcements are appropriate for NYSK?
NYSK includes major announcements that affect large populations of the university including faculty, staff and/or students. These are typically informational updates that affect most of campus such as updates from Human Resources and Financial Services related to procedures and deadlines, policies, major building and construction notices and academic requirements.
If your organization/department has several updates consider including them in one combined listing for the semester.
Please note there are dozens of events on campus every day. In order to keep the NYSK streamlined and effective events are listed in ThisWeek@UVM, on event posters, the info screens around campus, UVM Bored or the UVM Campus Calendar. Please contact one of these sources to list events.
How long will my announcement be available?
Your announcement will appear in the NYSK Monday email twice – once featured as a new story in the left-hand column and again the following Monday as a previous story in the right-hand column. Your event will also be available in the list of Previous Stories as soon as it is approved and will be removed from the feed on the expiry date you set.
My announcement is in line with the guidelines above? How do I submit for inclusion?
Deadline: Events should be submitted by Thursday at 4:00pm for inclusion in the following Monday’s edition of NYSK. To submit please complete the online form. If your announcement includes specific formatting (i.e. bullets, bolding, etc.) you may email a Word Document that includes the Required Information below and any images to Laura.D.Smith@uvm.edu.
Required and Optional Information When Submitting Your Article
The online form will walk you through the submission process, which will include the following:
Headline – This will appear at the top of the article and as the title of the article in the NYSK email.
Subheader (optional) – The subheader is often used to highlight the date of the event, deadlines or other important information.
Story Author – This will appear in the “By First Name Last” section at the top of the article (see example below) and will link to the author’s phone number and email as listed in the UVM Directory.
Main Text – The main body of your announcement should include all relevant details, i.e. What, Where, When, Who, How, and should not be addressed as an email. For example, please leave out “To:” lines such as “Dear Faculty & Staff.” Avoid writing your article in the first person narrative. Think of the announcement as a webpage. It is also helpful to include any related hyperlinks within the text to provide the reader with additional information and contacts.
Image (optional) – Email any images, logos, etc. to Laura.D.Smith@uvm.edu
Expiration Date – Please let us know when you would like your article to be removed from the list of Previous Stories.
Article Example 1
Article Example 2