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Frequently asked questions about ISU Newsletters:


How do I subscribe to ISU Today and STATEments?

University faculty and staff should automatically receive ISU Today on weekdays while students automatically receive STATEments every Monday and Thursday. Students and others wishing to subscribe to ISU Today may do so by sending an email to listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with only the words "subscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L". Email signatures or attached vcards will prohibit the subscription process. You will receive an email with a link to finalize your subscription. Click that link, and you should be sent one more email verifying your subscription to ISU Today.

NOTE: The body of your email should only contain subscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L and nothing more. Remove any signatures you may have, as that will create an error, and not subscribe you to the listserv.

What if I subscribed, but I'm not still not receiving ISU Today?

Please ensure that ISU-Communications@indstate.edu is listed on your "Safe Senders" list. If you are subscribed to ISU Today and are not receiving the mailing, please check to make sure that ISU-Communications@indstate.edu is in your email program's Safe Senders list.

How do I "unsubscribe" from the newsletters?

University faculty and staff cannot unsubscribe from ISU Today, whereas students cannot unsubscribe from STATEments. Students and friends of the university wishing to unsubscribe to ISU Today may do so by sending an email to: listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with only the words "unsubscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L" in the body of the message. You will, then, receive an email with a link to finalize your request to unsubscribe. Click the link, and you should be sent one more email verifying you have unsubscribed from the newsletters.

NOTE: The body of your email should only contain the phrase"unsubscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L" and nothing more. Email signatures or attached vcards will prohibit the unsubscribe process.

How can I submit an item?

Complete the submission form with the required information. Entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to run, or by 3 p.m. on Friday for items to run the following Monday.

How should I compile my item?

Keep items brief and stick to the important points of who, what, when, where and why (when appropriate). If additional information is needed beyond the message's content, such additional information should be posted online by the group submitting the message with a link to the additional information. Attachments cannot be included in the submission form.

What events can be publicized via newsletter?

Items must have a direct relationship to the university and be of interest to faculty, staff and students. Commercial advertisements for for-profit entities are not permitted. Notices of non-profit fundraising activities and events must have a general university connection such as an ISU team being formed for Race for the Cure, etc.

In addition, the use of targeted email announcements sent through the MyISU will be limited to student groups and subgroups of the employee group. Individual messages for workshops, events and other announcements for faculty and staff should be submitted for the newsletters.

How many times will my item run?

In general, an item can run a maximum number of two times - if requested. If you do not request that an entry run twice, it will only run once. It is recommended the dates are not consecutive. The Office of Communications and Marketing reserves the right to determine whether individual items are appropriate for the newsletters. Depending on the volume of items for a given date or dates, the Office of Communications and Marketing may run the entry on other appropriate dates.

REMINDER: STATEments only runs on Mondays and Thursdays.

Can I request that my item run as a Special Announcement?

Generally speaking, no. Special Announcements are intended for information of an urgent or emergency nature and/or to report to the campus community information about events or developments with significant university impact. Special Announcements are used, for example, to report action by the Board of Trustees or major personnel appointments.

If you have any other questions not answered on this page, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 812-237-3773 or ISU-Communications@indstate.edu.