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Frequently asked questions about Indiana State newsletter (ISU Today)

University Communication coordinates the entries provided to ISU Today (electronic student, faculty and staff newsletter sent on weekdays).

If your question is not answered in the FAQ, contact University Communication at 812-237-8764 or

How do I subscribe to ISU Today?

University faculty, staff and students should automatically receive ISU Today on weekdays. Others wishing to subscribe to ISU Today may do so by sending an email to 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.

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

Please ensure that 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 is in your email program's Safe Senders list.

How do I "unsubscribe" from the newsletters?

University faculty, staff and students cannot unsubscribe from ISU Today. Friends of the university wishing to unsubscribe to ISU Today may do so by sending an email to: 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 entry?

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 entry?

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 can be included in the submission form.

What events can be publicized via newsletter?

Entries 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 entry run?

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

Can I request that my entry 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 University Communication at (812) 237-8764 or