News and Events
Do you have a news?
(an upcoming event, an award, a grant
If you know of a news event in your area,
be sure you tell us before the event occurs. We try hard to cover the
campus but please don't assume that we know what's happening everywhere.
In order for the university to be successful with publicity, we need
your help and cooperation.
We have or can develop distribution lists
to send news to targeted media at no cost to you. A word of caution:
While we are most willing to send news to the media, we have no way
of guaranteeing its publication. If your news absolutely has to be in
the paper or on the airwaves, you should plan to purchase advertising.
Following are just a few suggested activities
that make great news items:
- Faculty research projects
- Presentations of faculty papers,
attendance at workshops
- New faculty, promotions, etc.
- Grants received
- Honors received
- Events, activities from your
office or area
- Curriculum changes
- Student activities, honors, awards,
- Donations received
- New construction, new equipment
in your area
- New academic programs
- New student services
See our Current Events page for examples
and for the latest happenings at FHSU.
Another word of caution: Nothing is as
useless as old news. Please allow us to write about your upcoming events
before they occur.
Tips for working effectively with the
For more information on writing and distributing
news from Fort Hays State, see also the Power of the written word section
of the university's Identity Standards Manual.
You can send news from here: firstname.lastname@example.org
will take you to e-mail. Be sure to include the following:
- Your name and position
- The full, proper names of the event
- The full, proper name of any sponsors,
grantors, agencies or departments involved
- The name, hometown and classification
of any students involved
- Dates, times, locations and costs
- At least one contact name, number and
- If an event, is it open to the public
and, if not, who can attend?
Make the e-mail as detailed, chatty and
exhaustive as you want. We will edit for FHSU style, convert appropriate
passages to quotes and send the release to you for approval and then
to the appropriate media. All entries are subject to verification before