How to submit an item for inclusion

Items should be submitted to [email protected]. The item, which can be an event, news headline, lecture or seminar or other newsworthy item, must be connected to an OSU program, department or organization. Most community events, even if they include an OSU faculty member or student, will not be included unless the event is sponsored in part by an OSU affiliated group. OSU Today is assembled daily (weekly during Summer term) and does not draw automatically from any OSU calendar or other source. Items must be submitted via email for inclusion. Do NOT send them via PDF. Text only. See below for specific guidelines on submission types and formats.

Items must be submitted by 4 p.m. the previous day for inclusion in the next day’s edition, but submitters are requested to try and submit items at least a week in advance if possible. Items submitted at the last minute may be held if they do not contain complete information.

OSU Today follows Associated Press style guidelines and reserves the right to edit submissions for style and length.

Upcoming Events/ Lectures and Seminars

Submissions to “Upcoming Events” and “Lectures and seminars” must be under 60 words and must include time, date, location and admission price, if any.  Submissions must include a short bolded headline. Hyperlinks may be included. Events must have a direct Oregon State connection and be open to the entire OSU community.

Due to space constraints, items will appear for no longer than three days running (including the day of the event). If an event has an early registration, or is expected to fill up quickly, a request can be made to run an item for three days in a row, and then removed and run again immediately before the event. Please specify if this is the case in your submission.

Sample submission:

Science of winemaking lecture: Linda Bisson, professor in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California-Davis, will give the 2011 James M. Craig Lecture on “The Scientific Art of Winemaking: Grapes Rotted to Perfection.” She will speak on April 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Take Note

Submissions to “Take Note” must be under 75 words and must include information on the targeted audience (students, staff, faculty), appropriate links, deadline dates and contact information. Submissions must include a short bolded headline. Hyperlinks may be included. Typically an item here will run three to five days depending on space.

Sample submission:

Life Scholars applications: Applications for the 2011 Life Scholars Program are now being accepted. This program enables undergraduate students to participate in a scholarly project in the field of aging with Center faculty. The maximum award is $2,000; application deadline is May 6. Four to six awards will be made this year. Departmental matching funds are necessary; a 100 percent match with Center for Healthy Aging Research funds is required. Call 541-737-4993 or visit


Submissions for “Jobs” must include job title, department, unit or college name, posting number and closing date. Unless specified, the assumption is the job is listed at

Sample submission:

Public Information Representative 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting #0007130. Closes April 17.