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Submission policies for It's Happening at State

Process and guidelines

It’s Happening at State is a bimonthly email for and about the faculty and staff of NDSU. Story submissions are encouraged. All stories are edited for length and Associated Press Style.

Articles in It’s Happening at State also are posted on and may be distributed to media outlets as media releases. 

Submit stories

The preferred method to receive submissions is via email. Please send all submissions to

Publication schedule

Each payday, which are typically the 15th and last working day of the month, an email with a link to the current news is sent. If the pay date falls on a weekend or holiday, the It's Happening at State email is sent the preceding workday.

Anyone who is an NDSU employee will get an email via the official listserv. Off-campus individuals who want to receive an email notification should submit a valid email address to Amy Ochoa at

Submission deadlines

Submission deadlines are three working days prior to the posting date. Submission deadlines are available at

Submission guidelines

The following criteria serve as guidelines when considering articles for submission. There may be situations when exceptions are made. In situations where It’s Happening at State is unable to publish an article, for whatever reason, other outlets on campus such as The Spectrum, ThunderRadio and department newsletters and websites should be sought to announce news.

Stories likely to be published include, but are not limited to:
• Messages from President Dean L. Bresciani
• Faculty and staff member awards
• Faculty presentations and publications
• Campus seminars
• Faculty and department grants
• Student academic honors
• Faculty and staff award nominations
• NDSU Fine Arts events
• New hires and promotions
• Campus organization community work

Stories not likely to be published include, but are not limited to:
• Internal-targeted announcements such as various training seminars
• Non-NDSU-sponsored community events, even if the event is held on campus
• Non-academic student achievement (athletics, livestock, judging awards, etc.)
• Student organization news or announcements
• Classified advertisements or classified-type announcements

Students and It’s Happening at State

Because It’s Happening at State is an internal news publication primarily for faculty and staff, only high academic honors and awards received by students will be published. When submitting a story about a student, include level in school, their major and hometown.

If a student organization is planning an event that is a form of community outreach that promotes the university, an article on the event may be published.


Whenever possible, we prefer to include a photo with newsletter articles. Photos of faculty and staff (head and shoulder) are taken in Publications Services, Prairie Hall, room 20, on the first Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary. If you are unavailable during that time, contact Justin Eiler at or 1-6550 to schedule an appointment.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:51:47 AM
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