About ISU Today

The Office of Communications and Marketing produces ISU Today, the daily electronic newsletter for Indiana State University. ISU Today is provided to all faculty and staff via e-mail. Students and friends of the university may subscribe to ISU Today. The MyISU Portal is the official communications vehicle for students; students do not receive ISU Today. The following guidelines have been established for ISU Today submissions.

Special e-mail announcements from Communications and Marketing will be limited to significant items of an urgent nature. Special e-mails will not be used to communicate items that could have been sent via ISU Today or to accommodate missed ISU Today deadlines.

In addition, the use of targeted e-mail announcements sent through the MyISU portal 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 ISU Today or placed on the MyISU portal.

Items must have a direct relationship to the university. 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 the Race for the Cure, etc.

To submit items for consideration in ISU Today, send an e-mail to isu-communications@mail.indstate.edu with the subject, text, and return information for follow-up questions and comments (such as the name, email address, phone number and department/office of the sender).

University faculty and staff automatically receive ISU Today. Others wishing to subscribe may do so by sending an email to: listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with subscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L in the body of the message and clicking "Send" on your email application. You will receive an email with a link to finalize your subscription. Click that link, and you should be sent one more email clarifying your subscription to ISU Today.

Please ensure that ISU-Communications@mail.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@mail.indstate.edu is in your email program's Safe Senders list

Those wishing to unsubscribe may do so by sending an email to listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with the words unsubscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L in the body of the message and clicking "Send" on your email application.

Frequently asked questions about ISU Today:


How can I submit an item for ISU Today?

Send an e-mail to ISU-Communications@mail.indstate.edu with the subject, text, and return information for follow-up questions and comments (such as the name, email address, phone number and department/office of the sender). Items must be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to run.

How should I compile my notice for ISU Today?

Type the item in the body of your e-mail. Use any standard font, but do not mix fonts within the message. Do not send items as attachments. 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 office submitting the message with a link to the additional information.

What events can be publicized via ISU Today?

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

How many times will my item run?

In general, ISU Today items can run a maximum number of two times – if requested. If you do not request that an item run twice, it will run only once. You may request specific dates, but the Office of Communications and Marketing reserves the right to determine whether individual items are appropriate for ISU Today and, if so, to run the item on other appropriate dates, depending on the volume of submissions for a given date or dates.

How do you determine when items run?

ISU Today serves as an online communication for faculty and staff and is distributed each weekday morning. As such, items are scheduled based upon timeliness and news value to the campus community.

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.

How do I subscribe to ISU Today?

University faculty and staff should automatically receive ISU Today. Others wishing to subscribe may do so by sending an email to: listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with subscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L in the body of the message and clicking "Send" on your email application. You will receive an email with a link to finalize your subscription. Click that link, and you should be sent one more email clarifying your subscription to ISU Today.

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

Please ensure that ISU-Communications@mail.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@mail.indstate.edu is in your email program's Safe Senders list.

How do I "un-subscribe" from ISU Today?

University faculty and staff automatically receive ISU Today and cannot "unsubscribe." Others who no longer wish to receive ISU Today may send an email to listserv@listserv.indstate.edu with the words unsubscribe ISU-COMMUNITY-L in the body of the message and clicking "Send" on your email application.

If you have a question not covered in this FAQ list, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 812-237-3773 or ISU-Communications@mail.indstate.edu