Event or Announcement? You have to option to submit your item as an announcement or an event or both. What's the difference? An event submission puts your event on the campus calendar, it may show up on the Gallaudet homepage, and it appears in the Daily Digest on the date of the event. An announcement is any general item of information which could include an advertisement about an event ahead of time.
How many times can I run my announcement? You can only run your announcement up to five times. You may choose which five days you want it to appear. On the first day it runs it will be in the top section labeled Today's Announcements. On subsequent dates it will run in the Previous Postings section. Due to a minor glitch, if you choose to run your announcement for the first time for a future date, the announcement will run one day earlier in the Today's Announcement section (example: announcement set to run for the first time on Friday, it will run on Thursday and Friday in the top section, other dates after that will be in Previous Postings).
Important note on announcement submissions: Please include the date, time, location, and any other essential information related to the event, and list a contact person in case additional details or clarifications may be required.
Submitting an image or photo? Images should be in a JPG format. Pictures and images should be no larger than 500 pixels wide. Images that are too large or not in the correct format will not be attached.
Submitting a document? We rcommend converting your document into a PDF file (most programs have that option, you generally won't need special software). PDF documents are the most universally accessible for all types of computer operating systems. The ability to convert documents to PDF is standard on Gallaudet owned computers, contact Gallaudet Technology Services for assistance.
Submissions due before 2 p.m., two business days before run date
Here are some tips for submitting your announcements and events:
Keep your announcement short and sweet and only include the most important information (if you must include a lot of information, then be sure to have the most important information at the top)
Don't forget to include the most important information! If it is an event submission for the calendar or an announcement about an event, include the date, time, and location
Whenever possible, include contact information for people to get more information or a link to a website.
If you have a flyer, make it a PDF file, if you have a picture, make it a JPG.
Events that are posted on the Calendar are automatically included in the Daily Digest on the day of the event. For maximum exposure in the Digest, if you are submitting an announcement about an event that is on the Calendar, don't run your announcement on the day of the event itself.
All submissions are subject to approval and editing by the Office of Communications and Public Relations. If information is missing or unclear, we will attempt to inform you and get clarification but, because of the volume and timeliness of requests, we can't guarantee your announcement can be updated and posted on the dates originally selected.
Only Gallaudet employees or students (with a Gallaudet username and password) can submit announcements or events. Those who are NOT Gallaudet employees or students should work with an on-campus department to assist in posting a submission. You must be logged into your Gallaudet email to submit.
Need to update your submission? If you have already submitted an announcement or an event and you need to make a change or cancelation, DO NOT submit a new item. Send an email to email@example.com.
If you have questions about the Daily Digest or have updates and corrections to items already submitted, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.