Marquette Today overview
The Office of Marketing and Communication implemented Marquette Today to ensure university news and events are shared with the campus community on a daily basis. This timely vehicle will feature campus news, research, faculty awards and accomplishments, media coverage, items from the News Center, Marquette Matters content, and feature articles on strategic university initiatives.
Integration with News Briefs
An updated email, News Briefs at Marquette Today, replaces the old News Briefs format, and is sent to all faculty, staff and students every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks, when only the Monday email is sent. It will feature the top four to six news items and direct users to Marquette Today. The four to six featured news items will be determined by the Office of Marketing and Communication. High-priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
Interactive University Calendar
The new interactive University Calendar provides searchable, easy-to-access information about campus events. Events submitted to Marquette Today will be posted to the University Calendar and individuals are encouraged to submit events directly to the calendar via this form.
A link to the University Calendar is included on the Marquette Today website.
Content submission guidelines
Content submitted to Marquette Today will typically be posted within 24 hours on weekdays. The audience for Marquette Today and News Briefs is first and foremost an internal one – faculty, staff and students. As such, it is also a broad audience, reaching across all departments and schools. Indicate in your submission if your content is more relevant to faculty and staff or students, or relevant to both audiences. Only Marquette-related news is published. Therefore, items included must be applicable to a majority of campus. Inclusion is at the editor’s discretion.
Article priority is determined by the topic’s level of importance to the university as a whole, as well as its timeliness.
Because of the immense amount of editorial content submitted, especially during the academic year, articles will be published once. Some articles may be updated if additional information is required or event details change.
Submissions that are better suited for the University Calendar will be published to the calendar rather than on Marquette Today. Events must be open to the entire campus community and have campus-wide appeal to be included on the University Calendar. Student-run events must also be approved through the Office of Student Development.
Individuals are encouraged to submit events directly to the calendar via this form.
Whenever possible, and especially for events, be sure to include with your submitted information the phone number, email and website link that interested individuals can use to respond to or obtain more information.
All event notices should include the event name, date, time, location, admission cost, a brief description and a response deadline. If the event is student-organized, it must be open to the entire campus community and have campuswide appeal. The Office of Student Development event approval number must also be included for OMC reference.
Style and editing
OMC staff will edit submissions for style, length and clarity. Articles are structured as news articles, not promotional ads, and follow the University Style Guide and Associated Press style.
If your news item or event does not relate to a majority of campus, there are multiple other outlets through which your message can better reach your target office. For assistance, contact Clare Peterson, communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 288-6195.