The Office of Marketing and Communications provides various avenues to communicate information to students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and the greater community.

Internal Communications

BEREAVEMENT NOTICES. Marketing and Communications will write and distribute all university-wide bereavement notices assuring accurate, respectful handling of this sensitive material. Bereavement requests should be emailed to the Office of Communications and must include the name of the deceased, the deceased's relation to GSU, and the time date and place of any service. For any requests for bereavement notices contact Angela Denk at adenk@govst.edu.

GSU VIEW. Stories in the GSU View are intended for internal audiences only and will be found in the GSU Portal. The GSU View is meant to convey information of interest to students, faculty, and staff. Examples of internal communication stories are: "FA Link Allows Bookstore Purchases and Rentals with Financial Aid," "Emerging Leaders Program Accepting Nominations," and "Spring, 2016 Intellectual Life Grantees Announced."   Submission Form

INTERNAL E-BLAST. Information sent to a large number of email address at one time is called an e-blast. E-blasts to GSU distribution lists accessible through Outlook (current students, faculty, and/or staff) must conform to accessibility standards. The Office of Marketing and Communications will provide an approved template to be used to create an e-blast and the current guidelines for creating accessible e-blasts. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications.For any questions you may have about E-Blasts, please contact Tony De Castro at adecastro@govst.edu.

MARQUEE. Messages can be posted on the marquees located at each entrance to the university campus. Submit requests at least two weeks prior to posting date.  Submission Form

MONITOR MESSAGES and PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS. Brief announcements promoting an event, meeting, or performance can be posted on the internal monitors located around campus and the GSU public access channel. Information must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.  Submission Form

NEWSLETTERS. The Office of Marketing and Communications can assist you in the creation of a newsletter by providing you with a template or assisting you with our graphic design services.

External Communications

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS. If your event is open to the public, you may wish to promote it in local media outlets. To promote your event to the regional community, the Office of Marketing and Communications can write and distribute a community announcement. Contact the Office of Communications with your event information.

EXTERNAL E-BLASTS. E-blasts to external audiences must be built in HTML and require access to distribution systems such as Exact Target. Contact the Office of Marketing and Communications for assistance.

GSU MEDIA GALLERY. Images submitted to the GSU Media Gallery should be high-quality: 150 to 300 dpi (print quality) with dimensions larger than or equal to 1024 pixels either width and/or height. All submissions must include a 140-character description of the image sent.  Submit images

GSU NEWSROOM. The GSU Newsroom is the university's online media publication which covers the most significant campus news and stories. The Newsroom site is divided into seven categories: Featured Stories, News Stories, President's Corner, Press Releases, Campus Events, Jaguar Connection, and the Media Gallery. Submission Form.

PRESS RELEASES. Press releases may concern new academic programs, accomplishments of faculty and staff, and community outreach provide information and articles to the media concerning the achievement. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications with your information.

GSU Newsroom Submission Guidelines

FEATURE STORIES. Good storytelling requires time for research and interviews. If you want us to write a feature story, we ask for at least four weeks lead time.

A GSU Newsroom feature story can be characterized by its craftiness in storytelling. Our stories have a strong narrative line and are generally human centered. The length of a feature article is between is 500-1,000 words

Submit a story idea or a written story for consideration.

NEWS STORIES. If you want us to write a news story, we require two weeks' notice. 

A GSU Newsroom news story reads more like hard news, using the "inverted pyramid" structure. The first sentence or two of the story make up the introduction and should contain the most important points in the story. In the following sentences, detail is included, which supports the facts or opinions given in the introduction. Additional newsworthy details are also included here. Less important details and subsidiary ideas or information follow. The story concludes with details which help create a fuller picture but which are not essential to the story. News stories are 250-500 words long.

Submit a story idea or a written story for consideration.

EXTERNAL PROMOTION of GSU NEWSROOM STORIES. GSU Newsroom stories may also be submitted to local, regional, or national media outlets as press releases/articles by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Additionally, GSU Newsroom stories may be shared on social media. 

For more information on promoting events, please go to the How to Promote Your Event on Campus page on the GSU website.

Note - Campus community announcements are sent via e-blast by departments or colleges to specific audiences or the entire campus and include topics of immediacy such as a call to action for purchase, registration, submissions, application, attendance, or RVSP. Other purposes of campus community announcements serve to warn of impending closures, openings, or outages that are not defined as emergencies. E-blasts must conform to accessibility standards. While the Office of Marketing and Communications does not create these e-blasts, we will provide an approved template to be used to create an e-blast and the current guidelines for creating accessible e-blasts. Contact Tony De Castro at adecastro@govst.edu.