News-Suggestion Form Helps Employees Post News on Web

Posted on 1/21/2009 10:06:48 PM

An on-line form is now available to help IUP employees who are not caretakers of their department or office website to post news.

In addition to reaching anyone who views the department or office website or subscribes to the new feed, these suggested news items—if posted successfully—will be included in the list of campus bulletins on the IUP website and will be eligible for inclusion in IUP Reporter and the IUP News and Events webpage. These items will also be reviewed by the Office of Media Relations for consideration as an IUP news release.


In order to suggest a news item, employees must be connected to the IUP network, meaning they must be on campus or connected via the virtual private network. Find instructions on using the VPN.

Employees who use the on-line form will also be prompted to log in with their user name and password. Only IUP employees will be permitted to suggest news items using this form.


Employees who wish to post a news item should go to the News section of their unit website. To access the on-line form, they should follow the link on the right side of the screen that reads, "Suggest a News Item." They will then be prompted to log in to verify employment at IUP. After adding their information to the form, employees should click the Suggest a News Item button at the bottom of the page.

Suggested news items go through workflow, a chain of approval, before publication on the website. Submitted items must be approved first at the unit level and then by the Web Team.

News items that reach the Web Team by 2:00 p.m. during a university business day, if approved, will appear on the live website beginning at about 4:00 a.m. the following day. That is the time when the contents of the staging server, where changes to the website are made, are copied to the production server, which houses the live website.

For more information on suggesting a news item, see How to Suggest a News item. If you have any further questions, please contact the Web Team at