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Submission policies for It's Happening at State

Process and guidelines

It’s Happening at State is a bimonthly email for and about the faculty and staff of NDSU. Story submissions are encouraged. All stories are edited for length and Associated Press Style.

Articles in It’s Happening at State also are posted on and may be distributed to media outlets as media releases. 

Submit stories

The preferred method to receive submissions is via email. Please send all submissions to

Publication schedule

Each payday, which are typically the 15th and last working day of the month, an email with a link to the current news is sent. If the pay date falls on a weekend or holiday, the It's Happening at State email is sent the preceding workday.

Anyone who is an NDSU employee will get an email via the official listserv. Off-campus individuals who want to receive an email notification should submit a valid email address to Amy Ochoa at

Submission deadlines

Submission deadlines are one working day prior to the posting date. Submission deadlines are available at

Submission guidelines

The following criteria serve as guidelines when considering articles for submission. There may be situations when exceptions are made. In situations where It’s Happening at State is unable to publish an article, for whatever reason, other outlets on campus such as The Spectrum, KNDS Radio and department newsletters and websites should be sought to announce news.

Stories likely to be published include, but are not limited to:
• Messages from President Dean L. Bresciani
• Faculty awards
• Faculty presentations and publications
• Faculty grants
• Faculty award nominations    

Stories not likely to be published include, but are not limited to:
• Internal-targeted announcements such as various training seminars
• Non-NDSU-sponsored community events, even if the event is held on campus
• Non-academic student achievement (athletics, livestock, judging awards, etc.)
• Student organization news or announcements
• Classified advertisements or classified-type announcements

In the event that items are not likely to be published in It’s Happening at State, departments and organizations are still encouraged to submit stories. They may be edited and posted to the NDSU news webpage.


Whenever possible, we prefer to include a photo with newsletter articles. Photos of faculty and staff (head and shoulder) are taken in Publications Services, Prairie Hall, room 20, on the first Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary. If you are unavailable during that time, contact Justin Eiler at or 1-6550 to schedule an appointment.

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