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News Posts Policy for Fine Arts

Inside the Performing Arts CenterWe are committed to embracing the “web first” concept as adopted by the university. This will allow information on events, professional accomplishments, and other subjects of note to be disseminated in a direct and complete manner to all related constituents.

Our primary goal is to tell prospective students how fantastic we all are and to make sure our current and former students are reminded of that. The most effective way of getting that information out is in this manner. And, in the case of events, a secondary goal is to inform the students and the public about what is offered.

To Suggest a News Item for...

Performances/Exhibits/Events

  • The Lively Arts News: For any performance or exhibit open to the general public and presented by a department or program within the College of Fine Arts, e-mail Hank Knerr directly at hank.knerr@iup.edu.

Professional Activity or Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Why News Posts are Important

  • News posts are, to some degree, intended to publicize an event or broadcast a special accomplishment in a timely and effective manner. However, please understand that the greater purpose and effect of doing that is so that prospective students and their parents, alumni, and others see how much we are doing and how proud we all are in our work.
  • The news posts remain in archive for at least two years so that people can go back and look at what is and was happening. So, if that prospective top high school student or their parent wants to know what types of activities in which they will be involved, they will drill down on the website and see what they have in store for them. If they look and don't see anything at IUP but do see a lot at some other institution, then the latter school could easily get the nod.
  • In the case of an alumnus or a person who may want to donate to a department or program, a collection of impressive news posts could easily tip them our way. They also serve as a resource for anyone soliciting potential donors.
  • Any information submitted for an event as a news item in a timely manner will also be mentioned in the Lively Arts’ eLetter, "Go Live!," to be sent periodically (generally 1-2 times per month) to over 2,000 contacts.
  • All news posts are also included in IUP Daily, with some also included in the daily student e-mail newsletter, the Beak. With that, it also often will be posted in various social media sites by IUP and the Lively Arts. This can result in literally thousands of views.
  • News posts are the source for various reports, such as the Fine Arts annual report, dean’s report, etc. To be sure to have your professional activity included, you need to submit your information through “Suggest a New Item.”

A Few Notes

  • A faculty or staff member having information about an upcoming event needs to provide that information at least two weeks in advance. 
  • Any faculty or staff member wishing to share information about any professional activity needs to post this information through their department’s “Suggest a News Item” feature. (see below for specific links)
  • Once posted, this information will automatically be shared with the chairperson, dean, provost, and others through the IUP news feed system, including IUP Daily.
  • Through other means, such as various newer e-mail programs, you can also subscribe to news feeds (usually called RSS feeds) so that you are kept informed of college activities and accomplishments.
  • As appropriate, news items will also be posted on the Lively Arts’ Facebook page and/or the Lively Arts’ Twitter account.

A Super Quick “How To”

  • Suggest NewsInformation on professional development and scholarly activity must be posted on the appropriate department’s news page. Simply go to your department’s main page and click the “News” menu item in the far right shadowed navigation column (see direct links below).
  • Information on events should be sent, with at least one photograph if available and information directly to Hank Knerr at hank.knerr@iup.edu.
  • Once on the News page of any department for professional activity news, click the “Suggest a News Item” link at the top of the right column above the list of Categories and/or Recent News.
  • After clicking the “Suggest…” link, you will be asked to log into the “CMS Login.” Enter the same username and password you use to start up your computer (not necessarily your e-mail password). If you are off campus, you will need to have a VPN connection. For more information on setting up a VPN connection, visit the IT Support Center website.
  • Complete the form and submit.
  • Your web approver for your department/area will receive an automatic message that a news item has been submitted. Once that approver has looked at it, edited as necessary, and submitted it to the Web Team, it should appear live on the IUP website within 24 to 36 hours. If you do not see it, contact your Web approver directly.
  • Note on photos: Although you cannot currently submit photos through the “Suggest” form, they can often be included in the news post, and at least one graphic is highly recommended. If you have a good photo, please e-mail it separately to your department’s Web approver. It is preferred that you send pictures at a maximum width of 200 pixels, 72dpi. If you do not know how to do this, you can e-mail the picture as is, and your approver will handle if time allows. However, resizing may take some time to process. The Web Team site contains an easy, Web-based way to resize photos.
  • More complete step-by-step instructions on this process are available on the Web Team website.

This information, along with detailed instructions from the IUP Web Team "How To" pages referenced above, is available as a pdf.

  • The Lively Arts
  • Performing Arts Center, Room 202
    Fisher Auditorium
    403 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1008
  • Phone: 724-357-2787
  • Fax: 724-357-7899
  • Office Hours
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  • Summer Hours
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