Posting News Items

Posting News Items

We 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 here 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.

For the College of Fine Arts, a few specific notes on the process:

  • A faculty or staff member having information about an upcoming event needs to provide that information at least two weeks in advance directly on the "Suggest a News Item" link on each news page.
  • Any event submitted as a news item in a timely manner will also be mentioned in The Lively Arts' eLetter to be sent bi-weekly to approximately 1,200 contacts.
  • Any faculty or staff wishing to share information about any other professional activity needs to post this information through their department's “Suggest a News Item” feature.
  • 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 sItem.”
  • 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 email 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”

  • Information 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 must be posted on The Lively Arts' news page.
  • Once on the “News” page of any area, 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 email 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 at
  • 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 digital team, it should appear live on the IUP site within 24-36 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 recommended. If you have a good photo, please email it separately to your department's web approver. It is preferred that you send pictures at a maximum width of 200 pixels, 72 dpi. If you do not know how to do this, you can email the picture as is and your approver will handle if time allows. Or, you can go to for an easy web-based way to re-size photos.
  • More complete step-by-step instructions on this process are available on the Digital Team website.

To Suggest a News Item


  • The Lively Arts News:
  • Any performance or exhibit open to the general public and presented by a department or program within the College of Fine Arts

Professional Activity or Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Current Departmental Web Approvers

  • Art: Andy Gillham, Susan Palmisano, Nick Conbere
  • Music: Jack Scandrett
  • Theater: Barb Blackledge, Brian Jones, Jason Chimonedes
  • Fisher: Dave Suratsky
  • Tech Lab: Tim Estep
  • College of Fine Arts/Lively Arts/Museum: Hank Knerr