• About the Newsroom

    The Newsroom is home to stories about the University of St. Thomas and the students, faculty and staff who belong to its community. It represents the convergence of news content (which formerly appeared in Bulletin Today) and five magazines –  St. Thomas, B., CAS Spotlight, St. Thomas Lawyer and Perspectives — as well as other sources. By centralizing news and feature-story content in one place, the Newsroom provides a better-informed portrayal of the scope and depth of the work being done at the university.

    St. Thomas always has placed a high priority on  delivering timely and accurate news. As early as 1946, news and events were announced in a one-page memo published by the President’s Office. The “yellow sheet” for students and “green sheet” for faculty and staff appeared in the 1960s. In 1988, both publications were combined in a printed newspaper, College of St. Thomas Bulletin, which appeared weekly. A daily electronic version, Bulletin Today, first appeared in August 1999.

    As the home for news and information about St. Thomas, the Newsroom is the destination for honest and trustworthy content that will be available through up-to-the minute coverage.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find what I’m looking for?

    How often will new articles appear on the Newsroom website?

    Will I receive emails from the Newsroom?

    Where else can I find links to Newsroom content?

    Can I see Newsroom articles on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels?

    I’m a faculty or staff member with information about a meeting or event that will take place on campus. How can I publicize my event?

    I’m a member of a student club or organization with an event taking place on campus. How can I publicize my event?

    Can I still see Bulletin Today and magazine articles from before the launch of the Newsroom?

    I have an idea for a Newsroom story. Where can I submit it?

    I have submitted a story idea or notice. When can I expect to see it? (Information on deadlines)

    I’m a reporter. Where do I find information about experts and media relations?

    How do I make the Newsroom my homepage when I open my browser?

    Can I unsubscribe from Newsroom emails?

     

    Where can I find what I’m looking for?
    Stories in the Newsroom are organized by categories.The most recent articles from each of these categories can be found on the Newsroom homepage.

    Below the headline of each article, you’ll see a list of categories. Clicking on a category takes to you a listing of every story that has been tagged with that category.

    The main categories are available in the site’s navigation at the top of the screen. They include:

    Notices:

    • For Faculty/Staff: H.R. information, accreditation communications, articles about upcoming meetings and events
    • For Students: Notices and reminders from administrative offices (for example, Registrar, Financial Aid), graduation information, articles about upcoming meetings and events

    Academics:

    • Stories about specific academic departments, programs, faculty, students and research

    Commentary:

    • The Scroll, a blog that provides “slice-of-life” commentary from a group of contributors that includes faculty, staff, students and administrators
    • The Weigh-In, a blog featuring commentary from faculty experts on breaking news, trends and current research
    • Opinion pieces published in any of the five magazines produced by the university

    Faith:

    • Stories about how we carry out our Catholic tradition and faith-based mission

    Our Community:

    • In the News, clips from external media sources featuring St. Thomas and our experts
    • In Your Prayers, notices asking the community for prayers for ill or deceased loved ones
    • President’s Office, news about and from the Office of the President
    • Professional Notes, periodic listings of faculty and staff scholarly accomplishments

    Publications:

    • Articles from the five magazines published by the university: St. Thomas, B., St. Thomas Lawyer, CAS Spotlight and Perspectives.

    How often will new articles appear on the Newsroom website?
    The Newsroom operates on a 24-hour news cycle, which means new stories can appear at any time, multiple times a day. When you hear about news breaking at St. Thomas, the Newsroom is your destination for up-to-the minute coverage.

    Will I receive emails from the Newsroom?
    The Newsroom sends out periodic emails targeting specific audiences with information tailored to their needs. On Mondays “The Week Ahead” lists deadlines, notices, meetings and other important “housekeeping” information.

    Many notices that appear in “The Week Ahead” emails are visible on the Newsroom homepage in the top level navigation under “Notices” and near the bottom of the page under “Notices for Students” and “Notices for Faculty/Staff.” In addition, Notices and other information that is dsitributed via “The Week Ahead” is available on Twitter for both students and faculty/staff.

    On Wednesdays, “The Midweek” highlights some of the latest feature stories and major university news that appeared in the Newsroom over the previous seven days. On Thursdays, “The Weekender” features events for the upcoming weekend.

    In cases of major breaking news, the Newsroom will occasionally send out a Newsroom Update email. The threshold for this type of email message is very high and is only utilized when historical news has taken place or in cases of emergency. Examples include the announcement of a retirement or death of a student, high-ranking official or faculty member, a varsity sports national championship, or a critical emergency incident where there is an immediate threat to campus safety. The threshold for this type of communication is determined by the Newsroom Editorial Board.

    Where else can I find links to Newsroom content?
    Through the use of RSS feeds, the Newsroom is able to display headlines in places like departmental websites. That means that whenever a new article is published in the Newsroom, it will appear in the places where people are already logging in. It puts up-to-the-minute headlines right in front of you so you don’t miss a thing.

    You can also subscribe to specific Newsroom feeds that you are most interested in so whenever stories are published, the headlines appear in your Outlook RSS folder or other RSS reader.

    For more information about RSS feeds or to subscribe to a feed, visit our Connect page.

    Can I see Newsroom stories on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels?
    The Newsroom is connected to the university’s institutional profiles on many social networks. To follow the university, visit our Connect page. In addition, each article can be shared on your own social network profiles by utilizing the share buttons at the bottom of each article. You can also follow Notices for Students and Notices for Faculty/Staff on Twitter.

    I’m a faculty or staff member with information about a meeting or event that will take place on campus. How can I publicize my event?
    The Newsroom events calendar pulls its information from the room scheduling application R25. For your event to appear on the events page, schedule your room in R25 and provide as many details as possible when filling out the form. Make sure to click the box labeled “Include in Newsroom’s calendar.” All events with the most complete information will be curated by our editors and added to the calendar.

    The Newsroom encourages departments to post details about events and meetings on their respective websites. To publicize your event in a Newsroom email, first publish the information on your department’s website, then share the link with the Newsroom staff.

    For more information visit our Submit News page.

    I’m a member of a student club or organization with an event taking place on campus. How can I publicize my event?
    The Newsroom events calendar pulls its information from the room scheduling application R25. For your event to appear on the events page, schedule your room in R25 and provide as many details as possible when filling out the form. Make sure to click the box labeled “Include in Newsroom’s calendar.” All events with the most complete information will be curated by our editors and added to the calendar.

    The Newsroom encourages student clubs and organizations to post details about events and meetings on their respective websites or social media channels. To publicize your event in a Newsroom email, first publish the information on your organizations website or social media channel, then share the link with the Newsroom staff.

    For more information visit our Submit News page or visit Campus Life.

    Can I still see Bulletin Today and magazine articles from before the launch of the Newsroom?
    Yes, all articles published in the Bulletin Today dating back to September 1999, as well as articles from all five magazines dating back as far as July 2002 are available in the Newsroom archives. You can search for them using the in-site search tool in the right sidebar on the homepage.

    I have an idea for a Newsroom story. Where can I submit it?
    The Newsroom staff is always interested in hearing what is going on around campus. Whether it’s student or faculty research, a quirky fact, a well-known speaker or visitor, we want to hear from you. If you would like to submit your idea to be considered for publication, visit the Submit News page or send an email to news@stthomas.edu.

    I have submitted a story idea or notice. When can I expect to see it?

    Publication dates for feature stories are determined at the discretion of the Newsroom Editorial Board. Feature story submissions are considered on a case by case basis and, if chosen by the editorial board for publication, require a minimum of 10 business days for writing and production.

    Notices are published on an ongoing basis throughout the week. For a notice to be considered for the upcoming week’s “The Week Ahead” email, it must be submitted no later than the end of the day on Wednesday. Notices that miss the cutoff for the email are still available on the Notices for Faculty/Staff and Notices for Students pages.

    I’m a reporter. Where do I find information about experts and media relations?
    Visit our For the Media page for contact information and access to our experts database.

    How do I make the Newsroom my homepage when I open my browser?

    Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Newsroom homepage.
    2. Click the arrow to the right of the Home button (the house icon located near the right side of the screen) and then click Add or Change Home Page.
    3. In the Add or Change Home Page dialog box, click Use this webpage as your only home page.
    4. Click Yes to save your changes.

    Firefox:

    1. Open Firefox and navigate to the Newsroom homepage.
    2. Click the icon to the left of the web address, drag it to the Home button, and release.

    Chrome:

    1. Open Chrome, click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar on the right side of the screen and select Settings.
    2. Under On startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages, then click Set pages.
    3. Enter http://www.stthomas.edu/news into dialog box and click OK.

    Safari:

    1. Open Safari and click on the Safari menu.
    2. Select Preferences.
    3. A dialog box will open and the sixth item down the list is where you can set your homepage.

    Can I unsubscribe from Newsroom emails?
    The Week Ahead, Midweek and Weekender emails are delivered to all faculty, staff and students with @stthomas.edu email addresses. Each email includes news and useful information that is relevant to you as a member of the St. Thomas community. There is not an opportunity to opt out of this communication.

    Subscribers who opted-in to receive the Bulletin Today and Newsroom emails at non-stthomas.edu addresses and who continue to receive Newsroom notifications can opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of one of the Newsroom’s periodic email messages.

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