Submissions to WSU Update can be directed either to the Promote an Event form or to the Tell a Story form, depending on your content needs (see more below).

Once you've submitted your request, learn when your information will be published in WSU Update

When to Use the "Promote an Event" Form

Use the Promote an Event form when you want to spread the word about a speaker, fundraiser, meeting, or other time-based engagement. If it has a time, date, place and you want people on campus to attend, this is the request form to use. 

If you are promoting your event well in advance, the Promote an Event form includes the option to request an update to your department webpage with your event information. Be sure to include your webpage URL and specific web content updates in the "Changes Requested" section. 

You also can request the creation of promotional materials through the Promote an Event form. The timeline for design and production of promotional materials can range anywhere from five days to more than three weeks - depending on the project - and design and printing costs will apply. (Learn more at "How long does it take to Design a Project?") 

When requesting a "digital slide," please be sure either to attach the digital sign you've created (view minimum requirements here) or include your specific content for the slide (title, main bullet points and information, images, logos) as well as your cost center so Creative Services can create one for you.

When to Use the "Tell a Story" Form

Use the Tell a Story form when you have news or an announcement you want to share with campus. Examples include a faculty member receiving an award, or students who are participating in interesting projects. The Winona State newsblog is a great place to view past coverage and get a sense of how our university stories are told.

The MarComm team uses many publication channels to share the Winona State story, and these channels are curated at the editorial discretion of the WSU Marketing and Communications team. 

Additional Promotional Opportunities

All "Promote An Event" and "Tell A Story" requests will be reviewed by the WSU Marketing and Communications team for additional promotional opportunities such as media releases, social media promotion, web spotlights, the alumni magazine, etc. Please highlight, where appropriate, the impact your event or story submission will have on recruitment, retention, and other institutional priorities. Use the "Additional Information" section as needed to outline content for consideration.