Event/Campus Announcement Procedures

Campus Announcements are now compiled and distributed through LU's Weekly Update each week.

1. Get Approval

Get approval from your Dean, Director or Chair prior to submitting your request.

2. Submit Announcement or Event

All approved announcements must be submitted through LU's Get Publicity form by Thursday at 3 p.m. to be included in the following week's campus update. 

Submit Your Announcement or Event

3. LU Weekly Update

Following the approval process, the announcement will be will appear in the LU Weekly Update received every Monday via Lamar University email.

Additional considerations and requirements on using images

In order for all users to easily access content in mass emails, we must abide by certain guidelines.

  • Vital information must be included in the text body above the image and begin with "Image Description: [text from the image]" (PC users see alternate options below)
  • Images should be used in moderation. Ideally, images including text that is more than two sentences should be changed to a web page and a link provided in the email.  Contact your department web liaison or marketing representative for more information.
  • Attachments cannot be sent in mass emails. 

Alternate options for PC Users

  • In Outlook for the PC, you may choose to embed alternative text "alt text" in the image instead of adding "Image Description: [text from the image]"
  • Steps for embedding alt text
  1. Insert the image in the email
  2. Right-click the image
  3. Choose Format Picture or Format Object (depends on Outlook version)
  4. Choose Layout and Properties tab
  5. Add a title and a description