Submitting your events online
keeps University community informed
You hold the power to make your life and those of your fellow faculty and staff members, well, more eventful.
The University Record offers campus units the opportunity to submit information about their events directly into our database for publication in the Record and for posting to our Web site. In addition, the database allows you to customize a list of specific categories of events to be sent to your e-mail box at a frequency you choose.
Consider that part of the richness of working at U-M is the opportunity to attend a wide range of events that are scheduled every week on campusfilms, seminars, recitals and moremany of them free.
By accessing The University Record online system to enter your unit's events, you're making sure the University community, and the general public, learn about your lectures, concerts, exhibitions and more.
The bottom line is this: When you submit online, your event has a full chance of gaining the attention it deserves. And by signing up for custom e-mails with news of the specific University events you're most likely to attend, you can stay on top of what's happening around campus, just by viewing your daily e-mail.
It's easy to get started
To enter your department's events, just go to The University Record Online page at www.umich.edu/urecord. Look to the left side of the screen, click on "submit events" and you're on your way.
A new screen will come up that will walk you through establishing an account by filling out eight information boxes or fields. Once all fields are completed and you have clicked "submit," University Record staff will validate your request to set up an accountusually within a day. Once validated, you will be able to submit events online over subsequent weeks, months or years.
A couple of hints for using the system:
• Be descriptive in your title. The initial display of your event is abbreviated until someone clicks through for the full description. For example, don't just list it as a "Brown Bag," but describe it as "Brown Bag: The Practices of Poetry and Medicine;"
• Fill out the field that asks for a description of the event, as part of that information appears on the first page of listings for that day. Remember, the first sentence is all that will be displayed on the opening page, so take care to offer a description that will sell your event and make database users click through to find more; and
• Include a photo or other image, no larger than 250 pixels wide or tall. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and in an abbreviated calendar listing an image can add appeal to your event. Another plus is that it alerts the Record staff that you have images that possibly could be used in print.
The University Record online database offers custom events notification to those who wish to subscribe.
Go to The University Record Online page and click "view events" on the left side of the page. After the new page comes up, click on "subscribe to U-M events" on the upper right portion of the page.
Simply enter your e-mail address, check the types of events you would like to receive and how often you would like to get them. Events automatically will be sent to your e-mail address, per your request.
If you have any trouble or questions about submitting an event, contact Kevin Brown, associate editor, at email@example.com or call 764-4266.