It's time to add fall events to the CUE!
The start of a new semester at Ohio University often means looking ahead on the calendar to check dates and schedule activities. If you're planning events for your planning unit, organization or group, using the OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) will help spread the word to all members of the University community.
Some may be hesitant to add events now because all of the details may not be final. However, adding events that have firm dates and times now can serve as a "save the date" notice and the person who submits an event can edit or delete that event entry at any time so you are always in control of your event information.
Right now is the time to add fall events that have finalized dates and times for several other reasons:
- Having event information in one location helps to inform event planners, Facilities Management, and OUPD, which helps avoid maintenance, scheduling, and topical conflicts.
- Event information added to the CUE is shared with University Communications and Marketing’s internal communications team for publicity through venues such as Compass, the electronic newsletter sent to all members of the OHIO community (faculty, staff, students and parents, etc.), and the University’s primary social media accounts.
- The ohio.edu front door redesign that will launch this fall includes a space where events selected from the CUE will be highlighted, so it's good to get in the habit of adding events.
The process to submit a calendar event is simple:
This PDF contains detailed "how-to" instructions.
And remember, the official CUE Twitter handle, @OHIO_CUE, spotlights events taken from the CUE in daily "Today @ohiou" tweets. These messages are sent beginning at 9:05 a.m. on weekdays and 10:05 a.m. on weekends. The events featured in these tweets are selected from those added to the CUE.
- Anyone with an active OHIO ID and password can add OHIO events by visiting ohio.edu/calendar/submit to login (popups must be enabled for ohio.edu in your browser).
- Fill out the resulting form with all relevant information. Be sure to include the event title, date and time, location, a brief description and contact information for someone who can answer questions about the event. Also, indicate if the sponsoring group is a University department or a student organization.
- Submissions are moderated and will be edited for style and grammatical correctness.
- Generally, on-campus events that are open to the public will be approved.
- Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: Jul 31, 2014