Towson University Daily Digest: E-mail News
last updated July 8, 2009
The University publishes a Daily Digest of news and announcements in e-mail format. The purpose of the Daily Digest is to decrease the number of all-campus e-mail messages while at the same time provide the university community with timely and useful news and announcements. The items submitted to the Daily Digest are also channeled to other electronic media, such as staff and student intranets, and a searchable archive is maintained.
Contribution Process and Whom to ContactThe following people have been identified to manage the Daily Digest contributions that arise in their respective areas. Please contact your appropriate representative to ask about specific requirements for submitting messages to the Digest.
Executive Division: Cassy Bennett, Marina Cooper, Terri Ward
Administration and Finance: Diane Hammer, Amie Voith
Division of Economic and Community Outreach: Donna Guillott, Bobbie Laur
Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost: Tammy Adams, Jo Schmidt, Robin Wiesand, Gina Howell
University Advancement: Elizabeth Carbone, Carol Dunsworth, Jan Lucas, Louise Miller, Daniel Fuchs, Emily Koch, Gay Pinder, Kathleen Crowley, Linda Jones, Brittany Miller, Karen Powell
Student Affairs: Faculty/Staff -- Cyndi Zimmerman, Susan Lidard; Students -- firstname.lastname@example.org (Teri Hall, Christopher Rindosh, and Vicki Young have access on behalf of students)
Athletics: Dan O'Connell, Mary Perry
Towson University Police: Col. Bernard Gerst, Capt. Robert Novak, Capt. Joseph Herbert, Lt. Charles Herring, Det. George Morgan, Sgt. Scott Rouch, Jean Comer
Additional individuals who need to be added to the Daily Digest list of editors must contact their respective vice president. Once approved through their vice president's office, the request should be forwarded in an e-mail message to the
is the Procedure for Posting to the Digest?
For general campus announcements we recommend that an e-mail with the specific information outlined below be sent to your appropriate campus representative (see above list). The e-mail should minimally contain the following information:
your full name
the name of the sponsoring organization
the headline (the title of message or event)
the choice of group for notification
start date for announcement to run
end date for announcement to run (run length is limited to seven days)
content of the announcement
contact information for people viewing the message (e-mail address, phone number, Web URL address, etc.)
In the event of an emergency, inclement weather closure, interruption of an important service, or another significant and unplanned event, an all-campus e-mail (students, faculty/staff, both) may still be sent if it is essential and the announcement therof cannot be withheld until the next Daily Digest release. This current policy does not change the existing all-campus e-mail policy; it does, however, constrain its ad-hoc use to true emergencies.
Advance Submission, Retraction, Correction
Acceptable/Unacceptable Usage and Content
The Daily Digest is a means to conduct university business by providing the university community with timely and useful news and informational announcements and to communicate information applicable to the activities of recognized campus organizations. Contributing items that impact small segments of the university community will result in news overload. Although headlines are the only content included in the once-a-day e-mail, receiving 100 headlines will quickly become a burden. Personal or commercial announcements and announcements promoting personal, political or religious viewpoints are not permitted to be posted on the Daily Digest. The Vice Presidents and the Director of Athletics will have the final authority to determine the announcements to be included in the Daily Digest from their respective divisions. Below are examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses of the Daily Digest.
Restriction of Posting Rights
Approved by: David F. Harnage,
Date Issued: September 25,
Last Modified: June 19, 2007