Royal News is an electronic publication produced throughout the year for The University of Scranton community by the External Affairs Office. It highlights University, student, faculty and staff news and events. Distributed via email on Wednesdays, the e-newsletter is sent to all students, faculty and staff, as well as interested parents. On the first Tuesday of the month, the e-newsletter includes alumni news, and is distributed to alumni who opt-in.
To subscribe to Royal News or to submit an announcement, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be received by Friday at 5 p.m. for inclusion the following Tuesday.
What's Inside Our Royal News?
In our Royal News e-newsletter, there are several content areas/sections for University-released and submitted news items. (See below, or click here!)
News Releasesplus or minus
The top portion of Royal News is reserved for University press releases from the External Affairs Office and major news stories submitted to Royal News. The releases are categorized by topic, and can be browsed – by topic – within the nearby dropdown box.
Announcementsplus or minus
Announcements are news items submitted to the Royal News editor highlighting past events, initiatives, new services and general news information. (Examples: An overview of a service trip, or a preview, recap or RSVP announcement of a significant event.) NOTE: This section is not for standard on-campus events such as weekly meetings or club activities. Like News Releases, announcement scan be searched, but instead of topics, items are sorted by audience (General, Students, Faculty & Staff, and Alumni).
To submit an announcement, email email@example.com.
Billboard Eventsplus or minus
Billboard Events are major on-campus events (Orientations, Preview Days, major performances, etc.) pulled from theUniversity’s Calendar. These events are selected and published by the Media Relations Office and University Calendar editors.
Royal News Eventsplus or minus
Royal News Events are for everyday, on-campus events such as lectures, film presentations, activities and meetings. When you click on “View All Events,” users are linked to a Royal News calendar, listing all submitted events. This calendar listing is generated from the University’s Calendar. The benefit of using the University's Calendar is contributors can submit and edit their own news, and the calendar allows users to access a multitude of social media sharing links.
NOTE: Regularly occurring events – on a daily or weekly basis – can be submitted as a single announcement during the first issue of the month, outlining all events during the next four weeks. This will allow the Royal News Events calendar to be more condensed.
When you click on “View All Royal News Events,” users are linked to a page listing Royal News events for the most recent period. To be listed in Royal News Events, select the “Royal News” category when you submit an event to the University’s Calendar or submit the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Making Headlinesplus or minus
This section includes a list of links to news articles from newspapers, websites and other media that contain information we feel is of interest to Royal News readers. These items include anything from an alumni garnering recognition to an article highlighting a campus event, activity or faculty member. To submit a news item, email email@example.com.
Featured Videosplus or minus
This section promotes two featured or recently uploaded videos from the University’s YouTube Channel.
Be Social!plus or minus
To take advantage of the University’s dynamic social media hub, which includes feeds of the University’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr sites, we have a direct link on Royal News. Check it out at scranton.edu/connect.
How to Subscribe/Submit to Royal News plus or minus
How to Subscribe/Submit to Royal News
- If you are an alumnus or parent of a current student you can subscribe to Royal News, by sending your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To submit an announcement or news item for Royals Making Headlines, email email@example.com.
- All submissions must be received by Friday at 5 p.m. for inclusion the following Tuesday. News items can also be mailed to our physical address, 800 Linden Street,Scranton, PA, 18510. Please address to the attention of "Royal News, University Editor."
- To be listed as a Royal News Event, when you submit an event to the University’s Calendar, designate it as a “Royal News” item. Events can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.