​Guidelines for Submitting Articles

Business@Purdue News is a two-part communication vehicle that provides timely information intended to help business personnel at all four Purdue University campuses remain current about developments that affect their work. Part 1 is a twice-weekly e-mail newsletter directed to more than 800 University recipients. Part 2 is a website on which the newsletter articles are published and archived. Business@Purdue News is produced and administered by the Business Services Training and Communications (BSTC) team.

How to Submit Articles

A team of designated "content providers" supplies most of the articles with input from staff representing all of Purdue’s business arenas. A list of Business@Purdue News content providers is available under the"General Info" tab on the Business@Purdue News website. The Process for Submitting Information to Business@Purdue News to the B@P News website also can be found under the "General Info" tab.

In addition, Business Services and business office employees may propose articles to their department’s content provider for evaluation and possible submission. Employees in areas where no content provider is assigned may email business@purdue.edu to request the appropriate permissions to submit articles.

All submissions are subject to approval by the corresponding area’s designated content provider as well as the BSTC manager.

About Business@Purdue News Content/Articles

Business@Purdue News is provided for members of Business Services and business office staff at Purdue University. The articles it publishes are intended to educate, announce, educate, inform and instruct its readers on relevant topics and occurrences associated with their jobs. The information disseminated via Business@Purdue News is gleaned from a variety of resources and sorted into seven categories. The categories are:

  • Buying
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • General
  • People
  • Reports
  • Research
  • Security
  • Training
  • Travel

Suitable information -- from immediate situations to general announcements -- may include: 

  • new or changed processes and forms
  • clarifications of existing procedures
  • problems and delays
  • solutions to problems
  • training
  • staff changes
  • approaching deadlines
  • new policies
  • changes in system software
  • tips
  • reminders
  • grant applications
  • SAP and business applications
  • general information 
  • new website feature
  • resources

For more information about article content, please refer to the FAQs accessible by clicking the "General Info" tab.

Business Updates

Occasionally, a Business Services department may find a need to communicate information that cannot wait for the next edition of Business@Purdue News. Please refer to the Process for Submitting Information to Business@Purdue News to initiate a "Business Update" mailing.

Breaking News

Urgent Business@Purdue News mailings marked "Breaking News" generally are reserved for communication about issues affecting the applications and/or SAP. In addition, the news may be posted on the Business@Purdue News website, where it will remain active under a banner that reads "Breaking News" until the announcement’s urgency has passed. Please refer to the Process for Submitting Information to Business@Purdue News to initiate a "Breaking News" mailing.

Deadlines for Submitting Content

For Tuesday’s mailing/posting:

  • Thursday: 5 p.m. – Article submitted to business@purdue.edu for review
  • Friday: 5 p.m. – Formatted/copyedited article returned to content provider for approval
  • Monday: 11 a.m. – Content provider’s final approval of article due

For Thursday’s mailing/posting:

  • Monday: 5 p.m. – Article submitted to business@purdue.edu for review
  • Tuesday: 5 p.m. – Formatted/copyedited article returned to content provider for approval
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. – Content provider’s final approval of article due

Deadlines are flexible when there is time sensitivity concerning the material to be communicated. For matters of urgency, please see "Business Update" and "Breaking News" above.