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The Marketing and Communications office crafts content across digital and print channels for a variety of audiences all with the goal of advancing the college's reputation on campus and in the community.

We encourage our units to share their news and story pitches with us. We are always interested in hearing stories from across the college that we can use to highlight the excellence of our departments, schools, centers and people. These stories might appear as articles on our website, newsletter items or social media content. Please keep in mind all submissions are subject to review. 

Share your ideas with Christina Dierkes, content strategy specialist, at dierkes.10@osu.edu.

Share news and events

The College of Arts and Sciences and the university provide many channels for units to share their news and events. Please refer to our resources to submit your content to college newsletters and university publications.


This weekly e-newsletter for the College of Arts and Sciences is published each Wednesday afternoon (with occasional exceptions for holiday schedules). It features timely research news, events, experts and accomplishments in the college. Around the Oval is issued to all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff on the main campus and regional campuses, along with key contacts at the university.

The deadline for content submissions is Friday at noon (Please keep in mind all submissions are subject to review). 

What is included in Around the Oval?

  • Key news items
  • Research news and publications
  • Faculty, staff and student awards (national, international, university, college, discipline)
  • Featured events
  • Faculty, staff or student expert citations in media. Submissions come from University Communications media updates, chairs, faculty, staff and students (does not include personal, op-ed pieces)


Submit an item to Around the Oval

If you would like to subscribe, please complete the online form or send an email to asccomm@osu.edu.

This weekly e-newsletter distributed on Tuesdays shares important internal announcements and updates for faculty, staff and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. It also shares resources, opportunities and calls for nominations or applications for awards, memberships, grants, etc.

The deadline for content submissions is Friday at noon (Please keep in mind all submissions are subject to review).

Submit an item to Administrative Updates

onCampus Today and onCampus Weekly are e-newsletters that are great vehicles to share your news items with wider university faculty, staff and student audiences.

To share a news item for consideration in onCampus Today or onCampus Weekly, complete the submission form. Provide a suggested headline, brief descriptive text and a link to an appropriate webpage where the news item is found. You can also indicate the nature of the news item, which publications it should appear in and a desired publication date.

While submitting a news item does not guarantee it will be published, all items are considered.

Submit an event for the Arts and Sciences calendar

Free Online Calendars

Spread the word — there are several free online calendars available for your use.

Columbus Underground
Columbus-centric blog with a focus on city development, art, culture and lifestyle
https://www.columbusunderground.com/events (no account/password required)

Columbus Alive
Local alternative weekly. This tool also feeds their print calendar. Free account sign-up required.

Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Monthly
Local magazine focused on arts, culture and local news. This also informs content for their print calendar.
Free account sign-up required.

Columbus Parent
Quarterly publication with frequent online updates serving Central Ohio families.

Local NBC affiliate. Free account sign-up required.
A note on other TV outlets: their online calendars are fed by contacting their editorial desk.

Ohio Event Finder
Online database of arts and cultural events in Ohio. It feeds event calendars throughout the state, including Ohio.org and ArtsInOhio.org. This is open only to groups presenting arts and culture events open to the public.

Free account sign-up required.

This Week News
Covering Columbus suburbs and neighborhoods.

Website content

Online newsletters are a cost-effective way to post and share department, center and program news with alumni and other stakeholders.

The newsletter content lives on the unit's website, and Marketing and Communications can partner in developing an email to stakeholders (alumni, donors, etc.) to drive traffic to the content. Online newsletters are created and managed by the unit, but they will send the articles to Marketing and Communications for content review before an email will be built for distribution. If units would like to share the newsletter with their alumni, our office will managing sending through Salesforce per university standards.

To access the online newsletter module, units can request training from ASCTech.

Ohio State Style Guide

The online Associated Press Stylebook (apstylebook.com/osu) provides Ohio State communicators with direction on nomenclature, capitalization and other topics writers and editors encounter in the course of their work. It also clarifies instances in which Ohio State’s internal rules break from standard AP style. The comprehensive AP style guide and Ohio State style guide is available online when connected to the university network or a PDF is available here.


  • University name: We are The Ohio State University on first reference, Ohio State on second. We are not "OSU" because the Ohio State name has greater awareness and familiarity than OSU. Geography is a factor, too, as there are multiple OSUs out there, and the web doesn't stop with Ohio's boundaries. Never refer to "Ohio State University," "the Ohio State University," or "THE Ohio State University." Don't capitalize “university” when used alone.
  • College name: We are the College of Arts and Sciences. "The" is not part of the college name and is not capitalized, and "and" is always spelled out; do not replace it with an ampersand. Arts and Sciences is acceptable on second reference. Use caution with the ASC acronym — while it can be valuable shorthand for internal audiences, it may lead to confusion to audiences outside of the college. Don't capitalize "college" when used alone.
  • Commas: Ohio State follows AP style, and as such, we do not use Oxford/serial commas unless needed for clarity.
  • Time: Use numerals in all cases and omit the zeros for on-the-hour times. Use periods for a.m. and p.m. To avoid confusion, use noon and midnight instead of 12 p.m. and 12 a.m. Examples: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. / 1-3 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Formal titles: Capitalize formal titles when they immediately precede a name: President Barack Obama, Professor Betty George. In text matter, titles following a personal name or used alone in place of a name are lowercased. Examples: Professor John Smith ate an apple. John Smith, professor of history, ate an apple.
  • Doctor: In general, for news content, use "Dr." only in first reference as a formal title before the name of an individual who is a medical doctor, but do not use "Dr." when referring to someone with a PhD or other doctoral degree.
  • Departments: Capitalize the full, formal names of departments, but lowercase shortened or informal versions. Examples: He is a professor in the Department of History. He is a professor in history.
  • Academic degrees: Capitalize the main words in the full names of degrees when they are spelled out and capitalize abbreviations of degrees. Abbreviation of the degree name is acceptable on first reference: BA, MA, PhD, etc.
  • Book titles, magazine titles, etc.: Titles of books, magazines and newspapers appear in italics, without quotation marks. Titles of book chapters, magazine articles and peer-reviewed papers appear in quotation marks.