UNL Today returns to regular publication schedule Aug. 22

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UNL Today returns to regular publication schedule Aug. 22

UNL Today will transition to its fall/spring semester publication schedule starting Aug. 22, the first day of the 2016-2017 academic year.

The UNL Today electronic newsletter will be distributed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer months, it appears in campus inboxes on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The UNL Today website returns with daily news updates Aug. 22.

Faculty, staff and students can submit stories to be considered for UNL Today online by logging in to UNL Announce with their UNL username/password combinations.

Faculty and staff are automatically subscribed to the UNL Today e-newsletter. Students, emeriti, alumni and the public can subscribe to the publication online.

Oversight of UNL Today is provided by UNL news team. Members of that team include:

  • Steve Smith, news director, who is responsible for all UNL-level news content and platforms. He works with administrators, faculty and representatives from UNL’s various colleges on all matters of communications; writes and edits news releases; works with media to connect them with campus sources; coordinates news conferences; is the university’s spokesman; manages UNL news social media feeds; and is a member of the university’s crisis-management communications team. Contact him at 402-472-4226 or ssmith13@unl.edu.

  • Troy Fedderson, internal news editor, who oversees and edits the UNL Today homepage and its electronic newsletter as well as the Scarlet, the bi-annual print newspaper for faculty and staff. He also writes and edits news releases; and works with faculty, staff, administrators, campus communicators and others to report stories of interest for campus as well as external audiences. Contact him at 402-472-8515 or tfedderson@unl.edu.

  • Sean Hagewood, news coordinator, who oversees all aspects of UNL news releases including their preparation, development and scheduling. He also works with members of the local and regional media to connect them with campus sources and writes general-assignment news stories about the university. Reach him at 402-472-8514 or shagewood2@unl.edu.

  • Leslie Reed, national news editor, who is a news writer and editor who places UNL sources and stories in national media. She works with faculty, staff, administrators and campus communicators to identify and write news stories with a potential national audience and regularly maintains contact with the national media to help position UNL as a national leader. Contact her at 402-472-2059 or lreed5@unl.edu.

  • Deann Gayman, social sciences and humanities writer/editor, covers social sciences and the humanities, including research, scholarly activity, faculty and student innovation and achievement in the areas of political science, psychology, communications studies, history, classics, philosophy, English and associated centers and departments. Reach her at 402-472-8320 or deann.gayman@unl.edu.

  • Scott Schrage, science writer/editor, covers research, scholarly activity, faculty and student innovation and achievement in the natural sciences, engineering and associated centers and departments. Reach him at 402-472-4206 or sschrage2@unl.edu.

The news team reports to Teresa Paulsen, chief communication and marketing officer for UNL.

For more information about submitting news items to UNL Today, contact Steve Smith or Troy Fedderson.

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