The online university calendar functions as a centralized listing of university-sponsored or on-campus events. It informs the LeTourneau University community of upcoming event details and the outside community, including prospective students and their families, of the breadth of activity that occurs on the LeTourneau University campus.
The online university calendar is located at www.letu.edu/cal. A university calendar events feed is also found on the homepage, at www.letu.edu, that includes information about and links to the most current events, as well as links to the full university calendar.
Only mission-fit events that are university-sponsored or hosted on campus will be published on the university calendar. Examples of appropriate calendar submissions include official university athletic events, Belcher Center events open to the public, chapel, academic calendar dates and YellowJacket Activities Council (YAC) events.
Because of volume and logistical limitations, LeTourneau University reserves the right to exclude certain types of events from the university calendar. For example, university calendar submissions will not be accepted for any outside organizations’ events held off the LeTourneau campus. Likewise, regularly scheduled internal events, such as departmental or business meetings, are unnecessary additions, as they do not fit the university calendar’s broad, externally focused function. Submissions are encouraged for events to which all of a given university constituency are welcome or the public is invited. When submitting events to which the public is invited, contact University Relations at 903-233-3818 should the event have media notification.
Events will not be published on the university calendar unless the form is properly completed with all required information.
Event Submission Process
The University Webmaster serves as the Administrator of the online university calendar; however, the designated Web Content Managers from departmental areas and organizations throughout campus will have both the access and the responsibility to submit events pertaining to their area of management. Web Content Managers will receive the additional training required to submit calendar events, as needed.
To request that an event be submitted to the university calendar, please contact your the Web Content Manager representing the area under which your event falls. (Be sure to provide all event information in your request). Area Web Content Managers include:
University calendar events should be submitted throughout the year, as event information is established. Published events should be regularly monitored to assure all eligible events are included and all event information is accurate. When possible, events should be submitted no later than 14 days before the event. Once a Web Content Manager submits an event, it will remain in their ‘My Pending Events’ listing until the event is published by the calendar Administrator. All events will be approved and published by the calendar Administrator. The Administrator will also confirm the appropriate event categorization.
Appropriate topical organization assists university calendar users in finding the events for which they are looking. In order to decrease fragmentation, broad topical areas are used to categorize events in the university calendar. Topical areas include, but are not limited to: Academic Calendar, Admissions Events, Alumni Events, Athletics, Chapel, Conferences and Meetings, Lectures and Seminars, Performances and Student Activities. The University Webmaster must approve the addition of any suggested topical areas.
Changes to a Calendar Submission
Web Content Managers are responsible for assuring that the information for each event they post is accurate and up-to-date. If an event is changed, postponed or canceled, the correct information needs to be on the calendar as soon as possible. To represent LeTourneau University in the best possible way to those who visit the Web site, Web Content Managers should review their ‘My Pending Events’ listing for spelling, grammar and accuracy of event information.
An event submission may be updated or deleted as long as it is in the ‘My Pending Events’ listing. If changes need to be made once the calendar Administrator publishes an event, send the updated event information, clearly identifying each requested change, to email@example.com.
For calendar training and submission questions, contact Kate Gronewald, Director of University Marketing & Communications, at KateGronewald@letu.edu or 903-233-4396.