MISSION

Intercom is the official University-wide newsletter for UT Dallas faculty and staff members. This periodic publication is designed to provide University employees with important information necessary for the workplace, as well as community news that supports the University’s mission. There is no “opt-out” provision for this communication.

SUBMISSIONS

Intercom emphasizes sharing information critical to workplace success, including announcements about employee benefits, organizational changes and policy matters, among other topics. The newsletter also accepts items on University-sponsored events, athletic events, campus events, programs, seminars, fundraisers, etc. These are secondary to the main mission of the newsletter, and their publication is at the sole discretion of the editors.

Messages are generally expected to consist of a short summary linking to more information on existing department or organization web pages.

Guidelines:

  • Contact Information – Every item in Intercom needs an email address or the phone number of someone who can answer questions about the announcement. This contact information will be posted with the item.
  • Length – Submissions must be one paragraph in length and, whenever possible, include hyperlinks to relevant Web pages. The supplier of this information is solely responsible for the content of any material found through a link to another page.
  • Eligibility – Only submissions from UT Dallas faculty or staff members will be considered for inclusion. Submissions must be made directly from a University email account. Submissions from non-UT Dallas email accounts will be disregarded.
  • Deadlines – Items must be submitted to the Intercom editor a week before the Intercom distribution date, generally the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Any items that have missed the deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • Format for submissions – Preference will be given to short announcements that link to UT Dallas Web pages. Items may be submitted as a Word document attachment or sent as an email message. The email address is [email protected]. Do not submit fliers and/or PDF documents with information embedded in them—these will be disregarded. Items should include all of the essential information (who, what, where, when, costs and contact information).

CONTENT

Intercom lists only University-related news or events sponsored by official University groups, organizations or departments. Registered student organizations hosting events or fundraisers intended primarily for a student audience should use the UT Dallas Comet Calendar, the UTD Mercury student newspaper or This Week at UT Dallas.

  • Frequency – Lectures, conferences and seminars will be listed for no more than two issues. Fundraising events will not be listed in Intercom unless the proceeds go to the University, a related organization or, as in the case of the State Employee Charitable Campaign or the Alumni Association, the event is an officially sanctioned beneficiary.
  • Editing – Any item submitted may be edited for clarity, style and space consideration.
  • Editorial Considerations – The final decision for any item to be included rests solely with the UT Dallas University Web Services office. Any appeals for inclusion or clarification on policy should be directed first to the editor of Intercom. The Assistant Vice President for University Web Services and/or the Web Content Manager will be the final arbiter of any issue related to this publication.

Content may include the following:

  • Commercial Promotions – Only internal commercial services, such as the UT Dallas Bookstore, etc., will be considered in terms of offering/promoting special rates or discount offers to University employees. External companies or organizations wishing to promote discounted prices/rates through Intercom will not be included.
  • Events on Campus – Entertainment events, such as concerts and family shows, may be included in Intercom as a service to the University community. The Office of Communications reserves the right to accept or deny publication of any event in Intercom. In general, an announcement about an event, such as a lecture, should run in Intercom the week before either the actual date of the event or the R.S.V.P. deadline. No item will run for more than two issues.
  • Personnel Items – Personnel items, such as new hires, promotions and retirements, will be included in Intercom at the director level and above.
  • Research Requests, Grant Proposals and Calls for Papers – Departments and schools/colleges wishing to publicize requests for research and grant proposals and papers from external organizations should contact the Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • Requests for Research SubjectsIntercom will not publish requests for human research subjects from any University school, college or department.
  • Student Organizations – Student events or fundraisers are not eligible for inclusion in UTD Intercom. These groups should use the Comet Calendar, This Week at UT Dallas and the UTD Mercury.

For urgent items concerning the public safety and security of the University community or information concerning pending or imminent weather events, please contact the UT Dallas Police Department at 911.

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Past Issues

2017

November 15, 2017
November 1, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 4, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 6, 2017
August 23, 2017
August 9, 2017
July 26, 2017
July 12, 2017
June 21, 2017
June 7, 2017
May 17, 2017
May 3, 2017
April 19, 2017
April 5, 2017
March 22, 2017
March 8, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017
Feb. 8, 2017
Jan. 25, 2017
Jan. 11, 2017

2016

Dec. 20, 2016
Dec. 7, 2016
Nov. 22, 2016
Nov. 9, 2016
Oct. 26, 2016
Oct. 12, 2016
Sep. 28, 2016
Sep. 14, 2016
Aug. 31, 2016
Aug. 17, 2016
Aug. 3, 2016
July 20, 2016
July 6, 2016
June 22, 2016
June 8, 2016
May 25, 2016
May 11, 2016
April 27, 2016
April 13, 2016
March 30, 2016
March 2, 2016
Feb. 24, 2016
Feb. 17, 2016
Feb. 10, 2016
Feb. 3, 2016
Jan. 27, 2016
Jan. 21, 2016
Jan. 13, 2016

2015

Dec. 16, 2015
Dec. 9, 2015
Nov. 24, 2015
Nov. 18, 2015
Nov. 11, 2015
Nov. 4, 2015
Oct. 28, 2015
Oct. 21, 2015
Oct. 14, 2015
Oct. 7, 2015
Sept. 30, 2015
Sept. 23, 2015
Sept. 16, 2015
Sept. 10, 2015
Sept. 2, 2015
Aug. 26, 2015
Aug. 12, 2015
July 22, 2015
July 8, 2015
June 10, 2015
May 27, 2015
May 13, 2015
April 22, 2015
April 8, 2015
March 25, 2015
March 11, 2015
March 2, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015

2014

Dec. 10, 2014
Nov. 26, 2014
Nov. 12, 2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Oct. 8, 2014
Sept. 24, 2014
Sept. 10, 2014
Aug. 27, 2014
Aug. 13, 2014
July 30, 2014
July 15, 2014
July 1, 2014
June 10, 2014
May 28, 2014
May 13, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 08, 2014
March 11, 2014
March 25, 2014
Feb. 25, 2014
Feb. 12, 2014
Jan. 28, 2014
Jan. 14, 2014

2013

Sept. 24, 2013
Oct. 8, 2013
Oct. 22, 2013
Nov. 5, 2013
Nov. 8, 2013
Nov. 19, 2013
Dec. 13, 2013