Guidelines for Aggnews Announcements

Aggnews Definition
Aggnews announcements are sent to faculty, staff and students or any combination of these groups.  Aggnews are timely, brief and relevant email announcements concerning the Texas A&M Galveston campus that are distributed to all faculty and staff through the Sea Aggie Daily and to students via Student Services.  These notices are an excellent communication tool for publicizing important events and achievements as well as unifying the campus community.

Aggnews Announcements should be sent to aggnews@tamug.edu.  They will be screened by Student Activities.  In the first line of your aggnews email please note if your announcement is for faculty, staff, students or a combination of these groups.  Those for all groups and for students will be distributed by Student Activities. 

Those for faculty and staff will be forwarded to the Marketing and Communications Department (marcom) to be published in The Sea Aggie Daily faculty, staff e-newsletter from Monday through Friday.  Text deadline for the next morning's edition of the Sea Aggie Daily is 3 p.m. for text and 2 p.m. for graphics and pictures on the afternoon before the announcement is to be posted.  Please include at the end of your Aggnews email announcement your name, title and department. 

If you have questions about announcements for students, contact Student Activities representatives Joe Hoff hoffj@tamug.edu or Shelly Fordyce fordyces@tamug.edu.  Send questions, corrections and comments about the Sea Aggie Daily to marcom@tamug.edu

Urgent Announcements: Announcements that need to be sent as soon as possible may be sent to aggnews@tamug.edu.  It is helpful to notify Student Activities representatives Joe Hoff (4472) and Shelly Fordyce (4427) by phone that an urgent message is waiting.  If student announcements are time sensitive, they can be distributed via the Howdy Portal, a bulletin board or other publications in one of our student campus newsletters.

Series Announcements: Student Aggnews announcements will only be sent once.  If a faculty/staff announcement needs to be sent as a series, please note on the submission’s first line if you want the item repeated daily.  Items that require repeating, but not daily, must be submitted one at a time for each day.