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Communication Request Form

This form is for requesting FlashLine communications (targeted announcements/e-mails or personal announcements in FlashLine), promotion of events or news on the Kent State University website, or communication of information about events, announcements or news to the Kent State faculty, staff or students (Kent State University website or e-Inside newsletter).

*NOTE: Do not use this form if you are making a request for a student organization. Please use the Request Form for Student Organizations.

For additional information or help in filling out this form, please refer to the guidelines page.

* Denotes required fields

Requestor Information

*Name: *Title:

*Email:   *Phone Number:

*Division, Department or Office:


Audience Information

*Target Audience:

Select all that apply:

All Enrolled Students (active students)*    
All Faculty    
All Staff    
All Alumni    

*If you selected "All Enrolled Students" please enter term:  

*If you selected "Subset" please define the subset parameters:  

If your target audience is a subset of one of the above, will you provide a list?


If providing a list of e-mails, please send to

Distribution Methods

I would like to distribute this information using the following vehicles:

  Targeted Announcement/E-Mail

Criteria (choose one):

Campuswide critical notification    
Important campus deadline or other time-sensitive information for students    
Important changes in student services    
Announcement of official policies or changes in policy    
Announcement from governance groups (USS/Faculty Senate/GSS)    

Distribution Date:  

If your request does not meet one of the above criteria, your request will be distributed as a Personal Announcement in FlashLine. FlashLine requests should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of distribution. For additional information, please refer to our guidelines.
  Personal Announcement in FlashLine

Run Date:

From:  To: 

Your request will be distributed as a Personal Announcement in FlashLine. FlashLine requests should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of distribution. 

  On the Kent State University social media networks

Social media requests should be submitted at least 1 week (7 days) in advance of the requested distribution. The web team will determine if your message is appropriate for social media, or if it would be better coming from more direct means.

  Kent State University Website

As a highlight on the following pages

Home page requests are posted at the discretion of UCM, based on space availability.

Featured Event on Calendar Page    
Kent State Home Page (limited)    

Where should this highlight link to? (Note: Highlights link to a public-facing website. You must provide a URL to be considered for web placement):


What photo or image should accompany this posting?  (You must provide image guidelines or your own image to be considered for web placement.  You may email graphics to

Requested Start Date:     mm/dd/yy   Requested End Date:     mm/dd/yy

Website requests must be submitted 1 week (7 days) in advance of the requested publication date to be considered.  Events and news must meet certain criteria and, due to timing and competing events, all requests may not be honored.


In the following newsletters (Management Update is for management only and e-Inside is for all faculty and staff):

e-Inside for Faculty/Staff    
e-Inside Management Update    

Deadline for e-Inside is 5 p.m. Tuesday to be included in the following Monday's newsletter.

Message Information

Subject Line:

Message (350 Word Maxiumum):


Date of Event (if applicable):   

Include any additional info or explanation if necessary and e-mail any supporting files to