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Electronic message board policy established
July 30, 2002
"Austin Peay State University's electronic message board is viewed by both the campus community and the general public, making it a highly visible representative of the University. Therefore, it will be operated in a manner that supports Austin Peay's mission of education and public service and promotes a positive University image."
So begins the policy regulating use of the electronic message board installed in May. The policy was adopted by University officials June 4.
Messages considered for the board include major art, music and theatre events, sports activities, important academic calendar dates (such as registration deadlines), holidays and campus closings, approved student programs and events and announcements of community-wide interest.
Requests for messages to be posted on the sign should be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Office of Public Relations and Marketing's communication specialist (x7868), who will configure text to accommodate electronic and mechanical limitations. Messages also may be edited for brevity, clarity and compliance with medium specifications.
Messages from organizations not affiliated with Austin Peay, of interest only to the campus community or that are for events open only to members of an organization will not be posted.
Messages will be displayed for no more than seven consecutive days, and only one message per event will be posted.
All messages must be approved by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, which reserves the right to deny posting of messages deemed inappropriate. This includes messages not specified in the Electronic Message Board Policy.
To view the policy, go to www.apsu.edu/policy. Click on index, then scroll through the options. Click on "Electronic Message Board."