Submission Guidelines

Tennessee Today is an electronic publication produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing for the benefit of UT faculty and staff employed in the Knoxville area.

Tennessee Today shares good news and features faculty, staff and students who are doing interesting things and making a positive difference in the lives of others. Tennessee Today also shares information on policies, procedures and communications regarding the official business of the university.

Tennessee Today will be distributed via e-mail to its subscribers daily during the academic year, with a reduced distribution schedule during holidays and the summer semester. The Tennessee Today Web site will be updated daily. Subscribe to the e-mail here.

Tennessee Today welcomes submissions from employees and students regarding upcoming events, honors and other news. The editor selects and approves all content for Tennessee Today, and reserves the right to edit all listings for content and space considerations.

All events listed in Tennessee Today must be sponsored by university faculty, staff, students, academic departments, administrative units, or university-recognized clubs or interest groups, and serve the overall education and public service mission of the university. Examples include: campus academic events; honors, awards and noteworthy achievements of faculty, staff and students; campus traffic, construction and logistics information; official university communications; and special or seasonal activities and opportunities for members of the university community.

To submit an item for possible inclusion in Tennessee Today, complete the online form or e-mail

Events may be submitted online to @Tennessee, the campus event calendar. Selected events listed in @Tennessee also may appear in the Tennessee Today e-mail and Web site.

Event submissions meant for inclusion in the Tennessee Today e-mail and Web site will be accepted up to the day before the event. Submissions received more than one month in advance of the event may be held until the event is one month away, and then included in one or more editions of Tennessee Today at the discretion of the editor.

It is the responsibility of the item contributor to notify the Tennessee Today staff if any pertinent details change after the first publication of that item, so it will be corrected in a subsequent edition of Tennessee Today.

Inquiries about these procedures should be sent to