Family Listed in Birth Announcements: Only immediate family members, such as siblings and parents of the child, should be listed in birth announcements. Grandparents or other relatives will not be listed, unless they are the designated guardians of the child.
Promotion of Products and Services: Anything that might be construed as advertising for a product or service will not be printed in the magazine.
Web Addresses and Contact Information: Web addresses or any personal/company contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, will not be printed in the magazine.
In Memoriam: All obituaries submitted for alumni of Olivet Nazarene University will be printed in the magazine, provided the issue goes to print within one year of the individual’s passing. In memoriam submissions for staff, trustees, faculty or friends may or may not be published at the discretion of the editor, based on factors including the individual's involvement with the school, length of service and relationship to readers.
In memoriam submissions will be edited before publication and will be limited to 175 words. Lists of survivors will not be included. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the editor. At their discretion, editors may highlight and/or lengthen obituaries for prominent alumni, faculty, staff or friends, depending on available space.
Occasionally, Olivet may use information printed in local newspapers and/or funeral home websites for memorials. However, we cannot be responsible for obtaining memorials for all alumni. To insure your loved one receives a proper tribute, please make sure to send information to the editor, via the online form or email.
Newsletters and Missionary Letters: Family/friend newsletters and missionary letters (those duplicated and sent to a large group of people on a mailing list) will be forwarded to the Office of Alumni Relations. These will be regarded as letters to friends on staff at Olivet, not as submissions for print in the magazine. If you would like to include your news in the Classes section, please submit it via the online form or email. This way, we are certain that information we publish is intended and appropriate for mass distribution in the publication.
Engagement Announcements: Due to space constraints, we do not print engagement announcements. We will be glad to run an announcement of marriage, following the wedding ceremony.
Editing and Refusal to Print: The editors reserve the right to edit submissions for length, clarity or style standards. They will not publish submissions that are deemed offensive or that promote activity or values contrary to values held by ONU.
News Highlights: The editors reserve the right to highlight submissions in the magazine when information about an alumnus is deemed particularly noteworthy, unique or exceptional.
Photos: Submitted photos will be published within the magazine whenever possible, based on photo quality and space available. For best quality, digital photos should be submitted in at least 3” x 5” size at 300 dpi (or 900 x 1500 pixels). Prints may be submitted by mail, but will not be returned to the submitter unless specifically requested and a return address is indicated. Photos may be cropped or touched up before print.
Approval Requirements and Options: Editors will take great care in accurately representing the submitted news in the editing process, and will only contact alumni for clarification when needed. Alumni will not have the opportunity to approve edited submissions before print.