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Please Hit Send—CU Denver News Wants Your Submissions!

July 13, 2020

Dear CU Denver Students, Professors, Staff, and Alumni,

As life has gotten a little inexplicable in the past few months, CU Denver News and on the university’s official social media channels worked to provide coronavirus-related updates and resources. To help foster a sense of community during this time of safe, physical distancing, we are interested in hearing from our readers—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. 

We are looking for stories by and/or about CU Denver community members. This could be anything from a diary entry on how you’re dealing with pandemic-related issues to an article about mindfulness to a listicle with funny movies or podcasts. We’d love to share authentic, empathetic, and uplifting content.

Who knows what students want? Students. Who understands faculty concerns? Professors. Who appreciates staff-related issues? Staff. Who recognizes alumni matters? Graduates. Please submit ideas or articles to or complete the form below.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind. We have also provided a summary of various series that you might spark ideas. We look forward to seeing what you create!


  • Include a title.
  • Try to keep your word count between 300 – 600 words.
  • Use first person and either stick to all past tense or all present tense.
  • Refrain from using any offensive language (curse words, reference to drugs or alcohol, etc.).


Happy to Help

This series offers quick tips for everyday issues in easy-to-read formats. Try using top-5 in a listicle format. For example, “Five Ways to Tackle Closet Reorganization” or “Top Five Totally Happy Movies.” You can also submit a brief video illustrating your helpful advice.

My Stay-at-Home Project

Did you bake a loaf of sourdough? Paint a room? Discover a new planet? Big or small, practical or artistic, successful or disastrous—we want to see your stay-at-home projects! Send a photo or video.

The Fine Print

This is a volunteer piece, which means you will not be compensated, but your name will be in the byline of your story in CU Denver News. All content published in CU Denver News is at the discretion of the University Communications team. We will confirm whether or not your piece will be featured in the newsletter.

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