109 Whitesitt Hall
Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thur 7:45am - 7:00pm
Fridays 7:45am - 4:30pm
Summer and Classes Not in Session
Mon - Fri 7:45am - 4:30pm
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Mr. BulkE is a bulk email process that allows distribution of email messages to identifiable groups. Use it to send email notices to groups on campus with a few clicks of the keyboard. One word of caution, this system is not intended for the distribution of spam (junk email). Please use the system to enhance communication on campus and not bog it down.
1. What is Mr. BulkE?
2. What is the policy on using Mr. BulkE?
3. Bounced Messages
4. Email Addresses
5. Helpful Suggestions
6. Who can use Mr. BulkE?
7. How do I use Mr. BulkE?
8. How can I reach all of the people on campus?
10. What happens if I abuse my Mr. BulkE privileges?
Currently Mr. BulkE is divided into several categories: Mr. BulkE Campus, Mr. BulkE Rosters, Mr. BulkE Majors/Minors, Mr. BulkE Schools, Mr. BulkE Advisees, and Mr. BulkE Special Groups.
Mr. BulkE Campus allows designated personnel in a department and other key staff to email messages to the campus at-large and groups identified below:
All Unclassified and Classified Employees
Unclassified - regular (includes temp, exempt, non-exempt & 12 month)
Unclassified - temp
Unclassified - exempt
Unclassified - non-exempt
Unclassified - 12 month
Classified - regular (includes temp, exempt & non-exempt)
Classified - temp
Classified - exempt
Classified - non-exempt
Deans, Directors & Chairs
Deans, Directors, Chairs and Contact Person
Deans, Directors and Chairs - President's Office
Deans, Directors and Chairs - Academic Affairs
Deans, Directors and Chairs - University Advancement
Deans, Directors and Chairs - Administration and Campus Life
Deans, Directors, Chairs, Contact Persons - President's Office
Deans, Directors, Chairs, Contact Persons - Academic Affairs
Deans, Directors, Chairs, Contact Persons - University Advancement
Deans, Directors, Chairs, Contact Persons - Administration and Campus Life
Mr. BulkE Rosters is an email delivery system that allows a faculty member to email students who are enrolled in one of that faculty member's classes. Faculty and other teaching staff can access Mr. BulkE Rosters via GUS. Each course they are teaching will be listed with links to each respective course roster. Students can be emailed individually or as a group.
Mr. BulkE Majors/Minors is a system that allows designated personnel in a department to contact all students in a given major or minor. This system is based on a student's declared major/minor and is maintained dynamically by the student information system for enrollment. Mr. BulkE Majors/Minor is available to vice-presidents, deans, major department chairs, and designated personnel in a department.
Mr. BulkE Schools is a system that allows designated personnel to contact all students in a given school. This system is based on a student's declared major and is maintained dynamically by the student information system for enrollment. Mr. BulkE Schools is available to vice-presidents, deans, department chairs and designated personnel in a department.
Mr. BulkE Advisees is an email delivery system that allows an advisor to email one or more of the currently enrolled students who are listed as advisees. Mr. BulkE Advisees is available to chairs, advisors and designated personnel in the department.
Mr. BulkE Special Groups has a number of options, but is primarily used for self-selected lists of people (Mr. BulkE Savelists), special subgroups of campus students (i.e., all honors college students or all students living in university housing), and all currently enrolled students. Mr. BulkE Savelists is limited to select individuals who are able to create their own self-selected lists. Please contact OIS if you have a need for this type of service. Mr. BulkE for special subgroups is only available to the office or person who is directly in charge of that group (i.e., housing office for housing students). Mr. BulkE for all students is limited to these individuals: Administrative Specialist for the Registrar, Office of Associate VP for
Campus Life, Director for Public Relations, Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Office of Provost and Academic VP, and Associate Director for Information Services. If you have a need to email a special subgroup, please contact the person in charge of that group. If you have a need to email the entire enrolled student body, please contact one of the above listed persons.
What's the policy on using Mr. BulkE?
Mr. BulkE is intended for the distribution of campus information and should be short and to the point. Below are some examples of messages that Mr. BulkE is NOT intended to broadcast:
Mr. BulkE messages are sometimes bounced. Bounces can occur for any number of reasons, including a bad email address, the receiving system being down, or the recipients inbox being full (quota problems). You might expect 5 - 10% of the emails sent via Mr. BulkE to students to bounce for some reason. This means that if you send out a Mr. BulkE to 1,000 currently enrolled students, you might expect to receive 50 to 100 bounces. This number goes down when you are emailing faculty and staff, as the email addresses are more likely to be correct and quotas are less likely to be full. This number goes up when you are emailing prospective students, who, as yet, have not established a direct contact with PSU.
Receiving an excessive number of bounces may result in your own email account becoming "over quota", and as a result, other incoming messages to your account may not be received. The email quota for individuals who send Mr. BulkE emails has been increased, but a large number of bounces could still be a problem. In order to minimize this, please be sure to use the following suggestions:
Mr. BulkE messages can contain links to web pages and email (use the format http://xxxxx.xxx/xxx.html or and, replace the x's with a web page or email address).
Who can use Mr. BulkE?
Mr. BulkE and Mr. BulkE Majors are designed for departmental contact people and other key information distribution points. Designated departmental contact people have access to Mr. BulkE through the GUS system. Mr. BulkE Rosters is designed for campus personnel teaching classes. Individual instructors have access to only those courses that they are currently teaching.
How can I reach all of the people on campus?
Since Mr. BulkE's intent is to reduce spam (electronic junk mail), users are encouraged to send messages only to the target group. If a message needs to be sent to the campus at-large, then we suggest:
Please keep in mind that email is not guaranteed and receipt of messages may be delayed since the message could take some time to deliver. Any time sensitive material should probably not be sent via Mr. BulkE or if sent, should be sent well ahead of the event. DO NOT RELY ON MR. BULKE FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.