Southeast Missouri State University

Terminology

accreditation  -- is an often misspelled word

book launch – is two words

book signing – is two words

course work -- is two words

executive staff – refers to the president of the University and his senior administrative team. Lowercase except when the term starts a sentence.

groundbreaking -- is one word

halftime – one word

Homecoming – capitalize on all references

long-term, long term – Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier: (ie. “We will win in the long term. He has a long-term assignment.”)

multicultural – is one word

ribbon cutting – is two words

short-term, short term - Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier: (ie. “The University plans to accomplish the goal in the short term. This is a short-term issue.)

under way – is two words

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