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abbreviations: The current trend is moving away from the use of periods with abbreviations, but there are numerous exceptions, including initials and titles. Most acronyms (NC, CASE, ECU, SRC) do not take periods. Consult The Chicago Manual of Style or the dictionary when in doubt. The plural of an abbreviation or acronym is formed by adding s if it contains one or no periods (CDs, MDs, PhDs) and by adding ’s if is has two or more periods (U.S.’s). Note: Words should typically be spelled out in running text, not abbreviated, although there are, again, many exceptions.

See addresses, degrees, names, time.
academic review: All publications containing curriculum information and/or course or degree listings must be submitted for academic review. Diane Coltraine reviews undergraduate materials. Belinda Patterson reviews graduate materials. Publications containing both undergraduate and graduate course listings must be approved by both.
academic year: Use four-digit years separated by an en dash (e.g. 2005–2006).
actor: Use for men and women.
actress: Use “actor” instead.
ADA statement: Required placement on all documents promoting events open to the public, “Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY).” Lead time for contacting the office may vary.
addresses: Follow these formats. (Note that room numbers always come before building names as street numbers precede street names). Do not use abbreviations for directions or streets.

2 Rawl Annex (not Room 2 Rawl Annex or Rawl Annex 2)
1002A Bate Building (not 1002-A Bate Building)
A-215 Brewster Building (for buildings with wings)
4N-80 Brody Medical Sciences Building (not 4N80 Brody Medical Sciences Building)
609 East 10th Street (generally, no abbreviations except in lists and tables)

Always place East Carolina University on the penultimate line of the mailing address. Use the nine-digit zip code.

The preferred form for mailing addresses is to omit physical addresses if they differ from the mailing address, as they are not needed by University Mail Services to determine destination. (To clarify: While the Department of University Publications is physically located at 1206 Charles Boulevard, all the mailing address needs to include is Building 198. Precede building name with room number if appropriate.)

If you would like to include a physical address in your publication to help your audience find your location, specify as such in your text.

Department of University Publications
Building 198
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Building 198 is located at 1206 Charles Boulevard.

Dr. John Doe
Department of Anthropology
123 Flanagan Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Center for Health Sciences Communications
1S-10 Brody Medical Sciences Building
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834-4354
advisor: This spelling supersedes “adviser” as the preferred spelling in university publications.
affirmative action/equal opportunity statement: All student recruitment publications must have the following statement: “East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, creed, sexual orientation, or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.”

Employment and student recruitment advertisements and posters use the abbreviated statement: “An equal opportunity/affirmative action university that accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.”
African American
alumnus: Alumnus (masculine singular), alumna (feminine singular), alumni (masculine plural), alumnae (feminine plural). Use “alumni” when referring to a mixed group.
Alumni Association: Capitalize when referring to East Carolina’s.
ampersand (&): Always spell out “and” instead of using the ampersand unless it is part of a proper name of an outside entity (e.g., BB&T).
apostrophe Use ’ not ‘ for abbreviated numbers (class of ’08).
Appalachian State University: ASU on second reference. The Mountaineers. Located in Boone. www.appstate.edu
Asian American
associate’s degree: Names of degrees are not capitalized.
bachelor’s degree: Names of degrees are not capitalized.
barbecue: Not barbeque or bar-b-q
Board of Trustees: Use ECU Board of Trustees on first reference.
Board of Governors: Use UNC Board of Governors on first reference.
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University: Use the full name on first reference. Use the Brody School of Medicine or at the School of Medicine on subsequent reference. Lowercase “The” when the name appears in running text (the middle of a sentence); alphabetize using M when listing with other schools.
Campus Living: The Campus Living name includes housing and dining services; do not capitalize when used to mean “living on campus.”
Campus 31: The campus television channel, which includes news on events, educational information, and original ECU productions. The programming also includes entertainment from the Zilo and National Lampoons networks, music videos, and newly released feature films from Residence Life Cinema.
capitalization: Capitalize the proper names of colleges, schools, divisions, and departments (College of Education, Department of Maritime Studies). Capitalize titles when they are used as part of a person’s name (Chancellor Ballard, Professor Smith, Officer Doe).

Capitalize named professorships and fellowships.

Do not capitalize the names of academic programs, majors, minors, or concentrations.

Do not capitalize degrees (bachelor of arts, master of science).

Do not capitalize subject names unless they are proper names (history, biology, French).

Do not capitalize titles that come after a name or that stand alone (the chancellor, a history professor, the director).

Do not capitalize the informal names (often used on second reference) of schools, divisions, departments, and other units (the university, the health sciences division, the anthropology department, the admissions office, the library). Exception: you may capitalize on second reference if the informal form could cause confusion. For example, “university publications” could refer to printed materials or to the department, so it should be capitalized.

Do not capitalize the compass directions north, south, east, or west (including northern, southern, eastern, and western) if not part of a proper name. See Section 8.50 in The Chicago Manual of Style for patterns and variations.

Do not capitalize fall semester, spring semester, or summer session.

Do not capitalize freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.

See also titles, university, degrees.
catalog: not catalogue
Central neighborhood: Cotten, Fleming, Jarvis, Slay, and Umstead residence halls
The Chicago Manual of Style: The 15th edition is the official university style guide. In areas where this section conflicts with Chicago, this section wins.
Chancellors’ Society: A university giving honor society (Note plural possessive form.)
Chick-fil-A® Express
classwork: not class work
clock tower: The Langford-Joyner Clock Tower stands at the south end of the Sonic Plaza.
co: The prefix “co” is not hyphenated (cochair, coauthor, coeditor) unless it would create a compound word that might be misleading or difficult to read (co-edition). See Section 7.90 in The Chicago Manual of Style for a list of prefixes and suffixes, or check your dictionary.
College Hill neighborhood: Aycock, Belk, Jones, Scott, and Tyler residence halls
comprise: Literally, it means “embrace” and is not used with “of.” Correct: The college comprises the Schools of Art and Design, Music, Communication, and Theatre and Dance. Incorrect: The Schools of Art and Design, Music, Communication, and Theatre and Dance comprise the college. (The larger unit comprises the smaller one.)
Conference USA The conference in which the university’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete.
cost statement: All publications must identify the source of the funds used to print them. Those printed using funds from the state must carry the statement “x copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $n, or $n/x per copy.” Pieces printed using private funds carry the statement “Printed with nonstate funds.” Exceptions: Forms and invitations do not usually carry it as we do not need to justify their cost; they are a part of doing business. Display ads also do not need it.
courses: Course numbers, titles, descriptions, and prerequisites must appear exactly as they do in the current university catalogs.
course work
courtesy titles: Don’t use them (Mr., Miss, Mrs., Ms.) in most text. Include the titles of doctors and clergy with their name on first reference. Use only the last name on second reference. Examples: Dr. Jane Doe taught the class. Doe is an expert in her field. Rev. John Doe conducted the service. Doe is the church’s second minister.
Cupola, the: This is the architectural feature similar to a steeple that sits in the Mall. It is a replica of the cupola (pronounced KOO-po-la) that topped the old Austin Building before it was demolished. Avoid using the Cupola alone as a symbol of the university; it is a relatively recent addition, coming on the scene in 1996, and is not widely recognized.
curriculum vitae: “Curricula vitae” is the plural. Save “vita” for informal use.
data: Takes a plural verb (The data show significant variations.) The singular form is datum.
database: Not data base. But data file.
dates: See punctuation.
The Daily Reflector: Greenville’s local newspaper
degrees: Academic degrees are lowercase when spelled out (baccalaureate degree, bachelor’s degree, bachelor of art, master’s degree, master of science, doctoral degree, doctorate, doctor of philosophy). Note the plural form: bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctoral degrees. Abbreviated without periods (BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, MD, CAS), the plural form is formed with “s” (BAs, BSs, MAs, MSs, CASs, PhDs).
dining areas: The following campus eateries are written as follows:

C3 Express
Center Court Juice Bar
Croatan, The
Destination 360
Gallery, The
Java City (located inside EastPointe Plaza, Joyner Library, and the Wright Place)
Marie's Café
Pirate Market
Reade Street Market
Student Recreation Center (on second reference, "rec center" is acceptable)
Todd Dining Hall
West End Dining Hall

distance education: Without a hyphen in all uses
distance learning: Without a hyphen in all uses
doctoral: An adjective (doctoral degree)
doctorate: A noun (She is pursuing a doctorate.)
dorms: Call them residence halls.
East Carolina Heart Institute, the: On second reference, "heart institute" is acceptable. Do not capitalize "the" when it comes before the entry.
East Carolina University: East Carolina is preferred to ECU on second reference; however, both are completely acceptable. Do not use the acronym ECU on a cover or title page; use the full name.
East Carolina University Medical & Health Sciences Foundation
The East Carolinian: ECU student newspaper, printed Tuesday and Thursday during fall and spring semesters and on Wednesday during summer sessions
eastern North Carolina
ECU: Acceptable on second reference to the university
ECU Foundation Inc.
ECU Educational Foundation: The athletics-supporting Pirate Club (Save Pirate Club for sports-related material.)
ECU/Loessin Playhouse Produces student productions during fall and spring semesters
ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Summer productions including student and professional actors
Educators Hall of Fame: Located in the College of Education
e.g.: Means “for example”; i.e. means “in other words.” Follow with a comma.
Elizabeth City State University: ECSU on second reference. The Vikings. www.ecsu.edu
e-mail: Use the hyphen.
emerita: The feminine form. The plural is “emeritae.”
emeritus: The masculine form. The plural is “emeriti” (appropriate for a group of men and women).
facilitate: Weak jargon; use “help,” “make possible,” “aid,” or “assist,” or get more specific about the activity in question.
facilities: The following campus buildings are written as follows:

Clark-LeClair Stadium
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Dowdy Student Stores
EastPointe Plaza
Hendrix Theatre
Joyner Library
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
Mendenhall Student Center
Minges Coliseum
Murphy Center
Student Recreation Center ("rec center" is acceptable on second reference)
Trustees Fountain at Wright Circle, the
Wright Auditorium
Wright Place,the

faculty: Can mean one teaching staff (singular: “The faculty is one of the best in the country.”) or staff members (plural: “The faculty are all very concerned.”). Use it consistently within a document.
fall: Lowercase the season.
Fayetteville State University: FSU or Fayetteville State on second reference. The Broncos. www.uncfsu.edu.
fiscal year: ECU’s runs from July to June. Use an FY 2008–2009 to denote the fiscal year starting July 1, 2008 (although FY 2009 is technically correct). This mirrors the academic year format.
freshman: In common usage, this has become a gender-neutral term despite the masculine form, making it appropriate to describe both men and women. As an adjective it is always “freshman” (singular).
foundations curriculum: Refers to the general courses students have to complete to graduate. Always lowercase.
Founders Day: March 8 commemorates the day ECU was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 8, 1907, as the East Carolina Teachers Training School.
Founders Week: A celebration of the founding of the university. Founders Day often coincides with spring break, so Founders Week was created in 2003 to celebrate when more people are here. Its dates vary.
fractions: Fractions are spelled out in running text (one-half, two-third, three-quarters, five-eighths). Note that hyphens are used when spelling out fractions.
full-time: Always hyphenated
fund-raising: As an adjective and as a noun
grades: Letter grades are capitalized in roman type. (She got a B in ENGL 1100.)
grade point average: Write as a whole number to the first decimal (3.4). Abbreviated “GPA” with no periods. If a listing of averages includes some to the second decimal, then all averages in that section should be listed that way: “The grade point averages in the group were 3.40, 3.25, 3.00, 2.75, and 2.50.”
Gray Gallery: Wellington B. Gray Gallery, the campus art gallery located in Jenkins Fine Arts Center; Gray Gallery is also acceptable on first reference.
half-time: Always hyphenated as an adverb or adjective (Webster); see next entry.
halftime: When referring to the period between halves of a sporting event
health care: Noun is not hyphenated.
health-care: Adjective is hyphenated.
Health Sciences Campus: Home to Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and East Carolina Heart Institute
home page
i.e.: Means “in other words”; e.g. means “for example.” Follow with a comma.
Inc.: Do not use a comma before "Inc." (E.g., "ECU Foundation Inc."
initials: Initials are abbreviated with periods and have space after each period (A. J. Fletcher, T. J. Jarvis).
Internet: Capitalize in all uses.
Langford-Joyner Clock Tower Not One Card
Laupus Library: The health sciences library on the health sciences campus; formerly the William E. Laupus Library.
lists, vertical: Vertical lists are best introduced by a grammatically complete sentence (i.e., a sentence that is still a sentence all by itself, without the help of the list) followed by a colon.

No periods are required at the end of entries unless at least one entry is a complete sentence, in which case a period is necessary at the end of each entry.

Items in a list should be similar in their syntax.

If items are numbered, a period follows each number, and each entry begins with a capital letter whether or not the entry forms a complete sentence.

Bulleted lists are considered appropriate mainly for instructional or promotional material and are treated the same as numbered lists in terms of capitalization and punctuation.

A group of unnumbered items each of which consists of an incomplete sentence should begin lowercase and requires no terminal punctuation.

If a list completes the sentence that introduces it, items begin with lowercase letters, commas or semicolons are used to separate each item, and the last item ends with a period; such lists are often better run into the text rather than presented vertically.
Main Campus: Designation used to distinguish the Fifth Street campus from the Health Sciences Campus and the West Research Campus.
master class: Not masterclass
master’s degree
money: Use numerals for any specified amount.

Delete the ".00" unless cents are a part of the dollar amount.

For amounts less than a dollar, spell out the word “cents” and lowercase (5 cents, 98 cents). Use the $ sign and decimal system for larger amounts ($1.01, $3.50).

For dollar amounts, use the $ sign and the numeral(s). (The fee was $20.) For consistency, include the .00 in a series of amounts if cents are included. (The totals came to $515.75, $4,200.00, and $18.50.)

For specified dollar amounts, the word takes a singular verb. (He said that $1,000 is enough for the down payment.)

For amounts in millions, use the $ sign with numeral(s) up to two decimal places followed by the word million, or use the $ sign with all numerals for specific amounts. (The new building will cost $12.24 million dollars. The new building will cost $12,243,000.)
more than/less than: Use to denote quantity (number of students, dollar amount, etc.). Do not use "over" or "under," both of which denote a location. See also over/under.
motto: The university motto, Servire (pronounced ser-WEER-ay), is capitalized and italicized (because it is a Latin word). The more commonly used translation, To Serve, is capitalized when used alone and in running text and is not set off in quotation marks.
multi: Not hyphenated as a prefix (multicampus, multipurpose). See Section 7.90 in The Chicago Manual of Style for treatment of words formed with prefixes.
names: Use a person’s professional title (if appropriate) and first and last name when that person is first identified in copy. On second reference, use only the last name. (Professor Jane Doe, Doe; Dean John Smith, Smith). Do not use a comma before Jr., Sr., II, III, IV, etc. See also courtesy titles, state names, titles.
Native American
neighborhoods: East, West, and Central. Do not capitalize “neighborhood,” just the adjective. These are campus divisions used by Campus Living for residence hall groupings.
non: The prefix “non” is not hyphenated (nonstudent, nonthesis, nondegree, nonnegotiable, nontraditional, nonprofit, noncredit). See Section 7.90 in The Chicago Manual of Style for treatment of words formed with prefixes.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: NC A&T on second reference. Located in Greensboro. The Aggies. www.ncat.edu
North Carolina Central University: NCCU on second reference. Located in Durham. The Eagles. www.nccu.edu
North Carolina School of the Arts: NCSA on second reference. Located in Winston-Salem. www.ncarts.edu
North Carolina State University: NCSU on second reference. Located in Raleigh. The Wolfpack. www.ncsu.edu
numbers: Generally, spell out both cardinal and ordinal numbers up to nine/ninth. Use figures for 10/10th and above. (Note: University editorial style now generally follows the Associated Press style for numbers.)

Always use figures with percentages, ages, semester hours, and grade point averages (10 percent, 3 semester hours, 3.4 GPA, 3 years old). Try recasting rather than beginning a sentence with a number.

Do not use “over” and “under” when describing quantity; use “more than” and “less than” or “fewer than.” Correct: There were more than 20 people. Incorrect: Over 47,000.

Using the largest number as a guide, treat numbers alike in a series and in a sentence if they refer to the same thing. (We offer 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 74 master’s degree programs, and 4 specialist degree programs. The class of 20 students was separated into smaller groups of 5 students each.)

Do not use both a figure and a word (“three classes” not “three (3) classes”).

For numbers of four digits or larger, use a comma (1,500; 26,000). Very large numbers can be expressed with figure and word (345 billion). Exceptions are dates, temperatures, and SAT scores.

Spell out references to centuries from first through ninth; use figures for 10th and beyond.

Use figures for decades (the 1960s, the ’60s).

The plurals of numbers are formed by adding an “s.”

See also addresses, apostrophes, fractions, grade point average, money, percentages, telephone numbers.

online: Adjective and adverb
OneStop: www.onestop.ecu.edu
over/under: Use to denote location (e.g., "under the bridge"), not quantity. See also "more than/less than" entry.
page numbers: Use them on documents of more than four pages.
park-and-ride lot
part-time: Always hyphenated
PeeDee: The nickname of the university’s pirate mascot. While "Pee Dee" has been accepted in the past, the one-word version is the most commonly known.
physician assistant: Not “physician’s”
percentages: Use a numeral and spell out the word “percent” (25 percent). Use the percentage symbol (%) only in tables.
Pirate Bucks
Pirate Club: ECU Educational Foundation is preferred in materials not related to athletics.
Pirates: The East Carolina athletics mascot. Use the word Pirates primarily in the context of athletics and student spirit.
phone numbers: See telephone numbers.
Playhouse: ECU/Loessin Playhouse, “the Playhouse” on second reference. The Playhouse is a production group, not a building. It is separate from the ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre.
post: The prefix “post” is not hyphenated (postgraduate, postdoctoral, postwar). See Section 7.90 in The Chicago Manual of Style for a list of prefixes and suffixes, or check your dictionary.
postal indicia: Must say either First Class (it will go first class) or Nonprofit Org. (bulk rate).
postal permits: Permit No. 110 is a general university permit.
punctuation: Use a comma before “and” and “or” in a series; this is the serial comma. (Students will take placement tests in English, math, and a foreign language.)

Do not use a comma before Jr., Sr., II, III, IV, etc. (William F. Smith III, John James Jr.)

Dates are punctuated month day, year (May 28, 2000). If using only the month and year, do not use a comma (May 2000).

Quotation marks are placed outside commas and periods and inside semicolons and colons. Question marks and exclamation points are placed inside quotation marks if they are part of the quoted material and outside if they are not.

All caps, no periods, closed up: GPA, ID cards, QPA, SGA

Use only one space after periods and colons.
Rebel: The campus literary magazine
recycled paper: North Carolina encourages the use of recycled paper for publications printed with state funds. These publications must carry the statement “Printed on recycled paper.”
regions: Capitalize regions (e.g., the Southeast). Uppercase compass points when part of a formal name but not when it's used as an adjective (e.g., West Berlin, eastern North Carolina).
(s): Used with nouns when quantity is unknown instead of singular or plural noun; for example, “The composition(s) must be submitted by July 15.” It must be followed by a parenthetical verb if the plural form requires a different one. Economical but minimize its use unless it can be used simply.
School of Dentistry, the
schools and colleges: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

College of Allied Health Sciences

College of Business

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

  School of Art and Design

  School of Communication

  School of Music

  School of Theatre and Dance

College of Health and Human Performance

College of Human Ecology

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

College of Nursing

College of Technology and Computer Science
seal: See university seal.
Second Century Campaign, the: East Carolina University's far-reaching campaign to raise $200 million by the end of 2012 to help fulfull the university's strategic initiatives. All monies contributed to the univeristy during the campaign are used for the campaign.
semester hours: In text, spell out the words. In tables or charts, abbreviate semester hours as “s.h.” (lowercase with periods). A numeral is always used (“3 semester hours,” not “three semester hours”).
slogans: Slogans are placed in quotation marks and follow the style, including punctuation and capitalization, used by the slogan’s originator. (“Home of the Original Buc Burger”)
Social Security number
Sonic Plaza: Sonic Plaza comprises four separate elements: the Sonic Gates, the Water Wall, the Ground Cloud, and the Media Glockenspiel on the clock tower.
spring: Lowercase the season.
state names: Spell out state names in text. Use the two-letter postal abbreviations without periods when abbreviating state names in lists and tables and in mailing addresses.
Student Health Center: The building that houses the Student Health Service
Student Health Service: Located in the Student Health Center
Summer Theatre: ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre, “the Summer Theatre” on second reference; separate from ECU/Loessin Playhouse
telephone numbers: Use hyphens, not parentheses or periods (correct: 252-328-1234, incorrect: 252.328.1234, (252) 328-1234).
theatre: The English spelling is always used in ECU publications. It is the spelling used in our academic departments and on our buildings, so we use it universally to maintain consistency.
time: Use the following format: 8:00 a.m., noon, 3:45 p.m., midnight. A range of time is separated by an en dash (8:00–9:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 2:00–3:00 p.m.).
titles of people: Job titles are not capitalized when they come after a person’s name or when they stand alone, not even the president or the pope. Professional titles only are capitalized when used in front of a name as part of the name. (Mary Doe, the chancellor; the chancellor; Chancellor Doe. John Doe, professor of hopscotch; the professor; Professor Doe, chair of the Department of Children’s Games. Jane Doe, police officer; Lieutenant Doe.)
titles of works: The names of books, plays, magazines, newspapers, movies, and television and radio series are italicized.

Chapter titles, articles, and the names of single episodes of television and radio programs are placed in quotes.

Titles of long musical compositions (operas, symphonies) are italicized (The Marriage of Figaro).

Titles of songs and other short compositions are enclosed in quotation marks (“The Entertainer”). Musical works with no distinct title identified by their musical form (sonata, canon) are set in roman type (Canon in D, Sonata in E-flat, Symphony in B Major).
To Serve: This translation of the university motto is capitalized alone and in running text and is not set off in quotation marks. Servire (pronounced ser-WEER-ay) is the official form (note italics). English is preferred for general use. See motto.
Tomorrow starts here.: This is not the university’s motto or slogan; it is a message.
transition: A noun, not a verb. You cannot transition to something; you must make a transition.
Trustees Fountain at Wright Circle, the
University Honors program
University, the: Capitalized when referring to the University of North Carolina system of which ECU is a constituent institution
University of North Carolina, the: “The” is not capitalized except at the beginning of a sentence. There are 16 member institutions.
University of North Carolina at Asheville: UNCA on second reference. The Bulldogs. www.unca.edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: UNC or UNC–Chapel Hill on second reference. The Tar Heels. www.unc.edu
University of North Carolina at Charlotte: UNCC on second reference. The Forty-Niners. www.uncc.edu
University of North Carolina at Greensboro: UNCG on second reference. The Spartans. www.uncg.edu
University of North Carolina at Pembroke: UNCP on second reference. The Braves. www.uncp.edu
University of North Carolina at Wilmington: UNCW on second reference. The Seahawks. www.uncw.edu
University of North Carolina system, the: On second reference, "the UNC system" is acceptable.
university seal: Use of the university seal is limited to certain official university documents such as diplomas and contracts.
university-wide: But campuswide, statewide, citywide, nationwide
verbed nouns: Do not use nouns as verbs no matter how trendy. Transition, dialogue, conference, outreach, obsolete, juror are all examples of repeat offenders.
Web site
Web addresses: Printed in roman type (not bold or italics). You may leave off “http//:.” Sentences that end in a Web address should also end with a period. Microsoft Word and other programs often automatically identify Web addresses and format them as hyperlinks (underlined and in a different color). Be sure to delete this unnecessary formatting before printing.
well: Compound adjectives using well (well known, well respected, well dressed) are usually not hyphenated when they follow a noun or when they stand alone.
West neighborhood: Clement, Fletcher, Garrett, Greene, and White residence halls
West Research Campus: Former Voice of America site where the physician assistant program and the coastal studies annex are located
Western Carolina University: WCU on second reference. Located in Cullowhee. The Catamounts. www.wcu.edu
Winston-Salem State University: WSSU on second reference. The Rams. www.wssu.edu