KU communicators win CASE District VI awards

LAWRENCE — The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently announced winners of its 2012 District VI Institutional Awards, which included 25 awards for the KU Alumni Association, KU Endowment Association, Office of Public Affairs and University Relations. The communicator awards were presented during the CASE District VI conference Jan. 10-12 in Denver.

CASE District VI covers eight states (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming) and includes 83 public and private colleges, universities and academies.

The awards are as follows:

KU Alumni Association

GOLD—Excellence in Multimedia: Web sub-site or special section: ’Hawk Days of Summer

GOLD—Excellence in Writing: Profile: "For Jessica," by Jennifer Lawler, Kansas Alumni, issue 1, 2011

GOLD—Excellence in Writing: Profile: "The Gamble," by Tyler Bridges, Kansas Alumni, issue 3, 2011

BRONZE—Excellence in Graphic Design: Color Cover: "Where's Warren," Kansas Alumni, issue 1, 2011

BRONZE—Excellence in Graphic Design: Calendar: 2011 Alumni Association calendar

BRONZE—Excellence in Writing: Science/Technology/Research: "Prescription: Prairie,” by Steve Hill, Kansas Alumni, issue 4, 2011

BRONZE—Excellence in Writing: Profile: “Rescued,” by Steve Hill, Kansas Alumni, issue 2, 2011

KU Endowment Association

GOLD—Excellence in Photography/Series of Photography: KU Giving, Nicodemus Photo Essay     

GOLD—Excellence in Writing/Opinion/Column/Editorial: The Power of Women       

GOLD—Excellence in Writing/General Publication (Internal/External audience): Glorious to View Strengths Piece
GOLD—Excellence in Educational Fundraising: Improvement in a specific and/or Special Support Program: Personalized URL

SILVER—Excellence in Institutional Communication Challenge: Glorious to View Strengths Piece
SILVER—Excellence in Educational Fundraising: Be Part of the Cure        

SILVER—Excellence in Communications-Periodicals-Internal Audience Tabloid/Newsletter: Employee Newsletter

BRONZE—Excellence in Graphic Design/Single logo: Big 12 Development Conference Logo      

BRONZE—Excellence in Photography/Series of photographs: KU Endowment Photo Booth for Annual Report    

BRONZE—Excellence in Writing/Opinion/Column/Editorial: Tell a Story, Change a Life       


KU Office of Public Affairs

SILVER —  Excellence in Writing - Speech, “Our Climb,” Chancellor’s 2011 Convocation speech

SILVER —Excellence in Writing - Opinion/Column/Editorial  “Stories of hope driving us toward a cure,” Chancellor’s message based on Cards of Hope effort


University Relations

GOLD —Excellence in Multimedia - Web Site. Admissions.ku.edu

GOLD — Excellence in Advertising - Print Ad Series, Rock Chalk Check-in Challenge on Foursquare poster series

GOLD — Excellence in Advertising -  (video)  "Game Day in Allen Fieldhouse”

SILVER — Excellence in Advertising - (video)  “Voices”

BRONZE — Excellence in Communication - Periodicals - External Audience Tabloid / Newsletter, KU Works, issues 1 and 3  (contents viewable at kuworks.ku.edu)

BRONZE —Excellence in Writing - General Publication (Internal or External Audience), “We Will Change Your Life” Admissions viewbook series book.

Additionally, KU alumni were honored with service awards for exemplary service to CASE and District VI. Judy Wright with KU Endowment was honored with the Virginia Carter Smith Recognition Award, and Kurt and Sue Watson were honored Volunteer of the Year awards. See more here.