Our 2018 Award season is underway with a big win at CASE Division VI! CCSU collected a total of nine CASE Division VI institutional awards in the organization’s annual contest, including Gold in two different special event categories for the Division of External Relations’ efforts to celebrate the stadium opening.
The winning entries captured the comprehensive efforts of the division around those events, including social media, video, photography, writing, web development, design, branding, signage, promotion and messaging for parking, alternative transportation, safety and accessibility.
Grand Gold and Gold CASE District Awards
In addition to the stadium honors in the multi-day and year-long event categories, the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering naming celebration took Grand Gold in CASE’s single-day event category. It was held April 19 to mark the largest gift in University history, $53.3 million from Walter Scott, Jr.
CSU also won Gold in that category for “Take Flight … Tonight,” a June 9 fundraising event for the Temple Grandin Equine Center held in Denver. Those two entries were submitted by CSU Events in partnership with the engineering college and the College of Agricultural Sciences, respectively.
The Division of External Relations won a third Gold for “Forge the Path,” a fundraising video produced by CSU videographers Ron Bend and Brian Buss with University Advancement Communications and CSU Events. Also winning Gold was “No longer lost in translation,” a short video created by Anne Manning of the PR team and Jen Smith of Team Social.
Silver and Bronze CASE District Awards
Manning and fellow science writer Mary Guiden won Silver in the category “Excellence in News Writing: Research, Medicine and Science.” The stories in the entry were:
- New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness
- Research team advances low-cost, low-tech Zika virus surveillance tool
- Blood-repellant materials: A new approach to medical implants
- Bacterial biofilms, begone
- ‘Spectacular-looking’ endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador’s cloud forests
A Silver for “Periodical Staff Writing” went to the authors from the PR team who penned stories for “Student Success: Reaching New Heights,” the spring 2017 issue of Colorado State: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends: Jeff Dodge, Kate Jeracki, Manning and Tony Phifer.
The Warner College of Natural Resources won a Bronze from CASE for its home page redesign, an overhaul that included a new content management system as well as new navigation and menu systems.
Great job team!