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Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888, sinnpio@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosanna Vail, 785-532-2720, rvail@k-state.edu

Monday, March 23, 2009

K-STATE'S DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION EARNS FOUR AWARDS IN NATIONAL MARKETING AND PUBLICATIONS COMPETITION

MANHATTAN -- The University Continuing Education Association has selected Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education as the recipient of four marketing and publication awards for 2009.

It is the largest number of marketing and publication awards the division has received from the association in a given year. The awards will be presented at the association's annual conference April 1-4 in Boston, Mass.

The Division of Continuing Education won a gold sward for its Options Plus student videos in the streaming/on-demand content category. The videos of actual K-State distance education graduates air through an on-demand venue in Manhattan, Wichita and the Kansas City metro area. They can be viewed at the K-State Options Plus Web site, http://www.optionsplus.k-state.edu

Also winning a gold award was K-State's distance education branding logo in the logo implementation category. In the past year, K-State has worked to develop and implement this set of logo images to provide a cohesive K-State brand for educational offerings including distance education, Evening College, intersession, conferences, professional development and more.

Other awards included a silver award in the miscellaneous collateral material category for a carabineer compass giveaway item, and a bronze award in the miscellaneous interactive marketing category for the K-State distance education giveaway Web site, http://www.optionsplus.k-state.edu/giveaways

"We sincerely appreciate these awards from the University Continuing Education Association," said Dave Stewart, assistant dean for the Division of Continuing Education.

K-State's winning entries will be on display at the University Continuing Education Association's conference. A complete listing of award categories and winning entries is available at:
http://www.ucea.edu/profdev/awards/marketing.html

More information about educational opportunities offered through the K-State Division of Continuing Education is available at http://www.dce.k-state.edu