K-State is the name and promoting higher ed is the game: University receives 43 CASE awards
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
Kansas State University's creative communication teams collectively won 43 awards from District VI of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for promoting higher education. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University creative teams set a school record and earned 43 awards from District VI of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE.
The awards highlight the best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public and governmental relations, advancement services, special events and communications among an association of educational institutions. The awards will be presented at the District VI Conference Jan. 13-15. The district includes educational institutions in Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
"We continue to set new records with the number of awards won across the academy," said Jeff Morris, K-State vice president for communications and marketing. "This speaks to the high level of creativity and professionalism of our communications teams. We could not be more proud of our people."
The Division of Communications and Marketing received 16 awards; the K-State Alumni Association received 10 awards; and the KSU Foundation received 17 awards — three of which are platinum district finalist awards.
"The KSU Foundation team members demonstrate daily their ability to work as one to boldly advance Kansas State University," said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. "Awards like these exemplify what we can achieve together for K-State family."
The district finalist awards are for the fall 2018 issue of Good for K-State magazine: Your Questions Answered in the Best Practices in Communications and Marketing category; and All in for K-State day of giving in the Best Practices in Digital Communication category and Best Practices in Fundraising category. These three awards, also called platinum awards, are standardized across all districts and will advance to compete globally.
"K-State is continually recognized by its peers for high-quality work that helps alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff stay connected and engaged," said Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association. "We are honored to collaborate with our campus partners to support and advance higher education and the Wildcat community."
The teams also received 13 gold awards, 15 silver awards and 12 bronze awards:
Gold awards — A Cross-Cultural International Student Block Party in the Alumni Relations: Programming for Special Constituencies category; "The Hot Zone" event series in the Yearlong Special Events category; Experience K-State Polytechnic in the Short Recruitment Videos category; "Inspiring More," K-State TV spot in the PSAs and Commercial Spots Video category; fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Institutional Relations Research Publication category and Special Constituency Magazines category; spring 2019 Seek magazine in the Periodicals Design category; Open House poster in the Posters Design category; Gardens self-tour map in the Single-Page Publications Design category; Video box donor gift in the Specialty Pieces Design category; Advancing #AllInForKState campaign on social media and Kids Tell | Video Series, tied in the Best Uses of Social Media category; and the fall 2018 Good for K-State: Your Questions Answered in the Special Issues Magazines category.
Silver awards — 2019 K-State Alumni Association member calendar in the Calendars Design category; Ernie the Elf Holiday Social Media Campaign in the Best Uses of Social Media category; the KSUnite Issue of the K-Stater magazine in summer 2019 in the Special Magazines Issues category; November 2018 @K-State alumni e-newsletter and the January 2019 @K-State alumni e-newsletter tied in the External Audience Tabloid and Digital Newsletters category; K-Stater magazine collection of articles in the General News Writing category; "Live life Inspired" K-State Hype 2019 video in the Short Recruitment Videos category; fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Periodical News Writing category and Individual In-House Print Publications category; "Schools Girls" theatrical poster in the Posters Design category; summer 2019 issue of Good for K-State in the Editorial Design category; All In for K-State impact stewardship mailer in the Single-Page Publications Design category; fall 2018 issue of Good for K-State: Your Questions Answered in the Individual Fundraising Publications category; All In For K-State video trailer in the Short Fundraising Videos category; and the Passion + Purple Brand Anthem in the PSAs and Commercial Spots category.
Bronze awards — Spring 2019 issue of K-Stater magazine in the Covers Design category; Full Circle with Dr. King — Freshman to Board Chair in the Innovative Uses of Technology: Alumni Relations category; K-State Kansas City Wabash CannonBall in the Special Single-Day Events category; Influence Tomorrow — Generations of Innovators in the General Information Short Videos category; "The Hot Zone" advance screening in the Special Single-Day Events category; College of Business Administration website and Diversity and Inclusion website tied in the Complete Institutional Website category; Digital Development Officer in the Innovative Uses of Technology: Fundraising category; KSU Foundation Partnership Report for Fiscal Year 2018 in the Annual Reports and Fund Reports category; summer 2019 issue of Good for K-State in the Individual Fundraising Publications category; College of Architecture, Planning & Design — Thank You Donors in the Short Fundraising Videos category; and the 2019 K-State Medal of Excellence in the Long Fundraising Videos category.