Kansas State University is receiving 24 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, Mid-America District XI.
The council is an international association of educational institutions. District XI includes Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each year the district releases the CASE awards, which recognize and celebrate outstanding programs and individuals.
“To excel among our peers in these areas shows that we are making progress on our K-State 2025 goals through sharing our K-State story,” said Kirk Schulz, university president.
Creative works from the Kansas State University Foundation, K-State Alumni Association and the Division of Communications and Marketing were among the award recipients.
The Kansas State University Foundation received nine CASE awards for 2013-2014.
“The KSU Foundation is honored to be recognized with these awards,” said Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the foundation. “The most satisfying part is the knowledge that all of these projects are collaborations between the foundation and our university partners. We all work together to help advance K-State.”
The foundation’s awards include:
• Gold awards for the foundation’s campaign case statement in the individual fundraising publications-case statements/general cultivation publications that make the case for giving category; the Welcome Center project in the video fundraising features-noninteractive features that use Flash category; and the Good for K-State publication in the special constituency magazines-research magazines category.
• Silver awards for the Skybox 2013 invites in the excellence in design-invitations category; the Good for K-State publication in the excellence in design-periodicals category; the Making a Difference project in the Web-based or electronic html external audiences periodicals category; and the Good Word fall 2012 publication in the excellence in editorial design two-page spreads category.
• Bronze awards for the Infographic spring 2013 publication in the excellence in editorial design two-page spreads category; and the All-American Flavor project in the fundraising publications packages category.
The K-State Alumni Association received eight CASE awards for 2013-2014.
“These CASE awards recognize the caliber and diversity of work that our collective staffs produce to engage alumni with the university and fellow K-Staters, to recognize students through scholarships and to preserve the great traditions of our alma mater,” said Amy Button Renz, president of the Kansas State University Alumni Association.
The association’s awards include:
• Gold awards for the Multicultural Alumni Council in the alumni relations’ programs diversity initiatives category; K-State Alumni Center 10th anniversary event in the individual special events category; and the Traditions brochure in the individual alumni relations’ publications category.
• Silver awards for the Distinguished Young Alumni Program in the new alumni relations program initiatives category; the Fellows Program in the alumni relations programming for special constituencies category; the association’s winter 2012 and summer 2013 issues of the K-Stater magazine in the college and university general interest magazines-circulation: 30,000-74,999 category; and the Wabash Cannonball Gala in the individual special events category.
• A bronze award for the K-Stater, winter 2012 issue, in the excellence in design-periodicals category.
Kansas State University’s Division of Communications and Marketing received seven CASE awards for 2013-2014.
“The CASE awards verify the talent, passion and hard work of the K-State ‘one-voice’ family,” said Jeff Morris, university vice president for communications and marketing. “It is an honor for our team to be recognized for doing what they enjoy most, which is strengthening the university’s brand and telling the K-State story.”
The division’s awards include:
• A gold award for the Anderson Hall photo in the individual photography category.
• Silver awards for the corn photo in the individual photography category; and the admissions package in the student recruitment publications packages category.
• Bronze awards for the Biosecurity Research Institute annual report in the individual institutional relations publication category; the 2013-2014 admissions search piece in the recruitment search publications, miscellaneous flyers and brochures category; the fire twirler photo in the individual photography category; and the Perspectives winter 2013 magazine in the research magazines category.