UC Berkeley News


All that glitters

| 27 August 2008

The campus calendar network that pulled down a Sautter gold (see related story) had earlier been recognized with another gold award — from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a nonprofit organization that supports and recognizes work in higher-ed fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing.

The calendar network bested virtually all national competitors in CASE’s annual Circle of Excellence competition, sharing the 2008 gold medal for individual “sub-web sites” with the University at Buffalo/SUNY. No gold medal for main-website excellence was awarded this year; Berkeley has been a silver medalist in that category twice since 2003.

The Berkeleyan was honored by CASE this year as well, winning the national silver medal in the category Periodical Staff Writing for Internal Audiences. (Our editorial staff snagged the national gold in this category two years ago.) Staff writers Barry Bergman, Cathy Cockrell (now writing for the UC Berkeley NewsCenter), and Wendy Edelstein won the judges’ praise for articles on a range of campus topics, such as the state of open-access academic publishing and the efforts of one linguistics professor to preserve a vanishing Native American language.

CASE also recognized University Relations’ Development Communications unit and colleagues in fundraising and Public Affairs with a silver medal for the events and communications produced for the announcement earlier this year of the Hewlett Challenge, a $110 million challenge gift from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, designed to help fund 100 endowed faculty chairs at Berkeley.

A complete list of CASE’s 2008 winners nationwide is online at www.case.org.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]