The CASE District II Accolades Awards program has announced that the University of Delaware has won four awards -- two silver and two bronze -- for websites, publications and videos.

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University earns four CASE District II Accolades Awards

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10:57 a.m., Jan. 9, 2013--The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards program has announced that the University of Delaware has won four awards – two silver and two bronze -- for websites, publications and public service video presentations.

UD won silver awards for its Spanish language website and engineering public service announcement videos, and bronze awards for its UD Research magazine and the UD Authors website.

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UD’s Spanish language website won silver in the category Student Recruitment. The judges commented that they were “impressed by the thoroughness” of the site and viewed it “as a significant time investment” showing UD’s “attention to detail and commitment to the project,” which “also served their strategic plan.”

The website is designed to introduce or reintroduce audiences in Latin America — from prospective students and the academic community to corporations and international alumni — to the University, including UD’s academics and research, international services, admissions and student life.

UD alumnus Alec Campbell, managing partner in NetGrowth Group, an Internet marking company, served as the chief consultant to the project, working with the UD project team of Tracey Bryant, director of research, graduate and global communications; David Barczak, senior art director, and Evan Krape, web developer, in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

The College of Engineering won silver for its K-12 engineering public service announcements (PSAs) -- “What is Engineering?” and “Who is an Engineer?” -- in the Video Features category.

The judges commented that the “short, lively PSAs for younger audiences” did a “nice job showcasing and sparking interest in different fields within engineering.”

The judges cited “good production, clear message and strong visuals.”

The project was led by Mel Jurist, program manager for UD’s K-12 engineering outreach; Karen Roberts, communications specialist in the College of Engineering; and Kyle Chappell, video producer in IT-University Media Services.

UD Research, produced by Bryant and Barzcak, with Danny Wright, production coordinator, won bronze in the category Magazines, which is one of the most competitive, according to CASE.

The judges recognized its “strong, dynamic cover design” and its “creative and engaging approach, especially for a research publication.”

The magazine was launched in 2009 as a partnership of the Research Office and the Office of Communications and Marketing to showcase the major initiatives, discoveries, inventions and scholarship of UD faculty and students and the impacts of the University’s growing research enterprise.

The UD Authors website won bronze in the category Website: Publication/Special Purpose, with the judges noting it was an “excellent idea that can and should be replicated.”

Judges added that they “loved the carousel design,” in which featured books rotate across the main page.

UD Authors serves as a central resource highlighting works by UD faculty, staff and alumni.

The website highlights a sampling of works in the rotating display and provides a variety of quick search methods to find books of interest from among the more than 360 currently on the site.

Searches can be conducted alphabetically, or by author affiliation, author name, publication year, publisher or subject.

At the bottom of the webpage are a list of resources and submission forms for faculty and staff, which require log in, and for alumni.

The UD Authors site was developed by Barzcak, Krape and Neil Thomas, senior associate director in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

The awards will be presented during the CASE District II annual conference to be held March 3-5 in Pittsburgh.

For a complete list of awards, see the CASE website.

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