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University Activities Commission|
Wins National Award
MAILED: March 3, 1999|
The University Activities Commission of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Senate has received an Excellence in Programming Award from the National Association for Campus Activities.
The award was presented at a recognition ceremony for award winners Feb. 14 at the 1999 NACA National Convention, held in Nashville, Tenn.
UW-Eau Claire was represented by Paula Stuettgen, coordinator of student activities and programs, who advises the commission; and Amanda Ashcraft, a student adviser of UAC committees. Stuettgen and Ashcraft also presented at an educational session titled "Blue Ribbon Programs," in which general information about award-winning efforts was shared with conference participants from other schools nationwide.
The Excellence in Programming Awards support and encourage quality campus activities programming. Presented annually, the awards recognize significant achievements in the planning and presentation of programs by college and university activities program boards. Programming calendars typically include coffeehouse, comedy, contemporary music, jazz, country music, novelty, performing arts, film, video and art exhibits.
Applicants were evaluated on the following:
Stratified according to undergraduate enrollment, the awards are given to institutions of fewer than 2,000 students; 2,000 to 7,400 students; 7,500 to 14,999 students, UW-Eau Claire's category; and more than 15,000 students.
Current UAC directors are Holly Sanderson (Programming), Amelia Brown (Communications) and Joaquim Carvalho (Public Relations). Committee chairs are Stephanie Filipowicz and Jeremy Jensen (Cabin), Erika Gustafson and Tony Peterangelo (Concerts), Kimberly Heal (Festivals), Jacob Gapko (Films), and Sean Lavoie (Special Events). Committees are advised by UW-Eau Claire seniors Amanda Ashcraft, Sara Bornheimer and Robin Klopke. Ashcraft and Bornheimer prepared the NACA award submission.
The National Association for Campus Activities began in 1960 as a cooperative booking project in North Carolina. NACA has evolved into the nation's largest collegiate organization for campus activities, with programs and services designed to reflect the field's increased responsibilities for student leadership development as well as entertainment programming. NACA serves nearly 1,200 member colleges and universities, and almost 600 associate member talent agencies, performers and firms related to campus events and operations.
NACA is committed to inspiring excellence in student leadership development and programs outside the classroom, advancing the campus activities profession and enhancing a marketplace. The association provides educational and business opportunities, resources and services for college students, staff and suppliers.
- Effective use of available resources.
- Effective evaluation of programs.
- Presentation of no fewer than five programs within the academic calendar year; 124 programs were presented by the UAC during the period of evaluation.
- Administration and management by a campus programming organization in which students are significantly, if not exclusively, involved with decision making, planning and presentation of programs.
- Evidence of efforts to promote and market program participation to students; newsletters were particularly impressive to judges.
- Diverse programs that reach a diversity of students; UAC programs scored particularly high in this area.
- Clarity and achievement of stated program goals and objectives.
- Appropriate format designed to efficiently and effectively present programs.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 4, 1999