Fort Hays State University's Office of University Relations won three awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education at the District IV annual meeting in early January in Kansas City, Mo.
CASE is an international organization for higher education professionals in the fields of endowment, alumni relations and communications. District VI of CASE includes the states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
FHSU won a grand gold award for excellence in graphic design for the logo that was used during the university's 2004 Homecoming. Logan Bonner, a Scott City senior who works in the Office of University Relations under the supervision of Art Director Mary Ridgway, designed the winning logo. CASE judges can present gold, silver and bronze awards in 68 categories. The grand gold award is new, and it was presented in only five of the categories.
FHSU won a silver award for excellence in graphic design for a brochure it designed for the College of Business and Leadership's Management Development Center. Nicholas Trickey, a Sublette junior who also works in the Office of University Relations under the supervision of Ridgway, designed the winning brochure. No gold award was given, so Trickey's work was recognized as the best in this category.
FHSU won a second silver award for excellence in communications for the periodical, TODAY, which is a monthly newsletter for the university's faculty and staff. Kurt Beyers, the assistant director of University Relations, produces TODAY. This was another instance in which no gold award was given, so Beyers' work was recognized as the best in this category for the eight-state district.