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I&IT eLearning’s MediaVision unit and Public Affairs teamed to win a prestigious award from a key university fundraising association for producing the Comprehensive Campaign video “This is Cal Poly Pomona.”
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will present the two groups with the Silver Award of Excellence in the category of “ Video Fundraising Features” for CASE District VII at a luncheon in March.
"This is Cal Poly" Comprehensive Campaign Video
“This is our first CASE award and we’re really excited,” commented Dr. Karen Brzoska, Associate Director of eLearning and manager of MediaVision. “It was great to collaborate with so many university faculty, staff, students as well as key university benefactors.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are presented annually by each CASE district for innovative fundraising videos. The judges specifically look for videos that meet these criteria:
Dr. Brzoska noted that many cross-divisional relationships were developed as part of the months-long project producing the video. MediaVision started planning in April, 2010, with the video’s debut at the Fall Conference in 2010.
“There was a great deal of knowledge sharing between divisions and even within MediaVision,” Dr. Brzoska commented.
As part of the project, MediaVision and Public Affairs staff traveled to offices of several local alumni benefactors. These included Mickey Segel, Mahvash Yazdi, Andrew Cherng and Robert Kain.
Hye Ok Park, eLearning director, and Dr. Brzoska led the project along with Dr. Ron Fremont, Associate Vice President, University Relations, and Uyen Mai, Director of Public Affairs. eLearning staff who worked on the video included Jason Beers, Rick Cass, Terry Hogan, Trevor Henderson, Imran Hamid, Richard Garippo, Daniel Smith and Martha Rodriguez Aguilar and student assistants Cinthya Martinez and Desiree Duzich. A key driver was Stephanie Doda, the university’s chief information officer, who encouraged MediaVision to get involved with the Comprehensive Campaign.
Public Affairs staff who worked on the video included Dr. Fremont, Mai, Tim Lynch, Tom Zasadzinski, Esther Chou, Michelle Magcalas, Ani Markarian and Tambra Williams.
MediaVision and Public Affairs submitted the video in competition from other universities in CASE District VII. The district includes universities from California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
According to its web site, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
To see the video, go to campaign.
I&IT Web Development worked closely with the Collins College of Hospitality Management staff to completely revamp the web pages of the famous Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. To view the new set of pages, see rkr.
|The new front web page for the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch|
“It was an extreme pleasure to work with I&IT,” said Andy Feinstein, Collins dean. “It was nothing but a positive experience. We are on the leading edge of web publishing and we appreciate the opportunity to be guinea pigs.”
The new design makes it easier for various constituencies to find what they need, Feinstein noted. The new web site has easy navigation for perspective students, current students, faculty, staff and benefactors.
“The new pages are easier to navigate for users seeking important information,” Feinstein commented.
RKR’s site, designed by Web Development under the direction of Curtis Clark, is managed by Collins staff using simple web editing tools. This feature is vital for the restaurant, according to Feinstein.
“The design allows us to personalize our pages while staying within the framework of the design,” Feinstein said. “It’s easy to enter our own content and keep it up to date.”
Viewers of the site can easily make restaurant reservations, find out about Collins events, check out the menu and learn about Collins’ contributions to the university’s Climate Initiative.
The technical upgrade team included Jinah Young, who coordinated the project and created the site and pages; Crystal So, who developed the graphic layout; and Jerry Lerma (a former Web Development staffer who is working as a retired annuitant), who developed the RKR logo based on the striking new place settings used in the restaurant. Lisa McPheron and Jenesie Hardyman from Collins are maintaining and updating the site’s content.
Following an extensive review by I&IT Support’s 2nd Tier desktop/laptop support unit, I&IT has published a list of personal computer recommendations for faculty and staff at recs.
The recommendations are intended to guide faculty and staff to purchase an appropriate computer at various price and power levels, according to Denny Mosier, Director of I&IT Support.
“Our team spent a lot of hours determining what they thought would work best for faculty and staff and what models could be supported economically,” Mosier said.
The effort was spurred by I&IT’s absorption of several support technicians who were formerly housed in various Academic Affairs colleges and departments. Mosier said the new I&IT team members told him that such a recommended list was frequently requested by faculty and staff.
“They told me that faculty, particularly, were asking for this and that they were continually asking the support technicians for an easy place to find the recommendations,” Mosier said.
The recommendations include desktop and laptop Windows and Macintosh models in various price ranges and in entry level and higher performance models.
Leading the effort was Brent Norum, who drafted the recommendations. He was helped by Carlos Miranda, Paul Tran, Scott Holmquist, Lori Okamoto, Gio Arteaga and Marcy Gates, who all reviewed, provided suggestions and helped Brent finalize the recommendations.
To date, the 2nd Tier Support unit handles desktop and laptop end-user technical support service requests for parts of I&IT and all of University Advancement, the Collins College of Hospitality Management, the College of Science, the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), the College of Environmental Design, the Library and central Academic Affairs.
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This page was last updated on February 16, 2011.