Sept. 2, 2003
CONTACT: Summer Wilhelm

EMU’s McKenny Union and Campus Life win
three awards at graphic design competition

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University’s office of Campus Life received three awards from the Association of College Unions International’s (ACUI) 10th Annual Steal This Idea competition.

Winners were selected from more than 200 entries. Winners from McKenny Union and Campus life include: Lindsey Karty, first place for a union homepage designed by a student; and Melissa Hession, third place for the VISION four-color brochure and honorable mention for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration T-shirt design.

The competition presents the best promotion and marketing ideas from college unions and student activities programs so that other students and professional staff members may “steal” them for use at their institutions.

“All of the pieces that won were student designs,” said Glenna Frank Miller, director of McKenny Union and Campus Life. “That’s a definite message about the quality of the skills students bring to the workplace.”

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI), founded in 1914, brings together college union and student activities professionals from schools worldwide. It encourages the involvement of students and union staff in ACUI programs, activities and leadership positions. Through regional committees, newsletters and conferences, members share ideas and learn about the role of college unions.

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.