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U of U Strike Gold in California

December 9, 2003 — The University of Utah’s magazine, Continuum, took home gold this past week at the annual CASE District VII Awards Gala and Conference in Los Angeles. Continuum earned top honors in a category that received 30 entries throughout a five-state region, the most submitted in any category for the 2003 CASE District VII Excellence Awards. On hand to accept the gold award for magazine excellence was editor Theresa Desmond, who also accepted the magazine’s silver medal for excellence in magazine writing.

The University has published Continuum since 1991. The quarterly magazine is sent to about 160,000 readers annually, including Alumni Association members, U of U graduates, and full-time faculty and staff.

CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) is an international organization that advances and supports educational institutions by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, communications, and fund-raising professionals who serve them. CASE is divided into seven districts. District VII represents over 300 universities, colleges, and independent schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and Utah.

In addition to the two magazine awards, Kingsbury Hall was the recipient of a gold medal in the category of Outstanding Fund-Raising Publications for its 2003 season brochure. Michael Mattsson, university vice president for development, accepted the award.