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2012 Holiday Party Raffle Winners

December 17th, 2012 in avigue, events

The 2012 Boston University Party was held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom.  A list of prize and contest winners is shown below.  Congratulations to all prize winners!  Please contact Andrew Vigue in our department to claim your prize.

Sled Decorating Contest

JUDGE’S VOTE:
Contestants from Office of Budget, Planning, & Institutional Research won the Judges’ vote in the sled decorating contest with their entry, A Motion Picture Perfect Holiday Party.  Each of the team members will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at Boston University.  The winners are Maureen Mayer, Cristina Perdoni, Diane Mendez, Liz Campbell, and Patricia Sullivan.

POPULAR VOTE:
Contestants from Sloane Epidemiology Center won the Popular vote in the sled decorating contest with their entry, Epidemiology Elves.  Each of the team members will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at Boston University.  The winners are Maria Petzold, Sharon Cornelius, Delia Russell, Carolyn Conte, and Traci Bethea.

Door Raffle prizes

Prize Winner Donated by
2012 CRC Parking Permit Fyodor Wolf/IS&T Applications Parking Services
Vapiano’s Gift Certificate Kirsten Elizabeth Arsenault/LAW WBUR
WBUR Rain Jacket Raul Fernandez/SAO WBUR
The Food 52 Cookbook Karen Rodi/CAS WBUR
6 Month Membership to FitRec Coleman Greene/BUworks FitRec/PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course (Spring ’13) John Lawrence Mahoney/BUPD FitRec/PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course (Spring ’13) Richard James Ford/BUPD FitRec/PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course (Spring ’13) Quiana Scott-Ferguson/SSW FitRec/PERD
4 Suite Tickets to Sesame Street Live Bruce Matthew Bucci/SED Agganis Arena
4 Tickets to BU vs. Northeasthern Men’s Hockey, 1/18/13 Sean Kurnas/PERD Agganis Arena
2 Tickets to Celebration ’13 Dinner and  BU Night at the Pops Elizabeth Taylor/CAS E&C
Sweet and Savory Break for 15 Larry Vintinner/BU Med Dining Services
A Birthday Celebration for 50 Julia Hammer/GMS Dining Services
Starbucks Gift Basket Michael Vanaria/BUPD Dining Services
Starbucks Gift Basket Annie Marie Kiel/SPH Dining Services
Non-Credit Course at BU’s Center for Professional Education John Drobot/Housing MET/CPE
4 Tickets to Men’s or Women’s Basketball Home Game Anna Mellios/IS&T Athletics
Two Tickets to the Beanpot Jared Michael Bancroft/ENG IT DAR

Sled Decorating for “A Picture-Perfect Holiday Party”

November 26th, 2012 in events

A Picture-Perfect Holiday PartyBack from Thanksgiving break…so it’s time to start thinking about the annual BU Holiday Party!  It’s happening on Thursday December 13, 3-5pm in the GSU Metcalf Ballroom and this year’s theme is “A Picture-Perfect Holiday Party”.  Invitations will be in the mail soon. Make sure to bring your invitation to the party so you can be entered to win raffle prizes.  The sled-decorating contest is happening again too!  Check this year’s information here and enter early to be one of the ten teams.  We’re looking forward to celebrating with the BU community!

Fall Summit comes to a close

October 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Boston University Events & Conferences proudly hosted our friends and colleagues at the 2012 Fall Summit for ACCED-I Region 12 on October 24-26, 2012.   It was an amazing few days of sharing ideas, getting inspired, and networking with fellow collegiate event & conference planners.   The entire E&C staff got a chance to participate and we are very proud of our own Assistant Director Andrew Vigue for creating such a dynamic and exciting program.  He did an incredible job with this conference!  Way to go, Drew!

ACCED-I promotes and advances the collegiate conference and events profession and sets the industry standards of excellence.  Region 12 includes colleagues from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont,  plus New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and United Kingdom!

ACCED-I

ACCED-I Region 12 Fall Summit

July 13th, 2012 in avigue, kamullen

ACCED-I
Boston University Events & Conferences is proud to be hosting the 2012 Fall Summit for ACCED-I Region 12 on October 24-26, 2012.   ACCED-I promotes and advances the collegiate conference and events profession and sets the industry standards of excellence.  Region 12 includes colleagues from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont,  plus New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and United Kingdom! 

Vigue_AndrewAndrew Vigue, Assistant Director of BU Events & Conferences, is currently serving as Regional Director-Elect of ACCED-I Region 12. 

For more information about this conference, please contact Andrew via email or call 617-353-9379. 

Spend your summer with E&C!

January 21st, 2012 in dcamacho, department, staff

sailboatsStay in Boston.  Stay on campus.  Work for E&C!

Listen up, BU students!  Tired of going home and working that same old summer job?  Waitressing at the town diner or scooping ice cream at the local dairy bar losing its flavor?   Scared of being stuck in an office cubicle all summer? 

Then we’ve got just the solution.  Think about staying at BU.  No, not to study or do endless homework, but to work for the E&C Summer Operations program!  Become a member of the team that services over 11,000 conference guests.  See the hospitality industry up close, meet some great students and make lifelong friends!

Ready for the holidays

December 21st, 2011 in department, dquinlan, events

Castle Tree20 feet of lights: $15
40 ornaments, placed on the tree: $70
1 velvet tree skirt: $20
7 fake presents: $5
1 festive Castle ready for the holidays: Priceless

Happy Holidays
from Events & Conferences!

BU Holiday Party Prize Winners

December 16th, 2011 in department, events

The 2011 Boston University Party was held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom.  A list of prize and contest winners is shown below.  Congratulations to all prize winners!  Please contact Elsa Wilson in our department to claim your prize. 

Sled Decorating Contest

JUDGE’S VOTE:
Contestants from School of Education won the Judges’ vote in the sled decorating contest with their entry, OneBU “Snowball” Celebration.  Each of the team members will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at Boston University.  The winners are Amy Slate, Carol Crossen, Nikki Moro, Jackie Boyle, and Kelly Proulx.

POPULAR VOTE:
Contestants from College of Engineering won the Popular vote in the sled decorating contest with their entry, New Year’s Beanpot Fever.  Each of the team members will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at Boston University.  The winners are Jasmine Carter, Emily Howieson, Natasha Lewin, Joe Estano, and David Campbell.

United Way Grand Prize

Keith Morgan, from CAS History of Art & Architecture, won the United Way Grand Prize:  Two round trip tickets anywhere on the Delta Airlines system and $600 in Traveller’s Cheques donated by BCD Vacation Travel.

Door Prize Winners

Gift Winner / Dept Donated by
2012 CRC Parking Permit  David Goldstein
 
SMG Undergraduate
 Programs Office 
Parking Services
Cafe India Gift Certificate  Jonathan Kassen
 
COM Administration
WBUR
WBUR Rain Jacket  Lois Horwitz
 
MET Actuarial Science
WBUR
6 Month Membership to FitRec  Jeffrey Yu PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course
(Spring ’12)
 Christina Carbunaru PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course
(Spring ’12)
 Laura Greene PERD
Non-Credit Recreation Course
(Spring ’12)
 Nicole Hawkes
 
Office of the Provost
PERD
8 Suite Tickets to
Sesame Street Live
 Heather Waddell
 
Mugar Library
Agganis Arena
2 Tickets to Celebration ’12
& BU Night at the Pops
 A. David Brown
 
ENG Career Development
Events & Conferences
Sweet and Savory Break for 15  Robert Colbert
 
RHO Special Services
Dining Services
A Birthday Celebration for 50  Carla Pack-Bailey
 
Women’s Studies Program 
Dining Services
Starbucks Gift Basket  Manuel Figueroa
 
Office of Risk Management
Dining Services
Non-Credit Course at BU’s Center
for Professional Education
 Karina Condra
 
LAW Library
MET Center for Professional Education
2 Tickets to BU Men’s or Women’s
Ice Hockey Home Game
 Mario Moniz
 FM&P Custodial Services
Athletics
4 Tickets to BU Men’s or Women’s
Basketball Home Game
 Waundrell Jones
 
SHS Administration
Athletics
2 Tickets to The Beanpot  Jessica Lynn Bozek
 SAR Administration
Development &
Alumni Relations
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Gift Certificate
 Lisa Doherty
 
CAS Administration
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Eastern Standard
Gift Certificate
 Lauren Nugent
 
Development & Alumni Relations
Eastern Standard

Point Me in the Right Direction

December 15th, 2011 in dquinlan, planning tips

At E&C, we’re not afraid to ask for directions…or provide some direction to our event guests! As members of the BU community, we know our way around the large campus, but we realize that our visitors may not.

Directional SignWith a main campus that extends for over a mile and a half, Boston University can be considered a metropolis within the city…which is why a little guidance can go a long way. Too often it is easy to become preoccupied with “crucial” event details, such as the room set-up or menu, and forget about something that is equally important—directional signage!

Signs not only help visitors navigate, but can also better their overall experience. A good sign should include some, if not all, of the following:

• The organization name and/or logo for easy recognition

• The event name in a font larger than surrounding text

An arrow to point guests in the “right” direction

• One line of written direction, such as “Take elevator to 9th Floor”

• A QR code, linked to the organization’s event page/website or a phone number to call for assistance

A mix of bold, italic and/or colors for aesthetic variety can complete the overall look, but make sure the sign is not too cluttered! Keep it simple with only essential information that is easy to decipher.

Once you’ve completed a basic template, we recommend walking the arrival path as a hypothetical guest to discover potential roadblocks that may cause confusion. Often, multiple signs are required for maximum success. Start at the designated parking lot(s) if guests will be driving. If not, begin at the building’s main entrance and proceed to the event space.

Are you proud of a directional sign you’ve made?  If so, we’d love for you to share it with us.  Your ideas are not “lost” on us!

“Smile for the Archives”

December 9th, 2011 in dquinlan, planning tips

“I can’t quite describe it, but…“

Too often that’s what we’re saying after we’ve been to a unique or interesting event and no one took pictures! 

Photos are quintessential from a marketing perspective, but they are also extremely useful for the archives. Over time, memory fades and event set-ups can start to blend together.  Maintaining a photo collection can help you relive the magic of past events and better plan for future events!

Don’t let the memory of this…

…become this!

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