Posted March 17, 2011 by Elizabeth Stringer 

What's the Hubbub? (3.17.11)

Learn about the most recent ACUI news, updates, and happenings in this weekly rundown! 



  • At the annual conference, the Community Builders Award Ceremony recognized outstanding contributions by those in the profession.
  • Six campuses received the Facility Design Award of Excellence.
  • During the closing banquet in Chicago, Rob Rouzer, University of Illinois–Chicago, was honored with the Butts-Whiting Award. 


  • The 2011 ACUI annual conference in Chicago, Feb. 27–March 2, was a great success. Here is a peak at some of the numbers:
    • 850 full delegates, including 74 undergraduate and 47 graduate students
    • 262 exhibitors
    • 192 attendees for seven city tours
    • 44 attendees at five campus tours
    • 624 delegates attended the regional dinners
  • That is just a snippet. To check out the details, visit the 2011 annual conference homepage.
  • The 2012 Conference Program Team announced the theme of next year's conference: Our Revolution. Relate, Reflect, React. The conference in Boston will be from March 18–22. Educational session submissions are now being accepted. Find the application and more conference information at the 2012 annual conference website


  • On March 9, 30 institutions joined Willie Banks Jr. for the ACUI Hot Topics Round-Table: Making Meeting Rooms Matter.
  • Four online learning events are currently scheduled for the coming months: Creating a Culture of Wellness on Campus, Utilizing High-Impact Practices in Leadership Development Programs, Emotional Health of the College Student, and Hot Topic: Revenue-Generating Ideas. Find all the details here.
  • March 18 is the final day to register for the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational at the regular rate. 
  • Registrations are still being accepted for the Intercollegiate Clay Targets Championship, March 30–April 4.


  • The 2011–12 ACUI Board of Trustees officially took office at the conclusion of the annual conference.
  • Patrick Connelly, Smith College, was appointed the new Education and Research Fund Program Team chairperson.
  • Several volunteer positions are currently open.




Elizabeth Stringer

Elizabeth Stringer is the Senior Manager of Marketing & Communication at ACUI.


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