CONTACT: Karen McBride, Editor

December 10, 1997


Duke University Wins Honorable Mention in CAUSE Awards for Excellence in Campus Networking

Duke University recently received an honorable mention award in the 1997 CAUSE Awards Program for Excellence in Campus Networking, in the category for institutions with education and general budgets of over $100 million. The presentation was made at a general session of the association's annual conference in Orlando on December 4 before nearly 3,000 CAUSE97 conferees.

The winner in this award category was Virginia Tech, with another honorable mention award going to Northwestern University. Cedarville College in Ohio took the top award in the category for institutions with E&G budgets of under $ 100 million with honorable mentions going to the College of the Holy Cross, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the University of Montana-Bozeman.

The selection committee noted that the Duke University network was distinguished for the significant progress made in a very short time, and by excellence in project planning. Of particular interest was the University's emphasis on the application of technology througholit all constituencies of the campus community, exemplified by the Global Executive MBA Program, the Center for Documentary Studies, and WinCALIS, a computer-assisted language instruction system.

The CAUSE Awards for Excellence in Campus Networking were established to recognize exemplary campuswide network planning, management, and accessibility, as well as effective use of the network to enhance teaching, learning, research, administration, and community service. De- scriptions of the 1997 winners are on the CAUSE Web server at networklnetwork-award.html along with application forms for the 1998 competition, the deadline for which is March 13.

CAUSE, the association for managing and using information resources in higher education, has a membership of more than 1,400 campuses and 3,900 indiv idual representatives. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the association's mission is to be an indispensable partner in enabling the trans- formational changes occurring in higher education through the effective management and use of information resources-technology, services, and information. It places a high priority on helping individual member representatives develop as professionals in information technology management.

The CAUSE Awards for Excellence in Campus Networking are sponsored by Novell, Inc., a CAUSE corporate member since 1988.

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