Excellence in Diversity Awards
Message from the President
Since 1990, the All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards (EIDA) program has recognized and rewarded efforts that support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued. This year we have the opportunity to spearhead a special recognition of two watershed events that occurred ten years apart in 20th century American history. The year 2014 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that led to the desegregation of schools and public accommodations in the United States and the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the land grant tradition, these groundbreaking events have benefitted MSU in significant ways and I am pleased that the EIDA program is playing a key role in what will become a campus-wide celebration entitled the 60/50 program beginning January 2014.
To support the 60/50 program, MSU students are invited to participate in a special segment of the 2013 EIDA by submitting original graphic treatments for the 60/50 program. We are looking for visual images, words, and photography that speak to the enduring power of these two significant events in American society. Students whose work is selected will receive special recognition at the All-University EIDA program in February 2013. For more details about the 60/50 program, please visit the EIDA website at http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Outreach/EIDA.Please direct any questions to the EIDA Program Office located in 101 Olds Hall or call 353-3922. To honor the program’s 23rd anniversary, awards and recognition will be conferred February 15, 2013, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
Thank you for your continued support of MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY!
2013 Award Nomination Categories are:
- INDIVIDUALS – Excellence within Community
- TEAMS – Excellence within Community
- UNITS/ORGANIZATIONS – Excellent Progress toward Achieving Diversity and Pluralism
EIDA Nomination Awards
Up to three (3) $2,500 cash awards are available to individuals; up to three (3) $2,500 cash awards are available to teams, and up to three (3) recognition plaques are available to deserving individuals, teams, units and organizations. Special recognition and crystal awards are given to winning nominees in the “Lifetime Achievement” category.
For tips on how to prepare a strong nomination, click on this link. For assistance with preparing your nomination or if you have questions about the program, please call the EIDA program office at 517-353-3922 during the work days, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or email us at email@example.com.
Students Making A Difference through Artistic Expression Awards (two competitions)
Up to three (3) $500 cash awards are available to winners. Students receiving honorable mention will receive certificates of recognition.
- Written (original work)
- Electronic medium (your work)
Special graphic design elements for 60/50 Celebration:
- Works in both color and black-and-white/1-color
- Scalable for use as small as 1/2 inch on rack card or up to a 31 x 94 inch streetpole banner
- Maintains legibility for broadcast and online media
- Compatible when used with MSU wordmark and other ?MSU brand" elements. See: "Brand Toolkit"
The deadline for submitting nominations and artistic expressions is Friday, November 30, 2012.Nomination packets and applications/artwork must be submitted online. Artwork can be submitted in digital format, with original pieces made available upon request by the selection team.
Now is the time to take advantage of this great opportunity to be recognized for the many efforts made by individuals, teams, units and organizations to advance diversity and inclusion at MSU and around the world.Thank you for your support as Michigan State University continues to work as a community to expand the world of possibilities as mandated to us, the nation’s first land-grant university.