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Employees in Advancement and Alumni, Marketing Communications and Public Relations have reason to celebrate this spring, as they won a number of awards from their national and international professional associations.

The organizers of a gala concert held last fall to inaugurate the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall won a silver medal from CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, which represents universities across North America. They were Evelyne Abitbol, of the Public Relations Department, and John Jordan, who is in charge of publicity and promotions for the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall.

The Web site for the Concert Hall, which was set up to coincide with the event and produced a Webcast, won a silver medal from the CCAE, the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.

Concordia's Thursday Report took one of seven silver medals in the 2000 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. This was a competition for university newspapers across the whole of North America. Named for the award are assistant editor Eugenia Xenos, designer Elana Trager (Marketing Communications) and editor Barbara Black.

A highly successful take-off on Romeo and Juliet that was written and performed for Concordia's 25th anniversary celebrations won the Office of Alumni Affairs a silver award in the category Best Special Event from the CCAE.

Georgina and Ignatius' Comedy Wedding: Honeymoon, What Honeymoon? was performed in period costume by a talented group of students, graduates and staff at a dinner held as part of Homecoming 99. Named for the award are author Kirk Johnson, director Heather Markgraf-Lowe, stage manager Kathy Hedrich and event coordinator Cindy Hedrich.






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