MSOE received three awards at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) 2014 Northern Plains Regional Conference, including the prestigious “Innovative Programming Award” for its Hunger Games Dodge Ball event. The award is presented for an innovative program conceived by the campus and is based on student involvement, creativity and the success of the program, as determined by the achievement of stated program goals. Hunger Games Dodge Ball was one of the many events MSOE’s Student Union Board (SUB) planned for their annual SUB-Zero Days celebration.

MSOE took first place in the Single Color Clothing Design Graphics Competition for SUB’s President’s Mini-Golf Advertising shirt, designed by Libby Donohew, Joey Dusal and Marissa Parent. MSOE also received first place in the Multi-color Clothing Design Graphics Competitions for the Society of Women Engineers Hands-on Future event shirt, designed by Daniel Copeland and Anna Gutman.

Representing MSOE at the conference were: Libby Donohew, Joey Dusel, Kash Engineer, Levi Hoskins, Marissa Parent, Susan Snow, Phoebe Skowronski and advisor Nick Seidler. The conference offers leadership training and workshops on campus engagement for students who are involved in planning events for their campus community.

NACA is the recognized leader in higher education for providing members with innovative practices and access to programs that support campus engagement. The Northern Plains Region covers all the universities and colleges in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.