CASE VII: Utah 2018



Friday, May 18, 2018

Utah State University
Logan, Utah


tentative schedule


Registration and Networking Breakfast


Keynote: Gender Equity in the Workplace

BYU professor Chris Karpowitz is the author of The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions, which shows how the gender composition of a group impacts the way group members talk with each other and make decisions. Karpowitz is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU. He holds a PhD in American politics from Princeton.  

BYU professor Jessica Preece has been sought out by local and state political parties to answer how they can recruit more female candidates to run for office. She directs the Gender & Civic Engagement Lab at BYU and studies the effect of gender stereotypes, institutional structures, and recruitment methods on political engagement. Preece holds a PhD in political science from UCLA.


Breakout Sessions

Meet Us at the Sidebar: Creating Magazine Excellence
Amy Hendricks, Editor in Chief, Weber State Wildcat
Hillary Wallace, Creative Director, Weber State Wildcat
Audience participation is encouraged. Please bring favorite editions of your magazine for show and tell.

Preserving Your Reputation in a Crisis
Tim Vitale, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Utah State University
Kathy Wilets, Director, Public Relations and Content Marketing, University of Utah Health Care

Alumni Relations
Defining and Understanding the Alumni Organization WHY Statement Jeffery Jones, Manager, Member Experience Network, Nationwide 
Tony Fala, Affinity Relationship Manager, Nationwide

Tax Reform 101: What Has Uncle Sam Done with Your Donors?
Jared Ripplinger, CPA, Cook Martin Poulson, PC, Logan, Utah
Ben Stahmann, Attorney, Orem, Utah
Joan Scheffke, Executive Director, Planned Giving, Utah State University


Lunch and Keynote: Dr. Ross Peterson
A recipient of the Utah Governor's Award in the Humanities, Ross Peterson believes a study of history can improve communities. As a history professor at Utah State for more than four decades, he uses humorous and dramatic historical events to help students gain perspective on their lives. He is a former president of Deep Springs College in California and a former vice president for advancement at Utah State. He is the author of several books.


Social Media Lightning Round
How do you make social media messaging stand out in a landscape that's filled with chaos, clutter, and continuous algorithm changes? Representatives from BYU, Utah, USU, Weber State, and Salt Lake Community College talk about their successes in utilizing the right kinds of content, how that content goes viral, the ROI of putting money behind posts, and more.


Raffle and Sundae Bar with Aggie Ice Cream


Workshop Adjourns


Early Bird Deadline: May 4

Early Bird Rate: $75 per person
Regular Rate: $90 per person (after May 4)
(price includes breakfast, lunch, and sundae bar)

Register today at 

Plan now to join your colleagues from across the state.

Workshop Lodging

For those who are traveling from a distance and need a place to stay the night before the CASE VII Utah workshop, Scott Olson at Utah State has arranged a workshop rate at the University Inn. The newly remodeled rooms are just steps away from the Taggart Student Center and offer free parking. Rates start at $94 per room

Click here to reserve your room today.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to these generous sponsors for their help in making CASE VII: Utah happen.