Event Planning

A plate of sliced fruits

A Resource For You

By Correct On Campus / July 29, 2022 / Comments Off on A Resource For You

I have a great resource for you. It’s the protocol officer’s association, an amazing organization for special events planners, chiefs of staff, people who work in government relations, international affairs, for hospitals, corporations, the military, who manage official residences, and for all of us who welcome distinguished guests, famous people, elected officials, or who plan…

Read More
A white box

Vulgar Language Demeans Our Society

By Correct On Campus / June 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Vulgar Language Demeans Our Society

The January 6 House Select Committee hearings have yielded shocking revelations, but one of the biggest disappointments for me is learning that many of our highest-ranking officials and their staffers have extremely limited vocabularies. I’m talking about the ubiquitous use of the f-word. What was once the most incendiary “naughty” word, one that is exceedingly…

Read More
A silver trophy

The Mace Was Missed

By Correct On Campus / January 25, 2021 / Comments Off on The Mace Was Missed

Eagle-eyed ceremony planners no doubt noticed a traditional symbol was missing from the platform at President Biden’s inauguration. The Mace of the Republic which symbolizes the authority of the House of Representatives was not present. On a typical inauguration day, the House of Representatives goes into session, then recesses to walk as a group to…

Read More
Graduation ceremony

Hybrid Commencement Needs Essentials

By Correct On Campus / September 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Hybrid Commencement Needs Essentials

Hastily conceived hybrid commencement ceremonies were implemented by most schools last spring as the pandemic was building at the precise time spring exercises were about to happen. Many schools promised graduates that later in the summer, or perhaps this fall, they could return to campus to walk in a traditional ceremony. Some schools mailed diplomas…

Read More
A Starbucks branch under construction

Repave Your Parking Lot Now

By Correct On Campus / May 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Repave Your Parking Lot Now

I’ve noticed many restaurants in our area have taken advantage of the time they’ve been Covid closed to redecorate, update, and re-do infrastructure such as parking lots, projects that have likely been on the “to do” list for a long time, but that would be disruptive to perform under normal circumstances. Their investment demonstrates confidence…

Read More
A table with a seafood buffet

It’s Time to Ditch Buffets

By Correct On Campus / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on It’s Time to Ditch Buffets

Overflowing self-serve buffets are likely going to be one of the victims of Covid-19, and that’s fine with me. Who wants to touch serving utensils and eat food that has potentially been contaminated by someone else (never mind this has always been the case)? Conversely, no one wants buffets where everything from fresh fruit to…

Read More
A cat next to their owner

Project Your Best Image in Virtual Meetings

By Correct On Campus / March 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Project Your Best Image in Virtual Meetings

Campus closures have forced a crash course in something that most events planners don’t really do—audio and video conferencing. After all, our business is creating ways to get people together, not working with technology to keep them separated. Our staff was sent home last week with a directive to download several types of virtual meeting…

Read More
A happy audience

Experience A Better Employee Awards Ceremony

By Correct On Campus / February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Experience A Better Employee Awards Ceremony

Spring semester often includes employee recognition events honoring years of service which means people are given thank-you gifts of ad specialty products ranging from coffee mugs to key rings to cheap watches. This year, supplies may be disrupted because coronavirus has idled factories in China, the place where many logoed tchotchkes originate.  The cut-off of…

Read More
An emergency prep checklist

Be Prepared for Events Emergencies

By Correct On Campus / January 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Be Prepared for Events Emergencies

January has brought a vivid reminder that special events planners are often the first line of defense in emergencies.  Last week started with a woman having chest pains and ended with another having a seizure. This week, a guest’s parking lot fall required six stitches and a colleague’s office space heater caught on fire. The…

Read More
A set of recycling bins

Plan To Reduce Special Event Waste

By Correct On Campus / June 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Plan To Reduce Special Event Waste

New years in academia comes in August and one of my resolutions is to make this year’s events as eco-friendly as possible. As the planning cycle starts, now is the time to work on this. Fall begins with a series of outdoor picnics and tailgating that are by their nature, messy and wasteful, generating a…

Read More