Fundraising: Trends, Best Practices, and New Ideas

Soaring temperatures set against the relative quiet of campus can mean only one thing: Summer has begun, and student union leaders are taking advantage of the slow season by focusing on projects that will prepare them for the busy fall semester.

These projects take many forms. The Office of Facility Management at the University of Louisiana–Lafayette, for example, will use modified summer hours to allow for construction within the school’s student union, which will include the addition of highly requested dining options. Similarly, Arkansas Tech University is starting work this summer on a new student union and recreation center designed to enhance community engagement, facilitate greater wellness, and recruit and retain students.

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  • Christine Preusler

    Christine Preusler, Managing Editor at The Wyman Company in Gainesville, Florida, writes The Lead for ACUI's biweekly newsletter, The Bulletin. Christine uses more than 15 years of experience in publication management and a master’s in mass communications from the University of Florida to highlight the latest industry news and create thought-provoking content. Contact her via email ( with story ideas and announcements you'd like to see in the newsletter.

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