ACUP Comes to Minneapolis

"The Land of 10,000 Lakes" lured 80 higher-ed in-plant managers last month for four days of networking and education at the 48th annual Association of College and University Printers conference.

In-plant managers from 59 institutions in 25 states, plus Scotland, England and Australia, attended ACUP 2013.

Ray Burd (University of Scranton), Paul Roberts (University of New Hampshire) and Richard Tussey (Eastern Kentucky University) talk shop in between sessions.

At the first ACUP awards ceremony, Lora Connauhton (University of North Texas) accepts an award for her in-plant from ACUP President Lisa Hoover (Bucknell University) while master of ceremonies Jimmy Friend looks on.

Xanté representative Mark Priede (center) demonstrates the Xanté Impressia for Robert (Bud) Allen (left) and Andy Biedermann, both of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Ray and Catherine Chambers led an in-depth workshop on strategic print management.

Anajet’s mPower MP10 garment printer drew lots of attention in the vendor exhibit area. Here, Mark Andrle (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) and John Barron (University of St. Thomas) watch a demo.

Last year’s host Lisa Hoover (Bucknell University) presents the ACUP cup to 2013 hosts Doug Fenske (Minnesota State University, Mankato) and Andy Biedermann (Gustavus Adolphus College).

Keynote speaker Ken Macro (left) fields a question from Chuck Brantley (Ringling College of Art and Design) after Macro’s talk.

During the tour of Minnesota State University, Mankato Printing & Photocopy Services, press operator Mike Thiessen demonstrates the equipment to Ruben Joseph (Texas Southern University), Dave Hadenfeldt and Ken Reining (both with University of Nebraska-Lincoln).