Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Assistant Professor Ulf Oesterle
Bandier Program Director David Rezak
Visual and Performing Arts
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Arts Management | Business | Music
This Capstone project completed per the requirements of the Renee Crown University Honors Program in form is part research paper, part personal narrative, part topical history, part business plan, part guide and resource, and part portfolio. It is structured in four critical parts. The first will be a history of programming at Syracuse University as it relates to the history of University Union, the university’s official programming board. This overview covers fifty years, beginning in 1962 with the founding of the board. Following this will be an assessment of the capacity of college programming to further the goals of unifying, educating, enriching and enhancing student bodies and lives at institutes around the country. In this phase of the paper, information gathered regarding University Union’s counterparts at other institutions of higher education is synthesized and evaluated. This section will bridge the gap between the past and present, the latter of which is focused on in the third section. The progress made by University Union in the past four years is evaluated and the author speaks to the position of the organization fiscally, structurally, and socially. The objective perspective taken in the prior sections informs these analyses of the aforementioned fields. The conclusion of this paper, which ultimately delivers the balance of the corresponding Capstone presentation, is focused on the final component of this write-up, the future. In this section the author outlines the responsible fiscal model to be utilized by the organization to best position itself for growth, success and ultimately sustainability.
Dekker, Robert John, "University Union: Becoming Syracuse University’s Official Programming Board and a College Programming Paradigm" (2012). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 165.
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