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6 Steps to finding peace through UMA award nominations

Thursday, August 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Paul Stavast
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6 Steps to finding peace through UMA award nominations

By: Paul Stavast


Nomination mojo not what it should be?  Frustrated that you haven’t yet submitted an award nomination? Here are 6 quick steps to rejuvenate and get those 2015 UMA Award nominations flowing in.


Step 1. Take a deep breath—while slowly exhaling, envision an experience during the last year where you were awe struck, encouraged, lifted up, or content because of a Utah museum or museum colleague.


Step 2. Focus your mind’s eye on that experience or person—as the image solidifies, begin to move your body toward the nearest electronic device with an internet connection.


Step 3.  Carefully move your fingers with a steady up-down rhythm on the keys to create the following pattern (or gently click the link).


Step 4.  Recall that experience as you read the webpage.  Deeply search your inner thoughts and open your mind to discover the award that matches the aura of your experience.


Step 5.  Use the energy you found from divining the perfect match between nominee and award to complete the form at the bottom of the page.


Step 6.  Hit the submit button and bask in the satisfying glow that you have done a good thing. 


Repeat as necessary until August 15, 2015.  Intensity of feeling may increase with each submission.


Note-These steps are not intended as medical or mental health advice.  Feelings of happiness and contentment may not be a direct result of following these actions.  UMA has reviewed these statements and concurs that Utah museums will be better off as the number of individuals following these steps increases.




Registration is open for the UMA Annual Conference, so go ahead and register while you're making your nominations! Registration and information about this year's conference can be found here

Paul Stavast is Director of BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, teaches courses in Museum Practices at BYU and currently serves on the Utah Museums Association Board.

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