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Susquehanna University Wins Award for Communications

March 17, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University has recently won awards for its work from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Communicators in Education (CUPRAP) and the American Graphic Design & Advertising competition.

In the CASE District II regional competition, the Office of Communications won bronze awards in four categories: institutional identity programs, for Susquehanna’s new graphic identity; student recruitment packages, for the university’s latest generation of admissions materials, including the new view book, application packet and save-the-date postcard magnet; individual events, for a Carnegie Hall sesquicentennial concert and promotion of the event; and general institution relations, for a science research video posted on the school’s Web site. CASE also recognized the Office of University Relations with a silver award in the “creativity on a shoestring” category for its thank-you card to annual fund contributors.

CASE District II, the largest of eight districts, includes schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Ontario, Canada.

CUPRAP gave two nods to the communications office as part of its annual CUPPIE awards competition. The summer 2008 issue of Susquehanna Currents won a gold award in the magazine category. The issue was the debut of the magazine's new design with expanded sections and feature article content. In the feature article category, the office won a silver award for “The Susquehanna River: A Laboratory for Study.” Assistant Director of Advancement Communications Victoria Kidd wrote and researched the feature story for the Fall 2007 issue of Susquehanna Today.

The university’s design staff also won recognition for its work in the annual American Graphic Design and Advertising competition. The winning publications were a “Supporting the Sciences” direct mail piece and the “Athletics & Recreation” brochure, both produced by Creative Services Manager Nick Stephenson and Graphic Designer Steven Semanchik. The award-winning work will be published in the American Graphic Design and Advertising 25 annual publication.

“We’re very pleased with the recognition we’ve received from the experts in our field,” said Gerald Cohen, assistant vice president for communications. “The competition for these awards is intense, pitting Susquehanna against some of the finest institutions in the country. We all work very hard at presenting Susquehanna as the fine institution that we know it is, and these awards are a tribute to all those who worked on the projects.”

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a private liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study and service learning abroad, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.

Contact: Karen Jones
570-372-4650




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