Departments win awards
The University's College Admissions Office and alumni magazine have been recognized this year with awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
The College's recruitment video, "Uncommon Knowledge," won a gold medal in the Video Recruitment Feature category as well as a Grand Gold Medal, which is awarded to the best videos selected from all videos submitted in all categories. One of two Grand Gold Medalists selected this year, College Admissions will share a $1,000 prize.
The bimonthly University of Chicago Magazine won a silver medal in the Periodical Staff Writing category and a bronze medal in the Best Articles of the Year category.
The silver medal was awarded for articles written by Editor Mary Ruth Yoe ("Selling Points," a June 1993 article on Stephen Hoch, who teaches marketing in the Graduate School of Business), Managing Editor Tim Obermiller ("At the Cosmic Frontier," an April 1993 article on the work of Nobel laureate James Cronin, University Professor in Physics) and former Associate Editor Jaclyn Park ("Portrait of an Un-Zine," a February 1994 article on the Chicago-based Baffler journal), as well as articles by contributing editors Jamie Kalven and Joe Levine. Kalven wrote "Attention Must Be Paid," an April 1993 profile of anti-rape activist Barbara Engle (A.B.'75), and Levine wrote "A World in Black and White," a February 1994 profile of New York Times editorial-board member Brent Staples (A.M.'76, Ph.D.'82).
The bronze medal was awarded for "Hard Copy," a February 1994 article on the rhetoric and meaning of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Larry McEnerney (A.M.'80), Director of University Writing Programs.
CASE presents its awards annually to communications professionals in education for their "sound strategies and concrete planning, as well as new and innovative ideas." Entries are judged by a panel of peers.
In a separate competition, Printing Services received the 1993 In-Plant Management Award from the In-Plant Management Association. The award recognizes an outstanding in-house corporate publishing and distribution operation that excels in efficient management practices in furthering the objectives of the parent company. Printing Services encompasses art, lithography and mailing departments, as well as a pressroom, a bindery, and quick print and copy centers.