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Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2007

Indiana Alumni Magazine takes home design awards

Nov. 2, 2007

IUAA Magazine

This Indiana Alumni Magazine cover was an award winner.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- For the second consecutive year, the Indiana Alumni Magazine (IAM) was recognized by the University & College Designers Association. On Sept. 29, IAM Art Director Char Dapena (MA'85) traveled to Toronto to accept three Awards of Excellence during the 37th annual UCDA Design Conference.

Two of the three winning entries were in the Magazine-Editorial Spread category. Honored for accomplishment in editorial-spread design was the oral-history feature story "A Tie That Binds," from the November/December 2006 issue of the magazine, written by Gena Asher (BA'79, MLS/MIS'03). The story featured artwork by James Reidhaar (BFA'76, MS'02), an associate professor on the graphic design faculty at IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts.

Also recognized in the Magazine-Editorial Spread category was the "Looking Down 'Abbie' Road" feature story from the January/February 2007 issue. Written by Liz Rosdeitcher (PhD'97) and illustrated by Dan May, the six-page story focused on the future of the baby-boomer generation.

May's cover illustration for the "Abbie Road" feature story also garnered an Award of Excellence in the category of Magazine-Cover Design.

More than 1,600 entries were received in the print category of the design competition with only 156 awards given.

The UCDA was founded in 1970 as the nation's first and only association for visual communications professionals working for higher-education institutions. It has more than 1,000 members throughout the United States and Canada.