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July 11, 2008

ULM wins prestigious media awards

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has gathered an impressive array of media-related awards thus far in 2008.

At the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV conference in Little Rock, Ark., ULM garnered three awards. ULM competed against numerous other universities, including Dillard University, Sam Houston State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Louisiana State University.

In the “Institutional Identity Programs” category, ULM won a pewter award for “Ace’s Adventures at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Ace Explores Campus.” The 20-page activity book was distributed—at no cost—to private and public elementary schools in 15 northeastern Louisiana parishes last year.

The book contains age-appropriate activities aligned with state standards and is supported by a Web site that includes lesson plans for teachers and innovative online activities for students. The series is produced by the ULM’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Child Development Center, College of Education and Human Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Student Life and Leadership, the Office of University Relations and Graphic Services.

The university scored a bronze in the “Alumni Program, Project or Special Event” category for Wine Over Water, a spring celebration that began three years ago. The annual event, sponsored by the ULM Alumni Association and the Ouachita Parish Alumni Chapter, benefits university scholarships.

The College of Pharmacy magazine, produced by ULM’s College of Pharmacy, “Le Pharmacien Louisianais” took home a bronze in the “Magazines – 1 to 3 colors (excluding cover)” category.

The Admissions Marketing Report announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Admissions Advertising Awards:

The ULM Magazine, produced by ULM University Relations and Zehno Cross Media Communications, won a GOLD award in the “Publication External Schools w/ 5,000 - 9,999 Students” category.

Lindsey Wilkerson, director of Web Services at ULM, praised everyone involved with the university’s magazine. ”We’re proud the ULM Magazine won a GOLD award. The ULM Magazine showcases excellence across a broad spectrum of this university – from students, academics, research, faculty, and alumni. They are the real ‘gold.’”

The ULM Admissions Web Feature, produced by ULM Recruitment and Admissions and Zehno Cross Media Communications, won a bronze in the “New Media School w/ 5,000 - 9,999 Students” category.

Awards and certificates were given to those entrants whose programs and materials displayed “exceptional quality, creativity and message effectiveness,” according to the Admissions Marketing Report Web site.

Also, in a separate competition:

Visix, Inc. chose ULM as the winner of its 2008 Expression Award for “Best Published AxisTV Policies,” granting the honor “for exceptional work in visual communications planning, creation and execution.”

AxisTV is a closed-circuit, on-campus communication system which uses flat-screen plasma monitors to broadcast important information to ULM students, faculty, and staff. Displays are located at various points around campus. AxisTv is managed by ULM's Office of University Relations.

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