Thursday October 23, 2008

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The University of Dayton wins five awards in 2008 Pride of CASE V program, including gold awards for best diversity program and annual report.

The University of Dayton has won five awards in the 2008 Pride of CASE V Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding work in public relations, alumni relations and development.

UD garnered two gold awards. University of Dayton Discovery, a research magazine edited by Tom Columbus, designed by Frank Pauer and written by staff in the University communications office and the University of Dayton Research Institute, won a gold award in the best annual report category. The Diversity Lecture Series, which has attracted such speakers as Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young and Spike Lee, won the top award for best diversity program. Staff in the University advancement division collaborate with the president's office to plan and promote the series, which drew more than 5,000 people last year. University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran has made diversity and inclusion a major focus of his presidency.

The University of Dayton Quarterly, UD's flagship university magazine with a circulation of 100,000, won three awards — a silver award for best alumni/institution magazine; a silver award for excellence in research/scientific/medical writing for Michelle Tedford's piece, "Fixing What Ails Us," featuring UD's work on carbon-based repair parts for human bodies; and a bronze award for excellence in design for Frank Pauer's work on UDQ's "100 Things We Love about UD."? The entire University communications staff contributes to UDQ.? A perennial national award-winning publication, the University of Dayton Quarterly is edited by Columbus and designed by Pauer.? Matthew Dewald is the managing editor.? Larry Burgess is the photographer.

The judges cited the quality of writing, design and photography in UDQ. Among their accolades: "beautiful design and use of typography, strong photography," "very newsy and straightforward" and "love the oversize format…overall gorgeous."

District V of CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) comprises universities and colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.