A dozen students and staff from the University Union attended the Region V ACUI (Association of College Unions-International) conference in Minneapolis last weekend. The Union’s marketing and promotions team had eight entries in the graphics competition, with designs that dominated the competition. Among them:
• Logan Sprangers, first place in the Multipage Publication Design category for the Spring Good Times Programming booklet;
• Ranita Haanen, second place in Brochure Design for the Great Beginnings Week foldable brochure;
• Sprangers, second place in the Poster category for his promotion of the visiting lecturer Anita Sarkeesian, who spoke on women’s image in gaming, last April;
• Kimmy Schwarzenbart won first for her chalk wall art in the Phoenix Club in the Large Media Design category.
Schwarzenbart’s Chalk Walls designs then went on to win “best of show” for the entire Graphics Contest for ACUI Region V.
Relevance. It’s a word that takes on new meaning daily, or even quicker in the digital age. So what does it mean for the Humanities — a study that evokes traditional images of students studying the Classics, delving into prose and patterns, with deep and meaningful discourse between students and faculty? What does it mean for multi-tasking college students who have shorter attention spans and higher expectations for graphic stimulation?
Last week we announced scholarship recipients among the art students in UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design program. This time, we congratulate the Design Arts students awarded the following scholarships for the 2013-14 year: Craig A. Mueller Scholarship — Holly Anderson, Neil Ropson, Sarah Wells and Brandon Langer; Sidney and Ruth Morris Scholarship — YanJun Liu and Anita Blatnik; and Edna Walter Damkoehler Scholarship — Laura Wire.
More on Design Arts students, especially Tyler Gerhartz
Faculty member Toni Damkoehler shares news of four UW-Green Bay Graphic Design Studio II students who bravely showed portfolio work to professionals at the AAF-Fox River Ad Club’s annual “Academy” student portfolio and resume review event in late April. She says “bravely” because the four students — all juniors at an intermediate level in their design education – were bold enough to seek feedback from professionals midway through their Graphic Design Studio work. Students from area colleges, universities and technical colleges including St. Norbert College, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Oshkosh participated, including many seniors. UW-Green Bay student Tyler Gerhartz, one of the juniors, had his portfolio selected as the best portfolio at the event.
A UW-Green Bay student is advancing to the national American Advertising Federation Addy Awards competition, having qualified at the district level earlier this year. Continue reading