UW-Green Bay’s Thomas, Konshak win student ‘ADDYs’

Two UW-Green Bay students, Beau Thomas and Sam Konshak, won Student ADDY awards at the Fox River Ad Club’s annual ADDY Awards event that took place in February.

All educational institution students in Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox Cities were eligible to submit to the ADDYs. Of the six student ADDYs awarded this year, UW-Green Bay students took awards for three projects.

UW-Green Bay student Beau Thomas received a Student Gold ADDY award. Samantha Konshak received two Student Silver ADDY Awards. All three award-winning designs were created in the UW-Green Bay Graphic Design 431 studio class in fall 2015, led by Toni Damkoehler, Associate Prof. Arts and Design.

A complete list of 2015 ADDY Award winners can be found on the Fox River Ad Club’s website.

2015 Student Gold ADDY Award

AddyAward_BeauThomasCategory: Book Design
Entrant: Beau Thomas
Title: Self Promotional Leave-behind Booklet (UWGB Graphic Design Studio 431 project)
Educational Institution: UW-Green Bay

2015 Student Silver ADDY Award

addyaward-sam-konshak-save-a-pitCategory: Consumer Campaign
Entrant: Samantha Konshak
Title: Be a Peach Campaign, brochure, postcard mailer and poster (UWGB Graphic Design Studio 431 project on behalf of a nonprofit organization)
Educational Institution: UW-Green Bay

2015 Student Silver ADDY Award

addyaward-sam-konshak-self-promoCategory: Book Design
Entrant: Samantha Konshak
Title: Self-Promotional Leave-behind Booklet (UWGB Graphic Design Studio 431 project)
Educational Institution: UW-Green Bay

UWGB students win Addy Awards

Two UWGB students, Beau Thomas and Sam Konshak, won Student Addy awards at the annual Addy event that took place on Friday, February 26. All students from educational institutions in Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox Cities are eligible to submit. Thomas received a Student Gold Addy award and Konshak received two Student Silver Addy Awards. All three UWGB award designs were created in the UWGB Graphic Design 431 Studio, Fall 2015.

Outreach welcomes ‘media specialist’ Donna Mleziva

Returning “home” is UW-Green Bay’s Division of Outreach and Adult Access new hire, Donna Mleziva, a 2006 UWGB graduate. She is the division’s new design, marketing and media specialist. This position became available when long-time designer Dan Moore, ’00, left that post to accept an appointment as UW-Green Bay’s new campus photographer and videographer. Read more about the Luxemburg native and what she’s been doing since 2006.

‘Chalk Walls’: Union graphics student wins regional best in show


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.

Chalk Artist brings fun to University Union

‘Digital Commons’ becomes meeting place for ‘new’ Humanities

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?
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Awesome designers: Students awarded scholarships for 2013-14

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.