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Ohio Today alumni magazine announces eco-friendly redesign


Ohio Today alumni magazine's first-ever redesign places greater emphasis on sustainability, alumni-submitted content, and photography and artwork created by OHIO students, faculty and alumni.

Photography and graphic design students met with Ohio Today designer, Sarah McDowell, during the redesign process to discuss the use of their artwork in future issues, said Julie Elman, associate professor of design who served on the redesign committee.

"It's a great learning experience for students," Elman said.

One prominent feature of the new design is the new paper, Enviro 100. The Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper is chlorine free and 100 percent recycled.

Its manufacturing process, which uses renewable energy sources, has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry and is six times less polluting than most recycled paper production.

The magazine will now publish each spring and fall and will continue to be mailed to alumni and friends free of charge.

A committee, led by Ohio Today editor Mariel Jungkunz, collaborated on "a new and fresh way to redesign," Elman said. The committee included representatives from the Ohio University Alumni Association, University Advancement, the School of Visual Communication, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and Research
Communications.

Ohio Today is published by the Ohio University Division of University Advancement for alumni and friends of Ohio University and is funded by The Ohio University Foundation.