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Ohio Today magazine wins gold at the national, multi-regional levels


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Ohio University's Ohio Today magazine a two-time gold award winner in 2012.

The magazine has been recognized in the 2012 Circle of Excellence national awards program and also the Pride of CASE V/VI multiregional awards program.

"Ohio Today is a signature Ohio University publication," said Jennifer Bowie, executive director of Advancement Marketing and Communication. "I'm thrilled that the team is receiving this much deserved recognition of their work."

On the national level, the 2012 Circle of Excellence awards program recognized the magazine for its outstanding redesign, which was developed in 2011 by Editor Mariel Jungkunz, an alumna of the Scripps School of Journalism, and Art Director and Designer Sarah McDowell, an alumna of the College of Fine Arts.

A panel of experts selected the institution's entry as the gold award winner in the Circle of Excellence "Print Publishing Improvement" category. Silver and bronze winners in the category were Wake Forest University and Oberlin College, respectively.

"The recent redesign was a rewarding process that brought together students, faculty and alumni alike," said Bowie. "The redesign committee, which 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, focused on what's special about OHIO and Ohio Today. The end result is a beautiful magazine that not only showcases our university, but also shows off the talents of our students, faculty and alumni."

This year, 567 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits from around the world submitted more than 2,800 entries in 40 categories for consideration in the 2012 Circle of Excellence awards program. Judges gave 275 bronze, silver and gold awards.

At the multi-regional level, the 2012 Pride of CASE V/VI awards program recognized the magazine as the best in its class.

The magazine received a gold award in the category of "Best Alumni/Institution Magazine" among institutions with a full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. In this category, the University of Iowa's Iowa Alumni Magazine received a silver award, and Ohio State University's alumni magazine, Ohio State Alumni Magazine, received a bronze. CASE districts V and VI include 14 states and more than 500 institutions extending from Ohio and Michigan on the east to Wyoming and North Dakota on the west.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 74 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information, and standards in the fields of alumni relations, communications, education fundraising and marketing.

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. It is distributed on campus and is mailed to alumni and friends free of charge in fall and spring.