St. Thomas publications have received an unprecedented nine awards in this year’s prestigious Pride of CASE V (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Awards Program.

St. Thomas magazine received six awards, including four gold (Most Improved Magazine and three for Excellence in Photography), one silver (Best Magazine) and one bronze award (for Excellence in Design). CAS Spotlight from the College of Arts and Sciences received a silver award for Most Improved Tabloid/Newsletter. Connections from the Alumni Association received a silver award for Best Tabloid/Newsletter for External Audience, and Writing in the Margins from the English Department received a bronze award in the same category.   

District V includes publications from colleges and universities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Entries are judged by peers who work in related fields at other higher education institutions in the district.    

“The success of these publications is due in great part to the hard-working staff and contributors for each magazine and newsletter,” said Doug Hennes, vice president for university and government relations. “Their commitment to excellence is evident on every page.”

The publications were produced through the office of University Relations.
 
The award categories:

Best Alumni/Institution Magazine, 3,000 to 9,999 FTE
Silver Award – St. Thomas magazine (Brian Brown, Patty Petersen, Sara Klomp, Mike Ekern, Bill Kirchgessner, Doug  Hennes, Nadine Friederichs)
See fall 2009 magazine.

Most Improved Alumni/Institution Magazine, 3,000 to 9,999 FTE
Gold Award – St. Thomas magazine (same names as noted above)
See fall 2009 magazine.

Excellence in Design, Miscellaneous
Bronze Award – St. Thomas magazine
“Menu Makers” from St. Thomas Magazine (Winter 2009)
Sara Klomp (designer), Mike Ekern (photographer), Kelly Hailstone (writer)
See winter 2009 magazine.

Excellence in Photography, People and Portraits
Gold Award – St. Thomas magazine
2000 Words: Father Monsignor James Lavin’s Hands
Mike Ekern
See winter 2,000 Words.

Excellence in Photography, Sports
Gold Award – St. Thomas magazine
2000 Words: St. Thomas Men’s Basketball Team
Mike Ekern
See spring 2,000 Words.

Excellence in Photography, Photo Essay
Gold Award – St. Thomas magazine
“Menu Makers”
Mike Ekern
See “Menu Makers.”

Best Tabloid/Newsletter for External Audience
Silver Award – Connections
Jeff Kasimor, Peter Borden, Nadine Friederichs, Katie Stephens, Mike Ekern
See UST alumni.

Bronze Award – Writing in the Margins
Jeff Kasimor, Anne Schafer, Andy Leet, Joyce Poley
See Writing in the Margins.

Most Improved Tabloid/Newsletter
Silver Award – CAS Spotlight (now a magazine; that’s the improvement)
Patty Petersen, Sara Klomp, Mike Ekern, Marisa Kelly, Terry Langan
See CAS Spotlight.