Shown above: The award winning "A Guide to Healthy Computing" brochure.
Northwest was among 26 colleges and universities nationwide honored in 2007 by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services (ACM SIGUCCS) Communications Awards.
The computing ergonomics entitled "A Guide to Healthy Computing" was produced by the Information Systems department's Client Computing Team in cooperation with the Publications staff of the University Relations department. The team Members were:
Kim Todd, Client Computing User Consultant,
Amber Hashemi, University Relations Publications Assistant, Tabatha Verbick, Client Computing User Consultant, and Darren Whitley, University Relations Photographer.
Besides the award for the brochure, the "living history" DVD produced by the Information Systems department in cooperation with the Mass Communication department's student Bearcat Productions team, won the Award of Excellence for Category 5B: Promotional Video/Audio.
Members of the Bartik documentary team included Client Computing User Consultant Kim Todd; Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President for Information Systems; Dr. Thomas Spencer, Associate Professor of History; Fred Lamer, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication; David Morgan, Lindsay Blohn, Christopher Rinella and Joe Masciovecchio of Bearcat Productions; and Will Murphy, Mass Communication Television and Video Engineer.
Bartik, a Northwest alumna, was one of six women programmers selected during World War II to program the world’s first successful electronic computer (ENIAC). She would go on to program UNIVAC I, the world’s first commercial stored-program computer.
Those wishing to view the documentary can check it out from Northwest's B.D. Owens Library. The DVD is also available as a gift from the Information Systems department (while supplies last) with a donation of $20 or more to the Bartik Museum through the Northwest Foundation.
"We are so pleased to have won two Awards of Excellence," said Kim Todd, Client Computing User Consultant. "The Bartik DVD is a living history piece that showcases an extraordinary Northwest graduate who was a true pioneer of early computing, while the brochure seeks to illustrate risks associated with prolonged use of computing equipment and communication devices. It's gratifying that this message was recognized."
The 2007 ACM SIGUCCS Communications Awards were handed out at the Fall SIGUCCS Conference in Orlando, Florida in October.