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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

March 30, 2012

2011 Tower yearbook earns additional accolades

The 2011 edition of the Tower yearbook, titled “pause+effect,” has been recognized for its cover design (above) and a student life spread (below).

The 2011 edition of the Tower yearbook, titled “pause+effect,” has been recognized for its cover design (above) and a student life spread (below).

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Tower, the yearbook of Northwest Missouri State University, earned additional awards for its 2011 edition in New York City recently as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded staff members with a Silver Crown Award.

The Silver Crown Award represents the top 2 percent of college yearbooks in the country. In addition, the yearbook received two second-place Apple Awards for the 2011 Tower’s student life and cover designs. 

The designs also are featured in the College Media Association’s “2011 Best of Collegiate Design,” which is published nationally each year and features outstanding student achievements in media design. The 2011 edition of the Tower yearbook, titled “pause+effect,” received two third-place honors from CMA for its cover design and a student life spread.

The cover was designed by Northwest students Allie Richard and Sasha Mulvihill. Richard, a junior from Overland Park, Kan., majoring in interactive digital media with a new media emphasis, was editor of the 2011 Tower yearbook. Mulvihill, who also designed the award-winning student life spread, is a senior from Waynesville and majors in interactive digital media with a new media emphasis.

Laura Widmer, assistant professor of mass communications and student publications director, advises the Tower staff.

Tower has received an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press annually since 1984 and is a member of its hall of fame. The 300-page publication gives students the opportunity to plan a theme, write, edit, take photographs and design. In 1996, Tower broke new ground by introducing a CD-ROM edition as a supplement to the yearbook. Northwest also became the first public university in the country to produce a DVD edition.

A PDF of CMA’s “2011 Best of Collegiate Design” is available by clicking here.
 


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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