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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 10, 2015

Schoonover wins annual computing cover design contest

2015-2016 Guide to Northwest Technology by Laura Schoonover
Laura Schoonover (below) is the winner of Northwest's 2015 Computer User's Guide Cover Art Contest. Her design (above) will be featured on the 2015-2016 Guide to Northwest Technology.

Laura Schoonover, a senior art major with a concentration in graphic design from Mound City, Mo., submitted the winning entry for the 2015 Computer User's Guide Cover Art Contest sponsored by the Office of Information Technology in cooperation with the Center of Information and Technology in Education (CITE) and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Northwest Missouri State University.

Schoonover’s design will be the front cover of the 2015-2016 Guide to Northwest Technology, which is distributed to about 1,700 incoming students during Northwest's Advantage Week as well as Northwest employees. The current guide also is available online by clicking here.

As the winner of the cover art contest, Schoonover receives a prize package that includes a certificate of accomplishment along with a 32-gigabyte USB flash drive, two copies

Laura Schoonover

of the technology guide for her portfolio and a certificate.

The cover art contest's mission is to draw attention to Northwest's information technology guide, which provides students with information about campus technology resources, guidelines and policies. The contest also gives students professional experience in the design field while enhancing their portfolios and résumés.

Fourteen student designers submitted covers to the 11th annual contest. The submissions are critiqued and voted on by a panel of judges that include representatives from the local and campus community, including the departments of Fine and Performing Arts and Information Systems.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468